In January of this year NTT DATA Business Solutions was selected as the SAP Employee and Manager Self Service implementation partner for Parmalat. One of the key reasons for NTT DATA Business Solutions selection was down to our proven ability to deliver a Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS). Using a RDS gives customers a guarantee of a fixed timeframe (12 weeks) and a fixed price.
This blog covers some of the key points of interest from my time working within the project team from the start of the project, over the blueprint phase to a go live that was achieved within that 12 week timeframe.
Author: Daire O’Mochain, Solution Specialist – HCM
NTT DATA Business Solutions (Singapore and Malaysia offices) in partnership with KABA, took a stand at the HR Summit 2013 held in the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 24 to 25 of April. With a continually expanding footprint across south east Asia and a practice focused on SAP HCM/SuccessFactors, attending was seen as an opportunity to meet with HR professionals from Singapore and surrounding countries to find out what their hot button items and challenges were, and more importantly, to determine how they saw information technology as part of their ‘tool kit’ for reaching their goals. With reportedly 4,129 visitors this year, according to sponsors HRM, and with this being NTT DATA Business Solutions’ first time to attend it was very interesting to see what the similarities and differences were between this event and similar events we have attended in Australia.
It’s easy to get carried away with the plethora of web based material boasting new and exciting features of up and coming enhancement packs in SAP HCM. After reading many forums and blogs about what to expect under EHP5 for ESS/MSS it was good to finally get some ‘trench time’ of my own and experience the changes first hand. This blog is about a recent ESS/MSS NWBC Lite implementation that I was involved in at a multinational customer of ours. For those who have read Calvin Aquino’s last blog, this customer fell under the category of ‘hoppers’. They have been using SAP HCM for many years and after upgrading to EHP5 have now decided to employ a self services solution for the first time. The following narrative will outline key findings from that implementation and take a closer look at some of the invaluable features now included in the ESS/MSS solution.
SAP FKOM 2013 in Singapore was held on 14-16 January and was the opportunity for NTT DATA Business Solutions to perform the Live Qualification of the Australian RDS for SAP BPC. During this session the key components of the RDS were presented and by engaging in this live qualification process NTT DATA Business Solutions was awarded with an exclusive ‘Qualification Trophy’.
The short answer is no, but it will continue to evolve and the BW (business warehouse) of the future will be very different to the pre BusinessObjects (BOBJ) BW of years gone. ERP on HANA will definitely greatly improve the reporting directly on top of the ERP. It will be feasible to report directly on top of the transactional tables, removing the limitation of predefined summary tables which don’t have the required data.
BOBJ reports embedded in ERP will gain a lot more traction especially for operational reports. For some mid market businesses with the majority of business processes in SAP this might be all they need.
The real question is: Will you still need a data warehouse? The answer again for most businesses is yes. read more…
Back in 2010 shortly after SAP released BPC NW 7.5, SAP SDN published a how-to document for automating the loading of master data and hierarchies from BW to BPC. Please click here to read instructions.
This document addressed (some modification required) the issue of how to get the master data from BW that is loaded nightly via a BW process chain from ECC into BPC, closing the loop for master data maintenance whilst still allowing BPC users to create ad hoc master data for planning requirements.
The standard BPC data manager package has vastly improved since then, however the issue still remains: How to automate the BPC master data update and include in the nightly BW master data update? read more…
In 2003, Extend Technologies – an NTT DATA Business Solutions Company, implemented SAP BusinessOne to manage its core business functions. Having undergone significant growth and being tasked with increased management reporting from NTT DATA head office, in 2011 Extend acknowledged that it had outgrown its current system and a new ERP was required.
In addition to the ability to provide the level of management reporting and information to measure and track the business across its core revenue streams, the current invoice and billing process also required some manual processes which were significantly impacting the finance function.
The decision was made in early 2012 that Extend needed to “practice what it preached” and make the move to SAP Business-All-in-One to ensure the ongoing business sustainability and achievement of its growth trajectory. The utilisation of the NTT DATA Business Solutions best practice template from Europe – it.service – was identified as the solution to deliver a fast, cost-effective implementation. read more…
The hype surrounding Cloud Computing wouldn’t be the first time that the information technology industry worked ourselves into such a frenzy that we lost sight of the very sound business drivers that spawned the hype in the first place.
I mean any new technologies designed to reduce the cost and complexity associated with deploying, maintaining and supporting business applications has to be a good thing right? Throw in the ability to scale both operationally and commercially for peaks and troughs in business activity and it would appear that all our problems are solved. read more…
The benefits of SAP E-Recruiting or other E-Recruiting solutions are well known to the HR community. However, many HR teams that use SAP for Personnel Administration and/or SAP Payroll can find it difficult to win project sponsorship and funding for E-Recruiting implementations and associated licenses, especially when there may be other competing system initiatives requiring financial support. read more…