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Seven Tips to Customize Your Authorization Management Settings

You can manage user authorizations and profiles in your SAP systems more efficiently with these seven tips on changing settings for the Profile Generator. Key Concept Activity groups are data containers for the Profile Generator to generate authorization profiles. Generally an activity group (or role, since Release 4.6C) represents a job role (e.g., HR manager,...

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Ask the HR Expert: How to Add Custom Infotypes to Your Queries for HR/Payroll Reporting

You can improve your SAP and Ad Hoc queries by adding custom infotypes with these step-by-step instructions. Key Concept Dear HR Expert, How do you add custom infotype fields or even standard SAP infotypes such as date specifications to the Ad Hoc Query? — Lynn White, Senior Business Analyst, HR Thanks for the question. You…...

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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.



Turn Evaluation Paths into Workflow Agent Rules

Companies are increasingly going to need HR reports based on information stored in various sources, including R/3, third-party tools, and the Internet. Business Information Warehouse (BW) provides that capability. The author has worked on numerous implementations of BW for HR, and explains some key considerations for companies thinking about their own BW for HR implementation…....

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Save Time by Automating Your SAP Queries

You can automate frequently run SAP Queries via two options: You can send the output to a shared location or email the output to users. The author explains how to send the output to a shared location, which requires use of a function module exit. Key Concept R/3 accesses the function module exit EXIT_RSAQEXCE_001 when…...

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Understand and Streamline Your R/3 HR Payroll-FI Integration

Understanding how R/3 Payroll, part of the Human Resources (HR) module, comes up with its R/3 FI postings is the essential first step in creating an accurate and reliable integration between these two complex modules. Though many more issues and details need to be considered, the basic framework described here is the starting point for…...

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Steve Bogner
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Steve Bogner is a managing partner at Insight Consulting Partners and has been working with SAP HR since 1993. He has consulted for various public, private, domestic, and global companies on their SAP HR/Payroll implementations; presented at the SAP user's group ASUG; and been featured on the Sky Radio Network program regarding SAP HR. Steve will be presenting at the upcoming HR Payroll Seminar November 7-8 in Chicago and November 27-28 in Orlando. For information on the event, click here.



Monitor Sensitive Fields with R/3's Dual Control Functionality

The standard SAP dual control principle imposes segregation of duties for changes to sensitive fields while allowing changes to be made by one person to non-sensitive fields. Key Concept Dual control functionality forces changes made to sensitive fields in customer and vendor master records always to be checked by another authorized employee. Even if two…...

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Get a Quick Start with SEM by Implementing Performance Monitoring in a Flash

To demonstrate the value of Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM), you can quickly implement a Management Cockpit by integrating a cockpit with Business Planning and Simulation (BPS) functionality. The cockpit can demonstrate to managers how SEM helps companies plan, illustrate, and communicate executive strategy. Key Concept Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM) is based on a Business Information…...

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Are Your Stock Balances Correct?

The answers to six questions along with a little-known report can help you to keep your R/3 Materials Management (MM) and FI stock balances in sync. Key Concept Stock is a major component of a company’s balance sheets, especially for manufacturing companies. Tracking stock balances in plants is a major activity for logistic teams. SAP…...

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Use Standard SAP to Restrict Access in a CATS Implementation

Designing authorization roles for a Cross-Application Time Sheet (CATS) implementation can be made simpler by an understanding of three major role types. The author presents strategies for setting up these roles using the examples of the general user, the central timekeeper, and the supervisor. Key Concept The Cross-Application Time Sheet (CATS) system is a tool…...

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