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Can you do leave requests in HR without portal?

my client is upgrading from 4.7 to 604 and is investigating whether they need the portal or not.

The portal is only really used for leave requests. They also use the portal for entering times and expenses. Both these activities can be completed in SAP directly throught transaction cat2 and pr05.
Can leave requests or something equiliviant be done in ECC6 directly without the need for the portal?

Any help / ideas would be greatly appreciated,

thanks

clive

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    Feb 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Hi Clive

    The activities you mention, i.e. leave requests, time recording and expenses all tend to be high volume transactions. For this reason and of course depending on your number of users & their computer access, etc, self-services would typically be the way to go. The back-end transactions you mention are generally only used by HR or Time professional users, entering data on behalf of employees and managers. Whilst they still exist up to the latest software releases, ESS and MSS are designed to enable casual users to enter data of the type you mention themselves. These front-end user processes are also supported by workflows.

    I'm not sure what has prompted your client's decision to upgrade to ERP 6.0 with EhP4 at this point? From EhP5 (and with the MSS Add-on) & onwards, self service functionality was converted to Web Dynpro ABAP. This functionality continues to be developed at subsequent releases. For this reason, it would probably not be the best approach to implement self services now at a lower release. In addition, from EhP5 onwards, your client would have the option of deploying self-services in a 'portal agnostic' landscape if there are reasons why they do not want to implement via the SAP Enterprise Portal. If you want to research more about these options, go to SAP Service Marketplace and review self-service options, including SAP NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC).

    Best regards

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      Hi Clive

      Yes, indeed Duet is another option. I didn't think of mentioning it as an alternative before because it would involve additional cost - I imagine both at an implementation and licence levels. If you are interested in finding out more, the best way is probably to make an enquiry via your SAP account executive.

      From what I know, Duet also has some travel management (expenses) functionality which was another area you mentioned. However, it doesn't cover all aspects of ESS/MSS, so you would need to consider if it would compliment your self-service offerings if it doesn't fully meet your existing requirements and have a think about how it might align with any future plans for extending self services. Of course, the other deciding factor would be cost, but I'm afraid I can't help you with details on that.

      If you need to know more on functions/set-up, etc, you can find documentation on the SAP Help portal.

      Kind regards,

      Alison

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 02:12 PM

    Hi -

    Late response to this, but have you not considered Netweaver Business Client?

    regards,
    Ronald Meyer

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