How to Configure Your SAP ERP HCM System with Employee Health Information

  • by Raghavendran Parthasarathy, Principal Consultant, Hexaware Technologies
  • December 27, 2013
Learn a simple and straightforward approach for configuring employee health information in your SAP ERP HCM system for enhanced HR information and analytics, without any limitations.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn how to:

  • Identify the organizational needs concerning employee health and safety.
  • Map these requirements to the standard SAP ERP HCM system.
  • Configure the SAP ERP HCM system to address the identified requirements.
  • Store employee health information.
  • Run the required HR report for the above information.
Key Concept
In the late 1980s, organizations began seeing oversight of environmental protection and occupational health and safety issues as a key aspect of their social responsibility, with many companies establishing separate departments to oversee their efforts. For example, companies that manufacture hazardous chemicals (i.e., acid) need to ensure that employees are protected during the manufacturing and disposal processes, as well as protecting the environment. In addition, these companies also need to ensure that their regulatory responsibilities are being met.

Storing employee health details is a prerequisite in many industries. The standard SAP ERP HCM system has a wide range of options to fulfill this need, including the SAP Environmental Health and Safety (SAP EHS) module. The requirement to store employee medical details is not new, and many companies’ reasons for storing employee health information are a reaction to catastrophic accidents such as the Sevoso and Bhopal disasters.

Also, ensuring that companies can meet International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Management System Requirements Standard (OHSAS) 18001 creates a greater urgency for companies to adequately manage environment health and safety. In Europe, for example, companies must meet the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) guidelines in hazardous workplaces. As a result of these laws, companies have a greater need for storing health-related information so that they can provide enhanced services to employees or meet statutory requirements.

Raghavendran Parthasarathy

Raghavendran Parthasarathy works for Hexaware Technologies as a Principal Consultant,where he manages SAP solution design for customers across the globe. He has worked in SAP ERP HCM for over 14 years in various capacities, including payroll projects in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. In addition to payroll, Raghavendran has experience in negative time management, personnel administration, and recruitment. He has also been a part of portal implementations. Currently, he is involved with cloud-based HCM applications such as SAP SuccessFactors and Workday.

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