Confidently Global: SAP Localization Capabilities for Running a Successful International Business
The emergence of new technology has enabled organizations to expand their business into foreign markets and reach customers from every corner of the world. This shift from local to international markets takes time and can be daunting without the right strategy and deep knowledge of local regulations and reporting requirements.
Whether you are expanding into a new market for the first time or are already a seasoned, multinational company: doing business worldwide has never been easier with SAP.
SAP localized solutions give our customers the confidence – and alleviate the headaches – to run an international business. To help inform their global planning, we are excited to announce our new localization website and global map which details our localized product portfolio and shows the locations of SAP data centers.
SAP has coverage in over 130 countries and 800+ local product versions. Our new global map helps anyone visually determine where their product solution is available. This means you can quickly view localization availability of all SAP offerings such as SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, and other SAP applications like SAP Concur, SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management, and SAP Document and Reporting Compliance.
SAP delivers locally compliant solutions that adhere to country specific regulations and are integrated with end-to-end business processes. For example, an organization using our solutions could easily account for nuances in human resource management across Asia-Pacific, procurement in the Middle East, and payroll in the Americas.
Our solutions keep your taxes, invoices, and expenses compliant everywhere and implement new legal statutes before they go into effect. SAP provides updates to support new and evolving regulations around the world for the lifespan of the solutions.
- Deploy out-of-the-box localized solutions that adhere to local standards and regulations
- Address last mile localization and niche requirements via extensibility
- Adhere to accounting practices for financial statements, tax, and regional workforce rules across global entities
- Comply with statutory reports, electronic invoicing, and in-country legal regulations
- Alleviate pain by connecting core end-to-end business processes worldwide like lead-to-cash, hire-to-retire, procure-to-pay, and design-to-operate
- Plan for tomorrow by tapping into an ecosystem of alliances that extend localization for business processes worldwide
Customers are already benefiting from our localization solutions. For example, Vodafone has 85% of core business processes standardized across 24 countries. With SAP’s help, Vodafone created a single digital foundation based on SAP S/4HANA and deployed it across mission-critical areas like HR, procurement, finance, and more.
“We have managed to optimize our operations and be far more efficient, eliminating all the complexity from our legacy landscape.”
Holger Grewe, Group Head of Corporate Transformation, Vodafone Group plc.
You can also achieve this standardization with confidence by getting started today at sap.com/localization.
This blog post is co-written by Max Skalatsky.