Improve HR Authorization Audits with the "Display User Assignments" Report

  • by A.J. Whalen, SAP Marketing Director, Velocity Technology Solutions
  • November 15, 2004
Report RHUSERRELATIONS allows you to audit not only traditional roles assigned to a given user ID, but also structural access and even organizational relationships that can affect structural security for a user. No other standard report in R/3 combines both traditional and structural HR security in one format.

HR security is becoming more complex as companies implement structural security to complement their traditional role- based authorizations. Auditing a user’s access to HR data becomes complicated when you have more than just traditional roles assigned to the user ID.

While managers and auditors commonly use other authorization tools such as the User Information System report tree (transaction SUIM) for monitoring user access levels, the display user assignments report (program RHUSERRELATIONS) is designed solely for HR user security reporting. This report, which was released as part of SAP HR Support Package 46, is the only R/3 report that can check both traditional and structural HR security. Because it was not part of a general upgrade or version release, I’ve found that many users don’t know it exists.

A.J. Whalen

A.J. Whalen has successfully combined more than two decades of global business expertise with in-depth experience in the strategic development, management, and delivery of large-scale projects and education for SAP ERP HCM. Prior to his current role as SAP Marketing Director at Velocity Technology Solutions, he served as lead consultant for several global SAP implementations and engagements as well as an SAP Conference Producer for Wellesley Information Services. A.J. has been invited to speak at nine annual SAP educational events and holds an MBA degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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