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Need to submit Standard Government HR Forms from SAP? No problem!

Dec 19, 2018 10:57:24 AM

Every organization has forms and documents that need to be completed on a specific template or design. These forms can include Tax documents, enrollment forms, government forms, etc. In old-school SAP, customers would have to leverage tools like SAP Script to produce these complex documents via a time-consuming and complicated process. This old process required the creation and design in a development client by a trained programmer, its respective transport to a Quality Assurance (QA) client for testing, and then on to a Production client for use, repeating this process with each iteration and update. 

With EPI-USE Labs’ Document Builder as part of Query Manager, this is easy to accomplish. In this quick blog I will show you how I populated data from my SAP HR/Payroll system on to a standard government form.

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Accessing SAP SuccessFactors Knowledge Base Articles

Nov 26, 2018 2:39:54 PM

As mentioned in my Let’s Talk HCM blog “Staying in the Know with Quarterly Updates from SAP SuccessFactors”, it’s easier than ever to stay in the loop with the quarterly updates provided by SAP SuccessFactors. I can recall the old days of downloading OSS notes and opening them in an SAP R/3 tree structure (see sample below), trying to make head or tails of what changes were coming.

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SAP SuccessFactors launches People Analytics powered by SAP Analytics Cloud

Nov 19, 2018 1:06:42 PM

At SAPPHIRE 2018, SAP announced the launch of Intelligence and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) as detailed in my blog from June, 2018.  The annual SuccessConnect conference continued on the theme of Intelligence and the use of SAC as the future for all HCM reporting, as detailed in my blog from October, 2018.  

The solution for all Human Capital reporting powered by this SAP Analytics Cloud is now being referred to as People Analytics, as detailed by the global head of Product for SAP SuccessFactors, Amy Wilson in SAP’s News Center update on October 31, 2018 titled “Introducing SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics, Enabled by SAP Analytics Cloud”.


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My SuccessConnect 2018 Summary with a focus on ERP, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) and all things Payroll

Oct 5, 2018 9:31:24 AM

In September 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the annual SuccessConnect 2018 event held in Las Vegas. It was reported that there were over 4,000 attendees and 140 sessions, including 101 provided by customers. In addition, there were over 800 partners in attendance.

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10 Things you need to know about Single Touch Payroll (STP)

Sep 18, 2018 12:40:18 PM

SAP Employers with an Australian Payroll with 20 or more employees will need to start reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP) by 30 April 2019.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is an initiative introduced by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to provide real-time visibility over the accuracy and timeliness of organisations' payroll processes. STP is designed to streamline the administration of employee payroll, tax and superannuation reporting obligations for employers.