SAP HR module is the most comprehensive module of SAP in terms of coverage and design. It is integrated with other SAP modules and external systems and companies can model employee hierarchy, establish employee relation with business unit and reporting structure amongst employees. SAP HR module helps in managing processes like talent management, workforce deployment and workforce process management.
Competency management of SAP HR module helps in identifying and optimizing competency aligning with organization's business strategies, it also defines key competencies to create talent pool. SAP E-recruiting sub module of SAP HR module streamline and accelerate recruitment process by creating global pool of internal and external talent, it improves employee retention, cut recruitment costs and creates collaboration between job boards, recruiters and internal systems.
Employee performance management component of SAP HR module aligns employee interests with company's by tying compensation and increment with performance and standardizing reviews and appraisal process. Talent assessment review effectively help and groom employees to step into key roles. Employee development component perform profile match-ups with the job requirement and link employee profile with training programs for employee development.
SAP HR module contains sub module as enterprise learning management enabled by SAP education program which imparts web-based, virtual and classroom trainings, manage knowledge transfers and tailor learning content according to individual learning styles and measure training impacts. Succession management picks high potential employees for future roles and maintain talent pipeline for capable successors. Talent management analytics sums the whole talent management activity by analyzing effectiveness of programs, trainings and compensations and also checks cost effectiveness of various programs.
Apart from talent management SAP HR module also supports workforce process management. Employee administration contains all the details of the employees in one centralized database, these details are updated on consistent basis and can be accessed for HR or business related activities. Organizational managements provides details of organizational structure and policies, Global employee management provide facility to manage planning and preparation of global assignments to PA and supports all the processes related to international employee relocation and their payroll.
Time and attendance component of SAP HR module keeps track, records and analyzes details of employee attendance and time, it also facilitates execution of time management related strategies. Payroll and legal reporting component of this module can handle all the complex processes of payroll, it also supports currency translations and calculations, regulations, multiple languages, collective agreements and reporting. SAP HR module currently supports regulations of 49 countries. Hiring, terminations, organizational reassignment and maternity leaves such HR processes are handled by HR process and forms component of SAP HR module, it also defines processes by roles such as affected manager, affected business process etc.
Finally the workforce deployment process is handled by few components provided in SAP HR module like project resource planning which assigns, jobs, teams and projects using a workforce scheduling application specially designed for professional service organizations. Resource and program management supports project portfolio management, resource and skill management and project execution. It facilitates workforce deployment across other SAP solutions. Retail scheduling schedules retail staff according to customer volume, shifts and skills required.