5 Best Practices for a Smooth Training and Events System Extension

  • by Kristin Schuster, Senior SAP HR Consultant
  • July 15, 2003
It is often just a matter of time until companies that are live with R/3's Personnel Administration and Organizational Management implement the remaining HR functionalities, such as the Training and Event Management component (PE). Once PE is implemented, it makes sense to leverage the investment by employing the application everywhere in your organization where learning and employee skills need to managed and traced. This article examines five challenges involved in a rollout, and the best practices for tackling them.

It is often just a matter of time until companies that are live with R/3’s Personnel Administration and Organizational Management implement the remaining HR functionalities, such as the Training and Event Management component (PE). PE offers a wide range of functions for the planning and administration of employee training courses. It enables companies to manage and record the knowledge and skills of employees in one location. Once the training-and-event functionality is implemented, it makes sense to leverage the investment by employing the application everywhere in your organization where learning and employee skills need to be managed and traced.

When you are extending the use of PE across different divisions, locations, or even countries, you need to consider a number of factors. System security, data conversions, the event catalog structure (representing your courses in a hierarchical tree), billing, and correspondence are all affected when the module is rolled out at different locations.

If not enough preparation time is spent on your system extension project, you run the risk of ending up with an inefficient system, an inadequate course catalog, duplicate data, and above all, frustrated users.

Kristin Schuster

Kristin Schuster has more than seven years of SAP expertise and has been involved in multiple global rollouts. She has also taught the module at the SAP HR academy in London. Her main areas of interest are PA, PD, OM, Recruitment and Training, and Event Management.

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