Defining locales

You can set up locales and associate them with multiple organizations and users within the Hub. Locales are only established by the Hub.

A locale defines a set of standards that enable people within a geographic area to communicate and conduct business transactions in a unambiguous way. For example, the locale defines the unique time zone, language, date/time format, currency, and units of measurement for a specific geographical area.

Locale standards enable international organizations to interact globally and ensure that UOM, currency conversions, and time zones calculations are taken into consideration during a transaction. For example, the following locale definitions for organizations in San Francisco and Tokyo enable them to transact business with each other:

Figure 1. San francisco, united states
  • Locale - California
  • Country/Region - United States
  • Language - English
  • Date/Time - DD/MM/YYYY; HH:MM:SS
  • Time Zone - GMT-8:00
  • Currency - Dollar
  • Unit of Measure - Inch/Pound
    Figure 2. Tokyo, japan
  • Locale - Tokyo
  • Country/Region - Japan
  • Language - Japanese
  • Date/Time - DD/MM/YYYY; HH:MM:SS
  • Time Zone - GMT+9:00
  • Currency - Yen
  • Unit of Measure - Meter/Kilogram