Exciting Enhacements to ESS Personal Information Profile in Enhancement pack 6
Personal Information scenario is one of the widely used application in ESS since it allows easy maintenance of employee data. With enhancement pack 5 a new personal information scenario based on WD ABAP was offered which already had a great flexibility and configuration possibliites.
However many customers were asking for features for which many of consultants and developers did some additional implementations and sometimes workarounds 🙁
With enahncement pack 6 some features are available out of the box. See screenshots and descriptions below.
Al new set of parameters and features are documented:
Hope you find the features below exciting and this avoids some customizing/enhancement work on customer side to suit various customer specific scenarios.
Do let us know if you find these featues useful or scenarios that still needs further enhancements.
Read Only Profile:
This has been a long standing demand to offer a read-only version of Personal profile for certain use cases at customers.
By setting application parameters READ_ONLY_PROFILE_WITH_DETAILS = X the whole profile can be launched in display mode (no locking of employee).
It is also possible to just provide Overview screens with no details using parameter READ_ONLY_PERSONAL_PROFILE = X
Note: It is also possible to define parts of profile as Read Only. This can be configured using customizing view V_T7XSSPERSUBTY or BAdI HRXSS_PER_SUBTYPE.
Subtype specific UIBB:
Some customers wanted to have a different UIBB and different set of fields to be displayed on Overview screens for every subtype. This was not possible in Enhancement pack 5. With enhancement pack 6 you can define via configuration which subtypes should be displayed or which subtypes should be excluded from a particular UIBB. To do this open the UIBB configuration and provide the “Include or Exclude” subtype parameters of the feeder class CL_HRESS_PER_OVERVIEW.
You can see the example screenshot with “Emergeny Address” as a seperate UIBB with different set of fields.
Note: In enhancement pack 5 it is still possible to hide/show subtype specific fields using customizing of V_T588MFPROPC but it is not possible to create completely a different UIBB configuration per subtype.
Performance notes: In general do not make different UIBB for subtypes since it has implication on runtime and memory.
UI Integration with HCM Processes and Forms:
Some customers do not allow employees to edit data directly and they need workflow based forms to complete the data changes. In those scenarios it is possible to use HCM processes and Forms to request data change. With enhacement pack 6 there is a UI integration available by which a button is added on the UI that lauches the configured processes.
Use the application parameter WORKFLOW_MODE=X and PROCESS_GROUP=<Name of HCM P&F process group>
Customers can decide which of the Infotype/Subtypes are editable directly in Personal profile and for which others a workflow mode is required. This can be configured using customizing view V_T7XSSPERSUBTY or BAdI HRXSS_PER_SUBTYPE.
Note: You must be using HCM P&F and configured workflow based processes to make the whole scenario complete.
Multiple Overview Screens using same configuration:
It may be possible that you may use different variants of the Personal profile in different contexts in ESS. Example: You may have a general profile that shows a list of infotypes and another variant that is specific to benefits to show additional infotypes. It is now possible that you create multiple Overview (MAIN) pages in OVP component configuration (HRESS_CC_PER_OVP) and using application parameter PROFILE_VARIANT_ID you can pass different Overview pages to be launched by application parameters. This avoids copying the main OVP configuration (HRESS_CC_PER_OVP) multiple times.