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Author's profile photo Ingrid Nikkels

HR contracts now also supported in SAP S/4HANA for Enterprise Contract Management

SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Enterprise Contract Management and Assembly is a suite of applications for the creation and management of legal contracts in enterprises. It comprises two solutions, namely, SAP S/4HANA for enterprise contract management and SAP Enterprise Contract Assembly.

SAP S/4HANA for enterprise contract management is a solution within the S/4HANA suite that enables customers to manage all cross-application processes related to the creation and governance of legal content. It provides a central repository and single source of truth for all legal documents, such as contracts, policies, and non-disclosure agreements.

So far, the solution was able to manage Buy-side, Sell-side, real estate, corporate contracts, NDAs and other legal documents. There was one exception: HR/employee contract documents.

With the August 2021 release, organizations can now also manage employee contracts in SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Enterprise Contract Management. It offers the flexibility to setup the Business Partner BP003 ‘Employee’ or any other Business Partner role as contractual party (entity) for managing the lifecycle of contracts (link).


Repository for HR Contracts


The Business Partner is the leading object in SAP S/4 HANA and single-entry point to maintain Business Partner, Customer, and Supplier (formerly known as Vendor) master data. Because of that several customers have asked for an option to configure their Business Partners as the entity for contract management. With the addition of a new configuration table  this is now possible.

So in summary:

  • Any type of business partner can be configured as contractual party to manage and create contracts in Enterprise Contract Management and Enterprise Contract Assembly
  • The solution can now also be used to manage employee/HR contracts

Please note that besides the Public Cloud Release, this new feature is also available with the 2021 On Premise release of SAP S/4 HANA for Enterprise Contract Management. 

Best regards,

Ingrid Nikkels

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      Author's profile photo Gábor Nagy
      Gábor Nagy


      I am looking for solution for Employee contracting/ Research contracting integrated to SuccessFactors. The Employee contracting would be an easier way in SF REC but the Research projects requires temporarily staffing and budget allocations btw budget codes and of  course specialized approval flow from the Budget owners.  Which SAP solution can support this lead if they are not going to use SAP HCM but they will implement  SuccessFactors ?

      Thank you


      Author's profile photo Ingrid Nikkels
      Ingrid Nikkels
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      Hi Gabor,

      This is not in scope of SAP S/4HANA for Enterprise Contract Management. I recommend you to post your question on the SuccesFactors community.

      Many thanks and best regards,