HR's 5 Reporting Options in R/3: How Do You Choose?

  • by Danielle Larocca, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management, EPI-USE Labs
  • April 15, 2003
Satisfying your company's Human Resource reporting requirements is always a challenge, beginning with the assessment process through the selection of the right reporting strategy. Deciding which method is best begins with a proper assessment of the reporting tools available. Author and Executive SAP Consultant Danielle Larocca compares reporting tools available in your HR module: standard reports delivered with your R/3 system, the SAP Query, and the InfoSet Query.

Satisfying your company’s Human Resources (HR) and Payroll reporting requirements is always a challenge, beginning with the assessment process through the selection of the right reporting strategy. Deciding which method is best begins with an assessment of the reporting tools available to you.

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This article has been updated. You can access Danielle Larocca’s updated SAPexperts article here: SAP ERP HCM’s 5 Reporting Options: How Do You Choose?.

As part of the standard R/3 installation, five reporting methods are available: (1) Standard list reports and (2) standard structural graphics are the two types of delivered reports. The (3) InfoSet Query and the (4) SAP Query are two enduser reporting tools for HR and Payroll. The language of ABAP can be used by programmers to create (5) custom hard-coded ABAP reports. In addition to these R/3 resources, you also have the option of purchasing and installing BW or any of a dozen or so third-party reporting tools. I’m going to focus only on those tools delivered with your standard R/3 installation that can be used to satisfy reporting requirements.

Danielle Larocca

Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.

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