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Former Member
Oct 21, 2011 at 03:20 PM

CATS Time sheet and Leave Request process


Hi experts,

I don't have much more experience about CATS and ESS applications, so correct me if I'm wrong. The goal is to implement the ESS Leave Request process for some absences, and have the web based CATS Time sheet approval (it can be done in ESS also? or is a web-CATS functionality?). The question here is, if there will be any problems about data consistency, since the Leave Request process updates PAXXXX tables after the approval, and CATS reads from its own database. So the questions are:

1) If a Leave Request has been approved for the whole next week, how can CATS "gets aware" of this days-off time and avoid an employee to enter time sheet data in that week?? How is this "PA reading process" accomplished in CATS?

2) Does this Absence can be shown in CATS as "zero working hours" or blocked in the time sheet so the employee can't enter normal working hours in that week?

3) If this "zero working hours" are stored in CATSDB, will there be an impact to Cost Accounting?

3) When are the Leave Quotas (IT2006) updated in a Leave Request process? Immediately at the moment of the manager's approval? or later in another process?

I will appreciate any help you can give, including links, resources, and best practices advices.