In our last blog New Fiori Apps for HCM we talked about the three new HCM apps which were delivered as part of SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0 with Fiori wave 7. In addition to the new apps, wave 7 also includes revamped versions 2 of the previously delivered HCM apps. These versions 2 reflect the customer feedback and additional requirements we have received for the six existing apps.

What is new in version 2 in comparison to version 1? Let’s go through each of the six apps.


1. My Leave Request

The previous version of My Leave Request only supported absences (IT2001). But we heard from a number of customers that they are using Leave Requests not only for absences, but also for attendances such as Training or Business Trips. We added this capability was added in version 2 so that My Leave now supports attendances as well as absences.

Enhancement package 7 delivered some enhancements for the Leave Request. These enhancements are now also available for My Leave Requests. The app now offers the option to change the approver and to add and view attachments, e.g. upload a doctor’s note. SAP enhancement package 7 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS01 or higher is a prerequisite for these two features. Customers who are on a lower release can still use My Leave Requests Version 2, but they will not be able to use the approver change or attachments.

In the screenshot below, Approver and attachment fields in Create Leave Request are highlighted.

Create Leave Requests1.png

Attachments are also available in the Leave History.

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In addition, some performance improvements were done in version 2.

2. My Timesheet


Version 2 offers the following key enhancements.

  • Direct launch of time entry view (elimination of initial monthly calendar)
  • Two week display on desktop and tablet, weekly display on a mobile device
  • One-step release of time entries (optional step)
  • One-step deletion of time entries Creation of time entries for a single day or multiple days in a single step
  • Copy function
  • Option to add a time entry as favorite as well as manage favorites (only available with SAP enhancement package 5 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS05 or higher)
  • Performance improvements

This screenshot shows the 2-week view for desktop and tablet.

Timesheet bi-weekly view.jpg

The same view for Apple iPhone 6

Timesheet Weekly view_iPhone.PNG

A time entry can be saved as favorite, either with times  or without times.

Timesheet save favorite.jpg

Just like a worklist item, a favorite can then be used for subsequent time recordings.

Timesheet select Favorite.jpg

3. My Paystubs


Version 2 displays the pay period and the pay date.


My Paystubs.jpg

4. My Benefits


There are no UI changes in version 2 of My Benefits.

5. Approve Leave Requests

Version 2 offers the ability to view attachments (only available with  SAP enhancement package 7 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS01 or higher) as well as performance improvements.

Approve Leave Requests w. attachment.jpg

6. Approve Timesheets


Version 2 provides the following enhancements

  • Mass approvals: Option to select single or multiple time entries for an employee for approval or rejection
  • Percentage of completion replaced by sum of hours submitted for approval
  • Check boxes for each item allowing to approve, reject, or postpone the decision
  • Display already approved/rejected entries for the week
  • View details for each of the rejected time entries or for the time entries that are changed after approval
  • Details for each time entry

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Want to learn more about the HCM Fiori apps?

Additional information is available here

To learn more about the 9 HCM apps, join the ASUG webinar ‘What’s New with HCM Fiori’ on March 10, 2015 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (ET).

You can register for the webinar at https://www.asug.com/events/detail/Whats-New-With-HCM-Fiori

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  1. Imran Sajid

    Hi Gertrud,

    Thanks for sharing! I love all of the new functionality because it is all practical enhancements.

    It is quite clear that you guys are listening to customers and rolling out the new stuff based upon client feedback.

    Great work to all involved!

    Imran

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  2. Marcos Andrade

    Excellent,

    I have been working on the second version of  Leave Request and Approval and they are are now driven based on key functionalities such as selecting approver and attachments.

    looking forward to seeing improvements in the Team Calendar app.

    good stuff.

    Regards

    Marcos

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  3. Gregor Brandst├Ątter

    Hi!

    We are using in ESS/MSS multiple approvers for leave requests. Will this also covered by version 2 of the leave request and approve leave request app.

    Best Regards,

    Gregor Brandstätter

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    1. Marcos Andrade

      Hello Gregor,

      so far there is no such functionality available out of box, although you can extend the app to add multiple approvers.

      you can check the latest update by following the note below that is updated whenever a change is released for leave request

      2112487 – Release Information Note for My Leave Requests (Version 2) : SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0

      Best Regards,

      Marcos

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    1. Gertrud Beisel Post author

      Hello Saravanakumar,

      Fiori My Leave Requests reuses the backend functionality from the ESS Leave Request which uses the ArchiveLink functionality for attachments. This allows to configure the format (document type) and the content repository.

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

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  4. Pavan Golesar

    Hi Gertrud Beisel,

    This document is quite helpful for me in understanding the difference between v1.0 and v2 fiori apps, as I had challenges in upcoming projects but thanks to your document I am now understanding these apps.

    Thanks again, Keep it up.

    PG

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  5. padma mundru

    Hi Gertrud Beisel,

    I have tried to send Leave request with attachment, facing below error.

    Attachment error.png

    Could you please let me know how to resolve this issue.

    Thanks in Advance.

    regards

    Padma M

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  6. Michael Chohrach

    Do we need to activate or configure something on either the front-end or back-end systems to use the favorites and worklists feature? We have version 2 but do not see the Favorites button on the screen.

    Regards,
    Michael C.

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