Managing Your Employee Dates

  • by Danielle Larocca, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management, EPI-USE Labs
  • May 15, 2003
Learn how to use infotype 41 (Date Specifications) and infotype 19 (Monitoring of Dates) to manage all the dates for employees stored in your R/3 HR/Payroll system.

The employees stored in your R/3 HR/Payroll system have dates and lots of them. They have hire dates, term dates, load dates, next review dates, last review dates, adjusted service dates, benefit dates, service dates, and so on. Infotype 41 (Date Specifications) and infotype 19, (Monitoring of Dates) can help you manage them.

Infotype 41

Infotype 41 is designed to store dates (Figure 1)  As the customer, you define your date types to whatever fits with your company best. You could use the ones in Figure 1 or create your own unique date types. Infotype 41 is a useful source of accurate employee date storage. Often, other dates that are stored in R/3, such as action/event start and end dates, are not “true” dates.

Danielle Larocca

Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.

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