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Safeguard your legal compliance with SAP Document and Reporting Compliance

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SAP S/4HANA

Keeping your processes legally compliant can be a hassle, particularly for international companies. Each country has different legal requirements, and they are quick to change as well. Additionally, partners and clients expect increasingly fast, often even real-time document flows. So how do you stay on top of this without losing time and resources? SAP has the answer: SAP Document and Reporting Compliance.

As digitalisation and e-commerce are more popular than ever, the call for automated and digital document flows – think delivery notes, invoices, VAT reporting, etc. – is getting louder. It’s coming from private businesses, but also from local governments, who want more insight into corporate transactions to better combat potential fraud. In short, there’s a growing need for more transparent, detailed and real-time documentation. To achieve that goal, digital is the only way to go.

What is SAP Document and Reporting Compliance?

To that end, SAP launched SAP Document and Reporting Compliance:an e-document processing tool that enables real-time communication between suppliers, customers and governmental institutions. a centralized platform that helps organizations stay compliant with a wide range of regulatory requirements, including e-invoicing mandates, tax reporting obligations, and financial reporting standards. As each country has specific legal requirements, SAP has provided standard templates by country to ensure that you are legally compliant in every location where you conduct business. This way, you no longer have to worry about country-specific compliance requirements: SAP Document and Reporting Compliance has you covered around the globe!

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SAP Document and Reporting Compliance: The benefits

  • Real-time communication: instead of losing time because of email or even post, simply send and receive the transactional and legal documents you need in real time. All involved parties – yourself, your customer and, if required, governmental institutions – are up to date – instantly.
  • Compliance with legal requirements around the globe: for international organisations, staying on top of the legal requirements of each individual country can be tough. With SAP Document and Reporting Compliance, all transactional documents are automatically up to code for the specific government at hand.
  • Standardized business processes: one single solution for compliance can increase the operational efficiency of the business processes.
  • Centralized cockpit: one centralized cockpit to monitor and ensure full compliance. The cockpit allows one entry point for corrections and follow-ups
  • Detailed reporting: by simplifying the generation of statutory reports, you gain access to more detailed analytics, which lead to new insights that directly benefit your business.

How does SAP Document and Reporting Compliance work?

SAP Document and Reporting Compliance transforms transactional data created in your SAP system into predefined, standardised exchange formats. Depending on the country, this data can then be transferred electronically to the local government’s systems, such as legal or tax authorities, as well as to your business partner – either a customer or a supplier.

It’s important to note this isn’t a one-way street. Your clients and suppliers, and even local governments, can also send data and documents back to you, which are then transformed into data that is stored into your SAP ERP system, thus completing the circle.

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What do you need?

To implement SAP Document and Reporting Compliance (DRC), you need:

  • SAP ECC or S/4HANA, which functions as your ERP system and houses the data you wish to share.
  • the SAP DRC Framework add-on deployed on your ECC or S/4 system.

Why Flexso?

What makes Flexso the perfect partner to implement SAP Document and Reporting Compliance and take care of your legal compliance concerns? The holy trinity of:

  • SAP expertise – we’ve been an SAP Gold Partner since 2004.
  • The combination of functional ERP and technical integration knowledge.
  • Our experience in international projects for clients like Arcelor Mittal, Etex, Ravago, Waterleau,...

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