SAP Global Trade Services / Trade Management

Why SAP Global Trade Services /  Trade Management ?

SAP is the leading supplier of Global Trade Management software worldwide, to improve global trade management and ensure your organisation’s regulatory compliance.

Accelerate your cross-border supply chain with SAP Global Trade Services. The software automates and streamlines your trade processes, so you can control costs, reduce the risk of penalties and fines, and clear inbound and outbound customs faster. Centralise global trade management and create a single repository for all compliance master data and content – regardless of your industry or business size.

A Business Challenge ..

Cost: Historically with SAP, you first have the license cost, and then, a potentially large expenditure on the deployment, as well as needing to become solution experts to support post implementation. Winterhawk have removed the entire capital expenditure aspect, providing a Free deployment of SAP GTS & GTM with a then ongoing support service tailored to the size of your organization.

Software Purchase options

Available either On Premise (client hosted – perpetual license) or via Cloud for Global Trade Services (GTS) (SAP hosted – subscription license) and Global Trade Management (GTM) 

Solution Insight:  Trade Services & Trade Management

Organisations that trade globally have to juggle the import and export processes of their goods across dozens of different customs, compliance processes and a range of duties. This is further complicated when the cross-border supply processes are managed manually or through brokers, and master data is incomplete. It helps automate cross-border supply chains by automating and streamlining the trade processes. This allows organisations to control costs, ensure tariff and duty payments are accurate and reduce the risk of fines and penalties whilst clearing customs much faster.

Features of SAP Global Trade Services / Global Trade Management

With this software, you can:

  • Speed outbound and inbound customs clearance, reducing unnecessary delays
  • Eliminate fines and penalties for trade compliance violations
  • Protect company brand and image, and avoid trade with sanctioned or denied parties
  • Eliminate time-consuming, manual compliance tasks and boost productivity with automation
  • Contribute to bottom-line savings through duty minimization opportunities


Functional Capabilities

  • Sanctioned party list (SPL) screening: Ensure proper screening of restricted or denied parties with inline process blocking and release.
  • Export management: Manage export compliance, classification, outbound trade finance, and customs services with direct filing.
  • Import management: Streamline imports with self-filing, importer security filing, duty calculation, and more.
  • Preferential and free trade agreement: Leverage any free trade agreement with preference determination and vendor or customer declaration-handling.
  • Special Customs Procedures: Leverage foreign-trade zones, processing trade in china, bonded warehousing, inward and outward processing relief (IPR/OPR), Intrastat, Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS), and others.

Technical Capabilities

  • Single repository for global trade data: Centralise master, classification, and compliance data.
  • Customs Interfaces: Utilise over 25 certified Customs interfaces worldwide including those which support import, export, or Intrastat reporting
  • Reporting: Report on key information utilising world-class reporting tools on BW or utilise HANA Live
  • Deployment: Install and run SAP Global Trade Services in the Cloud, on a classic database, on SAP HANA, or even a side-by-side approach for S4/HANA
  • Native Integration: Benefit from native integration to SAP ERP as well as integrate to non-SAP backend systems
  • Language: Leverage support for over 22 languages
  • Search: Improve screening performance with SAP HANA or TREX based search capabilities
  • Content updates: Manage content changes with ease and publish them across the organisation.

Winterhawk Insight

Stephane Vitalis Brun,
Lead Architect


For an organisation that’s trading internationally, there can be significant complexities and risks. Legal & Compliance (contracts, controls), Sourcing (import, export, duties, tariffs), Manufacturing, Finance (Reporting, Filing, Data Governance), Sales (Partner Screening, Embargo checks), Logistics (Trade documents, custom clearance) – it’s a long list!

Why not have one single global trade platform where you can automate compliance, optimise operational efficiencies and speed the supply chain?”


Implementation of SAP Global Trade Services / SAP Global Trade Management is available Free


That’s entirely up to the customer. Winterhawk does not offer or provide Hosting Services (however we have many partners around who can help should that be desired). So whether you want to be On-Premise, Public Cloud or Private Cloud – that’s entirely up to you the customer. Our implementation is Free regardless and not in any way predicated on your hosting choice.

Get in touch

If you need help to implement or support SAP GTS/GTM, drop us a line to discuss your organisation’s needs.