Simplify Data Entry with Fast Entry for Actions

  • by Dawn Burns, QA Manager, Howrey LLP
  • January 15, 2006
Eliminate unnecessary data entry and streamline the actions process using fast entry for actions. Learn how to configure your system to optimize the fast entry for actions functionality.
Key Concept

SAP’s fast entry for actions (transaction PA42), allows a user to place various fields from multiple infotypes on one interface screen for faster processing.

Fast entry for actions simplifies the actions process and reduces the number of fields that the end user views. Using fast entry for actions functionality, you can select specific fields from various infotypes to place on one screen. This helps streamline data entry for infrequent users and ensures that they only update what they need to update.

You can use SAP actions for tasks such as hiring an employee, terminating an employee, and placing an employee on a leave of absence. SAP actions set the employment status information and ensure that end users see all of the infotypes that they must maintain for a specific process. When you enter a new employee into the system, you must maintain multiple infotypes, including the employee’s name, address, pay, and tax information. However, when performing simpler actions that do not require as much data, you may want to display fewer infotypes. Fast entry for actions saves time and prevents errors in such cases.

Dawn Burns

Dawn Burns is an SAP-certified human resources senior consultant and Quality Assurance Manager and HR Consultant with Howrey LLP. She is a former SAP Human Resources instructor for SAP America and has more than 12 years of experience in human resources and information technology.

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