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DirectOptimizer: checking of VAT ID numbers and master data duplicates fully integrated in SAP ERP

For simple master data management

DirectOptimizer is an SAP ERP add-on software solution of AFI Solutions for checking value added tax identification numbers (VAT ID numbers) and master data duplicates.

The modules of the VAT ID number check use the services of the corresponding authorities such as the EU Commission (VIES), the German Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Norwegian Brønnøysund Register Centres and the Polish portal Podatkowy. Incorrect or incomplete datasets are corrected quickly and effectively. The execution of the checks is logged and can thereby be verified at all times.

The duplicate check module checks the customer and vendor master data for possible duplicates and for the completeness of various fields in the master data records. The duplicates can then easily be corrected in SAP ERP.


Secure VAT ID number check directly in SAP ERP in all of Europe

Deliveries and other services for companies within the European Union are exempt from value added tax. In the context of the intra-Community acquisition or reverse charge procedure, it is no longer the supplier that becomes subject to tax in his country, but the local recipient of performance. However, a VAT exemption for the invoicing party includes the obligation to check the VAT ID number of the invoice recipient in line with the German Value Added Tax Act and Turnover Tax Implementing Ordinance. Many companies have adapted to these statutory provisions and are currently using the manual check via the online service provided by the German Federal Central Tax Office or the EU Commission. However, this process is very inconvenient and time-consuming.

The modules of AFI DirectOptimizer, which check the VAT ID number, support you in controlling all VAT ID numbers of your EU customers and vendors. The checks can be carried out either as an entire run across all master data or when entering/changing master data records or documents (for example orders) in the background. The free online services of the EU Commission (VIES), the German Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Norwegian Brønnøysund Register Centres and the Polish portal Podatkowy are used for verification purposes. Additional services of this type are currently in progress.

After checking the data with DirectOptimizer, you will receive clear results which can be processed directly without much effort. On doing so, all queries are logged and available to you as proof, e.g. for the responsible tax authorities.

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SAP ERP duplicate check of your master data incl. completeness check

Optimal data quality of customer and vendor master data in SAP ERP is the basis for cost-effective work processes in a company. In the background, modern systems work with automatic checks and use existing information from the master data. The better the quality of master data, the more reliable the automated systems can take over your tasks.

If a system is slowed down by poor data quality or even by duplicates, complex manual corrections are usually necessary.

With DirectOptimizer, the module for duplicate checks, AFI Solutions provides a software solution integrated in SAP ERP which checks and optimizes the data quality of all your SAP ERP customer and vendor master data with little effort.

In only one interface, the solution combines the maintenance of customer and vendor master data directly in SAP ERP. With just a few clicks, inspections can be performed in the DirectOptimizer for the SAP duplicate check and any errors found can quickly be amended. This considerably improves the quality of data.

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Product brochure for download

For further information about DirectOptimizer and our Clever Tools you can download our pdf-files below:

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Order form for download

Trust in the automatic and complete verification of VAT identification numbers (VAT no.) and increase your data quality. Download the order form now:

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If you would like to learn more about DirectOptimizer and gain an insight into the functionality of the software in a concise online seminar, please arrange for your individual webinar appointment today!

Our specialists will be delighted to answer the questions of your specialty departments and will systematically respond to the demands of your company.

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