In my last blog – HR Renewal – Maintain Master Data Application I have discussed the powerful features of the HR Renewal’s Maintain Master Data Application. In this blog, I would like to emphasize it’s close integration with other HR Renewal applications.
Landing page has been one of the hot favorite in the HR Renewal which has got a whole bunch of new functionality again. This Maintain Master Data Application has been closely integrated with the Landing page almost everywhere. The “Search” functionality in the Landing page again launches the related application(Object profile page/forms) using the “Actions” menu from the search results. Let’s say we have searched for “Jack” and we could launch the “Maintain Master data application” to view “Jack’s Absences” from the search results screen itself –
You can even launch the same set of applications (including the Maintain Master Data Application) based on card type(Employee card or Position card or Org Unit card) from the Workforce Viewer –
You can tag certain Org Units in “Maintain Master Data Application (through Short Profile)” as “Favorites” which appears in the Landing page as a “Favorite” –
Organization Favorites are displayed in the “Organization lane” as shown below –
Most of the applications in “Actions” lane launch the “Maintain Master Data” Application –
On click of “Name and Description” under “View Position Details” folder, the “Maintain Master Data” application is launched waiting user to enter the Position details in the search screen –
On entering the position details, you can now view the “Name and Description” of the search results –
From my perspective, this is one of the wonderful HR Renewal deliverable till day. This application literally brings in most of the important Infotype maintenance for Employee, Position and Org Unit into one single application. Also, this application has been closely integrated with many HR Renewal Applications (Search, Workforce Viewer, Actions). From technology standpoint, this “Maintain Master Data” application is a OVP based FPM application which uses the infotype screens(Object profile pages) that are in turn FPM Forms (Bizcards) which are designed using Flexible UI Designer (FLUID). So, this again is most advanced technology in Web Dynpro ABAP.
As per SAP’s latest direction from UI perspective for HR Renewal deliverables, I would expect this “Maintain Master Data” application to be migrated to SAPUI5 (so that it would be in sync with other HR Renewal deliverables). Also, I would expect SAP to provide Profile pages for all infotypes of employee, position and Org unit. It would also be great if SAP makes this application as strong as PP01 transaction which supports many object types.