Join this free online course to learn how the localization toolkit for SAP Business ByDesign can help you meet your country/region-specific business needs.

November 14, 2022 - December 20, 2022
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, Français, Español

Course information

Course Summary

Many small and midsize enterprises, as well as subsidiaries of large corporations, have chosen SAP Business ByDesign to run their operations. SAP Business ByDesign supports a wide range of industry verticals and business scenarios for small and midsize enterprises. This cloud-based business management solution provides localization content for more than 160 countries/regions in a three-tiered approach with varying levels of process automation. This enables partners and customers to extend and adapt SAP Business ByDesign capabilities to meet their country/region-specific requirements.

The business needs of small enterprises can be very specific and vary from company to company. This course will teach you how to develop add-ons and maintain business configurations to meet your country/region-specific business requirements using the localization toolkit guidelines, with plenty of demonstrations to follow.

The course begins with an introduction to localization with SAP Business ByDesign. It then moves on to partner-enabled localization, with an overview of the basic configuration required for country/region localization. You’ll be introduced to the concept of taxes, tax calculation, tax reporting, and electronic submission of tax returns. You'll also learn how to generate a custom electronic file and use it in various business scenarios such as E-invoicing, tax returns, and payment files. Finally, you’ll get an overview of the language translation tool, which enables you to translate text into different languages.

Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Get Started with the Localization Toolkit
Week 2: Tax Calculation and Tax Reporting
Week 3: Generate a Custom Electronic File
Week 4: Introducing the Language Translation Tool
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Application developers and administrators
  • Anyone interested in learning how to enhance localization for SAP Business ByDesign

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of SAP Business ByDesign
  • Basic programming knowledge like C#
  • Business process understanding

Development Systems

Throughout the duration of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to access the SAP Business ByDesign training systems for free and complete additional exercises. Details on how to access the systems will be given at the beginning of the course. All described systems are free-of-charge.

About Further Content Experts

Kristof Schneider

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Kristof Schneider is a product expert for SAP Business ByDesign and part of the SAP SME Product Management team. He oversees the user assistance strategy in the SME organization.

Before rejoining the SAP SME Product Management team in 2017, Kristof was global learning portfolio lead and global partner manager in the SAP University Alliances program. From 2006 until 2012 he held various roles in SAP Business ByDesign product management, as well as having overall responsibility for several SAP Business ByDesign implementation projects.

Akanksha Priya

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Akanksha Priya is a developer for SAP Business ByDesign localization, focusing on the areas of legal reporting, HCM, and ERM.
She is involved in the design and implementation of legal changes for legal reporting localization and Expense and Reimbursement Management in the Human Capital Management team for SAP Business ByDesign.
In addition to this, Akanksha has also worked on automating some internal business processes involving legal changes using IRPA.

Leena James

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Leena James is a senior user assistance developer in the SAP Business ByDesign localization team.
She takes care of the product help and documentation, particularly the localization aspects, to ensure that customers have a consistent user experience.
Leena collaborates closely with the Development and Product Management teams to understand customer needs, create valuable knowledge assets, and assist teams in becoming more user-focused.

Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Get Started with the Localization Toolkit
  • Week 2:

    Tax Calculation and Tax Reporting
  • Week 3:

    Generate a Custom Electronic File
  • Week 4:

    Introducing the Language Translation Tool
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Krishna R

Krishna Ramadesikan is chief product owner of localization for SAP Business ByDesign and a member of the Globalization Product Management team.
He has over 10 years’ experience in the SAP Business ByDesign development area, and is an expert in topics like procurement and invoicing.
In the recent years, Krishna has worked on strategic projects, especially those involving localized business processes, supporting customers and enabling them to utilize the solution in the best possible way.

Pavithra Veerabhadraiah

Pavithra Veerabhadraiah is a development architect in SAP Business ByDesign Globalization Services. She has over 14 years of experience at SAP, and has worn many hats on her journey, working as a development expert, team architect, and development architect.

Pavithra works closely with the responsible development teams to bring in the best solution and features more efficiently. She also works closely with the core SAP Business ByDesign development team, partner enablement team, product support teams, and operations.

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Nitin Thakur

Nitin Thakur is a senior developer and product owner for SAP Business ByDesign localization. As product owner, Nitin is responsible for the localization of tax calculation and reporting in SAP Business ByDesign. His focus area is taxes, but he also has a broad knowledge of all other business areas. Prior to this, Nitin worked as a developer in various international customer projects.

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Harish Alavarapu

Harish Alavarapu is a developer in the SAP Business ByDesign localization team. He has nearly 6 years of experience in SAP Business ByDesign and is involved in the design and implementation of legal changes in tax localization.

Prior to this, Harish worked on development features in the area of legal reporting for SAP Business ByDesign.

Anurag Anand

Anurag Anand is a developer for SAP Business ByDesign localization, focusing on the area of logistics. He is involved in the design and implementation of new features and legal changes in the logistics localization team for SAP Business ByDesign.

Before joining SAP Business ByDesign, Anurag worked on SAP S/4HANA migration projects.

Arunachalam Gunasekaran

Arunachalam Gunasekaran is a senior developer and product owner for SAP Business ByDesign localization.

He works in a lead role, driving legal changes in the areas of Legal and Statutory Reporting, Expense and Reimbursement Management, and Human Capital Management. In addition to this, he is also actively engaged in support for customer issues.

Prior to this, Arun worked as a developer in the product development of SAP Business ByDesign CRM.

Michal Sliwa

Michał Śliwa is a development architect in SAP Business ByDesign, focusing on finance and payment topics. He has been designing and developing country-specific requirements and supporting customers’ needs. Michał has over a decade of experience in SAP Business ByDesign in various areas and technologies. He also has experience in leading strategic customer development projects with SAP Cloud Applications Studio.

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Stefan Blick

Stefan Blick is a development architect in SAP Business ByDesign, focusing on localization in the areas of financials, taxes, payments, and special projects in the context of the localization toolkit.

Stefan has been working in development and program management for SAP Business ByDesign for the last decade. His previous experience includes process standard ownership within the ISO-based quality framework and the role of operations lead on organizational unit level.

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