The main function of sanctioned party list screening in Compliance Management is to compare business partner addresses with sanctioned party list entities. If the system identifies a match between a business partner address and a sanctioned party list entity, it blocks the business partner in question. Replicas of feeder system documents that contain a blocked business partner are also blocked. Any documents that existed before the screening was run must be checked again.
When configuring sanctioned party list screening, you must first decide whether the address comparison is to take place immediately after the transfer of a partner master record or document (synchronously), or at a later point in time that can be determined on an individual basis (asynchronously). For document screening, you make this decision at item category level, and for master data screening you make it at business partner role level.
To define the screening mode for business partners in Customizing, choose SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → Compliance Management → Sanctioned Party List Screenings → Activate Business Partner at Business Partner Function Level. In the Time of SPL Check field, select the Synchronous - When Object Is Updated indicator if you want the master data to be screened synchronously. For the asynchronous screening, which is useful during the initial load, select the Asynchronous - When Function Is Called indicator instead.
The indicator in the Type of SPL Block field is only relevant for asynchronous screening. If the Process is interrupted - system removes block indicator is set, SAP GTS blocks new or changed business partners until asynchronous screening as a precautionary measure.
You decide on the screening mode when activating item categories for sanctioned party list screening (menu path: SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → General Settings → Document Structures → Activate Item Categories for Application Areas). In the dialog structure, open the Activation for Sanctioned Party List Screening folder and select the required item category. In the SPL Screening Time field, select the appropriate screening mode.