Masterclass - Aligning VAT in SAP

A key strategy to achieve full VAT compliance across Europe

A compelling and unique one day Masterclass designed to make your organisation more efficient, effective and compliant.  Meridian Global Services in association with

RegisterMasterclass - Aligning VAT in SAP

Thursday 6th May – The Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria, London

A must attend event for SAP and VAT executives focusing on driving VAT compliance and process excellence across their European operations, featuring insightful sessions from: Kraft, Amgen, CIBER, Philips, DuPont, Continental, Amazon, IBFD and Dimension Data.


SAP system alignment provides a foundation for solid VAT compliance

Since the recent introduction of the new legal framework, we realise those responsible for ensuring VAT compliance within the organisation have been placed under increasing pressure. This strain is compounded by the ongoing struggle to collaborate and communicate effectively to those responsible for modifications to the financial system.

This one day Masterclass is designed to help organisations address these challenges by inviting international VAT experts to meet their SAP counterparts! Delegates from both sides of the business will be educated on how to evaluate and modify their financial processes with the aim of achieving full VAT compliance, in a complex business and legal environment. By focusing on the financial ERP system as the foundation, we present a best-practice approach for improved efficiency, control, compliance and risk mitigation, as demanded by tax administrations.

Through informative keynotes, in-depth presentations and workshops delivered by VAT and SAP experts from multinational companies, you’ll get the tools and insights you need to identify common VAT challenges and areas of risk, while learning new approaches to achieve improved and transparent VAT compliance across your business.

This one day Masterclass will enable you to:

  • Break down internal communication barriers and introduce elegant synchronicity between VAT and SAP
  • Understand key challenges that multinationals running SAP are facing and how they are overcoming them
  • Fully appreciate the wider impact of the VAT Package on business
  • Navigate complex VAT structures and complex supply chains in SAP
  • Understand scenarios where ‘out of the box’ SAP functionality results in incorrect VAT decisions

Who should attend?

In-house VAT / tax executive In-house SAP / ERP executives
VAT / Tax director / manager SAP finance systems manager
Indirect Tax director / manager FICO / SD consultants
Finance manager ERP / SAP project manager
Finance director / CFO SAP solutions architect


We hope that you will join us for this event in London on May 6th. Your peers from other companies, leading VAT consultants and the top SAP talent will all be on hand to provide insights to help you address the challenges you face.

To view a more indepth agenda or more details about this Masterclass, download conference brochure: How to successfully blend VAT and SAP expertise to deliver 100% compliance across Europe

Agenda - Thursday, 6 May 2010

08.30 Registration and coffee
09.00 Bridging the gap between VAT and SAP: Why the approach to VAT compliance has changed and how
European multinationals need to respond in order to achieve effective and transparent VAT compliance
09.30 Keynote presentation: Successfully aligning VAT supply chain and SAP configuration at Dimension Data Europe
10.30 Morning coffee
11.00 STREAMED SESSIONS: The 2010 VAT Package – Shared experiences, common obstacles, best practices
12.30 Lunch
13.45 Feedback from this morning’s streamed session: Common issues, common solutions.
14.15 How to successfully manage complex VAT structures and supply chains in SAP - A case study
14.45 Afternoon tea
15.00 STREAMED SESSIONS – Power technical sessions
16.15 Concluding plenary from the experts
16.45 Top ten take aways from today’s unique masterclass
17.00 Close