SAP Business Packages deliver an intuitive user interface that brings together all the resources needed for specific tasks, including internal and external information, access to services, and access to transactions to meet job- and industry-specific needs. It delivers ready-to-use solutions that speed portal implementation, streamline processes, and deliver immediate productivity gains. SAP business packages are designed to plug into the powerful portal platform, delivering predefined portal content that follows well-defined business processes. SAP business packages consist of task-related collections of iViews – specialized portal applications that users work with from within the portal. iViews can be personalized at various levels. For example, we can change the look and feel to match our corporate branding or determine which iViews are displayed for particular user roles. Individual users can even decide which iViews they want to display and in which order.
Need for this Blog
Recently I got the oppportunity to Configure the Business Package for Employee Self Service – mySAP ERP 2004, which consists of Web Dynpro based applications which can be conveniently deployed and configured, integrating the successful SAP solution Employee Self-Service (ESS) into the Enterprise Portal. ESS lets employees create, display and change their own data in the Enterprise Portal. By enabling employees to access their own data, HR processes are standardized and simplified. As a result, employees in the Human Resources Department can concentrate on other tasks of greater strategic importance. As I proceeded, I came across numerous issues, solutions to which were available but either distributed across many Documents, Help.sap.com portal, Forum posts on SDN etc. or were obscure. After successfully implementing/configuring the business package, I thought of writing an article, collating the information available along with my experiences/learnings to facilitate other members of the communtiy to better approach the Business Package Implementation. This Weblog has been written to serve a dual purpose: 1) Provide a link to the article 2) Provide a means for discussion, related to the article and for members to provide their comments, suggestions and sahre experiences. You can find the article on SDN via the following URL: CONFIGURING THE BUSINESS PACKAGE FOR EMPLOYEE SELF SERVICE (ESS)-MYSAP ERP 2004 Hope this article/weblog serves its purpose. Do provide your valuable feedback/comments.