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Author's profile photo Antonio Sanchez Coullaut

Legal Change Notification as a Service, now available for SAP Business ByDesign

As announced earlier in a previous blog post and in the SAP Business ByDesign public roadmap, starting March 2, 2018, the Legal Change Notification can be accessed from SAP One Support Launchpad . From now on, we have an additional channel to effectively communicate with our local customers and partners, in addition to current approach (i.e. direct customer communication).

The Legal Change Notification aims to help users to search for legal changes, specify whether the legal change is relevant to his or her business and the implementation status in the customer systems, plan corresponding activities based on information available in the application like planned release date, complexity, manual activity and so on.

Let me emphasize with simple examples, the areas in which you may expect results while using this service in the SAP One Support Launchpad:

  • You get an overview/status of any legal change related to our current localization features in standard countries at SAP ByD and/or pre-localized countries in SAP ByD
  • You can retrieve information based on country, implementation status, planned release date, complexity and item description
  • As you have the flexibility to select other SAP products, you can also monitor other legal changes in other non-localized countries in SAP ByD area as input for potential modification in country version by partner type or customer specific localization project

For instance, the following example describes information of change in VAT-China, which is similar to what is derived from this service in addition to information like the planned release.The information explained,is available at (SAP s-user is mandatory).

  • Introduction: China’s State Council has announced a reduction in the value-added tax (VAT) rates effective from May 1, 2018
  • Business Background/Impact: The VAT rates need to be updated to address this change.
  • Reference: Legal change published by State Administration of Taxation in China
  • Expected Solution: Value-added tax rates 16% and 10% should be applicable for sales documents, purchasing documents and accounting documents from May 1, 2018.
  • Planned Release date: Available 1805


The SAP Business ByDesign administration users have access to the announcements of legal changes updates pertaining to SAP ByD development . First time users may check release notes available about SAP One Support.

Note: Get in touch with administrator or key user at your company to get s-user access as required to see Legal Change Notification for SAP Business ByDesign. Once you are set, you may want to follow the steps below to reach Announcement of Legal Changes tile:

  1. Type “legal” in the search field and select “Display all available tiles” (1) as indicated below, you will get the tile named “Announcement of Legal Change”(2).
  2. Click on the tile (3), select “My Home” and save (4). Return to your “personalize” section by clicking on the home icon (5).
  3. Now you can navigate on “My Home” dashboard (6). Click the tile “Announcement of Legal Changes” (7) to get available details for SAP Business ByDesign as described above (8

If you have further questions on accessing the One Support Launchpad, please connect with your Customer Engagement Manager or your Partner to clarify further Access.

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      Author's profile photo Mun Keong Yap
      Mun Keong Yap

      Hi Antonio,

      Thank you for the valuable information that customers now can view the legal announcements on the SAP One Support Launchpad.

      I can observe that the communication is a one way channel to inform to the customers.

      Are there any of these channels for customers to provide feedback to SAP side for those legal topics which are not part of the legal announcements?

      Thanks and regards,


      Author's profile photo Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Blog Post Author


      Hello MK,

      One Option may be for you to check Customer Influence Portal . Another Option is to get in touch with SAP ByD local Teams. They are in Close contact with Globalization Local Product Managers who determine the legal requirements for a Country.

      If none of these options works for you, you can always approach me for discussion on these subject.


      Best regards, Antonio

      Author's profile photo Feyza Nur Sariguel
      Feyza Nur Sariguel

      Dear Antonio,

      Thanks for sharing this very helpful blog post. I noticed that the embedded YouTube video in Legal Change Notification is private, and therefore cannot be played. I would like to bring this to your attention, as you might want to update the link.

      Best regards,

      Author's profile photo Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Antonio Sanchez Coullaut
      Blog Post Author

      Dear Feyza,

      Thanks for your feedback, it seems something has changed with some policy for that video. I have deleted the link to avoid any misunderstanding. I trust, the Legal Change Notification input I explained on my blog should be suffícient to understand its value for SAP ByD.

      Best regards, Antonio