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Master the ATLAS Export Declaration Process with ShipATLAS

Whatever your supply chain requirements, you can leverage our solution to streamline the export declaration process. With the SAP German export software, you can automate the declaration process, saving time and energy while streamlining your shipment requirements. 

At ShipERP, we understand that the export declaration process can be complex, and we’re here to simplify it for you with the right tools. Work with us to make getting shipments to their destinations smoother and more manageable.


What Is ShipATLAS, the German Export Declarations Software?

ShipATLAS is an export system software that allows you to simplify your supply chain logistics and automate the export declaration process set up by German customs offices. We know that ATLAS export declarations can seem complex. However, with ShipATLAS, you can rest assured that your shipments will get to your destination hassle-free while following best practices of German exports.  This is because ShipATLAS makes it easy to:

Submit Customs Declarations

Use rule determination, master data, and the ATLAS code list to expedite form submission. These key features make submitting custom declarations faster and easier to get your shipments to the right place sooner. With easy-to-use features all in one place, our SAP German export software puts all the submission capabilities you need in one place.

Track Export Declaration

Track and monitor the status of export declarations on one screen. Receive notifications and decisions from customs authorities in real time, so you know when to take the next steps. With software from ShipERP, you can streamline the process and get complete visibility into your export declarations progress. All the data you need is in one place for fast and easy access whenever you want to track it.

German Trade Regulations

Ensures compliance with regulations required by the German Federal Customs Administration. When you're handling exports, managing compliance is a critical consideration. Our software solution can support your unique requirements and ensure you fully comply with German regulations. You can be confident your business follows legal requirements and gets deliveries to their destinations as smoothly as possible.

Certified for processing messages

Receive EXP (transfer/completion statuses), EXT (monitoring messages), and EXQ (status information) messages. ShipATLAS is fully certified for securely processing messages and providing the insights you need throughout the export declaration process. As you handle each step, you can stay on top of requirements with accurate, reliable data available right when you need it.

Are you ATLAS-ready? It's essential to:

Register for General Customs Directorate

Acquire a Participant Identification Number (BIN)

Acquire an EORI and Branch Number

What Is the Best Way to Export Shipments From Germany?

There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to the ATLAS export shipping process. ShipERP’s export system software simplifies that process for your business and is the best way to file export declarations from Germany. ShipATLAS makes it easy to:


1. Gather Required Information

Delays with German customs slow down the shipping process and will cost your business money in the long run. It is crucial that you acquire all relevant information in the export declaration in order to prevent delays. A few examples of information that you may need for customs clearance with Germany include: 

  • KN8 (commodity code)
  • Value of goods
  • Who you are shipping to
  • Intercompany shipment vs. direct-to-customer
  • Country of origin
  • Region of origin


2. Ensure Compliance

Educate yourself and your team on the rules and restrictions of German shipping customs – ATLAS Zoll. Information that you will need to be aware of includes:

  • Which countries you cannot export to
  • Categories of goods that are restricted or entirely prohibited
  • Individuals or institutions that are significantly restricted

3. Submit 
Required Export Documentation

You will need to execute export filing through ATLAS to be approved by German customs. After that, customs authorities will be able to retrieve the Accompanying Export Documents as well as other required documents.

The documentation required to submit will vary. However, customs declarations can include the origin of the goods and the customs value of the goods.

How does ShipATLAS work within SAP?

ShipATLAS simplifies the ATLAS Zoll shipping process tenfold. Much of the information you will need to file will already be available in SAP ERP. By utilizing your existing data and the Business Rules Engine in ShipATLAS, you will have the ability to efficiently and accurately file required documents.

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Without ShipATLAS, you risk human error. Errors cost time and money. With ShipATLAS, the required data you need to file for export declarations can all be maintained within SAP ERP. Don’t let the export declarations process overwhelm you—the experts at ShipERP are here to make the process simple!

ShipATLAS: The Most Efficient Way to File, Track, and Automate Within SAP

There’s a lot of required information and knowledge on how to export out of the EU from Germany. However, the process has never been more user-friendly than it is now. ShipATLAS is the perfect solution to execute export declaration processing if:


  • You are exporting goods to countries outside of the EU from Germany that are valued at more than 1,000 Euros or weigh more than 1,000 kg
  • Your business is using SAP ERP as your enterprise resource planning software
  • You want an integrated solution that connects with Germany’s e-customs system ATLAS Zoll
  • You want certifications to process exit and entry messages within your enterprise resource planning system
  • You need to retrieve messages from ATLAS Zoll – Responses from Customs are deposited into SAP system
  • German federal customs compliance is vital to your export shipping success


Use ShipATLAS to refine your exporting process, avoid human error, and save money. The positive difference ShipATLAS makes will be apparent right away, and that difference will only increase with each shipment!

With ShipERP, It’s Easy to Achieve German Customs Clearance. It’s Time Your Business Gets on Board.

If you’re ready to begin simplifying and enhancing your shipments out of the EU from Germany, just reach out to your account executives or schedule a demo below. ShipERP’s SAP ATLAS system is unparalleled—your business will notice great efficiencies right away!  Our account executives are prepared to make your ATLAS export shipping experience as easy and beneficial as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ATLAS is integrated with the SAP ERP system, through ShipATLAS. With ShipATLAS, you only need to select the action that you want to execute (such as filing, monitoring a filing, etc.) within the cockpit.


ShipATLAS provides you with the ability to automate the filing of export information for all shipments outside of the EU from Germany during the shipping process, all within SAP!



Furthermore, ShipATLAS allows export filing with reference to an SAP delivery, shipment, or invoice.

We are confident that you can achieve a reduction in warehouse/operations labor based on the implementation of ShipERP and the best practices associated with that implementation. The fully-featured shipping software (ShipERP) is compatible with the following hardware/software environments:

FTAM server
Workstations running SAP GUI

SAP ECC 6.0 or
SAP ECC 5.0 or

What’s nice about ShipATLAS is that it is written completely in ABAP, the native programming language for SAP. Directly communicate with customs offices in real-time within SAP. Receive notifications, paperwork, and customs decisions in one platform.

Customs files are generated in an XML format, then are transferred to the customs office using the FTAM server. Real-time responses from the customs offices are then delivered to back to SAP with ShipATLAS.

Our SAP German export software addresses a wide range of needs across various sectors. With ShipATLAS, multiple industries can manage export customs requirements and keep deliveries on schedule. Key sectors that can use our solution include:

  • Retail: Shipping retail products abroad and navigating customs is more time- and cost-efficient with the ShipATLAS solution to provide increased process visibility.
  • Manufacturing: In manufacturing industries, ShipATLAS can help enterprises stay on top of customs statuses for their products.
  • Health care: When health care applications require specialized shipping conditions, companies can manage customs requirements and delivery standards more easily with our German customs software’s intuitive features.

We excel in providing enhanced supply chain execution with ShipERP, the cross industry shipping solution. Industries that we serve, but are not limited to include:

Food and Beverage
Transportation and Logistics
Life Science
Consumer Products
Medical Device
…and more!

Get in touch with a helpful account executive to discuss options and view a demo.

If you’re unsure whether ShipATLAS is the right fit for your requirements, consider how our offerings can support your critical operations. Key advantages our software provides include:

  • Maximized performance capabilities: Keep your operations running smoothly and your deliveries arriving on schedule with our software to manage the customs process for you.
  • Optimized visibility: With ShipATLAS, you get comprehensive visibility into your customs declaration status so you can best manage the next steps.
  • Increased cost-efficiency: When you rely on our solution to help you navigate German export customs compliance and processing, you can save time and expense with a system that handles the details.

Plus, with ShipERP, you have access to 24/7 client support for assistance whenever you need it. Our team can answer questions and provide product support so you can get the most value from your SAP solution. We also offer fully configurable solutions to best fit your unique operating requirements.

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