Functions and features
EXA OTP is the direct result of well-known market demands and user requirements together with tax, TP, finance, and business objectives.
Monitoring and early intervention
EXA OTP allows Operational Transfer Pricing (OTP) managers to monitor all intercompany flows and intervene early on in the year if deviations occur.
Automatically generated forecast projections help to assess expected local profits to avoid year-end adjustments. Suggested values for new product prices can be managed across borders via integrated workflows using standard SAP components. As soon as new Transfer Prices have been approved on product level, they can be pushed back to the sender’s as well as the receiver’s SAP ERP/SAP S/4HANA system automatically. At the end of a year, the entire dataset with consistent transaction matrices, segmented P&Ls, etc. can be used for TP documentation purposes in master or local files.
Explore these and further extensive functionalities and features of EXA OTP. See what can be achieved today when it comes to tax compliance and process efficiency.
Flexibly configure entities, charts of accounts, product hierarchies, material assignments, transaction groups, TP methods, TP functions, and profit level indicators. OTP also has an inbuilt, easy-to-use OPEX allocation engine.
Configure transaction groups, functions, and trade partners according to tax/TP needs
Customize TP methods and margins per transaction relationship
Define and assign PLIs per transaction group, segment, and business line
Customize business process roles and responsibilities by entity, region, and division
User applications in modern UI style with highly intuitive app labeling
Flexible configuration and PLI modelling options
Define customs duty-related implications and set DSI parameters
Configure and/or map charts of accounts and connect product master data
Allocate overhead costs (OPEX, e.g. SG&A expenses) on account level with flexible rules
Multiple options to adapt to specific client requirements through EXA custom development
Provides a preconfigured set of group and local entity insights on financial flows and bottom line results segmented to Transfer Pricing criteria and features an interactive intercompany map, segmented P&L statements, and a management dashboard.
Access the reporting dashboard which contains all key information for efficient tax risk monitoring
Display segmented P&L reports with trading partners including monitoring of margins
Monitor transactions on global, regional, country, entity, and material/function level
Gain insight into all intercompany transactions including volumes and drill-down options
Compare actual local entity results with arm’s length pricing policy
View the year-to-date compliance status around the world
Multiple filter criteria and drill-down options
Globally transparent allocation results of all SGA/OPEX accounts
Reporting outputs in an easy-to-understand layout
Additional configurable reports focusing on e.g. customs exposures and tax risks
Analyze your data using various deep-dive capabilities, such as a margin analysis down to SKU level and invoice line item. Learn more about statistics and pricing history based on third-party sales price storage and intercompany price database.
Ready-to-use reports/analytics templates e.g. on systems profit splits
Intercompany & third-party price database with flexible analytics
Display an overview of your TP-related value chains for user-friendly analysis
Display a comprehensive view of value flows
Analyze transactions interactively and flexibly
Deep-dive browsing into aggregated transactions per transaction group/partner
Enhanced analytics, price traceability, and integrated audit trails
To support high quality in price setting on material item level, EXA OTP offers an automated projection feature, enabling OTP managers to consider and edit the extrapolated database to produce a forecast and improve the intercompany pricing over the course of a year.
Run P&L simulations on product/transaction group and entity level with integrated logic
Use projection functions to make well-informed price update decisions
Run scenarios including defined top-down parameter setting on the fly
Modify pre-populated data with manual input
Run ETR simulations for projected year-end scenarios
Forecast TP deviations and possible year-end adjustments using advanced technologies
Provides an efficient price setting process for multiple or single items. Supported by customizable approval workflows, the proposed price can be managed and overseen until the last step of execution, often locally at intercompany trading entities to meet arm’s length profitability.
Determine price mechanisms using various process options
Monitor the price setting impact, simulations, proactive steering results
Automated TP calculation on material level
Consideration of compliance requirements, customs rules
Price setting strategies applicable (e.g. higher/lower range)
Push-back capabilities of Transfer Price updates
Configure/customize interfaces for price data uploads back to financial systems