How to Integrate External Systems with SAP Time Management and Payroll

  • by Stephane Routhier, Solution Architect, EPI-USE America
  • June 19, 2012
Integrate your SAP solution with external systems. Discover the SAP best practices for ensuring a smooth integration and for meeting your business requirements.
Key Concept

SAP time management and payroll systems offer integration points to facilitate the interaction between these solutions and other external systems. These integration points are usually predefined tables that SAP-delivered programs use to load the external data within standard SAP tables.

Companies that rely on an external time data collection system need to ensure that their SAP system can exchange data back and forth with the external solutions accurately. All systems — internal and external — need to be in sync.

For example, in some situations, companies decide to use an external data collection system for employees to record their clock-in and clock-out times. This entry is used as the validation against SAP infotype 0007 (planned working time). In fact, the SAP system uses those two pieces of information to compare the employee’s actual time with his or her planned time. You create the clock-in and clock-out events in the SAP system using infotype 2011 (time event).

Stephane Routhier

Stephane is contributing to EPI-USE America market development and acting as a Solution Architect in the North American HCM Practice focused on the selection, planning, design, and delivery of HR solutions across multiple industries. He has more than 20 years of SAP application experience and knowledge of enterprise HCM and payroll processes, trends, issues, and organization design. He acts as an SAP Expert in the payroll area. He has been involved with large full-scale SAP ERP HCM and Payroll implementations using the breadth and depth of SAP modules. Stephane has contributed to the HCM community as a speaker and writer.


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