Human Capital Management

Content in this area will help HR, payroll, talent, and recruiting professionals understand how to get the most out of both SAP and SAP SuccessFactors technologies across core HR, payroll, time management, talent management, recruiting, and employee experience. This area will include content that helps HR organizations leverage the latest HCM and HXM technology to meet the requirements of increased workforce efficiency, greater employee engagement, improved employee experience, and reduced costs of critical business processes. 


  1. Video Q&A: Dr. Steve Hunt discusses the post-COVID return to the office

  2. SuccessFactors Time Tracking

    Video Q&A: Amy Wilson Discusses SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking

  3. SAP SuccessFactors

    Meet the Women Steering the Ship at SAP SuccessFactors

    Reading time: 14 mins


  1. PwC

    Reading time: 14 mins

    PwC is a leading global professional services network focused on building trust in society and solving important problems. We work with clients from all industries to transform their business by developing and implementing innovative strategies, experiences, and technologies, in ways that are faster, more agile and accountable. With offices in 157 countries and more than 276,000 people, we help organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for, by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

  2. Ensure Consistency and Synchronization Across Your Master Data: Integrate Your Classification Changes into Customer and Vendor Master Data ALE Scenarios

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Nearly every SAP customer has used standard ALE scenarios to distribute customer and vendor master data changes across their SAP system landscapes. However, prior to SAP NetWeaver ’04, the classification data associated with customer and vendor master data is not included in distributions. This article outlines a two-part solution for keeping master data and associated…...…
  3. Upgrades Part 3: Quickly Fix Two Common Payroll Errors

    Reading time: 9 mins

    You may face the two payroll problems described here when you upgrade your HR system from SAP R/3 4.6C to mySAP ERP Central Component 5.0. Learn how to permanently fix them. Key Concept Personnel calculation schemas describe the sequence and contents of a country-specific payroll or time evaluation program (or driver). A payroll driver is…...…
  4. Run Payroll Simulations Directly from Infotype 0008 (Basic Pay)

    Reading time: 8 mins

    By configuring feature PM004, you can run a payroll simulation for an employee directly from infotype 0008 (basic pay). Key Concept When viewing an employee’s infotype 0008 record or making any amendments to basic pay, it is often useful to run a payroll simulation to view the employee’s payslip. You can do so by configuring…...…
  5. Accurately Manage Changes in Your HR to FI Posting Configuration

    Reading time: 13 mins

    The configuration that maps wage types in HR to General Ledger account numbers in Financials (FI) contains some steps that represent changes over time, while other steps are not date delimited. Retroactive accounting in payroll can lead to inaccurate posting documents if you do not take special care when making changes in the HR to…...…
  6. Upgrades Part 2: Fix Three Common PA Errors with Ease

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Discover three Personnel Administration (PA) problems you may face in your upgrade to mySAP ERP and how to permanently fix them. You may not face these specific problems, but you can learn from the methodology behind the solutions. Key Concept Personnel lookup tables contain the system settings for the infotypes that store personal data for…...…
  7. Eliminate Dirty Data in Time Characteristics

    Reading time: 11 mins

    Erroneous data in time characteristics that appears in query selections often confuses users. You can resolve this issue by changing a configuration option either in the InfoCube itself or in the InfoObject. However, when reporting from an ODS, this option is not available. Discover how you can resolve this issue by cleaning up the master…...…
  8. To Be or Not to Be SAP HCM Certified?

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Some employers require that their employees become SAP certified. If you’ve ever considered earning your certification, these tips and suggestions may help guide you through the process. Key Concept Many different SAP certifications are available. To become certified within an area such as HR, you need to attend all of the courses indicated as a…...…
  9. Lessons Learned from BW for HR Implementations

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Factors that ensure a successful BW for HR implementation include good use of business content, a clear understanding of HR reporting needs, and a stable HR configuration. Key Concept An InfoCube is a central data repository for data elements specific to HR functional areas. You can use this combination of data elements to slice and…...…
  10. Speed Up Payroll Results Analysis and Error Resolution

    Reading time: 22 mins

    By combining the display variant log with a custom subschema that prints out just the results tables you need, you can investigate and resolve payroll problems more quickly. Key Concept When you run payroll, you can use the display variant log within the payroll selection screen to select which parts of the payroll schema you…...…