Upgrades Part 1: Fix Two Common Appraisal Errors with Ease

  • by Mohamed Khalid Yousif, Certified Senior SAP HR Consultant
  • March 15, 2006
Discover two problems you may face in your HR upgrade from R/3 4.6C to mySAP ERP and see how to permanently fix them. Even if you don't run into these problems, you can benefit from the methodology behind the solution.
Key Concept
In mySAP ERP, the SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) replaces SAP R/3 as the core of the system. The architecture reflects earlier versions of SAP R/3: mySAP ERP contains the SAP ECC Core, SAP ECC Extension Sets, and SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS). The parallel architecture simplifies upgrades and minimizes the effort involved in synchronizing modifications.

The objective of most upgrade projects is to complete a successful upgrade without interrupting end users. I’m going to show you two quick fixes for issues related to appraisals that could affect end users when you upgrade HR from R/3 4.6C to mySAP ERP ECC 5.0.

The first relates to configuration of the required integration for Personnel Administration (PA) and the second to the appraisal model for a person and the required relationship setting.

Because you can’t resolve all problems in the same way, I’ll also describe the ideas behind my solution steps. Some issues may apply only to R/3 4.6C because the upgrade from R/3 4.6C to 4.7 solves some problems. Remember, your first step should be to check and evaluate the direct symptoms that the error message describes.

In subsequent articles, I’ll present PA and Payroll (PY) issues that may occur during your upgrade process.

Mohamed Khalid Yousif

Mohamed Khalid Yousif is a certified senior SAP HR consultant. Mohamed has a master’s degree in computer science from Khartoum University, Sudan. He is currently the team leader of the SAP HR support team and also was team leader of the ECC 5.0 upgrade project at National Drilling Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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