Tips for Quickly and Easily Creating Custom SAP ERP HCM Forms

  • by Said Belahbib, SAP HCM and FI/CO Technical Quality Manager
  • August 28, 2017
Learn some quick tips for creating custom payslip forms using SAP HR Forms Workplace.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • How to implement your ABAP code
  • About SAP HR Forms architecture and components
  • How to adapt an Adobe form according to your business requirements


Key Concept
SAP HR Forms Workplace delivers many standard HR Forms that are grouped by country and form class. It is a graphical design tool used to generate custom reports, forms, and payroll structures.

The SAP HR Forms Workplace enables you to create custom reports for HR master data, personnel time data, and payroll results with an attractive design layout. In the examples used in this article, the focus is on SAP Payroll systems in the US and Switzerland, but the processes for other countries are similar.

In the following sections, I highlight the most important features for generating PDF payslips and present an overview of how to use the HR Forms Workplace. I show users how to get the most benefit from the HR Forms functionality, in terms of:

  • Making sure that all the data structures are well designed (such as organizational structures, periods, employee details, payroll data, and wage type structures)
  • Ensuring that the layout and interface are independent so that you can make changes in the layout of your payslips without touching any data
  • Enabling you to have different layout options with a single interface (using the same data processing)
  • Making the layout of the forms user-friendly and readable—what you see is what you get


Said Belahbib

Said Belahbib has a Ph.D. in nuclear physics and an MBA (European Management for the Global Market). He works at a university (unil) in Lausanne. He is the SAP HCM/FI-CO expert and has led several full live cycle projects for many international companies. He has advanced SAP HCM/FI-CO configuration  skills and technical SAP NetWeaver architecture skills covering integration, maintenance, and technical development for SAP mobile and Fiori UI5.

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