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SAP HCM Tip: Standard SAP Report to Monitor Changes in OM Data

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SAP HCM Tip: Standard SAP Report to Monitor Changes in OM Data

Almost every SAP HCM on-premise customer I encounter is familiar with the standard SAP audit report RPUAUD00, which allows monitoring of changes in personnel administration data (the PA database). This leads to the inevitable question: Is there a report that does the same for organizational management (PD database) data? 
 
Most SAP HCM users are familiar with the infotype logging report RPUAUD00 (audit report) for changes to Personnel Administration data. This report allows the tracking and monitoring of ECC employee master data changes. This report requires configuration of specific tables to capture change documents containing the history of personnel administration data.
 
This report, however, cannot be used to track changes in the PD database for organizational management data. Instead of creating a custom report to identify changes to organizational management data, there are several methods that can be used to track changes to organizational management (PD or Planning Database) data. In this quick tip I will describe one of the simplest and most user-friendly methods to identify changes made to PD data, by using the standard SAP report RHRHAZ00. Read more.

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SAP HCM Tip: Simple Solutions for a Common Organization Management Challenge

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SAP HCM Tip: Simple Solutions for a Common Organization Management Challenge

Throughout our time working with SAP HCM and specifically Organization Management, we’ve all been through the conversation about best practices related to what constitutes an Organization Unit and the types of Positions that should be given the Chief designation.  Many times, I have come across scenarios wherein the customer would like to follow best practices of having Organization Units defined for each manager’s team, but have concerns about having too many managers involved in compensation planning. It is not uncommon to have more managers involved in the day-to-day management of the team than are appropriate for inclusion in the annual merit/compensation planning process.   These managers, by nature of the fact that they do have day-to-day personnel management responsibilities, need to be clearly designated in the organization structure; however, thought must be given as to how to avoid the concerns of placing certain access at too low a level or in the hands of managers who would not have access to functionality required to fulfill certain responsibilities. As more companies running on-premise Organization Management move to self-service capabilities for performance and compensation management processes via SuccessFactors, the HCM Organization Structure must be flexible enough to accommodate a range of requirements in this area without straying from best practices for Organization Management.  Read more.

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SAP HCM Tip: How to Implement OM Infotype Change Logging

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SAP HCM Tip: How to Implement OM Infotype Change Logging

You might already use the infotype change logging functionality in Personnel Administration, but did you realize the same functionality exist in Organizational Management?  Infotype change logging provides the ability to see which user made a change to a field on an infotype, on what day and time the change was made, and what the old and new values are.  Infotype audit logging is very helpful when troubleshooting issues or when data changes need to be audited. Read more

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SAP HCM Tip: Standard Organization Management Switch for Transferring Text to Personnel Administration

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SAP HCM Tip: Standard Organization Management Switch for Transferring Text to Personnel Administration

Every now and then we come across a scenario where a customer is having to manually align the Personnel Administration Infotype 0001 dates with the dates of name changes on the Organization Management side of the system.  These scenarios typically play out as follows:  the compensation management team updates Job titles to follow a new naming convention.  This occurs as of a particular date, let’s say 5/1/2016 for example.  In order for the corresponding employees’ records to display correctly in the system, the best practice is to create a corresponding Infotype 0001 (Organizational Assignment) record for each of them on the date of the new job name.  This practice can be time-intensive if performed manually.  Users would have to first query all employees who are assigned to the particular jobs as of the date of change and then would have to manually create a new Infotype 0001 with the corresponding date. Read more.

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SAP HCM Tip: Validity of HR Objects

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SAP HCM Tip: Validity of HR Objects

The Enterprise and Personnel Structures of an SAP HCM System are the foundational structures upon which so much of the system’s functionality can be configured.  It has been the case that once the structures are configured, they’re there forever.  This has resulted in a great deal of caution when setting up these foundational structures because of their downstream use and because of their permanence in the system.  Read more.

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