SAF-T Financial is a standard format used in the exchange of accounting data. SAF-T, or Standard Audit File-Tax, is the result of a joint development collaboration between the business community, the accounting sector and the Norwegian Tax Administration, based on a recommendation by the OECD.
For a complete specification of the obliged content of the general ledger and the sales/debts ledger you are referred to published general and technical documentation.
The Ministry of Finance (Norway) has amended the Bookkeeping Regulation so the requirement to provide accounting data for bookkeepers who have the bookkeeping available electronically must disclose accounting data in a given standard format.
SAF T comes into force the first period with financial reporting starting 1st Januar 2020.
SAP as leading ERP application gas developed SAF T solution for Norway. To enable SAP's solution you need to follow
2590111 – SAF-T (NO): Collective Note for SAF-T Norway
2448711 – SAF-T Norway: Prerequisite Notes for Installation & Use of SAP Solution
2809649 – Interface Note for SAF-T Norway and System tables update
In addition to deployement of OSS notes applicable to your version, you need
to complete few configuration steps
to map certain GL accounts and tax codes
From operational point of view SAP has provided below transaction codes
SAFTN_E - for Data Extraction.
SAFTN_D - for Data deletion.
SAFTN_G - for XML File generation.
SAFTN_M - for monitoring.
We hope it gives you some idea on how to go ahead with implementing the solution. You can also refer the Skatteetaten website for more details on SAF-T. Also for technical details like xml file structure or for downloading the XML file validator you can refer to Github. https://github.com/skatteetaten/saf-t