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SAP HCM - A Complete Tutorial

By : Ganesh Karthik S
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SAP HCM - A Complete Tutorial

By: Ganesh Karthik S

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
SAP HCM – A Complete Tutorial
About the Author
About the Reviewers


The HR or HCM function plays the role of strategic partner/business partner in current business scenarios, and the SAP HCM module is a great plugin for SAP. This book attempts to cover most of the modules in HCM such as Payroll, Time, and Travel to mention a few. There are plenty of excellent books written by experts in SAP HCM space, but you will not come across one that covers most of the topics under this module, and that is where I got the inspiration. I hope this book will serve as a one-stop shop to learn SAP HCM module configuration. Many real-time examples are covered along with configuration steps and many snapshots for easy understanding.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, End User Transactions, discusses all of the SAP HCM modules' important transaction codes and standard reports that can be used for daily operations.

Chapter 2, Recruitment Configuration, shows how to configure the recruitment submodules.

Chapter 3, SPOCK – the Building Block of OM, introduces you to important concepts of OM and multiple interfaces that can be used to build an organization structure.

Chapter 4, PA Configuration in Less Than 24 Hours, shows how to configure the PA module and understand the standard customizing settings to map the business process.

Chapter 5, Time Management Configuration – Negative Time, covers negative time configuration in detail along with how to generate quotas, and error messages that occur frequently and steps to fix the errors.

Chapter 6, Payroll Configuration, tells you about the payroll schema and how to customize the PCR. You will also delve into posting the pay results to the FI module, which covers integration with the Finance module.

Chapter 7, Talent Management and Development Configuration, shows you how to configure the appraisal template in less time and understand its functionality in detail.

Chapter 8, Training and Event Management Configuration, helps you to understand the various features that TEM module covers in detail.

Chapter 9, Travel Management Configuration, explores the various standard configuration features that the Travel Management module offers.

Chapter 10, Building a Report Using SAP Query Viewer, enlightens you on ways to build bespoke reports without any programming skills.

What you need for this book

You are expected to have basic knowledge of computers and know-how of Enterprise Resource Planning products and domain experience.

Who this book is for

This book is for SAP HCM aspirants, end users, and consultants who are keen on learning or fine-tuning their configuration knowledge. This book will attempt to help learn concepts and apply them in real-time projects. There are plenty of screenshots for better understanding. Some of the error messages frequently raised in real-time environment are covered and solutions for the same are also proposed.


In this book, you will find a number of styles of text that distinguish between different kinds of information. Here are some examples of these styles and an explanation of their meaning.

Code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles are shown as follows: "They define the nature of absence such as Sick, Casual, and so on."

A block of code is set as follows:

ZLEN (PCR name)
  3(ESG Grouping for PCR)
  1234 (Leave encashment Wage type that holds number)
                      AMT=6789(Wage type)
  MULTI ANA (Multiply Amount and Number, place it in Amount field)
                       ADDWT 1234(Wage type)

New terms and important words are shown in bold. Words that you see on the screen, in menus or dialog boxes for example, appear in the text like this: "The Sort Criterion option is very handy when we try to find the holiday that we defined in order to map it in the holiday calendar."


Warnings or important notes appear in a box like this.


Tips and tricks appear like this.

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