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Can ESS do this?

Hi Expert,

Can ESS alone (without MSS) do the approval? Here is what i mean, suppose employee A has submitted travel request and his/her superior need to approve it, is it possible that the item show in the ess Inbox (and the superior can approve it via that inbox)? Or the superior have to approve it via MSS only. Please explain. Thank you

Edited by: Hendri Salim on Jun 25, 2010 10:45 AM

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    Jun 25, 2010 at 09:03 AM

    yes it is possible for level 1 approval to be done without the presence of MSS

    ESS approvals are triggered from the Universal Worklist after all.

    The standard approval design (irregardless of ess leave, ess training request, and so on) has been built by SAP such that it is not a must for MSS to be present.

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  • Jun 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    ESS or MSS, Worklist is displayed for both the users, You dont need MSS for approval.

    Only UWL will do in your case, ensure the workitem goes to the approver,also it can be done via backend as well

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    Jun 25, 2010 at 07:24 PM

    You can have workflow that requires no approval - although I don't recommend it particularly for Leave Request which requires approval in the standard

    Or you can attach UWL to Managers ESS role - without using MSS

    Or you have UWL in a standalone role without ESS or MSS

    Best wishes

    Stuart

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    Jun 25, 2010 at 09:55 AM

    Hi Greg,

    Thank you for your feed back, but i have another question. You said that "yes it is possible for level 1 approval to be done without the presence of MSS", so what is the implication of MSS to this process of approval? Are you saying that 2 level of approval can not be done without MSS? Thanks

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    • Hi Henri

      It seems you have 2 levels of approval in your process.

      Yes, it is not a mandatory requirement to possess MSS (if your client has not purchased any MSS licenses)

      To address 2 levels of approval, I believe you will need to copy the standard 1-level approval workflow to a custom made workflow. In your custom made workflow, build 2 levels of approval in the workflow object

      I believe you may need to study the workflow design with a workflow resource. Hope it helps !

      cheers

      gregg