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SAP HCM – A Complete Tutorial

Book Description

Deploy and implement the diverse functionalities of SAP HCM

In Detail

This book will start with the basics and serve as a complete guide to handle real-time management and HR issues.

Beginning with an overview of important transaction codes and reports that end users can use to perform their day-to-day activities efficiently, you will then move on to the configuration of core modules such as Recruitment, Organizational Management, Personnel Management, Time Management, and Payroll. Next, you will learn to work around common error messages and will be given some tips and tricks that'll save your time

In addition, you will also learn how to configure new dimension modules such as Travel Management, Talent Management, and Training and Event Management. By the end of this book, you will be able to customize reports to meet customer requirements efficiently.

What You Will Learn

  • Configure the SAP HCM module
  • Resolve real-time system issues
  • Gain tips and tricks to configure the system in less time
  • Fix error messages that occur frequently
  • Understand the standard business processes that can be mapped in the system
  • Use standard reports and customize them to meet business demands
  • Express configuration and ROI for clients
  • Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

    Table of Contents

    1. SAP HCM – A Complete Tutorial
      1. Table of Contents
      2. SAP HCM – A Complete Tutorial
      3. Credits
      4. Disclaimer
      5. About the Author
      6. Acknowledgments
      7. About the Reviewers
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
          3. Instant updates on new Packt books
      9. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      10. 1. End User Transactions
        1. Daily transactional codes
          1. Frequently used T-codes
            1. The Recruitment submodule
            2. The Organization Management submodule
            3. The Personnel Administration submodule
            4. The Time Management submodule
            5. The Payroll Accounting submodule
            6. The Talent Management submodule
            7. The Training and Event Management submodule
            8. The Travel Management submodule
        2. Standard reports
          1. Recruitment
          2. Organizational Management
          3. Personnel Administration
          4. Time Management
          5. Payroll Accounting
          6. Talent Management
          7. Training and Event Management
          8. Travel Management
        3. Creating a folder and moving the T-codes
        4. An overview of SAP standard reports
          1. Recruitment
          2. Organization Management
          3. Personnel Administration
          4. Time Management
          5. Payroll Accounting
          6. Talent Management
          7. Training and Event Management
          8. Travel Management
        5. Summary
      11. 2. Recruitment Configuration
        1. Handling vacancies
          1. Vacancy maintenance steps
        2. Advertising vacancies
          1. Channels or recruitment instruments
          2. Vacant position mapping using recruitment instruments
          3. Recruitment medium
          4. Applicant cycle
        3. Integration with personnel administration
          1. Integration tools
          2. Common error message during data transfer
          3. Tips and tricks
            1. Features
            2. Transport requests in SAP
        4. Summary
      12. 3. SPOCK – the Building Block of OM
        1. The concepts of Organization Management
          1. Elucidating an organizational structure
          2. Basic relationships between organizational objects
          3. Building an organizational structure
        2. Creating an organizational structure with different interfaces
          1. Organization and Staffing
          2. The relationship between an Org unit and Position
          3. The relationship between Position and Job
          4. Simple Maintenance
          5. Creating a Cost Center
          6. The Expert Mode
          7. Creating an organizational unit object in the Expert Mode
          8. Creating a position object in the Expert Mode
          9. Creating a Job object in the Expert Mode
          10. The concept of Number Ranges
          11. Scenarios where we use external number assignment
          12. The Plan Version
          13. Creating an organizational structure using the Expert Mode
          14. Configuring the table
        3. Integrating Organization Management with Personnel Administration
          1. Integration switches
          2. Data Transfer Tools
          3. RHINTE Reports
          4. The purpose of the OM tool
        4. Summary
      13. 4. PA Configuration in Less Than 24 Hours
        1. Personnel Administration infotypes
        2. Important infotypes that are mandatory and their configuration steps
          1. Functions of infotypes
            1. The 0000 (Actions) infotype
            2. The 0001 (Organization Assignment) infotype
            3. The 0002 (Personal Data) infotype
            4. The 0006 (Address) infotype
            5. The 0007 (Planned Working Time) infotype
            6. The 0008 (Basic Pay) infotype
            7. The 0009 (Bank Details) infotype
            8. Configuration steps
            9. What makes the enterprise structure?
          2. What makes the personnel structure?
        3. Tips and tricks that will be handy while configuring the submodule
          1. Recommendation on number range assignment
          2. Configuring mandatory infotypes
        4. Customizing the infotype menu and info groups
        5. Configuring personnel actions
          1. Dynamic actions
        6. Summary
      14. 5. Time Management Configuration – Negative Time
        1. Nodes for configuring the Work schedule rule and Absence Quotas
          1. Time Management infotypes
            1. The Planned Working Time infotype (0007)
            2. The Absences infotype (2001)
            3. The Attendances infotype (2002)
            4. The Absence Quotas infotype (2006)
            5. The Attendance Quotas infotype (2007)
            6. The Overtime infotype (2005)
            7. The Employee Remuneration infotype (2010)
            8. The Quota Correction infotype (2013)
            9. The Time Quota Compensation infotype (0416)
        2. Important nodes and/or customizing tables for the Work schedule rule
          1. The holiday calendar
          2. The daily work schedule
          3. The period work schedule
          4. The day type
          5. The Work schedule rule
        3. Important nodes and/or customizing tables for Absence Quotas
          1. Absence Quotas generation rule configuration
        4. Tips to generate Absence Quotas without any hassles
          1. Frequent error message and workaround
          2. Important Time Management-related tables
          3. Important functions, operations, and features
          4. Internal tables and cluster tables used in time evaluation
          5. Tool to check the configuration settings for quota generation
        5. Summary
      15. 6. Payroll Configuration
        1. Infotypes mandatory for payroll processing
          1. Payroll infotypes
            1. The 0000 (Actions) infotype
            2. The 0001 (Organizational Assignment) infotype
          2. Payroll area
        2. Control record elucidated
          1. The 0003 (Payroll Status) infotype
          2. The 0007 (Planned Working Time) infotype
          3. The 0008 (Basic Pay) infotype
          4. The 0027 (Cost Distribution) infotype
          5. The 0014 (Recurring Payment and Deduction) infotype
          6. The 0015 (Additional Payments) infotype
          7. The 0267 (Additional off-cycle payments) infotype
        3. Steps to configure the payroll
          1. Wage types
          2. The 0008 (Basic Pay) configuration
          3. The 0014 (Recurring Payments and Deductions) configuration
          4. The 0015 (Additional Payments) configuration
          5. The 0267 (On-demand or Additional Payments) configuration
        4. Writing a PCR to meet your customer's requirements
          1. Schematic payroll schema
          2. Personnel calculation rule (PCR)
          3. Important payroll functions
          4. Important payroll operations
          5. Frequent error messages and workaround
        5. Configuring a payslip
        6. Integration with the finance module
          1. Activities in the HR system
          2. Activities in an accounting AC system
          3. Posting payroll results to finance steps
          4. Different statuses of a posting run
        7. Summary
      16. 7. Talent Management and Development Configuration
        1. Basic settings – Personnel Development
        2. Integration aspects with other submodules of HCM
        3. Master data for the Personnel Development component
          1. The qualification catalogue
          2. Career maintenance
          3. Functions in Personnel Development
          4. Standard tools in the PD component
          5. Development plans
        4. Objective setting and an appraisal's template configuration
          1. Category group creation
          2. Category creation
          3. Steps to create an appraisal template
        5. Summary
      17. 8. Training and Event Management Configuration
        1. The basic settings in TEM
        2. Integration aspects in the Training and Event Management module
        3. Configuring a business event preparation/event catalog
          1. Time schedule
          2. Physical location
          3. Master data
          4. Resource management
          5. The business event catalog
          6. Day-to-day activities
          7. Booking
          8. Recurring activities
          9. Follow-up processing
          10. Employee Self-Service (ESS)
        4. Summary
      18. 9. Travel Management Configuration
        1. Travel Management – features and functions
          1. Basic settings for number ranges
          2. Master data required for Travel Management
          3. Important transaction codes
        2. Travel Request configuration steps
        3. Configuring Travel Planning
        4. Configuring Travel Expenses
        5. Integration aspects with other application components
        6. Summary
      19. 10. Building a Report Using SAP Query Viewer
        1. Building an ad hoc query using the SQ01 transaction code
          1. Steps for creating the user group
          2. Steps for creating the infoset
          3. Steps for creating a query
        2. Executing a report using an ad hoc query
          1. Frequent error messages when building an ad hoc query
            1. Analysis
            2. Workaround
          2. An interesting feature to tag the T-code with the report
        3. Transport a query across clients
        4. Develop a report using SAP Query Viewer (SQVI)
          1. Converting the query view to a SAP query
        5. Summary
      20. Index