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. OpenSesame

    Reading time: 14 mins

    We help companies develop the world’s most productive and admired workforces. With the most comprehensive catalog of elearning courses from the world’s top publishers, we are here to help you every step of the way, from finding courses, mapping them to your core competencies, syncing them with your LMS to increasing utilization and improving your…
  2. Save Time by Using CATT to Upload HR Data Automatically

    Reading time: 7 mins

    You can use the Computer-Aided Test Tool (CATT) as an HR data upload tool that works as if you had a real user inputting the data into R/3 — except that CATT automates the task. Key Concept CATT stands for Computer-Aided Test Tool. It was originally developed as a testing tool. Both functional and technical…...…
  3. Ask the HR Expert: Locate Unoccupied Positions Without Vacancy Processing

    Reading time: 5 mins

    You can track unused positions in Organizational Management via vacancy processing as a part of an overall position-management process. In the absence of vacancy processing, you can track unused or “open” positions and modify them to display the proper staffing levels in a given organizational unit. Standard reports in R/3 provide the information necessary to…...…
  4. Select the Right Time-Evaluation Starter Schema: Part 3

    Reading time: 20 mins

    Time-evaluation functions TIMTP and TYPES are a transition point between raw time data and time results in SAP time evaluation. You’ll see how understanding TIMTP and TYPES helps you select the most relevant time-evaluation starter schema. Key Concept Time wage types are generated by time evaluation and stored in the time results. The SAP Payroll…...…
  5. Save Time by Automating Internal Overtime Recalculation

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Internal recalculation can simplify the development of SAP Personnel Time Management (PT) business processes. It adds flexibility to such PT business functions as overtime, holidays, and regular hours processing. The author provides recommendations for implementing this functionality, discusses its limitations, and describes examples. Key Concept The internal recalculation functionality is based on the time-evaluation feature…...…
  6. Perform What-If Scenarios in Org Management Using Alternate Plan Versions

    Reading time: 10 mins

    You can use your Organizational Management (OM) functionality to create alternate scenarios such as a new organizational hierarchy without affecting your active plan version. Key Concept Organizational planning processes sometimes require the creation of what-if scenarios to determine the impact on existing structures and processes before the actual changes are made in a productive environment…....…
  7. Reduce Memory Consumption and Improve Runtime Performance with ABAP Shared Objects: A New API for Shared Memory Programming

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Have you ever wished for a data buffer that provides access to data across transaction boundaries, without requiring additional memory or resource-consuming copy operations from the database? ABAP Shared Objects, available with SAP NetWeaver ’04, is a new ABAP API that provides direct access to data structures stored in a shared memory area. Using simple…...…
  8. Load Data into Two BW Systems from One R/3 Source with Zero Downtime

    Reading time: 13 mins

    Are you worried about what adding another BW instance to your ERP system may mean to your end users? Here’s a technique that allows you to bring another BW system online without any outages on the source system. It can be used for other tasks such as reinitializing the system to reduce the impact on…...…
  9. Ask the HR Expert How to Prepare for mySAP HCM HR

    Reading time: 15 mins

    Understand these six key considerations and your mySAP HCM implementation will be a success. Key Concept Dear HR Expert, We will be implementating mySAP HCM shortly. Can you please let me know about the following? Preparation required for implementation The process of implementation Required data updates Automation level to be acquired before actual implementation Skills…...…
  10. Select the Right Time Evaluation Starter Schema: Part 2

    Reading time: 15 mins

    SAPexperts/HRTo select an appropriate starter schema for customization, you first need to understand how the functions TIMTP and TYPES work. These functions play an important role in preparing time data for conversion into time wage types and other time results. The time pair plays an integral role in the relationship between the TIMTP and TYPES…...…