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. ADP

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Designing better ways to work through cutting-edge products, premium services and exceptional experiences that enable people to reach their full potential. HR, Talent, Time Management, Benefits and Payroll. Informed by data and designed for people.
  2. Protect the Integrity of Your PD Data by Managing Time Constraints

    Reading time: 13 mins

    You can control how your Personnel Development (PD) objects and structures react and relate to one another over time by properly using time constraints. Key Concept Personnel Development (PD) data in SAP consists of complex groupings of related objects and data structures. The relationships between PD objects carry specific meanings and are configured to exist…...…
  3. Save Time by Automating Your SAP Queries: Part 2

    Reading time: 13 mins

    Part 1 of this series on how to automate an SAP Query, published in the October 2004 issue, showed the option of sending the output to a shared location. Part 2 explains the option of sending the output to users by email. Key Concept R/3 accesses the function module SX_OBJECT_CONVERT_ALI_HTM in SAPconnect to convert the…...…
  4. Save Time for Your Payroll Department by Enhancing Your Process Model

    Reading time: 3 mins

    You can automate your payroll process model so that it releases and posts accounting documents to FI/CO. This saves a step for your payroll department and ensures completeness and consistency. Key Concept   The HR Process Workbench, transaction PUST, is used to automate program execution for the payroll process. Using process models, it runs the…...…
  5. Understand and Streamline Your R/3 HR Payroll-FI Integration: How to Debug Common FI/CO Problems Caused by Payroll

    Reading time: 15 mins

    Learn about common FI/CO problems caused by Payroll and how to debug the process. Key Concept The central integration object between SAP Payroll and FI/CO is the symbolic account, a four-character code that connects wage types in Payroll to accounts in FI/CO. Understanding the integration between SAP Payroll and FI/CO is critical to ensuring that…...…
  6. Customize the Standard Web Template to Save Time and Effort

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Great-looking reports don’t just happen. They can take a lot of your precious time and gobble up development resources. BW ships with a Web template that allows you to rapidly deploy customized reports that are sure to be a hit with your end users and reduce your development efforts. Key Concept The standard BW Web…...…
  7. Retain Your Legacy System’s Employee Number in R/3

    Reading time: 9 mins

    Companies implementing SAP HR often wish to retain the employee number from their pre-SAP system because it is deeply embedded in their corporate culture. The SAP personnel number field is frequently not able to accommodate this requirement. However, R/3 offers a way to store your legacy employee number in infotype 0032. Key Concept Infotype 0032…...…
  8. Select the Right Time Evaluation Starter Schema: Part 1

    Reading time: 19 mins

    It’s important to select the appropriate time evaluation starter schema because this decision impacts how you plan your R/3 time management environment. Learn more about how to select a time evaluation starter schema, how time schemas differentiate between positive and negative time evaluation, and how the TIMTP and TYPES functions work. Key Concept A time…...…
  9. Analyze Memory-Related Problems in Your ABAP Programs in Less Time and with Less Effort Using the ABAP Memory Inspector

    Reading time: 3 mins

    When your ABAP application terminates because memory is exhausted, one possible reason is errors somewhere in the program code. Finding such errors in your code, however, is no easy task — memory objects are hidden in the ABAP runtime environment, and runtime errors do not always indicate the true source of the problem. This article…...…
  10. Ask the HR Expert: Assign Requirements to a Position

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Where in SAP R/3 Release 4.6C configuration can you set requirements for a position? I would like to say that a manager position has certain requirements attached to it. Where can I set this up? You can assign requirements to a position using qualifications. You can assign qualifications to a person or to a position…....…