The introduction of ATLAS (automated tariff and local customs handling system) by the German customs authorities in 2006 presented new challenges even for Merck KGaA, an international player and the world’s oldest pharmaceutical-chemical company. It had to find a partner to help it replace its previously paper-based document exchange with electronic EDIFACT messages.
SEEBURGER was an obvious choice because its solution was al ready certified at the time. »SEEBURGER lived up to its reputation as an industry expert, also in the field of customs data exchange. It was the only company able to meet our exacting requirements. We believe that SEEBURGER has the most sophisticated B2B solution for SAP GTS to date,« explained Mike Bitsch, Sales Processing & Global Trade Services in Merck’s IT team. The solution is hosted in SEEBURGER’s data center, requiring no extra effort from Merck.