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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.

Getting Started

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.

Technical Documentation

For more information, Refer:

Certification Test Plan

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.

Price List


ABAP Service Package


ABAP Add-on Assembly Kit

ABAP Add-on Deployment


1st year20,000 Euro per yearIncluded in Localization Service package.

Up to 4 country versions

in the 1st year

included in ABAP

Service Package; 5th

and more certification

5,000 Euro

All subsequent years10,000 Euro per year

Updates included as part of

ABAP Service package

1st certification per year

included in ABAP Service

Package; additional

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:

Important Links:

ABAP Add-on certification queries

ABAP Homepage on SDN.

ABAP Homepage on

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.

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