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Ask the HR Expert: How to Handle Positions After a Termination Event in PD

The author explains that when you terminate an employee in R/3, the only thing the system does is delimit (put an end date on) the A 008 (holder) relationship between the person and the position. That is why the position object still exists after the employee has been terminated. She then discusses how to distinguish...

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Danielle Larocca
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Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.



Develop and Retain Talent by Incorporating Careers in Your R/3 Succession Planning

Succession planning allows companies to build plans for developing and retaining talent. The SAP R/3 Human Resources module offers standard functionality for succession planning, career planning, and employee development. The author focuses on how to build and use the career object in R/3 as part of your overall succession plan. Human capital is an important…...

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How Wage Type Valuation Bases Turn Payroll Numbers into Money

Within any payroll, there will always be payments input as numbers that then need to be converted into money. The method of achieving this in R/3 is known as the “wage type valuation base.” The author gives some background on valuation bases and shows how each works. He provides two examples of using valuation bases…...

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SAP Compensation Administration Application Supports a Total Compensation Strategy

The Compensation Administration (CA) application in R/3 is designed to link employee performance with company goals. In this first article in a series, the author explains how to prepare for a CA implementation. Using the example of a management incentive plan, she shows how to budget for a compensation/award plan. Over the past decade, the…...

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Use Features to Support Current and Prior Business Rules Simultaneously

A feature is a logical construct used to assign a value to one field by examining the values of other fields. When business rules change, you may need to update your features. However, “effective date” is not one of the fields available for making decisions in most features. The author covers a quick way to…...

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Clay Molinari
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Clay Molinari has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has been working as an SAP HR consultant since 1997. He is currently president of C&C Savant, Inc., an SAP consulting firm that specializes in combining standard SAP configuration and custom ABAP programming to help its clients solve unique or complicated requirements.



RF-Enable Logistics Transactions for Automated Data Collection in Real Time

When you implement bar-coding and radio-frequency (RF) technology in your warehouse or plant, you must modify a number of commonly used SAP transactions so that they recognize RF devices. The author of this article lists the transactions you will likely have to modify and provide advice for doing so. However, users have been demanding transactions…...

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Vijay Garg
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Vijay Garg, PMP, has more than 14 years of SAP project management and implementation experience with Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech, chemicals, CPG, and engineering industries using various SAP Business Suite applications as well as SAP APO. Prior to working in SAP, he had vast experience in the engineering industry, including software development and applications.



Warehouse Stock Age Reports Made Easier

Reporting on the age of stock in your warehouse can be troublesome and slow in R/3. SAP’s Business Information Warehouse (BW), however, is better equipped to deal with this load-intensive calculation. This article shows you how to calculate stock age based on first-in, first-out logic using BW. One commonly requested report is to show the…...

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Improve APO Load Performance with Three Advanced Filtering Techniques

ou probably don’t need to use all the data in your APO source system for your BW-generated demand planning reports. Filtering that data so your query uses only what’s relevant will boost performance. Learn about three methods for carrying out this filtering: filtering in the source system, using the InfoPackage selection criteria, and filtering in…...

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Demystify Safety Stock Calculation Methods in PP/DS

Subtle differences in the way SAP APO SNP and the Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) applications calculate safety stock are often a source of confusion. Gain an understanding of these differences and see how you use the SAP safety stock methods in PP/DS. In most cases, the safety stock calculation methods in the SAP…...

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Wolfgang Eddigehausen
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Wolfgang Eddigehausen is a highly experienced expert in the areas of business process design, re-engineering, and user adaption, as well as process realization in complex SAP-centric environments. He has experience in solution and enterprise architecture and project management (PRINCE2 certified) domains defining enterprise capabilities with a focus on delivering effective and efficient solutions to organizations. Wolfgang's industry knowledge includes public sector, utilities, mining, distribution, general manufacturing, process and steel industries, and consumer goods. In most roles his task is not only to architect a solution but also to evaluate and define strategic options with a focus on end-to-end solutions rather than systems. This also includes strong emphasis on the user acceptance through an innovative user experience and mobility enablement. His career includes successful participation and management of projects in Australia, Europe, India, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and the US. These projects required interaction with all levels of an organization, from the shop floor or office through to the CxO level. Throughout his career, Wolfgang has put emphasis on a holistic approach bringing together people, processes, information, and systems in project management, architecture, and implementation roles.