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Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel

My Time Events – The New Fiori App for Clock-in/Clock-out (Fiori Wave 8)

Many customers have been asking for a Fiori app to record Clock-in/Clock-out events, especially in countries where there are extensive labor laws and regulations to track working times and breaks. With Fiori wave 8 (shipped with SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0 SPS01), the new app ‘My Time Events’ was delivered. This transactional app allows to record time events such as Clock-in, Clock-out, Clock-out for break, Clock-in after break.

My Time Events and the existing My Timesheet app (see New Fiori Apps for HCM) support alternative time recording processes. In many companies both processes are used, each one for a different set of employees, e.g. Clock-in/Clock-out for shop floor employees and timesheets for office workers. In My Time Events clock-in and clock-out time events are recorded independently. Then Time Evaluation will process the time events, match the corresponding in/out pairs, determine missing time events, and calculate durations. Time data recorded in My Time Events is stored in infotype 2011 (Time Events) in the backend. In contrast, My Timesheet requires to record durations (i.e. number of hours worked). My Timesheet is based on CATS (Cross Application Timesheet) in the backend and the time data is stored in infotypes 2001 (Absences) and 2002 (Attendances).

My Time Events offers the following key features

  • Create time events for a specific date
  • Display an overview of existing time events
  • Edit or delete existing time events (if enabled)
  • Display messages indicating missing or incorrect time entries

Time Events.jpg

The time is defaulted to the current system time. The time event type (e.g. clock-in or clock-out)  is predicted based on the user history, but can of course be overwritten by the user.

Time Events with existing entries 1.jpg


Backend Requirements


The app requires the minimum backend versions

  • SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 15 or higher
  • SAP enhancement package 2 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 5 or higher
  • SAP enhancement package 3 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 5 or higher
  • SAP enhancement package 4 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 5 or higher
  • SAP enhancement package 5 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 3 or higher
  • SAP enhancement package 6 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 1 or higher
  • SAP enhancement package 7 of SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 1 or higher



Where to Find Additional Information?


Additional information is available here

        App Extensibility: My Time Events – SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0 SPS 01 – SAP Library

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      Author's profile photo Marco Jansen
      Marco Jansen

      Hi Gertrud,

      thanks for the information.

      what about the Approval? Will there be a new Approval App for the Manager?

      best regards

      Marco

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Marco,

      The approval can be done in the My Inbox app.

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Approval for the punches or correction?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gertrud,

      Can the Manager approve/reject time Event corrections in my inbox app or directly using my time Events?

      Is there a doc somewhere how and/or what to set in order to make the approval flow work?

      best regards

      Sven

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sven,

      My Time Events is an Employee app. The manager can approve/reject time event corrections in My Inbox. For more information on the approval workflow, see

      General Workflow for Documents - PT - Personnel Time Management: Workflow Scenarios - SAP Library

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gertrud Beisel,

      Thanks for wonderful info.

      I have configured My Inbox and Time event for approval is coming correctly from Business Workflow Inbox. But, as Clock In and Out / Leave workflow can not be executed from SAP Business inbox. Hence, Approve and Reject Button not coming for any decision.

      We are on IW_PGW 100 SP 007.

      You may refer attached screen shot.

      (Leave workflow used from Clock in out)

      Clock In Out Fiori Inbox.JPG

      Thanks,

      Ketul

      Author's profile photo Sumanth Thunga
      Sumanth Thunga

      Decisions to appear in My Inbox may have to be added in SWFVISU for the Task being used in this scenario.

      Author's profile photo Firoz Ashraf
      Firoz Ashraf

      Cold you please share what needs to be added in SWFVISU so that 'Approve' & 'Reject' decisions starts appearing for Clock-In/Clock-Out work item in "MyInbox"

      Following is the screen shot of the values that we have set up in SWFVISU.

      Regards,

      Firoz.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Question- Will this work off line scenario such as power outage, will it cache the punches and post it when system is online?

      Author's profile photo Marco Jansen
      Marco Jansen

      Dear Ahmar,

      no, it is an online application.

      best regards

      MArco

      Author's profile photo Jason Greene
      Jason Greene

      Hi Gertrud,

      Are there any plans to include geo-location capture from GPS enabled devices?  I'm thinking of the potential here for functionalities around geo-fencing and leverage of BAS.  From a mobile perspective there is a risk of location fraud particularly for field operatives.  Maybe this is something that adopters can include via extension options?

      BR,

      Jason

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jason,

      This is an option which we are evaluating for further enhancements depeding on customer feedback. Since version 1.2, the Fiori client supports mobile qualities such as geolocation (see Introducing SAP Fiori Client 1.2).

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Sumanth Thunga
      Sumanth Thunga

      Hi Gertrud,

      Thanks for the blog. We applied Patch 2 for the component to implement this new App. After implementing it, we got in to Timezone issues. If the System/Device from where this App is being called is in EST time zone, event entries are not displayed. If we set to UTC -3 and above then data is getting displayed.

      Appreciate your insights on this. I also have a Support message opened with SAP.

      Thanks

      Sumanth

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sumanth,

      Can you please let me know the message number?

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Sumanth Thunga
      Sumanth Thunga

      Hi Gertrud,

      Below is the message number.

      GACFIORI: My Time Events app dont display any created Events ( 454839 / 2015 )

      Thanks

      Sumanth

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sumanth,

      Note 2139495 has been provided for this issue.

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gertrud,

           Thanks for the blog.I have a query,while trying to implement My Time Events application in our demo portal i am unable to find the SAP UI application related to CICO (HCM_CICO_MAN) in SICF .Could you please let me know any  component missing in our demo system??

      Regards,
      Naveen Kumar B

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Naveen,

      Which system are you referring to?

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gerturd,

          I am referring to R3 ABAP system.

      Regards,

      Naveen Kumar B.

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Naveen,

      You can find information on required components under

      App Implementation: My Time Events - SAP Fiori Apps for Lower Back-End Releases - SAP Library

      If you still have problems, further analysis in your system would be required and you might have to open an incident.

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Gertrud,

      Thanks for blog, Do you know if is it possible to hide some event types?, Currently is displaying all event types of a specific country, we have many event types although only one should be maintained in the self-service. It would be nicer if we could display only the relevant event type.

      Best Regards.

      Luis

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Luis,

      If you only have one relevant event type, you could hide the dropdown and replace it with a fixed value.

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gertrud,

      is there also an Option to show only two Timeevent types (P10/P20)?

      Thanks.

      Best regard,

      Dominic

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gertrud,

      Is it possible to display any captured time events (from time recording machines integration with SAP) in this app?

      Can we use this or any other App available on FIORI for abnormal/ lost hour regularization in positive time?

      Thanks & Regards,

      Piu

      Author's profile photo Rottiers Tom
      Rottiers Tom

      Hi Getrud,

      I am  currently implementing the Fiori team manager functionality at a customer.

      After the  initial analysis of the application, we have discovered quite a lot of suggestions for improving the current tool as well as some bugs.

      We will log the the bugs into OSS, however I was wondering what the appropriate channel is to send the suggestions for improvements.

      Can you also share some information into the next planned innovations for the team calendar functionality as well as give some dates as to when they will be delivered?

      Many thanks in advance,

      Tom

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Tom,

      You can send the improvement suggestions to me (gertrud.beisel@sap.com). Please continue to log the bugs into OSS.

      As always, prioritization of enhancements depend on customer demand. There are currently no plans to enhance My Team Calendar in the next wave.

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Gertrud,

      The App is working fine for US employee. But for international employee, the Date is not coming as system date. It is coming one day less (system date - 1) and also the "Create" buttons is not enabled. Is there any config required for International (non-US) employees?

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I got this one.. Yes, there is config associated for International Employees in SPRO creating Rule Groups and WEBMO and Define Processing Processes.

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Getrud,

      Is there any way we can disable/grey out the "Date" field. It defaults to the system date which is fine, but we don't want the users to change/modify it. Any thoughts please?

      Author's profile photo Andreas Grabher
      Andreas Grabher

      Hello Gertrud,

      thank you for this blog post. Very informative! How can I restrict available time event types for the app? Is there a customizing guide somewhere? I could not find one.

      Thank you and best regards

      Andreas

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Andreas,

      The time event types are based on the backend configuration. There is currently no configuration option to restrict the time event types available in the app.

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Marco Jansen
      Marco Jansen

      Hi Getrud,

      when we seit the Option in customizing, that only days with messages from Time Evaluation  can be maintaincend, the app trows an error Message.

      IS this a known issue?

      thanks & best regards

      MArco

      Author's profile photo Andreas Grabher
      Andreas Grabher

      Hello Gertrud,

      Is it for a manager to correct / record time events for his delegates? This would be interesting for (production) workers that do have permanent access to their accounts.

      Thank you and best regards,

      Andreas

      Author's profile photo Gertrud Beisel
      Gertrud Beisel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Andreas,

      This app is for employees to record their own time. It allows to record or - if enabled - correct existing time events. The app offers an alternative to the traditional clock-in/clock-out terminals.

      Best regards,

      Gertrud

      Author's profile photo Andreas Grabher
      Andreas Grabher

      Hello Gertrud,

      we deployed this app with an approval workflow for each clock-in/clock-out event that is entered. The approval is done via SAP workflow and the work flow item is displayed in the "My inbox" app.

      Is it possible to do the approval directly out of the "My Inbox" app instead of having to open the task first?

      Thank you and best regards,

      Andreas

      Author's profile photo Raphael Domingues
      Raphael Domingues

      Hi Andreas,

      Did you need to perform a development to have this approval on every clock-in / clock-out? Or was it just a customization?

      Thank you and best regards,

      Raphael

       

      Author's profile photo Support Team
      Support Team

      hi, is it possible to enable time field? So we could adjust the clock in time correctly instead of using system time

       

      Hendro

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi everyone,

      is it possible that the time entries from "My Time Events" are displayed in "My Timesheet" and comments and WDA-Elements are added before sending to approval?

       

      Thanks and best regards

      Alex

       

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Gertrud Beisel,

      Thank you for this useful article. We were able to configure and implement the My Time Events App and book time using Clock In and Clock Out.

      We have one issue. The time clocked in and clocked out in the Fiori App does not show up in info type 2011. It is also not saved in database table TEVEN.

      Are we missing something?

      The time clocked in and clocked out in the App are saved in database table TPTCOR_CORE.

      Is there a batch job/program which we need to run to move the data to info type 2011 and table TEVEN? Is there any configuration we might be missing?

      Can you please suggest.

      Regards,

      Raju

       

      Author's profile photo Saqib Ayub Khan
      Saqib Ayub Khan

      Hello Everyone

       I intent to integrate Time Event app. I have installed backend and frontend packages, Enabled oData Service and activated UI Application ad mention the configuration document.

      I have also created the role and authorized the Tiles and Catalogue to user, but my user is not been able to See two tiles (My Time Event and My Services). Can anyone please suggest me why this is happing?

      See the screenshot.

      Regards

      Saqib Ayub Khan

      Author's profile photo Raphael Domingues
      Raphael Domingues

      Hi Getrud,

       

      Is there any way to enable a workflow for entries made by My Time Events app?

       

      Thank you and best regards

       

      Author's profile photo VladR Skif
      VladR Skif

      Hi, experts,

      "How to Install and Configure Fiori HCM applications Step-by-Step SAP Netweaver (7.5) and EHP8 for SAP ERP 6.0" guide contains "Choose “Roles” and input “SAP_HR_BCR_EMPLOYEE_T” then save". But authorizations list (tz PFCG) by role SAP_HR_BCR_EMPLOYEE_T is empty (and red).

      It's ok?

      Best Regards,

      Vlad

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