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Training and OSA appraisals

Hi All experts,

We are implementing HR module on ECC 5 and EP 6. We plan to use OSA for Personnel Appraisals and Appraisal Model for training. I am facing some problems and wish to have guidance from u all.

1 . As per the documentation, I have set the switch as X under PD for only using OSA for personnel appraisals. But when i go under Training for creating a new appraisal form, it still gives me the OSA screen. I have tried all possible things but could not locate the cause for this behaviour.

2. Under OSA, I am trying to create a new category group , but the system does not allows me to create the same. Please tell me how can i create a new category group?

3. We are using the EP 6 and the business package 60.1 for ESS, but in the system , i can not find the services related to Training calendar and My booking services, which I think should be there as a part of package, or is it that they have moved it to LSO?

Please guide me on the same, thanks in advance



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    Posted on Jul 12, 2006 at 04:42 PM

    1. The switch doesn't work. SAP has no plans to make it work - once you switch, you switch for everything.

    2. I don't believe you can create new category groups as they're directly linked to specific applications. I don't have my documentation at hand but I'm pretty sure that's a restriction - you have to do some programming and it's not recommended. I'd dig into it a bit more - perhaps an OSS message?

    3. It sounds like you have the LSO functionality, since it leverages the new appraisals while the old TM functions don't. I don't know if they elminiated the old ESS services but you should use the LSO BSPs if you're using LSO functions. The ESS functions won't support the LSO.



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    Posted on Sep 29, 2006 at 12:25 PM


    1. As mentioned, the flag replaces both appraisals for PD as well as TEM. The seperation as described in the docu is technical not possible. It is not that we don't want to correct this, but we can't. However if you want to replace PD and not TEM appraisal then leave the flag to space and call the OSA functionality directly via the transactions

    - phap_catalog_pa

    - phap_create_pa

    - phap_search_pa, phap_change_pa, phap_admin_pa

    2. From an OSA business process there is no need to create another category group. We won't even regard it. However the underlying AES engine is used for multiple applications like LSO and E-Recruiting.

    They all have another category group assigned. You can use transaction oohap_cat_group to create your own category group ID. Via the engine transactions (the same as above mentioned but without the _PA) you can erach then your category group id. The engine transactions show all available category groups in your system.

    Be carefull though, you acn maintain every category group here without any business check and by doing this you can create inconsistencies in applications that will cause the application to stop functioning. So, be carefull.

    Hope this helps,

    Regards and Groetjes,


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