GTS Next Generation Solutions with Deloitte COE

By offering a wide range of cross – competency services, Deloitte enables you to keep up to date with the latest technologies. Thanks to new cross – team collaborations, we are able to offer new solutions in the Global Trade world, leveraging the GTS core and the SAP HANA database. Below we describe some of today’s hot topics that are experiencing increased demand.

Global Trade Management Analytics

Global Trade Management Analytics provides more than dashboards reporting on past events, KPIs and numbers. Predictive Analytics, using ‘what if’ scenarios, helps spotting trade opportunities in sourcing your goods by leveraging Trade Agreements. Global Trade Analytics combines content with your GTS data, giving insight to trade flows. Deloitte helps you by leveraging our GTM Analytics tool, which has the flexibility to integrate, by means of pre-configured data extractors, with several back-end systems storing relevant global trade data. The tool enables data load from external content providers (such as country – specific duty rates) in order to facilitate global trade analysis. In addition, reporting is performed through scalable dashboards and self-service analytics through the integration with Lumira and MS Office (Excel).


The Deloitte GTS CoE developed own GTS based Fiori Apps, replacing and combining GTS-transactions but also leveraging additional content. Examples include:

  • Release blocked business partners (for SPL screening)
  • Release blocked transactions (replacing 6 transactions codes to display/release documents)
  • Product classification (both customs & compliance classification and reporting functions)
  • Easy classification (identifying potential dual use items and asking questions to identify which/if a dual use classification is applicable)

Next to the on premise solution Deloitte offers a software-as-a-service “SaaS” model for launching Fiori applications on your SAP GTS system. In this model, Deloitte makes the Fiori apps that the client wants to purchase available for download via the Deloitte SAP Cloud Platform. The Apps can be downloaded to the Fiori launch path and deployed. Deloitte releases yearly updates of the apps that are downloaded, installed and tested by the client.


Document Management Systems

Document Management Systems, using xECM, allows to reduce paper-based or SAP database storage, save time by having central access to all documents and increase performance due to automatic capturing, storage, archiving and on top allowing simple reporting on completeness. The system is user friendly and can cover all documents in the full logistics flow, integrated for example with SAP GTS, the ERP instance, EWM systems & Transport Management systems and others, minimizing data replication and have secure Customs & Compliance documentation stored for potential audits. The Deloitte GTS CoE works together with the Deloitte OpenText CoE in Belgium to deliver solutions fitted to your tools & processes.


Robotics Process Automation

Robotics Process Automation is used in GTS to efficiently execute rule-based repeatable processes with limited human intervention. These repetitive tasks can include opening mails & attachments, moving files to folders, copy pasting data elements, filling in forms, scraping web based data, making calculations, following if/then rules and much more. In the GTS context, RPA can be used to create import/export declarations based on attachments in mailboxes, where the robot can identify & extract relevant attachments and use OCR to read PDFs and structure the data. This data is used to fill out import/export declarations and/or store the attachments in their correct locations under a predefined naming convention. Deloitte GTS CoE brings together experts on GTS & RPA side to identify & implement these processes, specifically for your needs.


Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic. Also concerning global trade, applications can be found to leverage Machine Learning in combination with Robotics and other technologies to build tools that can resolve complex business requirements. Deloitte supports in creating new tools to automate labor intensive but even content intensive tasks. An example can be the product HS & export control classification for businesses with a high number of material masters, while human resources are limited, unexperienced and prone to errors. The tool can learn how engineers/experts classify & will detect trends and rules based on the input, enriched by data sourced through RPA from multiple possible sources, like GTS, S/4, internet, intranet, etc… Using this ‘basis’, it will derive a degree of certainty allowing it to classify automatically or recommend certain classification codes with certainty to the user. Every input given by validation during remediation will give the model further information whereby it can learn & get to know the product range. Furthermore, Deloitte Risk Services can assist to ensure the relevant controls are included in the design to certify & maintain the solution.


New technologies and a more dynamic, global world trade brings up new questions and issues. The GTS CoE leverages its extensive and experienced network to answer your important questions or issues and offers innovative solutions to support your business! 

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