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Managing employees with SAP HR

Effective employee management with SAP HR is vital for growing the top and bottom line, becoming more productive, and achieving competitive advantage.

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SAP HR planning
Information technology skills for the SAP HR developer
Managing employees with SAP HR
SAP HR reporting tips and techniques

  Managing employees with SAP HR  

People are the most important assets in by any business, and managing employees with SAP HR properly is vital for growing the top and bottom line, becoming more productive, and achieving competitive advantage in the marketplace. Information technology alone can't achieve those goals, but it can set you on the path to proper asset management in the human resources arena. Once you've gathered some ideas, move on to the next section of the SAP HR training tutorial to learn more about SAP HR reporting tips and techniques.

Having offered an overview of SAP HR from a technology perspective, it's time to understand the product's functionality from a line-of-business perspective. The job of an HR system such as that of SAP begins with hiring, so it's a good idea to see how SAP is equipped to deal with this basic task. If your business is characterized by employment complexity, learn how SAP can assist in managing employees with different jobs and how SAP payroll handles foreign bank accounts. Scenarios like these are becoming more common, particularly in international business, so you'll need to know how to accommodate them within your HR system. Address another common concern by learning what to do when an SAP interface does not recognize a new employee or when administrators change their own data within SAP.

Managing payroll

Sometimes, payroll gets very technical, especially when you deal with special payment plans. That's why it pays to know how to add records using the RFFOUS_T program.

Now that you've onboarded employees and learned to troubleshoot some related scenarios, find out how SAP can manage employee time. From examining the details of working with time management to time management reporting tips, you can dig deep into how the solution optimizes time commitments and tracking.

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Get acquainted with SAP HR payroll basics in part one of a guide from Insight Consulting Partners

Learn about central functions in the payroll schema in part two of the guide

There are few activities over which HR presides that are more important than payroll. Accordingly, you should take the time to thoroughly acquaint yourself with all aspects of SAP HR payroll. Start with Payroll Basics and Payroll Basics part two in order to examine the lay of the land. When you're more comfortable, start learning about more advanced concepts within the payroll module by working through common business scenarios. For example, you can find out how to generate payroll periods and how to determine accounting period. If you want more information on SAP-specific scenarios, look no further than printing checks in 4.6C and restricting payroll locations for examples of what you can do with SAP's payroll tools. If you're an SAP financials user, you'll no doubt be interested in how to connect SAP Payroll and FI/CO via ALE.

SAP also automates HR payroll deductions, allowing you either to create one-time specifications or to input recurring rules for deductions.

Table of contents:


SAP HR planning
Information technology skills for the SAP HR developer
Managing employees with SAP HR
SAP HR reporting tips and techniques
This was last published in August 2008

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