Configure Countries in SPRO

You must configure countries with which your company has business relationships. You require the following information for each country:

  • General data
  • Foreign trade characteristics
  • Further test data

This information is then checked during master data maintenance. In the SAP standard delivery system, all countries are defined according to the international ISO Standard. SAP recommends which you make use of the ISO standard for your additional entries. In the event your entries try not to correspond to the ISO standard, you simply cannot implement data exchange in international communication (e.g. payment transactions with banks).

1. Check that the country entries are complete.
2. Add the missing countries, if required.
3. Use the ISO standard for your entries.
4. For each country, maintain the associated detail screen. In the detail screen you need to, for example, create test data.

Country Specific Checks

For all countries with which your company maintains business relationships, you must include rules for checking the following data:

  • Bank data
  • Postal data
  • Control data

This information is then checked during master data maintenance.

Much of the information in the global company code settings is changed. The system contains a sample company code description, address, and VAT registration number. It also changes the document entry screen variant, field status variant, allocation indicator, chart of accounts, fiscal year variant, language, and currency. In addition, it changes the tax codes for nontaxable transactions.


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