Requests for a truly Built-In SAP AES Solution have been answered!
For U.S Companies exporting goods valued at more than $2,500, the United States Foreign Trade Regulations require that export information be electronically filed through the Automated Export System (AES). The Electronic Export Information (EEI), formerly known as the Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED), serves the dual purpose of providing export statistics and export control. This exportation documentation reports all pertinent export data of a transaction. Until now the only way to file the export information was through the Census Bureau’s web-based system called AESDirect.
The ShipAES™ solution provides companies running SAP ERP the ability to automate the filing of export information during the shipping process. ShipAES™ validates at a delivery or shipment level to ensure the export compliance. Upon compliance the filing is submitted to AESDirect for approval.
Native SAP Integration
“Built-In vs Bolt-on” SAP Integration
Concise transaction number reporting in shipment
EEI filing submission for shipment
Foreign Trade Regulations
Ensures compliancy with U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations regarding exportation
Continually checks status of External Transaction Number (XTN) and Internal Transaction Number (ITN)
Prevention of penalties and fines
The ShipERP shipping solution is written completely in SAP ABAP. Core to its technology is the use of web services within SAP to directly communicate and transact business with the major carriers that support this technology. By following Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) methodology it enables the ShipERP application to integrate seamlessly with carriers and provide real-time processing of shipments and tracking.
If a carrier does not support a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) the ShipERP product can also utilize XML via HTTP POST or EDI processing to communicate with the carriers. Other options for integration include tracking number generation using carrier algorithms or pre-generated tracking numbers loaded into ShipERP. Whatever is the method of integration ShipERP can support it.
ShipERP’s design and use of SOA within SAP has been thoroughly reviewed and tested by the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) and given the certification of “SAP Certified ABAP Add-On and Powered by Netweaver”. This certification guarantees that ShipERP conforms to SAP’s rigorous integration requirements and that this “built-in” solution will provide stability and technical efficiency. As part of the certification process, ShipERP is given its own namespace. This means that ShipERP has a unique, non-customer specific transaction which distinguishes the product form other SAP transactions and customer specific transactions. The ShipERP Multi-Carrier Shipping Solution namespace and unique transaction is /ERPIS/SHIPERP. This provides structure and organization during an upgrade by preventing the product from being stepped on. Using the unique namespace not only prevents naming conflicts, but it also prevents unauthorized modification of distributed objects that were built in the unique namespace. A unique namespace is reserved with SAP against your SAP installation number. It is not transferrable, and can only be registered and used on that specific installation of SAP. The namespace also comes with development and a repair license keys. Only the owner of the unique namespace development license key can develop objects in their unique namespace. Recipients of products that were built in the unique namespace cannot modify or repair the delivered objects without receiving the repair license key from the namespace owner.
Being a certified SAP solution, ShipERP is delivered to customer systems as a package which is imported via the SAP SAINT transaction. This makes ShipERP support packages easy to implement and consistent with SAP’s support methodology. Scalability as well as accurate change management is achieved through this process. Internal Basis teams can support this functionality which in turn empowers the customer’s staff and contributes to the bottom-line cost reductions.
ERP Integrated Solutions, Inc. (ERP-IS) is confident that you can achieve a reduction in warehouse/operations labor based on the implementation of ShipERP and the best practices associated with that implementation. The fully-featured shipping software (ShipERP) is compatible with the following hardware/software environments:Hardware:
- NetWeaver server
- Barcode scanners at each pack/ship terminal (Optional)
- Barcode printers (Zebra preferred)
- Scales (Optional)
- Workstations running SAP GUI
- SAP S/4HANA
- SAP ECC 6.0 or
- SAP ECC 5.0 or
- SAP EWM
- SAP TM