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. Discotheque Inc.

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Disco is a real-time recognition platform that integrates into the employee workflow to tie moments that matter to core company values. By being in the employee workflow like Slack and Microsoft Teams, Disco socializes, celebrates, and scales culture and employee engagement like nothing before. All this engagement and feedback is shared with several SAP SuccessFactors…
  2. Create Calculated Fields in SAP Query for HR and Payroll Data

    Reading time: 11 mins

    When you want to perform calculations on your data, you may be accustomed to downloading an R/3 report into Microsoft Excel and performing calculations there. However, you can save yourself some work by creating the calculated fields in SAP Query itself. Using an example query, the author shows you how. At some point, you will…...…
  3. Control Open Enrollment with an Adjustment Reason

    Reading time: 8 mins

    You can configure an adjustment reason to gain better control over the open enrollment offer. This is for companies that consider open enrollment to be a period during which only certain employees can change certain benefit elections. What does “open enrollment” mean at your company? The SAP application considers open enrollment to be a period…...…
  4. Enter Debug Mode at Any Time

    Reading time: 5 mins

    The debug mode is often underused considering its ability to speed up development efforts. Provided your ID has adequate authorization, you can enter debug mode at any time. The article also explains how to debug an Employee Self-Service transaction. Although most technical readers are probably already aware of the debug mode, it is often underused…...…
  5. Four Tips on Applying Payroll Schemas and Rules

    Reading time: 20 mins

    In part two of his series on payroll schemas and rules, the author gives four tips on making new rules or changing existing rules. He covers how to stay compatible with SAP’s standard schemas and rules, where to place custom rules in the payroll schema, how to salvage poorly written or incorrect custom rules, and…...…
  6. See All of an Employee’s Workflows in Just One View

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Wouldn’t it be great if there were a tool you could use to see all the workflows related to a particular employee? Well, there is. It’s called generic objects services (GOS). It’s available as of R/3 Release 4.0. The phone rings. Again. It’s Ted Bullpit. “I put in a leave request last week, but I…...…
  7. Configure HR Actions/Events to Improve Your Reports

    Reading time: 31 mins

    The configuration of personnel actions such as hiring, terminations, and organizational assignments in R/3 is completely customizable. The R/3-delivered actions, also known as personnel events, can be customized to your company’s needs so that you can collect necessary data and assign specific employment statuses. The employee data collected during your actions then can be classified…...…
  8. Understand Payroll Wage Type Processing: Payroll Schema and Rule Basics

    Reading time: 17 mins

    Payroll schemas and rules are the bridge between HR Master Data and Payroll results. Creating that bridge is similar to writing programs and performing table configuration. Rules and schemas can be a confusing process for those who are not familiar with the concepts. Configured correctly, they can lead to a stable payroll calculation. Done incorrectly,…...…
  9. HR Module Maintenance Best Practices Using HR Support Packages

    Reading time: 16 mins

    Almost immediately after implementing the HR module, each customer is faced with the need to keep its R/3 system current by applying HR Support Packages. This article explains how you can continue to ensure a high level of reliability in your production environment by fitting HRSPs into your existing change management process. In traditional, custom-built…...…
  10. 8 Steps to Take and 9 Tips to Consider Before You Implement the Travel Management Module for Trip Expenses

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Travel is one of the largest controllable expenses for a company. SAP’s Travel Management module (FI-TV) is designed to help a company manage these costs. The author, who worked for SAP AG as a developer of the module, gives a business process perspective on the technical configuration to help you get started, if you are…...…