A Step-by-Step Process for Customizing and Configuring the Personal Profile in Employee Self-Service in Enhancement Package 6

  • by Rinky Karthik, Project Manager, HCM SuccessFactors, People LoB for itelligence
  • June 16, 2014
Learn how to configure and customize the Employee Self-Service (ESS) application in both the SAP Enterprise Portal and NetWeaver Business Client in enhancement package 6 using the Floorplan Manager concept in Web Dynpro ABAP. Learn how to customize overview screens, and detailed screens and forms in the Personal Profile section of ESS. Get tips for showing and hiding fields and buttons (such as edit, display, and add) in ESS screens.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn how to:

  • Modify standard Floorplan Manager (FPM) applications to suit your business requirements
  • Copy a standard FPM application and customize it
  • Make changes to fields, including deleting them, hiding them, and making them read-only
Key Concept

Floorplan Manager (FPM) is a Web Dynpro ABAP application that provides a framework for developing new Web Dynpro ABAP application interfaces. FPM provides pre-defined user interface (UI) building blocks (UIBBs) to support creating and configuring application-specific views (freestyle areas). The common UI patterns, such as form, list, hierarchical list, and tabbed area, can be configured using FPM configuration.

The Personal Profile section of Employee Self-Services (ESS) allows employees to display and change their own personal data. This includes information on their personal data, address, bank details, family members’ details, benefits information, medical information, and communication data. In the Personal Profile screen, multiple infotypes can be integrated as business cards (or BiZcard). A business card in the Personal Profile signifies personal data stored in the Personnel Administration infotypes.

My focus is on the new Floorplan Manager (FPM) concept that was introduced with enhancement package 5 and above to configure the ESS Enterprise Portal and NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC) using ABAP Web Dynpro. The Benefits module was delivered in Java Web Dynpro in enhancement package 5. However, from enhancement package 6 and above, all services (including Benefits) are in ABAP Web Dynpro, and the Homepage Framework has been replaced with Launch Pad customization.

Rinky Karthik

Rinky Karthik serves as a Project Manager, HCM SuccessFactors, for the People LoB for itelligence and has 16 years of SAP HCM and SuccessFactors experience. This includes many global implementations, including support and upgrade of various SAP on-premise modules and SuccessFactors modules in diverse roles, like Solution Architect, Lead Consultant, and Project/Program Manager. Rinky has an MBA in Human Resources and she comes with a strong project management background; as such, she has managed a variety of global projects for clients in different domains. She has extensive experience with SAP SuccessFactors’ SAP Launch and SAP Activate implementation methodologies, and is a Certified SuccessFactors consultant in Recruitment Management, Recruiting Marketing, Learning Management Solution, and Employee Central. Rinky is a frequent contributor to SAP SuccessFactors blog forums, HR Expert, and a regular speaker at a variety of SAP/SuccessFactors conferences.

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