Event series − VAT in ERP systems: how does it challenge IT, the Tax Administration and tax experts?

Register Online to our upcoming series of events on VAT in ERP systems: how does it challenge IT, the Tax Administration and tax experts?

ERP systems are often not equipped to handle the complex requirements of VAT correctly, flexibly and efficiently without extra work or manual intervention.

The legal requirements are constantly changing, and on the basis of the OECD guidelines many countries are exchanging data or demanding evermore detailed information from taxpayers. Organisations are well on the way to transparency.

At these events we’ll be discussing the views of our clients, looking at the different needs of the IT and tax functions, and finally sharing some insights from the Tax Administration.

The aim of the events is to talk about experiences and needs, learn from each other, and build ‘best practice’ together. If required this dialogue can be continued afterwards within our “ITX ERP Support Community”. In the beginning, the questions and the coordination of the same language in the cooperation of the tax and IT department are at the company’s disposal. Our discussions will revolve around the issues that organisations face and creating a common language enabling the tax and IT functions to work together.

Have we piqued your interest? We look forward to welcoming you to one of our discussions.

The dates are planned as follows:


  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zurich


  • Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Bahnhofplatz 10, 3001 Berne


  • Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Avenue Giuseppe-Motta 50, 1211 Geneva
  • This event takes place in English. To discuss your questions, local PwC colleagues will be at your disposal


  • Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, St.Jakobs-Strasse 25, 4002 Basel

The detailed programme has been published on our website www.pwc.ch/vat-erp. We are looking forward to your registration.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your usual PwC contact person or one of the experts below

Your contacts

Ilona Paakkala
ITX Technology Leader
Tel. +41 58 792 42 58

Sandra Wirz
Senior Manager
ITX ERP Support Responsible
Tel. +41 58 792 25 32

Digital goes live – Meet PwC at the SAP Forum 2017 – Switzerland’s biggest digital festival

Visit us at the SAP Forum 2017, Switzerland’s biggest SAP event, in Basel on 4–5 April. Spend two fascinating days with technical specialists and industry experts and make the most of the discussions about current trends in digital transformation with SAP.

PwC and SAP enjoy a long-standing, global partnership. With 7,500 PwC experts worldwide, we support our customers from the strategy stage through to implementation in SAP transformation projects. PwC was named as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Services in 2015 and was also recognised in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide SAP Implementation Services Ecosystem Vendor Assessment in 2016.

We look forward to discussing any challenges that you might be facing in relation to SAP, SAP HANA and process and technological support for value-added tax, customs clearance, security and compliance with SAP.


Congress Center in Basel. You can find us in the second floor foyer.

Highlights from the programme:

Tuesday 4 April 2017 – Business Summit – primarily aimed at business decision-makers

Inspiring keynote speech by Skype founder Jonas Kjellberg

Creative approaches: Forward thinkers present digital business cases live on stage, including

  • SBB’s reporting strategy as a marker of innovation
  • OC Oerlikon’s commitment to digital transformation in its procurement, finance and shared services areas
  • Adrian Zwingli, founder of SwissQ, talks about the changes to the company’s structure
  • Nicole Burth Tschudi, CEO of Adecco Schweiz, presents her vision for the working world of the future

An opportunity to experience digital innovation topics through exciting showcases

‘Elevator pitches’ on SAP S/4HANA, the cloud and security

Forging strong alliances: the open programme and lots of lounge areas provide just the right environment for making new contacts.

Wednesday 5 April 2017  – Technical Summit – primarily aimed at decision-makers and experts from the technology sectors

SAP Executive keynote speech by Rolf Schumann, Global General Manager for Platform and Innovation | SAP Cloud Platform

Drawing upon practical experience – fascinating insights into current digital transformation projects:

IoT Live! – AMAG launches is digital fleet

  • Success with SAP S/4HANA! From making the initial decision to going live: reporting to customers
  • Implementing an international, multilingual B2C shop based on SAP Hybris, presented by Mammut
  • S/4HANA enterprise management @ BKW – one of the first to go live in Switzerland!
  • Landscape transformation and system conversion at Zurich Insurance

The key trends of machine learning and mixed reality, plus interactive deep-dive sessions

48-hour SAP InnoJam session: the ultimate coding challenge goes into the next round!


Put together your own personal programme here.


The ‘SAP Forum 2017’ event is directly organised by SAP (Switzerland) AG. PwC is involved in the event as a supporting partner. Please register directly via the following link at SAP (Switzerland) AG. Participation in the event is free of charge for those who have registered in advance. A walk-in fee of CHF 150 (excluding VAT) is charged for those attending without having registered previously. Please note the registration rules on the event website.

You can contact us in person at any time.

Jozsef Csoka
Senior Manager Advisory
+41 58 792 75 16

PwC IP News

Meet the new PwC Intellectual Property team

Meet our Team:

DaanDaan Van Well, Head of Legal Services

daan.van.well@ch.pwc.com / +41 58 792 9013



Natascha Tsalas, Senior Legal IP Counsel

Natascha joined our legal team recently. She’s a trademark specialist with over 15 years of experience.

natascha.tsalas@ch.pwc.com / +41 58 792 9832


What you can expect from us on this blog:

From now on, our IP Team will regularly share updates dedicated to Intellectual Property.

The team is here to assist you in creating market value and revenues from your IP Rights. Our job is to manage your IP and to help you optimize your business by understanding and anticipating the legal, market and business landscape impacting your IP portfolio.

We will keep you appraised of the latest developments and hot topics in the field of patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets, so please make sure to visit our PwC blog regularly if you are interested in these topics.

We love our job and we welcome all your queries, whether it be by email, over the phone or in person.

Content and updates you can expect from us on this blog:

  • IP news
  • Reviews of important Court Decisions
  • Information on interesting IP conferences, seminars or lectures
  • Food for thoughts

Find out more about our IP services hereImageIPLeaflet

Schweizer Vermögensverwalter von UCITS durch die UCITS V Richtlinie betroffen

Die UCITS-Richtlinien III bis V ersetzten sukzessive die erste Richtlinie 85/611/EWG des Rates vom 20. Dezember 1985 zur Koordinierung der Rechts- und VerwaltungsvoUCITS V Richtlinie_DErschriften betreffend bestimmte Organismen für gemeinsame Anlagen in Wertpapieren, um der Weiterentwicklung am Finanzmarkt und den bisherigen Erfahrungen der Marktteilnehmer und Aufsichtsbehörden Rechnung zu tragen.

Die Neuerungen der UCITS-Richtlinie V („UCITS-V-Richtlinie“ bzw. „Richtlinie“) betreffen die Verwahrstelle, die Vergütungspolitik, neue Sanktionsregelungen, die ein höheres Sanktions- und Reputationsrisiko beinhalten,
und die Delegationsvorschriften der Verwahrstelle.

Mehr zum Thema erfahren Sie hier!


PwC Legal: Immigration Alert Switzerland (25 August 2016)

Exhaustion of Non-EU work permit quotas in Geneva and of EU assignee work permit quotas in Switzerland

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This alert refers to the current situation regarding work permit quotas for Non-EU nationals in the Canton of Geneva. Note that we expect other cantons to be in a similar situation (very) soon. Furthermore, we are including an update with regard to the EU assignees quota situation.



Please reach out to us should you wish to have more information on this topic.

Your PwC contacts:

Mirela Stoia
PwC Geneva
+41 58 792 91 16

Martin Zeier
PwC Basel
+41 58 792 52 74

EU Referendum – Employers Q&A

The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have significant implications for business, and we are already working to support them as these implications become clearer.

Experience has taught us that UK business is adaptable and innovative when confronted with new challenges and opportunities. Nevertheless, there will be significant uncertainty over the coming months as the detailed political and legal issues are worked out, and business confidence may be impacted.

We are committed to helping you navigate through the new political and economic landscape and adapt to changing market conditions.

Read our newsletter to answer the following questions.

  • So what happens following 23 June 2016?
  • What is the position when we exit?
  • What is the position for EU/Swiss nationals in the UK?
  • What are the possible outcomes?
  • Can UK companies still employ EU/Swiss nationals?
  • What is the position for UK nationals in the EU/Switzerland?


If you have any further questions please contact Julia Onslow-Cole or Mirela Stoia.

Switching CEOs: 50% external candidates at executive level

Last year 17.6% of the companies surveyed in Switzerland switched their CEO. External candidates are in greater demand and the preferred choice to lead a company successfully through times of transformation. Women remain underrepresented at executive level.

Read the whole press release in German and French.

To learn more visit www.strategyand.pwc.com/ceosuccess.

PwC’s Experience Center: Wanja Bont new joint leader

Wanja Bont is joining Olivier Kofler as joint leader of PwC’s Experience Center. With his many years of international advisory and practical experience, Mr Bont is set to inject new life and strength into the firm’s creative forge. His arrival means that the Experience Center now also combines “the best of advisory and agency” at executive level.

Read more in our press releases in German or French:

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Presseinfo_Wanja Bont_FR

Digitales Trio

FinTech: USD 150 billion expected to be invested by 2020

Traditional financial intermediaries are facing competition from FinTech companies and their technology-based business models. Of the established financial institutions, 83% take the view that the future will see new FinTech companies conquering a variety of service areas. Among banks, the figure rises to 95%. The great potential offered by cooperation with them is shown by the study “Blurred Lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services” produced by PwC.

Read more in our press releases in German and French or find the full report here.