Enhance the functionality of your standard SAP for global VAT determination

Eliminate the complexity involved in managing VAT determination within SAP and create an environment that allows you to manage your digital transformation.

What is the VAT Add-on for SAP

International tax determination & automation solution:

- Enhances functionality of standard SAP for global VAT determination

- Achieves compliant and automated tax determination on all complex flows

- Enhanced VAT reporting, analytics and control functionality

- Built into native SAP - no external software to interface

- Retrofits easily within an existing SAP landscape or a new SAP implementation

- Currently, the only native SAP tax solution, with SAP certifications

Meridian's VAT Add-on for SAP

The VAT Add-on for SAP solves all known limitations and shortcomings concerning VAT determination in SAP. It has been designed on an integrated, modular basis where clients have the option of implementing some or all of the modules. The following gives an overview of the functionality of the 6 modules (note the list / examples are not exhaustive).

Implementing the VAT Add-on brings the following benefits:

  • Improves VAT compliance
  • Reduces VAT compliance costs
  • Standard ABAP language – no external software and no interfacing
  • Deployed and implemented quickly – no need to develop from scratch
  • Allows tax team to have control over VAT determination
  • Flexible and scalable. New flows implemented without IT change requests
  • Can be activated per company code - no ‘big-bang’ necessary during a go-live
  • Low maintenance costs. Can easily be maintained internally by own staff
  • Visibility & control: Cockpit puts all functionality documentation in once place

What is the issue?

  • Standard SAP does not contain sufficient logic to automate tax determination for business with complex VAT flows
  • This exposes a company to tax compliance risk as a result of systemic weaknesses and manual workaround procedures
  • This also leads to excessive finance process costs and SAP system maintenance costs


Which companies are affected?

  • Any multinational or pan-European business that runs SAP (or is implementing SAP or upgrading its SAP version)
  • Multinationals that include multiple cross-border VAT registrations within their legal entity footprints are most at risk
  • Companies that are undergoing a TESC (tax efficient supply chain) restructuring project, moving either to a principal, LRD - limited risk distributor or central procurement structure

What are they doing about it?

Historically, companies had three ways of tackling this challenge:

  • Manual workaround:  high risk and inefficient
  • Build their own solution in SAP:  limited functionality, not flexible, high cost of maintenance
  • Implement an external tax engine: highly disruptive and costly

Is there an ideal solution?

  • Meridian’s VAT Add-on for use within SAP revolutionizes the approach to automated, compliant VAT determination and reporting processes in SAP
  • The VAT Add-on solution places all the required functionality directly into your SAP system, using standard SAP techniques
  • Its flexible design makes implementation and ongoing maintenance simple, through the central VAT Cockpit, accessible from a single SAP transaction

Can your company benefit?

The VAT Add-on is release-independent, operating on version 3.1 to ECC 6 EP7.

Meridian offers free on-site workshops to assess the viability of the VAT Add-on solution for your company.

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