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SAP Hybrid Cloud Part 1 of 4: Proves Successful for Latin America E-Invoicing Compliance

There is a lot of discussion around cloud versus on premise. And there are a lot of definitions for a new trend –“The Hybrid Cloud”. Some analysts will say that it is a Platform as a Service play – meaning that you can distribute processing over multiple data centers.  However, my meaning in this series […]

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2014 North Carolina Sales Tax Changes

2014 North Carolina Sales Tax Changes The new year has brought with it significant sales and use tax changes in North Carolina. Last summer Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a comprehensive tax reform package that was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly. The reforms lowered the state income tax while also subjecting a […]

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Brazil Nota Fiscal version 3.1– (Part 5 of 6) OnPremise NFe Solutions or SAP Hybrid Cloud for Nota Fiscal

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies are Using Brazil version 3.1 to Transition off of on-premise solutions

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15 Interestingly Unusual Tax Laws

  Dead people in Ohio get a tax break because applying makeup in a mortuary is tax-free, while applying makeup in a beauty salon is subject to sales tax. In Kentucky, stud fees for breeding a stallion to a mare is subject to sales tax. Taxes collected are distributed into three funds administered by the […]

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Brazil Nota Fiscal version 3.1– (Part 4 of 6) On-premise change management involves too many people, different groups, different system developers

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies are Using Brazil version 3.1 to Transition off of on-premise solutions on to Hybrid Cloud and Managed Service Solutions

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Brazil Nota Fiscal version 3.1– (Part 3 of 6) Reduce Annual Support Costs by 80%

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies are Using Brazil version 3.1 to Transition off of on-premise solutions in to Managed Service Solutions

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2015 EU Place of Supply Change for Electronically Supplied Services

With the recent publication of Council Implementation Regulation No 1042/2013 in the Official Journal of the European Union, we are reminded that the 2015 place of supply change for electronically supplied services is rapidly approaching. This leads us to ask many pressing questions. How will the supply of electronically supplied services be sourced, come January […]

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Brazil Nota Fiscal version 3.1– (Part 2 of 6) On-Premise NFe solutions have too many failure points and monitors

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies are Using Brazil version 3.1 to Transition off of on-premise solutions in to Managed Service Solutions

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5 Ways Companies are Using Brazil Nota Fiscal to get to the cloud

Companies are using Brazil Nota Fiscal to transition off on-premise solutions including GRC NFe, Mastersaf and Synchro to Managed Service Solutions SAP Brazil Nota Fiscal version 3.1 – (Part 1 of 6) OnPremise SAP GRC NFe or a SAP ERP Managed Service Brazil came out with their latest changes in July 2013 – version 3.1 […]

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Brazil 2014 Nota Fiscal – Top 10 items you should be thinking about NOW

In our continued conversations with multinationals around the new version of the Nota Fiscal process and schema, we continue to find that many companies don’t fully understand the breadth of the legislation. We hope the following checklist should help all managers of global SAP applications and support prepare for 2014. Many companies are even unaware […]

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Argentina – e-invoicing NEW mandates for January 1, 2014

Better check to see if this impacts your business in Argentina.

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2014 SAP Budget Risks in Latin America – Lowering the costs of SAP change management in the face of government mandates

For 2014, Latin America has announced new tax and electronic invoicing policies which will divert IT funding and staff away from strategic initiatives while exposing multinationals to potential operational shut downs and severe financial penalties. If you are running a single SAP global instance or you are implementing SAP ERP in Brazil, Mexico, Chile or […]

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Mexico Accounts Payable Mandates 2013 – 90% of Companies Don’t Realize the Issue

I was on the phone with two Fortune 500 companies yesterday to discuss Latin America electronic invoicing. The conversations were similar to many I’ve had over the last few months, they had taken no steps toward implementing Mexico CFDI invoicing either on the outbound side nor on the inbound supplier side and were now in […]

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Brazil (NFe) Nota Fiscal – Inbound December 2013 Requirements.. Yes.. DECEMBER 2013

Remember, that the validation of all inbound supplier Nota Fiscals is mandatory. Many companies are still accomplishing this manually. One company had over 15 individuals manually entering supplier invoices into the government portal. Another company had over 20. Yet another company realized they had not audited and archived almost 1 million nota fiscals from their […]

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Mexico SAP e-invoicing – Deadlines are Just Around the Corner

The deadline of January 1, 2014 is less than 3 months away, yet many multinationals have not yet finalized their upgrade to CFDI v3.2. Below are the top 5 questions you need to ask your providers and local teams if you want to meet the deadlines. Many providers will not be able to help companies […]

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The Real Cost of Implementing Mexico CFDI e-invoicing in SAP ERP

There is a distinct change in the mindset of multinationals happening. The trend is becoming a reality now, and management – specifically the SAP teams – are realizing the true cost of operating electronic invoicing in Latin America. This is especially true as over 500,000 organizations look to install the new CFDI mandates for electronic […]

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Audit & Risk Exposure in Latin America – The government has visibility into every single one of your invoices – Do You?

As we continue to explore transparency and risks in Latin America, I wanted to continue on the topic of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and how it is related to the electronic invoicing issues we discuss all the time in Latin America. The audit exposure is not solely a local issue, the FCPA accounting legislation […]

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Avoiding Trouble When Doing Business In Latin America: Does Your Local Supplier Have Best Practices In Place?

I read an interesting article the other day, and wanted to discuss the importance of electronic invoicing in Latin America when considering the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. I think all too often we get focused on the technology and forget the business implications that these e-invoicing mandates can have on our global operations. Here is […]

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