Overview

SAP HR (Human Resource management) also known as “Human Capital Management” (HCM) and it is an important module in ERP SAP systems that supports all the process of human resource management in the enterprise.

SAP HCM may or may not be accessible from outside an organization's firewall; therefore, a direct connection to SAP HCM may or may not be possible for cloud customers.

The SAP connectivity option for your organization depends on your existing technology landscape. Options should be reviewed by your IT department to determine the option that is best for your organization.

Below are some available options:

Option Description Deployment
1 SAP XML Cloud or On Premise
2 SAP RFC Cloud or On Premise
3 SAPA HANA Cloud or On Premise
4 Reporting Tool Cloud or On Premise

SAP XML

SAP can be configured to generate an XML file containing HR data. The XML can pushed via FTP/SFTP to a drop folder in your OrgChart Now account or can be manually uploaded to your account.

OrgChart Now has a built-in 'SAP XML' connector that can be used to process SAP XML files.

A Level 2 (or greater) Implementation is required for this option.

SAP RFC

A Remote Function Call (RFC) is the call or remote execution of a Remote Function Module in SAP. In the SAP system, these functions are provided by the RFC interface system.

OrgChart Now has a built-in 'SAP RFC' connector that can query SAP. Typically, the SAP RFC interface cannot be accessed outside of an organization's firewall (but not always). Firewall considerations need to be kept in mind when considering this option.

A Level 3 Implementation is required for this option.

SAP HANA

SAP HANA is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system developed and marketed by SAP SE. Its primary function as database server is to store and retrieve data as requested by the applications.

OrgChart Now has a built-in 'SAP HANA' connector that can query SAP. The SAP HANA may or may not be accessible outside of an organization's firewall. Firewall considerations need to be kept in mind when considering this option.

A Level 3 Implementation is required for this option.

Reporting Tool (SAP Native or 3rd Party)

There are many third party (and native) reporting tools available for SAP. These tools can be used to generate flat files (csv) that can be imported into OrgChart Now (using the Excel/CSV connector). Flat file can pushed via FTP/SFTP to a drop folder in your OrgChart Now account or can be manually uploaded to your account.

A Level 2 (or greater) Implementation is required for this option.