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Global Trade AESDirect EEI/SED Link - SAPĀ® Business One Add-on

Electronically File Your Export Information Directly From SAP Business One



Global Trade AESDirect EEI/SED Link (GEL) facilitates a seamless way to file the Electronic Export Information (EEI) of shipments, eliminates fatal errors, and ensures compliance with government export regulations.

U.S. firms exporting goods (with some exceptions) must electronically file export information through the Automated Export Systems (AES) if any Harmonized Tariff Code is valued at $2,500 or more. Until now, companies using SAP Business One have had to enter their export information through the AESDirect web site, integrate to an external application, or outsource it to a third-party. With our GEL solution, these filings can be processed directly from your SAP Business One system.

Key benefits of GEL include:

  • Integrating EEI/SED filings into a SAP standard transaction
  • Eliminate administrative costs associated with manual filings
  • Ensuring compliance with current U.S. export requirements
  • Correct errors prior to submitting SEDs
  • Avoid civil and criminal penalties, and fines up to $10,000 per violation
  • Automatically update Deliveries/Shipments with correct Internal Transaction Numbers (ITN)
  • Ensure you receive your ITN number before printing carrier shipping labels
  • View status of all SED filings from GEL's ITN Manifest Report

What is AES?

The Automated Export Systems (AES) is an electronic method for exporters to file their Shipper's Export Declarations (SEDs) directly to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Census Bureau. AESDirect is the U.S. Census Bureau's Internet-based system for filing SED information. AES saves U.S. exporters time and effort in filing required forms, reduces time and resources required by the Census Bureau for data processing and provides the federal government with more timely and accurate trade data for the monthly principal economic indicator, "U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services."


GEL resides within your SAP Business One landscape and automates the AES export filing process. GEL allows you to file SEDs either at the time of shipping, or as part of a batch process. GEL analyzes export data contained in Deliveries, Shipments, and Export Documents to ensure that there is no missing data which might cause the SED filing to be rejected. GEL automatically prepares the filing and transmits it to AESDirect for acceptance. GEL continuously monitors transmitted filings, and upon receiving acceptance, automatically updates the appropriate Delivery, Shipment, Export Document with the correct External Transaction Number (XTN) and Internal Transaction Number (ITN). GEL also allows enterprise users to view the status of all their SED filings by Plant, Delivery/Shipment, or Export Document Reference Number.


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