Product Classification

Seamlessly integrated into your IT environment

Simple and straightforward: Thanks to state-of-the-art APIs, you’ll have Product Classification up and running – and seamlessly integrated into your IT environment – in no time. And right there where you need it most: close to the material master data. For SAP® systems, we provide you with ready-to-use plug-ins that let you manage your master data in either ECC 6.0 or S/4HANA environments.


The AEB plug-ins automate the search for the right commodity code and export control number in SAP® ERP and SAP S/4HANA® by accessing your material master data directly. The classification happens in Product Classification. Approved changes are synced with the material master of your SAP system. 

This accelerates your productivity and gives you greater flexibility while cutting costs – all without any changes to your SAP® system. 

Integrates into other ERP systems

Our Product Classification application programming interface (API) lets you integrate other IT systems. Support is available from our API documentation, test features, and teams of experts.

Easily accessible via web service

Transfer material master data, sync data with the ERP system, access content data, embed Product Classification interfaces in your host system: Dedicated web services make all of this possible.

Import and export via file interface

You can also import or export data using the file interface. A standardized file interface makes it possible to import the relevant data in a predefined format and then export it again when classification is complete.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to integrate Product Classification into an existing ERP or SAP system in order to use it?

No. You can also use Product Classification without connecting to a separate host system (such as an ERP system). Data is then exported in a CSV file to the host system, where it can be processed before it is imported back to Product Classification.

Can I integrate the search for the right commodity code into my existing ERP or SAP system?

Absolutely. Modern APIs make it easy to integrate seamlessly into your IT environment – at the very point where it makes sense in the process: close to the material master data. For SAP systems, we provide ready-to-use plug-ins that let you manage your master data in either ECC 6.0 or S/4HANA environments.

How long does it take to integrate Product Classification into our existing IT system?

The time requirements vary case by case, depending on what you need. Product Classification can be up and running in just a few days. Our AEB consultants and integration guides are always there at your side to help you before you go live.

How good are the results when AI is used to determine the commodity code?

The results depend on the volume and quality of your data – the materials and commodity codes that you’re working with. The following examples provide an overview of the percentage of accurate classification suggestions:

Material masterMatches
Plant supplies: 47,000 materials, 6 commodity codes99% correctly classified
Clothing supplies: 20,561 materials, 454 commodity codes85% correctly classified
Electronic automation: 53,000 materials, 137 commodity codes85% correctly classified
I’m not sure whether our data has the level of quality needed to auto-classify goods. What can I do?

Contact us. We’ll work together to analyze your data and find the best solution for you.

Does Product Classification run in the cloud, and is it secure?

Product Classification is cloud-based software running in AEB’s very own ISO 27001–certified data center. The latest technology, an experienced team, state-of-the-art security architectures, redundant data backups, and tried-and-tested contingency plans ensure the security of your data and stability of your applications – and take this burden away from your own in-house IT resources.

Book a live demo

We will be happy to show you how quickly and intuitively you can find your commodity codes or export control numbers and how you can manage your master data in just one system.

Contact us to see Product Classification in action:

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