Implementing Employee and Manager Self-Services in SAP ERP HCM

Implementing Employee and Manager Self-Services in SAP ERP HCMBook Details

  • Hardcover: 431 pages
  • Publisher: SAP PRESS; 1 edition (October 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592291880
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592291885
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds

Book Description

This is a comprehensive reference to what ESS & MSS are and how to implement them into an SAP ERP HCM environment. The book is written for HR and IT professionals currently supporting or considering implementing (or upgrading to) the new SAP ERP HCM ESS/MSS framework. It also provides core information for consultants who need to learn the basic and advanced concepts of ESS/MSS. The book details what ESS/MSS are, and describes the capabilities available in SAP’s latest release (ECC 6.0) using NetWeaver Portal (EP 7.0). Readers will learn how to use these tools to develop an effective strategy and implement a simple ESS & MSS application. Using real-world examples throughout, the book aims to educate readers on the important constructs and techniques of ESS/MSS.

The book will be structured into two main sections. The first section teaches the baseline ESS/MSS functionality – what it is and what it is not, and how it integrates into the SAP NetWeaver Portal. It also provides readers with a basic understanding of the various technologies available in the solution. The second part of the book covers more advanced topics like developing self-service applications with the Floor Plan Manager, which uses Web Dynpro for Java, and implementating an ESS & MSS application. The book also includes information on Duet™ as an example of an intuitive (and familiar) user interface. Other topics include authorization management (i.e., security), workflow, delegation, and functionality coming in later releases. The book concludes with applicable case studies to solidify learning.


  • Provides an overview of ESS and MSS and how they have evolved over the years
  • Teaches how self-service fits into an HR Service Delivery model
  • Covers the fundamentals of implementing SAP ESS/MSS, including the Homepage Framework and integration with the SAP NetWeaver Portal
  • Provides an overview of Duet™ focusing on key areas, and provides a roadmap of future releases/functionality.
  • Uses ECC 6.0 and SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.0

About the Author

Jeremy Masters is an author, speaker, and SAP HR subject matter expert. Mr. Masters is also the cofounder and managing partner of Worklogix, which provides SAP HR professional services and software solutions to fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Masters has been an SAP HR practitioner for over 10 years, spending his early years with Price Waterhouse, PwC Consulting, and IBM. He has been involved in over 16 projects, many of them global in scope. Mr. Masters has been helping clients implement performance management systems for the past 6 years. Besides Performance Management, he has worked with much of the new self-service functionality, including Compensation Management, Personnel Cost Planning, Succession Planning, and eRecruitment in both the SAP R/3 system and the SAP Enterprise Portal. You can reach him via email at

Christos Kotsakis is Vice President of Information Technology at Star-wood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hotel and leisure company worldwide. Prior to joining Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Mr. Kotsakis was an associate partner in the Human Capital Management practice at IBM Global Business Services where he led the design and implementation of large-scale, global HR transformation projects using SAP HR. In the past 10 years, Mr. Kotsakis has managed more than a dozen project teams, spanning across HR functionality, including Performance Management, Compensation Management, and eRecruitment. He also has extensive experience in software development; self-service technology; enterprise portal implementations; including the SAP NetWeaver Portal, and related technologies. You can reach him via email at

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