Legal Control Export

What’s New in SAP GRC Global Trade Services

  • by Rajen Iyer, Cofounder and CTO, Krypt, Inc.
  • December 15, 2008
Discover the expanded functionalities of legal control export in SAP GRC Global Trade Services.
Key Concept
SAP GRC Global Trade Services is a standalone product that can interface with SAP and non-SAP systems for export and import compliance, customs, and trade preference services. It enables companies to automate their trade processes embedded within the supply chain with appropriate country regulation checks, access to relevant partners, and communication to customs authorities.
With Release 7.2, SAP has improved many features of SAP GRC Global Trade Services. The key feature of SAP GRC Global Trade Services is its comprehensive and centralized trade solution system. SAP GRC Global Trade Services can interface with multiple ERP systems. You can configure and apply the trade processes to any new ERP system introduced into the landscape.

In a series of articles, I will explain in detail many of the expanded functionalities of SAP GRC Global Trade Services by comparing them with other functions. In the scope of this article, I will examine the newly expanded legal control export functionalities in SAP GRC Global Trade Services with Sales and Distribution Foreign Trade (SD-FT). I'll start with some basic details about SAP GRC Global Trade Services, which is designed for:

  • Implementing a centralized SAP GRC Global Trade Services system across the entire enterprise

  • Sharing data across the enterprise

  • Easier changes. Since configuration is specific to SAP GRC Global Trade Services, changes don't affect the ERP configuration, making the system relatively easy to change. Changes need to apply only to one centralized standalone SAP GRC Global Trade Services system instead of multiple ERP systems. Also, trade process changes can be independent of logistic processes.

  • Relatively lower IT maintenance costs

  • Standardization of compliance processes. Trade processes are detached from the ERP transaction and are interfaced with SAP GRC Global Trade Services. For example, instead of the traditional SD-FT, where the trade configurations and settings are part of the SD and Materials Management (MM) configurations and settings, SAP GRC Global Trade Services reacts when needed within the supply chain processes by using function modules, user exits, and Business Add-Ins (BAdIs).

Rajen Iyer

Rajen Iyer is the cofounder and CTO at Krypt, Inc. Rajen has written several in-depth, best practice articles, white papers, patents, and best-selling books on SAP Logistics and SAP Global Trade Services, including Effective SAP SD and Implementing SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services. He is also an invited speaker at industry conferences.

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