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Fiori HCM Apps Pre-requisites

Please note new versions of HR apps on EHP7 are released.


In this blog, I am sharing my experience with Fiori HCM Implementations. There were many confusions on the prerequisites and questions raised on – why Fiori? Is ESS/MSS required for HR Fiori applications? and many. Here I am sharing my learnings on the prerequisites required.


Let me tell you one thing. Fiori has nothing to do with your portal configurations, with your custom webdynpro or any customizations done on portal. It has no relation with ess/mss. If ESS/MSS is already implemented on your landscape. No need to redo any configurations. Because this means that your HCM usecases are already functionally configured like OM, Time/leave eREC, Profiles , HR->Finance , Payroll etc.


Fiori applications are role based applications and some of the main roles are Employee and Manager Roles which comes under HCM module.

In order to start with HCM applications below are the prerequisites. (To Try HCM Fiori applications, visit SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition)


To Check available HCM apps. Go to Fiori Apps Library


Sometime people may face loss of data and they just implement basis addons and implement all mandatory notes. But the main thing is functional data and from HR perspective below possible configurations should already exist in the system.


Pre-Check for Fiori HCM applications


  • My Leave Requests
  • My Paystubs
  • My Benefits
  • My Timesheets
  • My Travel Requests


  1. Employee – Manager relationship is maintained
  2. Employees are configured as ESS and MSS users
  3. ESS and MSS is not mandatory but customer is able to executeTime/Leave/ Any HCM scenarios in backend system
  4. PERNR is assigned to Employee and Manager User-id
  5. Organizational Management is setup
  6. HR Employee Master data is maintained
  7. Absence management is configured
  8. SAP Time Approval process is configured
  9. The approver (manager) of the person must be in the same organization.
  10. Backend cycle is executed perfectly: say Employee raises a leave request and this goes to assigned Manager.
  11. Data entry Profile is configured for Timesheet applications
  12. Position/Organization Unit is assigned to the  employees.


How to check Manager for employee?

Go to t-code:  PTARQ

Click on “Determine Approver” under Set Up.


In Next screen: Enter the Personnel Number of employee and execute.


If you are not aware of the PERNR of employee. Go to SE16.

  • Ø Enter table name as PA0105

Where 0105: Communication Info type


Give user-id as employee user-id




Take the PERNR and enter in the figure: 2



14. For Approval Apps : Workflow should be configured. Below are the approval applications from HR and Finance.

  • Approve Travel requests
  • Approve Leave requests
  • Approve Travel expenses

15. For Approve Timesheets : Workflow is not required, as the app works on Data entry profile/OADP framework. Please visit below link on setting up   “Approve timesheets” app by Sagar Mehta

How to setup Fiori Approve Timesheet Application

Some more applications from HR space which are available today :

For pre-requisites from technical architecture : Visit each app features and Configurations related to it.

Related blogs/documents :

What’s new in ‘SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0’

Just Released – New Fiori Apps for HCM in Wave 9

Apps for Human Capital Management – SAP Fiori Apps – SAP Library

Feel free to add more pre-requisites which you feel can be added 🙂

Cheers !!

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      Author's profile photo ANURAG SINGH

      Hi Tejas,

      Thanks for sharing this blog... very helpful.. 🙂


      Anurag Singh

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      Former Member


      This is being very informative. Usually people end up doing configurations but the above mentioned list is utmost important as well.

      Can I also ask to share more information about Roles for the above mentioned Apps which help the end users to access.

      As I understand along with the existing ESS/ MSS role for the user we should also include - SAP_HCM_EMPLOYEE_APPS role

      Thanks and Regards,


      Author's profile photo Tejas Chouhan
      Tejas Chouhan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ram,

      Thanks for your input. This document is for prerequisite before starting the Fiori app implementation. So fiori app specific roles are not included here. How your HCM system should look like.


      Author's profile photo Lakshman Balanagu
      Lakshman Balanagu

      Hi Tejas,

      Thanks for sharing your learnings !

      Very helpful..


      Lakshman Balanagu.

      Author's profile photo Tejas Chouhan
      Tejas Chouhan
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Lakshman !!



      Author's profile photo Li Wang
      Li Wang

      Thank you, mark it!

      Author's profile photo Andreas Marte
      Andreas Marte

      Thanks for sharing!

      One question to following point: "...ESS and MSS is not mandatory but customer is able to executeTime/Leave/ Any HCM scenarios in backend system..."
      -> if i only want to use Fiori Application f.e. Leave Request ESS/MSS configuration is not necessary and no license required, right ?

      Regards, Andreas


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      Former Member

      Fantastic blog. Thank you so very much Tejas

      Author's profile photo Tejas Chouhan
      Tejas Chouhan
      Blog Post Author


      Author's profile photo Tausif Alam
      Tausif Alam

      Excellent Post!!!

      One question, plz: to implement SAP Standard Fiori App, is it must to have HR Renewal 2.0 installed on server or we can proceed without HR Renewal 2.0.