SAP ERP HCM Localization Interface Certification (HCM-LOC 1.0)
SAP provides localization for a set of countries in products like HCM,FI,MM, to support companies to be compliant with local legislation.However, the complexity of the legislation of some countries allied to the high demand for changes and the numerous countries demanding specific localization make unfeasible for SAP to provide solutions for all of them. When their is no localization solution for a country, independent vendors use to develop solutions to support SAP customers.
Intending to strengthen the SAP Ecosystem as well as ensuring support for SAP customers worldwide in their regional needs, SAP encourages SAP partners and independent vendors to take advantage of their knowledge on local legislation to develop products localized for their countries. In order to ensure the final products have the quality level expected from the market, SAP provides a certification scenario that covers the main points of a HCM localized solution. This is an ABAP based certification, so other than specific HCM Localization requirements it needs to follow the ABAP Add-on Deployment Certification guidelines.
The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.
For more information, Refer:
Test System Recommendation from SAP ICC
SAP RAC Service:
Not applicable for this integration scenario.You would need your own Development License that you could also get from SAP ICC.
Description about available test system options:
Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Integration to SAP Solutions-Test system Opportunities for Independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.
ABAP Service Package
|ABAP Add-on Assembly Kit|
ABAP Add-on Deployment
|1st year||20,000 Euro per year||Included in Localization Service package.|
Up to 4 country versions
in the 1st year
included in ABAP
Service Package; 5th
and more certification
|All subsequent years||10,000 Euro per year|
Updates included as part of
ABAP Service package
1st certification per year
included in ABAP Service
certifications 5,000 Euro
From Dec 2015 up to Dec 2016 we are offering an introductory fee for the first year. For 10,000 Euro up to 2 country versions may be certified.Conditions for 2nd and more year remain the same.
To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.
Benefits of Certification
Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP enviornment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.
Please visit the Certification Benefits overview page for more information.
After Successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:
ABAP Homepage on SDN.
ABAP Homepage on help.sap.com
SAP Training and Help: Please refer to SAP Education.
SAP NetWeaver Application Server, add-on for code vulnerability analysis and ICC Service for Security Code Scanning Confirmation:
Please refer to our SCN Page for further details.
ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals.For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series".
Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form
SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.