Implementation Tips for SAP ERP HCM Performance Management

  • by Venki Krishnamoorthy, Independent SAP ERP HCM Functional Consultant
  • January 25, 2012
Learn the top 12 implementation best practices to follow and potential pitfalls to avoid during the implementation of SAP ERP HCM Performance Management. Discover the workarounds for these potential pitfalls.
Key Concept
Talent management strategy is no longer the sole purview of HR; line-of-business managers are becoming more involved in efforts to retain their best employees and keep them engaged. Thus, performance management and annual appraisals are critical components in this talent management strategy.

Leveraging my own experience with SAP ERP HCM Performance Management implementations, I’ve collected 12 implementation tips for you to consider when undertaking your own implementation. These tips are applicable for SAP ERP HCM Performance Management enhancement packages 4 and 5. Whether you are doing a global or a country-specific rollout, these tips help you avoid mistakes and plan an efficient, successful implementation.

When users (or implementation teams) start an SAP ERP HCM Performance Management implementation, they have to grapple with a number of unknowns. Common questions include the following: What are the technical requirements? Which business functions need to be activated? Can SAP ERP HCM Performance Management be integrated to Talent Management and Compensation Management (and, if they can be integrated, how do you do it)? These tips help you answer these and many other implementation questions.


Venki Krishnamoorthy

Venki Krishnamoorthy is an author, speaker, and SAP ERP HCM talent management solutions subject-matter expert. He is currently an independent SAP ERP HCM functional consultant. Venki has over 10 years of experience as a functional lead, project manager, and program manager in the HCM space. Besides implementing SAP HCM solutions, he has implemented and acted as a trusted advisor on SAP ERP HCM talent management implementations, including E-Recruiting, HCM Performance Management, Succession Planning, SAP Talent Visualization by Nakisa, Learning Solutions, and Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Services. He is the coauthor of three books: E-Recruiting with SAP ERP HCM, SAP ERP HCM Infotypes: Your Quick Reference to HR Infotypes, and SAP Transaction Codes: Your Quick Reference to T-Codes in SAP ERP.

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