An Overview of cProjects Integration with SAP ERP HCM
- by Srini Munagavalasa, PMP, Principal Business Integration
- March 7, 2011
SAP’s Collaboration Projects (cProjects) may appear complex as it involves integration with multiple SAP modules and spans multiple SAP systems. However, with a closer look and step-by-step instructions, you will discover that it is a simple and user-friendly application.
SAP Collaboration Projects (cProjects) is a Web application used by project managers and other project resources to access SAP CRM via a Web URL and your company’s SAP NewWeaver Portal. cProjects provides enhanced functions for projects and business scenarios that require an easy-to-use and flexible project management tool. It is integrated with SAP Accounting, SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM), SAP CRM, SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM), SAP ERP Project System (PS), SAP Cross Application Time Sheet (CATS), and order processing. cProjects is a cross-industry tool that you can use to plan and monitor projects.
This overview of SAP’s Collaboration Projects (cProjects) explains the configuration and the processes involved from the creation of a project to its close. It is targeted to SAP CRM and SAP ERP HCM functional and technical managers and team members who understand the capabilities available in SAP CRM. It also helps project managers and business leads discover what cProjects offers for new implementations.
The most important factor on any project is staffing project resources (internal employees and partner employees). These resources are maintained in the SAP ERP HCM system and will be distributed to the SAP CRM system via Application Link Enabling (ALE). To enable the resource manager to be able to assign the right resource with the right skill set for the right duration, data about employees such as qualifications and time needs to be distributed into the SAP CRM system. Then project users from cProjects can access it.
You access cProjects from SAP NewWeaver Portal by clicking the Resource Management tab.
You call the cProjects application in the browser using a URL that is structured as follows:
<Prot>://<Host>.<Domain>.<Extension>:<Port>/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/cProjects <Domain>. Domain is your Web application server.
The Web URL looks like this: https://idomain01.my.com:8300/sap/bc/bsp/sap/cprojects/default.htm?sap-client=100&sap-language=EN.
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