SAP Rollout to Brazil

Fast Turn-around Time and Reduction of Project Risk

ERP Rollouts to Brazil are quite different when compared to rollouts to other countries. The complex structures and the diverse statutory requirements are a bureaucratic jungle for Europeans.  

The core subject of an IT-internationalization strategy is the integration of the Brazilian site into the company-wide processes. The many different taxes and fees, the Nota Fiscal eletronica, the extensive legal reporting and numerous new tax requirements each year, make this topic a challenge.

Is your SAP ready for Brazil?

Template Rollout for Fast Turn-around Time

The pre-configured Template “Flex.Brasil” consists of the country version which is constantly updated with the latest notes and includes the complete customizing for the Brazilian tax calculation (ICMS, IPI, PIS, COFINS, and ISS). Therefore a lot of time is saved at the start of the project.

Furthermore, the template contains pre-configured, Brazil-specific Best-Practice processes, which are incomplete in the SAP standard in relation to the legal reporting such as sales processes, sub-contracting, consignment and transfer between plants.

In effect, with our template, the system is ready to for productive use from day one. Thus, the lead time for the effective start of the project is greatly reduced.

Moreover, various support programs are also included in the template, which support the tests in the introductory phase, and provide additional opportunities to increase process reliability in the productive environment.

As part of the template, all documentation pertaining to the delivered processes are included, which are valuable as a basis for further project work, and creating further documentation.

Besides the pre-configured SAP country-version, all necessities for legal reporting are delivered with the template by which a non-SAP or third-party solution is obsolete.

For the authorization of the Nota Fiscal eletronica (NFe), without which no goods may be moved in Brazil, Flex.Brasil contains an NFe-package based on SAP GRC. Thus, nothing is in the way of the legal business in Brazil.

Reduce Risk by Using the Complexity

Brazil is complex, these are the facts. But the associated structuring required by the complexity substantially reduces the project risk.

The decisive factors for structuring the complexity and reducing the project risk include

  • Know-how of the complexity and the structure
  • Know-how of the possibilities in SAP
  • Know-how of the legal requirements
  • Structured analysis of the current status
  • Structured project plan
  • Structured integration test

Customer Voices

Phoron has proved itself as an excellent partner. Its consultants incorporated in a very short time in the Brazilian system by special commitment and implemented the strict legal requirements in our SAP system.

Rolf Geissinger, Managing Director Optima do Brasil

I highly appreciated the intercultural skills of the (European) Phoron team members and their experience in the very specific circumstances in terms of tax determination, which were used especially purposeful in technical discussions.

Achim Billstein, Project Manager IT, PFERD Tools

Working together with the team dedicated to Vestas Brazil Roll-out was a great experience. The team was dedicated and hard working, had good knowledge about Brazil processes and assisted Vestas in understanding the requirements and needs.

Stefan Vestergaard, Senior Business Consultant, Vestas Wind Systems

Why Rollouts to Brazil with Phoron?

  • Own registered office in Brazil
  • Easy project communication due to multi-linguicism of our consultants (German, English, Portuguese)
  • Fast project start by means of a pre-configured template
  • Legal Reporting covered with SAP means
  • More than 30 employed consultants with Brazil-specific know-how in Europe and Brazil
  • Guaranteed support in Brazil and Europe from a single source
  • Numerous methods and tools to reduce risk

Your Contact at Phoron

Gernot Stöger-Knes
Teamleader International Projects
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