SAP HCM Master Data Configuration

Course code: S1159

7 days

At the conclusion of this course, users will be able to understand how Master data is set up in SAP HCM.

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Who Should Attend?

  • SAP Consultants
  • Project Managers and PMO Teams
  • Support Team
  • SAP Training Development Teams


An understanding of Business Processes in both HCM and HCM Payroll is recommended.
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Course Contents

At the conclusion of this course, users will be able to understand how Master data is set up in SAP HCM. They will also gain an in-depth idea of the various structures available in SAP HCM. The concepts of infotypes, actions, menus, maintenance and processing of employee data are discussed in detail. The user can identify and set up the HR Master data to meet their requirements.

Training Course Contents


  • What is SAP HCM?
  • Key Concepts

Navigation in SAP HCM

  • Navigation and basic on-screen operations
  • Screen Elements
  • Types of Help available
  • User Specific settings

Basics of Master Data

  • Infotypes and subtypes
  • Maintaining HR Master Data
  • Displaying HR Master Data
  • Personnel Actions

SAP Tools Implementation Guide

  • Implementation Guide
  • Creating a Project IMG
  • Links Between Master Data and Customizing Tables
  • Customizing Tables: Key and Function Fields
  • Customizing Tables:
  • Create
  • Copy
  • Delete
  • Save
  • Delimit
  • Customizing Settings from the Application

Structures in SAP HCM

  • Enterprise Structure
  • Client
  • Company Code
  • Personnel Area
  • Personnel Subarea
  • Indicators Set Using Personnel Subareas
  • Personnel Structure
  • Employee Group
  • Employee Subgroup
  • Control Indicators Defined By Employee
  • Subgroups
  • Copy Function
  • Personnel Subarea IMG Activities
  • Employee Subgroup IMG Activities
  • Assignments
  • Organizational Structure
  • Organizational Plan
  • Organizational Units
  • Jobs
  • Positions
  • Integration between Organizational
  • Management and Personnel Administration
  • Entering the Position in the Actions Infotype
  • Values from Organizational Management
  • Defining Default Values
  • Cost Center Assignment
  • Setting Up Integration Between Personnel
  • Management and Organizational
  • Management

Payroll Organisation

  • An Employee's Additional Organizational Assignment
  • Depicting the Organization of Payroll in theSAP System
  • Payroll Areas
  • Payroll Control Record
  • Organizational Key for Additional Authorization Checks
  • Administrator Responsible for Personnel Administration
  • Administrator Assignment
  • Employee Attributes

Define Default Values Features

  • Default Values
  • Maintaining Features
  • Default Values for Payroll Accounting Area
  • Define Administrator Groups
  • Personnel Number Assignment Feature NUMKR
  • Maintaining Features

Personal Data

  • Personal Data
  • Addresses
  • Bank Details

Working Time and Basic Pay

  • Planned Working Time
  • Connection between Planned Working Time and Basic Pay
  • Employee Subgroup Grouping for Personnel Calculation Rule

Pay Scale Structure

  • Pay Scale Data Stored in Basic Pay
  • Depicting Pay Scale Data in the SAP System
  • Employee Subgroup Grouping for Collective Agreement Provision
  • Define Pay Scale Type and Area
  • Assign Pay Scale Type/Area to Personnel Subarea
  • Default Pay Scale Data using Feature TARIF
  • Pay Scale Groups and Levels

Wage Type Structure

  • Employees' Payments and Deductions
  • Setting Up Wage Types
  • Overview Dialog Characteristics
  • SAP Model Wage Type Catalog
  • Creating a Wage Type Catalog
  • Checking the Individual Steps of the Copy Procedure
  • Using Wage Type Groups
  • Defining Wage Type Permissibility for Infotypes
  • Wage Type Permissibility for Several Infotypes
  • Input Frequency for Wage Types in Infotypes
  • Checking Wage Type Characteristics
  • Employee Grouping for Primary Wage Types
  • Personnel Subarea Groupings for Primary Wage Types
  • Wage Type Permissibility for each Personnel Subarea and Employee Subgroup

Valuation of Wage Types

  • Indirect Valuation Using the Rule for Wage Type Characteristics
  • Module for Wage Type Characteristics (Indirect Valuation)
  • Indirect Valuation Using Pay Scale Data Module: TARIF
  • Indirect Valuation Using the TARIF Module
  • Indirect Valuation for Calculating a Percentage
  • Base Wage Type Valuation
  • Indirect Valuation Using the PRZNT Module
  • Indirect Valuation Using the SUMME Module
  • Individual Weekly Working Times Using
  • SUMME Module
  • Indirect Valuation Using Positions Module: ARBPL
  • Indirect Valuation: Additional Attributes
  • Default Wage Types for Basic Pay
  • Define Wage Type Models
  • Define Default Wage Types

Pay Scale Reclassification

  • Pay Scale Reclassification Based on Master Data
  • Batch Input Processing
  • Pay Scale Reclassification Based on Hours Worked
  • Standard Pay Increases
  • Performing a Simple Pay Increase
  • Performing an Extended Pay Increase
  • Dynamic Pay Increase


  • System Controls
  • Infotype Attributes
  • Relevant for Retroactive Accounting
  • Country-Specific Infotypes and Subtypes
  • Customizing User Interfaces
  • Customizing Screen Headers
  • Customizing the Screen

Infotypes Menus

  • Customizing Infotype Menus
  • User Groups and Reference User Groups
  • Hierarchy When Building Infotype Menus
  • Defining the Selection of Infotype Menus
  • Menus for Fast Entry

Personnel Actions

  • Default Values for Infotypes (DFINF)
  • Setting up a New Personnel Action
  • Determining Infogroups
  • Determining Personnel Action Types
  • Change Personnel Actions Status Indicator
  • Defining Reasons for Personnel Action Types
  • Changing The Actions Menu
  • Additional Actions
  • Displaying Additional Actions in Actions Infotype
  • Examples of Personnel Actions
  • Employee Leaves the Company
  • Employee Reenters the Company
  • Retiree with Company Pension
  • Retiree Working as a Night Shift Security Guard

Dynamic Actions

  • General Functions
  • Dynamic Actions - Maintaining Additional Infotypes
  • Dynamic Actions . Mail Connection for Infotype Changes
  • Define Mail Attributes

FastEntry Actions

  • Using Fast Entry of Actions
  • Customizing Fast Entry of Actions
  • Changing the Actions Menu
  • Changing Fast Entry of Actions