SAP Time and Attendance


What Is SAP Time and Attendance?

For many employees and employers, it’s no longer acceptable to use manual, in-person clocking in and clocking out to track time and attendance. This is even more true as remote work has become more prevalent. That’s why time and attendance software has risen in importance.

Modern time and attendance tools typically offer these features:

  • Automated time and attendance at multiple locations
  • Self-service time tracking
  • Employee and manager self-service paid time off (PTO) requests
  • Automatic application of payroll rules and policies
  • Compliance and regulatory updates
  • Shift scheduling.

On-premise SAP ERP HCM features a time module for entering time and attendance data. For greater functionality, SAP customers often deploy time and attendance software from companies such as Workforce Software and Kronos, which partner with SAP and create specific SAP time and attendance solutions that integrate with SAP systems, including SAP SuccessFactors. System integrators like Accenture help SAP customers implement and integrate time and attendance tools into their technology landscape.

Recently, SAP released the SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking module, a cloud-based offering that integrates with SAP SuccessFactors modules.

What Is SAP Time and Attendance?

For many employees and employers, it’s no longer acceptable to use manual, in-person clocking in and clocking out to track time and attendance. This is even more true as remote work has become more prevalent. That’s why time and attendance software has risen in importance.

Modern time and attendance tools typically offer these features:

  • Automated time and attendance at multiple locations
  • Self-service time tracking
  • Employee and manager self-service paid time off (PTO) requests
  • Automatic application of payroll rules and policies
  • Compliance and regulatory updates
  • Shift scheduling.

On-premise SAP ERP HCM features a time module for entering time and attendance data. For greater functionality, SAP customers often deploy time and attendance software from companies such as Workforce Software and Kronos, which partner with SAP and create specific SAP time and attendance solutions that integrate with SAP systems, including SAP SuccessFactors. System integrators like Accenture help SAP customers implement and integrate time and attendance tools into their technology landscape.

Recently, SAP released the SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking module, a cloud-based offering that integrates with SAP SuccessFactors modules.

Key SAP Time and Attendance Considerations

  • Self-service SAP Time and Attendance provides benefits. The better performing companies in our recent HR Technology research were more likely to currently use or be in the process of implementing time and attendance solutions. Typically, these technologies offer self-service, which allows employees and managers to conduct key time and attendance functions without the involvement of an HR professional. This saves time on all sides, as requests are submitted and approved without paperwork and without an intermediary.
  • Automation creates efficiency and accuracy. Automating HR processes saves considerable work hours for HR staff. If your time and attendance processes are manual, you may have HR employees that spend considerable hours each week logging, filing, and verifying timecards. Those are hours that can be saved with time and attendance automation that features automatic application of important payroll rules and policies. Without the extra manual steps, there is also less possibility of data entry errors.
  • Keep the employee experience in Companies in our recent employee experience research that rated their employee experience above average were twice as likely to be currently using workforce management (WFM) solutions. WFM solutions include self-service time and attendance functionality, making it easier for employees to view their time and attendance information.

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    Time management is an evolving topic within SAP SuccessFactors that is very important to customers across all industries. In this interactive session you will hear industry experts and customers discuss the current state of time management options and how the latest releases may impact the journey from on-premise to the cloud. Join this session to:…
  2. SuccessFactors Time Tracking

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    SAP announced the upcoming release of its new SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking solution. The new cloud-based solution is designed to provide real-time views into employee time entry data and will include functionality for entering and approving time, managing labor costs, and will help customers maintain compliance with local regulations.
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