15:34 Nov 21, 2008
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German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / auditing and compliance
German term or phrase: aufsetzen
Paraphrased context:

Das Business Partner Compliance Tool wird dazu verwendet, risikobehaftete Geschäftspartner zu identifizieren und - sofern man sich dafür entscheidet, mit ihnen Geschäftsbeziehungen einzugehen - diese transparent und regelkonform aufzusetzen.

I'm puzzled by this use of aufsetzen. Is it fairly redundant, so that I could simply say "if you decide to do business with them – to do so in a transparent and compliant way"?
David Williams
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that your choice is just perfect. Aufsetzen is indeed redundant and the meaning of the sentence is captured perfectly.

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I would say it is redundant and can be translated like you suggested. Unless, we are talking about a computer tool, then I would use 'configure them as' or 'create them as'.

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Asker: No, I considered such meanings, but they aren't applicable. Thanks!

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