How to Use the Religion-Specific Holiday Option in SAP Time Management

  • by Raghavendran Parthasarathy, Principal Consultant, Hexaware Technologies
  • September 27, 2013
Learn to address the functionality of religion-specific holidays in SAP Time Management and analyze its impacts in SAP Payroll.
Key Concept

The holiday calendar option in the SAP ERP HCM system is a key configuration aspect in terms of its effect across the system (i.e., on Time Management, Payroll, workforce management, and shift planning). Configuration of company-specific holiday calendars (i.e., movable and immovable holidays, country- and region-specific holidays, as well as religious holidays) is a key aspect of successful SAP time implementation.

Many Asian companies, especially in places such as India, are required to provide days off for certain employees for religion-specific holidays based on their religious specification in the SAP ERP HCM system. I have implemented this time-management requirement in many of my projects. I show how companies can design their holiday calendars to accommodate these religion-specific holidays and create the desired payroll integration.

I am using a case-study format, based on my own implementation experience, to help readers understand the concept and learn how to implement this in the standard SAP time system.

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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