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What are the major challenges for the end-user in using Positive Time Management

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    Posted on Jun 03, 2014 at 10:30 AM


    Since positive time management involves capturing and evaluating actual time data, the major task from end user perspective is to record time events, attendance or absence.

    If there is no record in IT2011, IT2002 or IT2001, then the time evaluation will fail.

    Hence, master data maintenance is the main activity from end user's perspective.

    From implementation perspective, it depends on the client's requirements.

    You can refer to the below link for certain documents on positive time management.

    Thanks and regards,

    Vivek Barnwal

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    Posted on Jun 03, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    when using positive time the clock in and out times are compared with the shift schedule. All shift times not covered with attendances from the clock system have to be entered manually. like leave, sickness and so on, although it might be a few minutes but it has to be entered. Normally when using positive time there are timewriters who are checking the results of time evaluation and make the necessary changes and adjustments. Otherwise time evaluation will have errors and that will reflect in payroll



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  • Posted on Jun 03, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Hi Experts,

    Thanks you very much.

    The user needs a expert hand on SAP Time Management, is it like that??

    What are the day to day activity to be taken care of by the user- begining of the day & end of the day.

    What are the payroll impcat +Timemgmt has??

    Can not we check the wrong entries in the system before payroll processing?

    Which all additional activities has to be done if wrong entries are done?

    Can we not get the punch in & punch out with negative time managemnt with TMSTA-9?

    Please guide.

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    • The user needs to clock in and clock out if comes to office. (Through time recording system).

      If he is absent, he needs to apply absence. If he is not in office but attending office work, he needs to apply attendance. This can be done using ESS/MSS or PTMW.

      Negative time management means evaluation of planned times plus deviation and not the actual times. The time schema for positive time management with time events is different from negative time management.

      If wrong entries are done, one needs to first investigate why the wrong entries have come. If the time recording system not working fine? Is the interface not working fine?

      The wrong entries can be corrected by changing the data in the respective infotypes using ESS/MSS or PTMW.

      Thanks and regards,


  • Posted on Jun 03, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Thanks Vivek sir,

    I have heared that through some of my colleagues maintaining a Positive time management much critical in nature than negative.

    There are big number of data that has to be taken care off & regular checks has to be in place.

    What checks are to be in place.

    Please guide.

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    • Former Member Vivek Barnwal

      Hello i have one question i am new in SAP HCM i just want to know what are the major challenges for the following scenarios and how to resolve the issue.

      Configuration of Personal Action?

      Performing Hiring Action?

      Payroll Processing?

      Appreciate your assistance.

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