Product Classification: The right commodity code – just like that

Product Classification from AEB offers intuitive wizards, reliable process management, and automated suggestions based on a learning algorithm to simplify how you classify your products. There is no easier way for you and your in-house customs experts to manage this key function of global trade.

From EUR 495/month

Reliable classification based on national customs tariffs

Automated classification possible through learning algorithm

Worldwide applicability with customs tariffs from 150 countries available

Always up to date thanks to the AEB data service

Easy integration into your current ERP system

Commodity codes and export control numbers for global compliance

First things first: reliable classification

Product Classification from AEB, with its transparent method of classifying products, provides an excellent foundation for working with national customs authorities. This helps you breathe easier when the auditors or customs authorities want to look at your books. The software also builds a bridge to your export controls by alerting you if the commodity code is listed in the mapping directory and thus subject to export controls. In addition, the system offers suggestions to help you identify possible export control numbers.

First things first: reliable classification
First things first: reliable classification
Manual or automatic classification? It’s your call
Manual or automatic classification? It’s your call
Manual or automatic classification? It’s your call

Manual or automatic classification? It’s your call

You have at least three options for finding the right commodity code:

You can use the convenient search function in Product Classification to search by keyword, then choose the right suggestion from the search results.

Alternatively, you can use automated product classification with its learning algorithm, which compares new products with existing products, then uses matching attributes to identify and suggest the appropriate commodity code and export control number.

Or you can use the custom rulebase, which offers product classification suggestions tailored to your company.

Applicable worldwide: classification for global players

Product Classification from AEB is at your side throughout the world, letting you choose the appropriate customs tariffs from those of 150 countries thanks to content provided by Mendel Verlag, an AEB partner. The commodity codes and goods descriptions are automatically imported into Product Classification and regularly updated – covering precisely those jurisdictions that you need.

Applicable worldwide: classification for global players
Applicable worldwide: classification for global players
Always up to date. Thanks to the AEB data service
Always up to date. Thanks to the AEB data service

Always up to date thanks to the AEB data service

The EU updates the (eight-digit) Combined Nomenclature codes at least once a year, and the (six-digit) Harmonized System codes, which apply worldwide, are updated every five years. Some jurisdictions also make changes between these intervals. This results in changes to customs tariff codes and presents your company with the sometimes monumental task of checking whether any changes to your own product master are necessary.

Unless you’re using Product Classification with the AEB data service. A simple click is all it takes to update the commodity codes with any recent changes. If the software finds multiple options for replacing obsolete commodity codes, a list of possible candidates is displayed.

Easy integration into your ERP system

Want to connect Product Classification to your current ERP system? No problem. 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 also provide you with ready-to-use connectors that let you manage your master data in either ECC 6.0 or S/4HANA environments.

Easy integration into your ERP system
Easy integration into your ERP system
Commodity codes and export control numbers for global compliance
Commodity codes and export control numbers for global compliance

Commodity codes and export control numbers for global compliance

Product Classification lets you manage your company’s entire product master – at all locations around the world – from one central location. This allows you to draw upon different national customs tariffs, easily and efficiently allocating commodity codes and export control numbers for multiple jurisdictions in a single step or through a two-step release process. This can also be done in a batch process. The result is consistently high quality – in every country where you operate.

Clear and simple: our cloud solution pricing models

Basic features of Product Classification

  • Classification by commodity code (import/export)
  • Classification by export control number
  • Browsing and searching in catalogs
  • Incorporation of content services as a basis for catalogs and classification
  • Comprehensive logging of changes

Basic

From EUR 495/month

plus setup fee

Includes:
5,000 materials
3 users
1 jurisdiction

Options*:
Additional materials
(EUR 0.58/each)

     * Not included in monthly fee

    Business

    From EUR 1,575/month

    plus setup fee

    Includes:
    50,000 materials
    10 users
    Up to 3 jurisdictions

    Options*:
    Additional materials
    (EUR 0.16/each)
    SAP® plug-in (EUR 250/month)

       * Not included in monthly fee

      Enterprise

      From EUR 4,500/month

      plus setup fee

      Includes:
      500,000 materials
      25 users
      Up to 5 jurisdictions

      Options*:
      Additional materials
      (EUR 0.11/each)
      SAP® plug-in (EUR 250/month)

         * Not included in monthly fee

        Don’t see the right model for you? On-premise solution preferred? Contact us – we’ll design a solution to fit your unique needs. 

        Six good reasons for Product Classification

        Convenient search and automation features save you lots of time with classification.

        Comprehensive documentation and verification by a second party ensure that you’re ready for any audit.

        Alert feature for goods subject to export controls provides legal safeguards.

        Achieve enterprise-wide transparency by centrally managing all data relevant for global trade.

        Quick and easy modifications of your master data to respond to changes by the customs authorities.

        Batch processing feature helps streamline complex reclassification or commodity code reassignment tasks.

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        Questions? 

        Does Product Classification allow a two-person approval process?

        Product Classification lets you first assign the export/import commodity code and the export control number. As a second step, you can check materials and either release them individually or multiple materials simultaneously.

        Do I need to restart the classification process from the beginning each year after the Combined Nomenclature is updated?

        No, you don’t need to restart the classification process each year. Product Classification has a fully automatic smart annual update feature to reassign all the unambiguous new commodity codes for the next year. A preview feature lets you check the classification, of course. In the case of unambiguous replacements, you are already prompted with the commodity codes in question and only need to select them.

        Does Product Classification need to be connected to a host system?

        No. You can also use Product Classification without connecting to a host system (such as an ERP system). The automatic exchange of data between Product Classification and your host system is advantageous, but of course you also have the option of using a CSV file to import the data into the host system and process it there before exporting it back to Product Classification.

        Mark Brannan
        Director International Business Development
        "Classifying products is a complicated process that requires a high level of expertise. For companies I speak to, it's an onerous and time-consuming task that (unfortunately) needs to be repeated regularly. When I explain how the self-learning algorithm of our solution largely automates the process, they are amazed and were often not even aware that IT support in this area exists."
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