Roadmap to tax function effectiveness

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Diseno Consulting

The Key Group, INSynQ and Diseno Consulting are in a  strategic partnership. Diseno Consulting is headquartered in India (Hyderabad), and operates from USA (Houston) and Bulgaria (Sofia):

We are customer focused highly skilled professional services consulting company specialized in SAP Enterprise Applications and Technology. Our business strategy built on our expertise in technology and advisory to help clients perform at the highest levels. Using our industry knowledge, service-offering expertise and technology capabilities, we identify new business and technology trends around SAP and develop solutions to help clients.

We are different because we have an uncompromising approach to partnership with our customer. It is the way to advice on the technology that suits the company's needs. We help to increase the value of IT investments.

We think strategically, deeply and with originality, often beyond received wisdom. Imagination and rigor are equal and essential partners. We resource each project team with a unique combination of expert advice, depth of domain knowledge and situation experience. Our communication, facilitation and stakeholder engagement are signature strengths that we bring to every assignment.

A distinctive feature of our work is its penchant for underpinning recommendations with solid evidence and rigorous analysis.

Diseno Consulting supports KG from an ABAP development perspective

Take aways 

Anticipate what users would want

We combine technical knowledge with industry understanding and knowhow of technologically advanced tools and methodologies available in the market or developed by ourselves.

What do we like to achieve

  • Focus on tax processes that could be improved
    • Manual process: same data requests are made by different stakeholders
  • As Is assessment
  • Anticipate future changes and the data needed
    • What are tax trends?
    • What is happening locally and what should be considered across jurisdictions where you operate?
    • Anticipate new stakeholders and their data needs or requests (internal and external)
  • Define scope and actions for short, mid and long term
  • Write business case for change
  • Realize sponsorship for implementation

‘As is’ assessment, actions and business case

  • What tax data is requested and by whom?
  • What tax process can be improved and what can be automated?
    • CIT, VAT, tax data warehouse
  • What is the Return on Investment?
    • Hard saving: process improvement
    • Meeting (new) tax requirement
  • What systems are in use: SAP, Oracle, etc
    • By which entities?
  • How many end-use computing tools (e.g. excel spreadsheet) do we have?
  • How do we avoid an ad-hoc solution?
    • Understand the bigger picture
    • Real problem and not the symptom

Risk and reward

Technology-related tax risk: understand and address the potential harms and benefits of (new) technology.

Technology tools & systems integration

Ascertaining proper IT support for ensuring efficient, timely and reliable reporting.

Change and project management

VAT should be considered in every aspect of the process, from concept through completion and beyond. Managing by design — looking at any process or transaction from end to end and factoring in all the requirements and controls essential to designing and optimizing a compliant VAT process.

Effective communication and teaming

We speak the language of the business and IT and no translation is needed.