My name is Nob Kusumoto, SAP Labs (Chicago).
I have been working with SAP since 1996 and experienced consulting (3 years), software development (3 years) and business development (6 years).
In past 9 years I have been working with a SAP produce called, SAP Global Trade Management (GTM), be careful NOT GTS BUT GTM!! and did many, many business consulting and proposal to the net new and existing SAP customers over 12 industries.
Here I would like to share my product knowldge and experience with you.
What is SAP Global Trade Management (GTM)?
SAP Global Trade Management (GTM) has been developing since 1992.
Yes, this product is older than you think.
Most of people misunderstand this with SAP Global Trade Services (GTS), they are completely difference products and comes from different backgroud. (As of ERP6.0 both products can be integrated though)
GTM is developed at the top of SAP SD/MM as you know and put some nice trading functionalites on it. So let’s say it’s a logistics solution/functionalities.
On the other side, GTS is a former Foreign Trade module in R/3 and focused on the specific trading business steps/processes, i.e. Export/Import.
Now you understand the difference, right?
GTM consists of 4 different main functionalities.
Trading Contract (T/C)
Trading Execution Workbentch (TEW)
I will explain one by one in the next.