SAP Translation

It Doesn’t Get
More Efficient Than This

If you’re overwhelmed by the thought of translating your SAP solution, or you’re trying to translate it yourself using a spreadsheet, then stop and call us. We’re a certified SAP Translation Partner and SAP Language Consultancy Partner. Over our 10+ years’ experience in SAP translation, we’ve learned how to make the translation process efficient and how to avoid scope creep and rising costs.

Translate Only What Needs to Be Translated:
No More, No Less

Our SAP-certified translation consultants will help you identify the texts you need to translate in your SAP system. Using both SAP standard tools and our custom SAP add-ons, we’ll find all the text elements, table entries, role menu texts, forms, etc. and give you an overview of what you have. We’ll then work with you to exclude the texts you don’t need, thereby allowing our translators to translate only the texts you do need.

By automating much of the SAP translation process and using our custom tools, we can help you define exactly what needs to be translated so work isn’t duplicated. In addition, you’ll receive a confirmed budget for the project, with no surprises.

Translating Add-ons
Developed by SAP Partners

If your company develops SAP add-ons, we can help here, too. Our SAP translation experts will translate your custom ABAP developments in up to 40 languages, assisting you with any technical and strategic questions along the way.

Whether you’re planning an international roll-out or expanding into global markets, our expert team of SAP project managers and translators are here to help you, every step of the way. Contact us today to find out how.

SAP Translation Tools that Work for You

Achieve greater efficiency for your translation projects and save time and money with custom solutions from our partner LUDECKE

SAP Translation:
Overview of Services

Your contact

Martin Lüdecke

SAP Consultancy at text&form
  • SAP language consulting on translation strategies and tools
  • SAP translation preparation
  • Translation of SAP add-ons
  • SAP workshops & trainings
Martin Lüdecke heads the SAP Consultancy division at text&form. He has a long history of consulting clients on SAP translation and has developed a number of tools that streamline SAP translation projects. After working at text&form for over a decade, Martin left in 2020 to found his own company, LUDECKE. Today, all SAP consulting services at text&form are offered through a deeply integrated partnership with LUDECKE.

Your contact

Tino Hother

Head of Business Operations
  • Defining project scope and calculating budget
  • Seamless, accurate, and cost-saving localization of SAP user interfaces
  • Translation into all 40 languages supported by SAP
  • Comprehensive network of qualified translators
Why SAP Translation?

When you roll out SAP globally, translation comes to mind right away because the original German user interfaces are not an option for your employees. However, even using English, the logon language for SAP, is really just a band-aid solution: not all employees in your global locations will have sufficient knowledge of English to effectively use your SAP system. By offering customizing and in-house developments in the local language, you’ll make it easier for users to accept the system and work with it. You’ll also have more flexibility when hiring new employees, because English won’t have to be a job requirement. Therefore, include translation plans right from the beginning.

SAP Translation: Initial Analysis and Scoping

To scope your SAP translation project, we first analyze how many lines of customizing tables, forms, and ABAP developments need to be translated—in your own namespace as well as in the SAP namespace. Next, we refine the initial analysis to determine exactly what needs to be translated and what doesn’t and evaluate which tools will help your project the most. This becomes the scope of your project. With it in place, we know the breadth, components, and cost of your project so you can to finalize your plans. We also offer initial analysis and scoping as a separate consulting service called SAP Translation Prep.



Reusing translations as efficiently as possible is a central component of any translation strategy. Not only will you see a higher consistency in translating terminology; you’ll also notice significantly reduced translation costs. As a rule, we find at least some reusable translations for each client:

• Texts imported from SAP language packages
• Translations performed in other SAP systems
• Other resources such as translated software

But that's not all. Texts that occur several times in the scope can be translated automatically via automatic distribution. We also use translation memory systems such as the proposal pool, the integrated TM solution of Transaction SE63, or industry-standard tools such as SDL Studio. This is how we translate to a high standard but keep costs down.

SAP Translation Hub

The latest tool for SAP translations is the SAP Translation Hub, which has been on the market since the end of 2016. With this solution, you have access to a huge repository containing the original translations of SAP products. With the SAP Translation Hub, short texts, especially user interfaces developed in-house, can be pre-translated automatically. The translator then only has to check them and then adapt them if necessary. This saves significant effort and costs, especially for larger SAP translation projects, making the SAP Translation Hub a cornerstone in your SAP translation strategy.

Experienced SAP Translators

We work with some of the best SAP translators in the world: Most of them have worked regularly for SAP and its customers and partners for many years. When you log into an SAP system today, there's a good chance that the interface texts you find there have been translated by a translator from our global network. Our teams not only know the SAP-specific translation environment and the translation tools around Transaction SE63 inside out, but they can also research the context of the texts in the SAP system when translating. If required, our translators can also help you test the translated interfaces.

Transaction SE63

You can use the SAP standard Transaction SE63 to translate your own developments, customizing entries, and forms. This means that a reliable, very powerful translation tool is available in every SAP system without the need to invest in additional software. Admittedly, SE63 is quite complex, but it offers numerous advantages:

• SE63 offers experienced SAP translators context for the texts they translate.
• SE63 has various functions for the reuse of translations, for automatic translation, and for quality assurance.
• SE63 enables the maintenance of translations, which is critical when upgrading or updating translations whose source text has changed.

We recommend transaction SE63 as an entry point into most SAP translation projects and provide extended functions in the form of additional tools customized to your project.

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