The Polish Version Requires Configuration
SAP is a multi-language system, and the Polish version has been available as a standard for several years. This means that every company in the world can use the Polish version of SAP. However, we are not only talking about the service language, but rather adapting processes to laws that are specific to Poland. The chosen SAP functionalities have to be configured (introduced) according to these laws.
This requires awareness of the fact that such a necessity exists. Moreover, people who know how to map the local specificity in the SAP system should be involved in the implementation. Consultants from the corporation’s headquarters do not usually possess such knowledge, as they develop corporate solutions and then introduce them in the various countries.
Of course, specific local laws exist in every country. Nonetheless, the Polish legal and tax system is one of the most complex. The differences concern not only taxation laws, but also several other, less obvious areas. This article provides a short overview of these areas and is aimed at corporations and their Polish branches that are preparing for an SAP rollout.