SAP Globalization Services
Country and Language Versions for SAP Products

Helping the world run better on a global scale

Go Global with SAP Globalization Services

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  • Simplify legal compliance for customers.
  • Deliver local best practices according to country needs - and stay tuned with latest legal changes and legal requirements
  • Provide multi language capabilities for SAP solutions
  • Provide holistic Global Tax Management / eDocument
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Learn more about SAP Globalization Services here or watch the video below.

Localization by Product and Region

To succeed in the international market place, you are required to meet some requirements such as:

  • A detailed understanding of the culture, customs, and conditions of all your markets
  • Take into account diverse legal frameworks, different languages and lifestyles
  • Meet a wide range of business requirements
  • Comply with a wide-range of country-specific financial reporting standards, tax calculations and laws
  • Document that compliance
Country versions provided by SAP are designed to help you meet these requirements. Find below all the information needed for your country to help you in the rollout of your SAP ERP application (SAP ERP and S/4 HANA).

Keep your core finance operations running at peak performance by following the latest news, improvements, legal changes, and documentation for SAP ERP and S/4 HANA software that's localized for use in your country.

SAP ERP Human Capital Management (*)

(*) Customers choosing SAP S/4HANA as their next-generation business suite deserve a next-generation HCM suite and this is the focus of SAP SuccessFactors. SAP SuccessFactors connects easily with SAP S/4HANA with productized integration based on HCI content.

But there is an option as a bridge to give additional time to customers who are not ready to fully move to SAP SuccessFactors: SAP Human Capital Management Solution for SAP S/4HANA on-premise edition.

SAP Note 2273108 has the details.

To review all country versions and translations provided by SAP and its partners, check our world map.

Service Offerings

SAP customers and partners can rely on SAP Globalization Services as a trusted advisor for all globalization matters. The product management team provides dedicated services to evaluate, plan, and implement global installations. Customers and partners can tailor these services to their specific needs, based on their experience and the complexity of their global project - just have a look into this flipbook in order to get a first overview!

See details about the the following available services:

  • Mailbox
  • Globalization workshop
  • Localization workshop - for S/4HANA Cloud and SAP ERP
  • SAP Unicode workshop

  • SAP Unicode Optimization workshop
  • Globalization Architecture and Strategy
  • Time zone Management for SAP Landscapes
  • Language Strategy for SAP Landscapes


If you manage global master data, or provide access to your customers through the Internet by allowing them to enter contact data directly, then you need to support multiple local language characters.

Individual code pages enable the display of specific character sets. The benefits of Unicode-based SAP applications are:

  • Support of multilingual data without restrictions
  • Ability for IT systems to support multiple local languages simultaneously
  • The software can take full advantage of XML and Java
  • Possibility to integrate SAP and non-SAP system landscapes, enabling universal business collaboration

For more information on Unicode:

Help & Resources

Global Tax Management

SAP provides a holistic approach for management of indirect taxes from calculation, validation and eDocument transfer to tax reporting:

SAP Solutions for Advanced Compliance Reporting

Advanced compliance reporting can help you ensure legal compliance in reporting with regulations around the world – for example, VAT, GST, SAFT or many other legal reporting requirements. Take advantage of a unified statutory reporting dashboard, embedded analytics, and a modern and intuitive UX.

  • Monitor your legal compliance reporting on a global scale through a single, unified dashboard – and get full audit traceability.
  • Use flexible business rules and an extensible report design environment to comply with constantly changing legal requirements.
  • Support on-time global compliance with multiple legal reporting formats and direct submission to regulatory authorities. 

You can access the advanced compliance reporting functions in the following products:


Additional Resources