Article | May 01, 2023

Transfer Pricing Compliance with Zanders Transfer Pricing Suite: Royal Philips Case Study

Client case

Zanders Transfer Pricing Suite is an innovative, cloud-based solution designed for companies looking to automate the Transfer Pricing compliance of financial transactions. With over five years of experience and trusted by more than 60 multinational corporations, the platform is the market-leading solution for financial transactions Transfer Pricing.

On March 31, 2023, Zanders and Royal Philips jointly presented the conference "How Philips Automated Its Transfer Pricing Process for Group Financing" at the DACT (Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers) Treasury Fair 2023.


The publication of Chapter X of Financial Transactions by the OECD, as well as its incorporation into the 2022 OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines, has led to an increased scrutiny by tax authorities. Consequently, transfer pricing for financial transactions, such as intra-group loans, guarantees, cash pools, and in-house banks, has become a critical focus for treasury and tax departments.

Zanders Transfer Pricing Solution

As compliance with Transfer Pricing regulations gains greater significance, many companies find that the associated analyses consume excessive time and resources from their in-house tax and treasury departments. Several struggle to automate the end-to-end process, from initiating intercompany loans to determining the arm's length interest, recording the loans in their Treasury Management System (TMS), and storing the Transfer Pricing documentation.

Since 2018, Zanders Transfer Pricing Solution has supported multinational corporations in automating their Transfer Pricing compliance processes for financial transactions.

Royal Philips Case Study

Managing over 80 intercompany loans annually and with a wide geographical scope, Royal Philips faced the challenge of complying with their Transfer Pricing obligations. During the conference, Joris Van Mierlo, Corporate Finance Manager at Philips, detailed how Royal Philips implemented a fully integrated solution to determine and record the arm's length interest rates applicable to its intra-group loans.

In addition, by integrating Zanders Transfer Pricing Solution with their SAP TMS, Royal Philips achieved full automation of their Transfer Pricing compliance process. As a result, they can now price intra-group loans and generate OECD compliant Transfer Pricing documentation with just a few clicks directly from their SAP TMS environment.