This post is a complement to the post: SAP TDF – Where to start from?

Guess what? This was also prepared by Karen Rodrigues and posted at SCN forum. I am translating it here. So, please, if you found this information useful, take half of a minute to rate her post on SCN with 5 stars: Validação Online com TDF


The biggest challenge of companies in Brasil is to know how to get themselves well positioned against so many legal rules in place, too complex and hard interpretation and hard to adequate, generating to the business in general a strong felling of legal and juridical weakness. Besides that, the laws are ruled in 3 spheres: Federal, State and Municipal and many times the rules conflict between them. The SPED Digital Booking Report changed the documents and legal accessory obligations to be electronic and increased the exposure and risk to companies be fined.

One of the SAP main objectives with Tax Declaration Framework (TDF) is to support their customers to generated the fiscal and legal reports in a more dynamic way with superior data quality, avoiding the re-work and guarantee that the information reported in the SPED files and accessory obligations are consistent with the source records.

Among the improvements of the TDF implementation, there are the SD and MM VAT assignment as explained here by Eduardo Chagas (documents in Portuguese, to be translated):

The BRF+ is a powerful tool to manage business rules allowing to build intuitive rules models, moving the business rules from your code, simplifying the maintenance of those rules, as they become a maintenance over business user’s responsibility.

Via BRF+ or Decision Service Management (DSM), it is possible to implement the online validation, helping companies to create their own validations in order to avoid unexpected results in the moment that the data is entered in the system, such as: material master, customers, vendors, MM and SD documents or even during a Nota Fiscal creation.

The BRF+ and DSM offers resources similar, but depending of the environment that it is going to be used, one or another option might be the most appropriated. The BRF+ was released with the SAP NetWeaver &.0 Ehp 1 but it was improved with the ehp 2. The DSM requires the NetWeaver, released separately and it used the BRF+ for service decision model; this can be used by multiple systems for execution and has more options for testing of business rules and changes executed control

More information in this link: DSM overview

SAP via OSS Note 1878417 published a guide listing the points where the validations can be implemented, as well a step-by-step of the process to implement the rule validation online.

See below the points where the validation can be implemented:

  • Material Master
  • Customer Master
  • Vendor Master
  • Sales Orders
  • Schedule lines (SD)
  • Sales Contract
  • Delivery
  • Billing
  • Purchase Order
    • (Enhancement Point: MM06EF0P_PRUEFEN_01)
  • Schedule Lines (MM)
    • (Enhancement Point: MM06EF0P_PRUEFEN_01)
  • Purchase Contract
    • (Enhancement Point: MM06EF0P_PRUEFEN_01)
  • Invoice Verification
  • Goods Receipt
  • Nota Fiscal
    • (Enhancement Point:  PROCESSING_CHECKS,  include LJ1BBF2F (NF writer), include  LJ1BB2FE6 (NF SD e MM)

Using the online validation, the company verify the inconsistency at the execution time/document creation and master data, mitigating the risks of reporting incorrect data. By doing this the company doesn’t need to maintain a dedicated team or resources to do manual adjustments either on SAP or in a fiscal interface software, bringing speed and quality on the company’s data.

What before was a dream, now it is possible with the new SAP Fiscal Platform.

Karen Rodrigues