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October 31, 2013

HR -LCP's Year End Process User Guide

Monitor - bi-weekly

a)      Monitor SAP website  bi-weekly to determine if notes available SAP Component (verify system component level in production) and download or print appropriate notes  and review

b)      Coordinator will schedule recurring monthly meeting to discuss if  SAP notes for the same is available and the relative  support pack level which needs to be attained  for each component.

c)      If notes  are available Coordinator will schedule meeting with Basis and Testing teams  and submit a Change control board Engagement form for a Project Creation for the LCP's.

d)     SAP Component Leads will create a charm document for manual corrections


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BSI TUBS for US Payroll taxes - Tips and Tricks & Best Practices

Get latest tax updates and calculations affecting the payroll so that the respective payroll taxes are correctly deducted and calculated as required for the effective dates. For W-2 processing also if any changes have come in TUBS gets downloaded in BSI and thus calculates the correct reportable wages (taxes) for the year end processing and submission to IRS

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October 27, 2013

The Hidden cost of poor project management

Because hidden costs are often unaccounted they often go unnoticed. Hidden costs can be material. Without them the complete picture of project costs does not exist, and therefore a P&L assessment of the project is flawed. Hidden costs are often social, emotional and human. It's much easier to price up how many iron girders are needed in a construction project than how many team meetings might be needed to ensure everyone understands the vision. These costs are difficult to quantify, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. Even if we really can't quantify hidden costs we can at least ask ourselves whether we have a problem with them, and then we will be more likely to do something about managing those hidden costs. We believe in adding value to our key contacts by sharing ideas, news and market updates we feel could be helpful to your daily business practices. Hope those can bring you fresh insight and new perspectives .

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KEY BENEFITS of Mobilizing HR

 Mobilizing HR applications can improve, employee retention, productivity and employee engagement. As the companies workforces become more mobile, the core functions that support these workforces must become more mobile as well. In the HR space, this means that a mobile employee must be able reap the benefits of employee self service capabilities without being tied to a hardwired desktop computer, or the manager should be able to view and act on important talent retention KPI's from his or her own mobile devices. Industry standard survey's provide the info that almost 40-50% executives and employees don't have sufficient access to mobile devices and can't perform their necessary jobs while they are mobile from their mobile devices


IT departments should be motivated to Mobilize and leverage HR data : The value of mobilizing HR data extends well beyond the HR organization. In fact, IT could see the most direct returns from HR mobilization. That's because the demand for qualified professionals is perhaps highest in IT organization these days and since more companies are looking for launching more IT projects .With mobile access to key HR data- like the development of top talent within the company and employee turnover rates, for instance- even the top brass management (CXO's who are on the move can have a much more productive conversations about  productive conversations about recruiting and retaining talent .

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Common Data Migration Pitfalls and How can we avoid them

Common Data Migration Pitfalls and how can we avoid them
Historically, many data migration projects have been plagued by risks and delayed go lives, resulting in costly budget overruns. The usual culprit is the data !!A frequently overlooked aspect of ERP deployments is the integrity of the data that the system delivers. Traditionally, many systems integrators implementing a new system prioritize the project

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December 25, 2011

Individual Process Quality aspects in SAP ERP (HCM )- Part 3

Test Procedures:

A specific problem when maintaining data for time management is caused by intended or unintended changes that reach too far back into the past. This can be restricted by limiting retroactive accounting relevance. There are often situations where it should be possible to make corrections that extend one or two years into the past, but not every time representative should have the authorization to make such corrections. This can be reflected using Info type 0130(Test Procedures). You can also use it outside of time management, but this is an area where it is frequently used. To configure this in customizing , go to PM->PA-> Tools-> Authorization Management-> Test Procedures.

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August 22, 2011

ESS MSS An Implementation Approach (Part 3)

Implementation Testing Issues and Solutions in Self Services Applications .

The blog highlights the critical and typical issues faced  during the testing phase and recommends the best practices to a good testing approach.Leveraging Testing Cycles to Train HR Service center and HR support team: Testing a system and being able to experience the resolution of issues has proven to be a powerful mechanism for getting the HR support/HRSC  team trained and prepared to support the production system post Go-Live.HR Service center team can also participate in the testing cycles (UAT phase)so that the training time for them  is reduced by 50%. By participating in testing cycles the support team will experience day to day real time scenarios that will soon become  easy and familiar to handle the functionalities  for the different self service applications and forms  when they go live in production

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July 10, 2011

ESS MSS An Implementation Approach

Self service applications continue as the main focus of HR Departments as these applications try to control the cost incurred by IT departments for HR services and deliver increased and efficient services, processes to both employees and customers. It also gives an enhanced productivity with minimal manpower for all organizational departments

The blog will be in four different Parts summarizing the companies can benefit with the overall service delivery strategies, change management process. It also explains the delivery approach highlighting some critical success factors. It also has pointers on  testing strategies and issue resolutions during the self service implementations.

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