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. IBM

    Reading time: 14 mins

    IBM and SAP work together to design and build custom solutions to address your specific business needs and improve operational effectiveness to help your shift to the cloud with SuccessFactors as part of your HR transformation. Concurrently, these transformative solutions help to increase customer value, enhance employee experiences and help you establish a stronger digital presence.

  2. How to Use Gross-Ups in SAP US Payroll

    Reading time: 123 mins

    In certain cases, such as for prizes and expatriate pay, a company wants to pay taxes for employees so that they take home the right amount in net pay. Using examples, the author explains the technicalities of the gross-up process, which starts with net pay and works backward to the gross amount. Many companies use…...…
  3. Speed Up Your Regular Payroll Run with Process Models

    Reading time: 10 mins

    While many companies use SAP process models after the completion of their payroll run, few realize that using process models during the regular payroll process can greatly increase efficiency. The author suggests tips and tricks that will enable your company to make the most out of process models. SAP’s R/3 Payroll consists of a dynamic…...…
  4. Data Modeling with Time-Dependent Master Data

    Reading time: 11 mins

    Depending on the setup of your system, new master data can overwrite your old data when it is loaded. However, you can view data from a certain point in time with time-dependent master data. The author debates the benefits and drawbacks of adding time dependency to your data model.   The need for time-dependent master…...…
  5. Simplify OM Maintenance with the Organization and Staffing Mode

    Reading time: 65 mins

    Organizational Management (OM) is an important part of SAP HR because of its organizational charts, planning data, and key role in module integration. In the first of a two-part series on viewing and maintaining OM structures in R/3 HR, the author describes the Organization and Staffing mode of maintenance. Its graphical nature makes it easy…...…
  6. Ensure Customizing Data Consistency and Smooth-Running Business Processes Across Your SAP System Landscape with Customizing Synchronization

    Reading time: 2 mins

    ManagerIf your organization is like most, you no longer rely solely on SAP R/3 to support your business activities. To remain competitive, you need adaptive business solutions that provide best-of-breed functionality, scalability, and integration, so most SAP customers are now tapping into mySAP Business Suite solutions, such as mySAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and mySAP…...…
  7. Ask The HR Expert: ABAP Custom Report Shows Employee’s Current and Past Positions

    Reading time: 11 mins

    One of HR Expert’s readers thinks that it would be useful to have a report showing an employee’s current and past positions, including salary and effective dates. Our HR expert agrees that there is a widespread need for such a report. In three steps, he explains how to create a concise, custom ABAP report that…...…
  8. Implement Field-Level Security in HR Infotype Screens

    Reading time: 32 mins

    Because SAP’s HR module is fully integrated with other SAP modules, they share data. Therefore, it is important to ensure that sensitive HR data is invisible to unauthorized users. The author explains how to create and configure several infotype screens to block data to some users and allow access to others. The article uses Release…...…
  9. Use Real-Time Hierarchies to Map Transactions to the Proper Groups

    Reading time: 45 mins

    Create BW hierarchies to track products sourced from merging suppliers, and avoid the inaccuracies that can result when your supply partners buy (or are bought by) other firms. With an example based on a fictitious international company, the author demonstrates how to assign purchase orders correctly via a real-time hierarchy with user exits or BAdIs…....…
  10. QuickViewer Creates Basic List Reports for HR and Payroll

    Reading time: 9 mins

    SAP QuickViewer allows inexperienced users to create QuickViews, which are simple basic lists. However, you should be aware that some companies do not use it as a core reporting functionality because of security concerns. The author shows how QuickViewer works with three data sources: an HR logical database, a table, and an existing InfoSet. SAP…...…