SAP Globalization Services
Local and Language Versions for SAP Products

Helping the world run better on a global scale

Go Global with SAP Globalization Services

  • SAP Document and Reporting Compliance 
    Drive smoother compliance, from e-documents to statutory reporting. Transform, standardize, and harmonize your processes globally to comply locally – faster and more efficiently – with the SAP Document and Reporting Compliance solution. Increase efficiency with standardization and automation, while adopting legal mandates. You can help ensure consistency between real-time document submissions and statutory reports to transition to continuous transaction controls:
    • Secure, automated integration with public agencies and business partners
    • Automated e-documents with real-time monitoring and corrections
    • Complete reporting, up to automated submission, with data-driven insights
    • Simplified extension and creation of scenarios and reports   

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Learn more about SAP Globalization Services in the following video.

Localization by Product and Region

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

  • 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 local financial reporting standards, tax calculations and laws.
  • Documents that are compliant.
  • Local versions provided by SAP are designed to help you meet these requirements. Find below all the information needed to help you in the roll out of your SAP ERP application (SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA and S/4 HANA Cloud) and SAP SuccessFactors.

Keep your core finance and human resources 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 S/4HANA Cloud (essentials edition)

For our latest localization features refer to the information at the following links:

SAP ERP Human Capital Management (*)

SAP SuccessFactors

For our latest localization features refer to the information at the following links:

(*) 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 Business Technology Platform (BTP) 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 see an overview of local versions and languages of SAP products, see this world map overview.

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
  • 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



Additional Resources

SAP Language Service Partners Support

SAP Language Service Partners offer support for customers needing SAP-specific translation expertise to manage their own SAP content. This could cover anything from user interface developments to master data and customer data, training material, documentation, websites or any other material around SAP solutions. All partners are managed by Globalization Services and have been through a strict SAP evaluation process. Thus customers can be assured of best-of-class service by experts in SAP translation. More information and a list of partners can be found here. The Language Service Partners are also listed in the SAP Partner Finder.


Partner opportunities in SAP Product Localization

In SAP Globalization Services' mission to empower businesses in being compliant locally and succeeding globally, partners have a key role to play. With the advent of cloud, localization has become a key differentiator for SAP.  Over the last years, you have demonstrated as a partner, how you can supplement SAP across the spectrum of localization. Be it the functional localization of SAP ERP Finance & tax products or SAP Human Experience Management suite, your expertise has helped us to localize our products and make it relevant to 180+ countries we sell our products in. Here is how you can partner with us on this journey. Learn more.