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SAP HCM (HR) Organizational Structure Basics: What is Personnel Subarea?

Personnel sub areas are a subdivision of the Personnel Area. Personnel Subareas are used in personnel administration, personnel time management, and payroll accounting in SAP. In Customizing, the personnel subarea is identified by a four-digit alphanumeric key. The respective country-specific control features are stored here.

The most important organizational functions of personnel subareas are:
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SAP HCM (HR) Organizational Structure Basics: What is Personnel Area ?

In SAP, Personnel Areas represent a subdivision of the company code, applicable to employees. The individual personnel areas in a company code are defined in Customizing and have a four-digit alphanumeric identifier. The personnel area is only used in Personnel Administration and is unique within the client. They perform the following functions:

  • enables the generation of default values for data entry (eg determination of payroll accounting areas);
  • acts as a selection criterion for reporting; and
  • acts as a unit in authorisation checks.

Although a Personnel Area can only belong to one company code, they are further divided into Personnel Subareas.
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SAP HCM (HR) Certification Self-Study Notes

For those aspirants want to clear SAP HCM (HR) Certification exam, this documentation will be a good reference for self study. Though notes are not exhaustive, you will find salient points jotted down from THR10 and THR12 (required materials for HCM certification) which will be extremely helpful if you are going to appear exam shortly.

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SAP HR Organizational Management User Manual

Organizational Management in SAP is based on the concept that each element in an organization represents a stand-alone object with individual characteristics. These objects are created and maintained separately, then linked together through relationships to form a network which has the flexibility to handle human resource forecasting, and reporting.

In this SAP HR User Manual, you will find introductory and HR data maintaining notes of following topics,

  • Building Blocks in Organizational Management
  • Relationships between the Organizational Management Objects
  • Organization and Staffing Changes [PPOME]
  • Creating Organizational Unit [PO10]
  • Creating Positions[PO13]
  • Creating Job [PO03]
  • Attaching Person to Position[PO13]

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SAP US Payroll Tax Guide: Everything You Want to Know

In this documentation, you will find important SAP US Payroll Tax information of the following topics:

  • SAP Tax Terminology
  • Tax Calculation Process
  • Infotypes
  • Configuration of Taxes
  • Tax Wagetypes

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SAP HR (HCM) Business Blueprint Sample

This SAP HR Business Blueprint (BBP) document for ECC6 contains business scenarios which forms the basis for the system specifications. This document covers only an overview of the to-be processes. Following topics are documented in this report;

  • Managing Recruitment
  • Managing Organizational Structures
  • Managing Employee Information
  • Recording Time and Labor Data
  • Managing Global and Localized Payroll
  • Managing Employee Development and Succession Planning
  • Managing Employee Performance
  • Managing Training and Event
  • Managing Employee Request
  • Travel Management
  • Using Employee Self-Service and Manager Self Service
  • Reports and Forms
  • Enhancements
  • Interface
  • Conversion

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SAP HR Organizational Management (OM) Infotypes

An Infotype is a collection of fields or attributes related to a particular type of content. The term Infotype is specific to SAP ERP HCM, and not used in any other part of SAP. Each time data is stored in an Infotype, a corresponding database record is created. The user uses an Infotype as a data entry screen with fields for employee or business information.

The following standard list of Infotypes can be used in the implementation of organizational structures
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