SAP ERP HCM: Technical Principles and Programming

SAP ERP HCM: Technical Principles and Programming

by Dirk Liepold, Steve Ritter

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Overview

SAP ERP HCM: Technical Principles and Programming by Dirk Liepold, Steve Ritter

Your SAP HR system needs more than just a pretty face—get the information you need to work with your backend system! This book will help you to master the technical aspects of SAP ERP HCM, starting with the basics of its architecture, and moving to more advanced concepts like authorizations and performance programming. With the help of screenshots and detailed instructions, you'll acquire new skills in no time flat. In addition, get the latest updates for SAP HANA, SAP Fiori, and HR Renewal.Highlights:

  • Data conversion and migration
  • BAPIs, Interface Toolbox, and ALE
  • Custom enhancements
  • Reporting tools
  • ABAP List Viewer
  • Authorizations and related enhancements
  • HR Forms Workplace
  • HR Renewal
  • Integration with SuccessFactors
  • SAP Fiori
  • Floorplan Manager
  • SAP HANA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493211708
Publisher: Rheinwerk Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Pages: 863
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dirk Liepold has been working with SAP products, experiencing the evolution of SAP, and supporting numerous European, U.S., and global SAP implementations since 1988. He is an SAP ERP HCM subject matter expert performing in such capacities as solution architect and project manager. Dirk began his career as an SAP developer and functional consultant at the German SAP consulting firm ABS-Team GmbH before joining PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the U.S. as a senior consultant and, later, director of the SAP HR Center of Excellence. He founded the SAP ERP HCM consulting firm RowSix, LLC before joining Kivala-HR as a senior executive to lead its North American SAP ERP HCM consulting practice.

Steve Ritter has worked with HR information systems for over 20 years and is currently a managing partner of Sage Consulting, LLC, an SAP software solutions and technology partner that provides business consulting services and add-on solutions for the HCM application. Since 1996, he has been exclusively engaged in numerous SAP ERP HCM
projects, serving in both technical and functional leadership positions. Currently, his primary focus is assisting clients with the implementation of the latest SAP web-enabled technologies.

Table of Contents

... Preface ... 17... Acknowledgments ... 231 ... Introduction to SAP ERP HCM ... 25
1.1 ... Developer’s Responsibilities ... 27
1.2 ... Core Components ... 27
1.3 ... Other Components ... 31
1.4 ... Summary ... 332 ... Functional Overview for Developers ... 35
2.1 ... Personnel Administration ... 35
2.2 ... Organizational Management ... 41
2.3 ... Time Management ... 44
2.4 ... Payroll ... 52
2.5 ... Talent Management ... 62
2.6 ... Self-Service Applications ... 75
2.7 ... Summary ... 763 ... Data Structures ... 79
3.1 ... Personnel Administration ... 80
3.2 ... Organizational Management ... 102
3.3 ... Time Management ... 121
3.5 ... Other Tables ... 143
3.6 ... Summary ... 1454 ... Reading and Processing HR Data ... 147
4.1 ... Logical Databases ... 147
4.2 ... Access without Logical Databases ... 161
4.3 ... Summary ... 1915 ... Custom Enhancements ... 193
5.1 ... Customer Exits ... 194
5.2 ... BAdIs ... 204
5.3 ... Enhancement Points ... 213
5.4 ... Modifications ... 217
5.5 ... Summary ... 2206 ... Enhancing Applications Using SAP Tools ... 223
6.1 ... Personnel Administration ... 223
6.2 ... Organizational Management ... 255
6.3 ... Time Management ... 260
6.4 ... Payroll Calculation and Time Evaluation ... 268
6.5 ... Summary ... 2807 ... HCM Reporting Tools ... 281
7.1 ... Table Utilities ... 282
7.2 ... InfoSets ... 289
7.3 ... QuickViewer ... 300
7.4 ... InfoSet Query ... 307
7.5 ... SAP Query ... 314
7.6 ... Human Resources Information System ... 330
7.7 ... HCM Payroll Reporting ... 335
7.8 ... HCM System Audit Reporting ... 342
7.9 ... Summary ... 3478 ... Developing Custom Reports ... 349
8.1 ... Employee Master Data ... 349
8.2 ... Organizational Management Data ... 371
8.3 ... Payroll Data ... 375
8.4 ... Time Management Data ... 393
8.5 ... ABAP List Viewer Reporting ... 397
8.6 ... Summary ... 4239 ... HR Forms Workplace ... 425
9.1 ... HR MetaData Workplace ... 426
9.2 ... HR Forms Workplace ... 439
9.3 ... Using SAP Form Builder ... 445
9.4 ... Integration with Payroll ... 467
9.5 ... Integration with ESS ... 477
9.6 ... HR Forms Enhancements ... 479
9.7 ... Summary ... 48110 ... HCM Interface Tools ... 483
10.1 ... SAP Business Objects ... 483
10.2 ... HCM Maintain Master Data ... 498
10.3 ... Interface Toolbox ... 501
10.4 ... Application Link Enabling ... 519
10.5 ... XML Data Interchange ... 525
10.6 ... Summary ... 53511 ... HCM Data Conversion ... 537
11.1 ... Data Transfer Methods ... 537
11.2 ... Batch Data Communication ... 545
11.3 ... Legacy System Migration Workbench ... 556
11.4 ... Techniques for HCM Data Conversion ... 567
11.5 ... Summary ... 58012 ... Authorizations ... 581
12.1 ... Authorization Objects and Authorization Fields ... 582
12.2 ... Structural Authorization ... 606
12.3 ... Authorization Enhancements ... 617
12.4 ... Adding Authorization Checks to Custom Reports ... 626
12.5 ... Troubleshooting Authorization Issues ... 628
12.6 ... Summary ... 63113 ... HCM Performance Programming ... 633
13.1 ... HCM Performance Programs ... 634
13.2 ... Custom ABAP Development ... 646
13.3 ... Summary ... 65814 ... ESS and MSS Applications ... 659
14.1 ... HCM Self-Service Applications ... 660
14.2 ... Enhancement Packages ... 662
14.3 ... SAP NetWeaver Business Client ... 670
14.4 ... Employee Self-Service (WDA) ... 673
14.5 ... Manager Self-Service (WDA) ... 681
14.6 ... Internet Communication Manager ... 697
14.7 ... SAP Fiori UX ... 701
14.8 ... Summary ... 72015 ... HR Renewal ... 723
15.1 ... HR Renewal Overview ... 724
15.2 ... Introduction to Floorplan Manager ... 726
15.3 ... HCM Processes and Forms Using Floorplan Manager ... 736
15.4 ... Personnel and Organization ... 753
15.5 ... Payroll Control Center ... 764
15.6 ... Summary ... 76616 ... SuccessFactors Integration ... 769
16.1 ... Deployment Options ... 771
16.2 ... Integration Add-On for SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors HCM Suite ... 775
16.3 ... SAP NetWeaver iFlows and Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 802
16.4 ... Summary ... 80417 ... SAP HANA and SAP ERP HCM ... 805
17.1 ... Introduction to SAP HANA ... 806
17.2 ... SAP HANA Implications for SAP HCM ABAP Developers ... 811
17.3 ... SAP HANA Innovations for HCM ... 815
17.4 ... Summary ... 828... Appendices ... 829A ... User Exits, BAdIs, and Enhancements ... 829B ... The Authors ... 837... Index ... 839

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