Sunday, February 26, 2017

SAP GST INDIA - How much are you ready?


How much are you ready for GST India on SAP?

The mandatory System Pre-requisite for GST India:

• Tax Procedure should be on TAXINN (Need to migrate from TAXINJ to TAXINN)
• Recommended to move to the latest Support pack (SAP Note No 1175384 for GST)
SAP_APPL_Release                                                                  Support Pack
SAP ERP 6.0 (600)                                                                     SP 26
EHP2 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 (602)                                                  SP 16
EHP3 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 (603)                                                  SP 15
EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 (604)                                                  SP 16
EHP5 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 (605)                                                  SP 13
EHP6 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 (606)                                                  SP 14
EHP6 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 for HANA (616-SAP HANA)            SP 08
EHP7 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 (607)                                                  SP 07

Why to Migrate to TAXINN?

-        Prerequisite for GST
-        You may run out of Tax Codes in TAXINJ
-        Complexity in creating the New Tax Codes in TAXINJ
-        Any %age Modification on the tax codes is tedious in TAXINJ
-        TAXINJ is Customizing settings but TAXINN is Master Data Maintenance

TAXINJ to TAXINN Migration Steps

TAXINN Migration Steps
              - Create TAX Procedure in FI by copying TAXINN
              - Create TAXINN tax codes
              - Assign FI Pricing Procedure to Country India
              - Create Condition Types, Access Sequence and Condition records in FI,
                 MM and SD
              - Reuse / create Account Key in FI and SD
Forms Update
               - Check Layout like Quotation, PO, Sales Invoice etc
Migration Steps
              For Purchase Side:
              - Apply SAP Notes to correct the Migration program and the required
                customization table
              - Migration all Open POs, Scheduling Agreement, and contracts to TAXINN
              For Sales Side
              - Open Sales Orders needs to be invoiced first
              - For Sales Invoice with TAXINJ procedure not released to accounting,
                carry out new pricing run
              - If a sales invoice in TAXINJ is cancelled carry out new pricing run.

High Level Things you would probably need to do

- Ensure a condition based tax procedure is used. SAP's proposed roadmap is for TAXINN
- The Govt has said that the Outgoing invoice will be validated by GST Network, so the same would probably be an interface to GST Network, something like a Golden tax in China
- The GST in India will be a dual structure tax regime, so you will need to set up the requisite condition types in your tax procedure and in your sales schema
- If you are not on TAXINN, you will need to migrate to TAXINN given as per roadmap by SAP
- Every GST No will be at state level, so configuration change will be required for the same to be set up as Business Place in SAP
- You will have to be on the required SP Level as per the details which will be provided by SAP.
- There will be some amount of overlap for VAT and GST Regime expected, so you would need to plan for a transition time for the tax applicability and how to migrate the open documents from VAT to GST. Of course, this will also depend on legal guidance on GST from the Govt and it is still under works.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


The Business Network for Retail

As like the GANGES or the RIVER GANGA in India connects the country with taking everything along, in an organized manner and cleans the things. Even after that the water of the GANGES is transparent. Similarly SAP has recently launched, a Cloud-based HANA offering, SAP Ganges to connect the retail market in India.

India has one of the biggest small retail (Kirana) markets in the world, this is very inefficiently managed. Small retail business owners in India are often isolated from and negatively impacted by supply chain factors. 
The manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors may be forced to rely on a delayed information flow and lack the infrastructure to connect and manage data from their own customers, especially when their operations are scattered across the country. That limits the growth potential of the market and they have a risk of not being able to compete for business just in time.
SAP has tried to address this issue in India with SAP GANGES.

SAP Ganges will connect the consumer products companies (CPG-Consumer Packed Goods) with their distributors and retailers and gives them real-time information to improve their supply chain efficiency every day.
It will transform the business with the insights generated form the last-mile-connectivity enabled by SAP Ganges.
This solution uses the cloud platform and is designed to enable FMCG companies to obtain greater visibility into their sales network - who is selling how much of what, etc - and enable better forecasting.
It enables distributors to take orders, track inventory at retail stores and receive payments digitally.
It enables banks to assess credit eligibility of retailers. And it enables retailers to connect to their business network.
Each time the retailer punch the information about items sold, the data goes to a SAP cloud centre running on its Hana (in-memory, big data computing- see my article SAP Hana) platform, which captures and analyzes all data. The FMCG companies can get to know what products are moving and where. FMCG companies can send out promotions (discounts) to retailers through this system, and can even target the small retailers.
At the other end, the retail (kirana) store can quickly understand at the end of the day what its collections have been, what it has sold, and send messages for replenishments.
The solution will be integrated with point of sale (PoS) devices.

This solution will:

§  Improve the supply chain efficiency
§  Measure the effectiveness of marketing & promotion spends
§  Increase the revenue due to increased retailer capital
§  Improve the order fulfilment rate with more immediate and accurate purchase orders

Thursday, January 31, 2013

SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA

SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA

SAP has launched the “Bullet Train” of ERP System. SAP has released SAP Business Suite Powered by HANA.

SAP’s High-Performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) is an in-memory computing appliance that combines SAP database software with pre-tuned server, storage, and networking hardware from one of several SAP hardware partners. It is designed to support real-time analytic and transactional processing.

SAP HANA can help you dramatically accelerate analytics, business processes, predictive analysis, and sentiment data processing – all on a single in-memory computing platform.

SAP's integration of its business suite with its in-memory HANA database puts it into the thick of the Big Data competition with Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. The new engine allows both transactional and analytical processing to take place in real time. This could be a game-changer for SAP.