| has focused on the SAP HCM system and its data for the first implementation of the HCM Extension Suite.
The suite extends the functionality provided by SAP in the three aforementioned sectors of HCM: employee turnover, enterprise learning, and access management. In each area, extension functionality is delivered by the corresponding application (HCM Extension Applications).
The extension applications enhance the cost calculation and analysis capabilities of SAP HCM systems. They complement and increase the value delivered by investments in SAP HCM.
|Unlike the conventional approach of developing SAP extensions as software applications, 's innovative technology for data representation and component design allows for the creation of complex applications from existing blocks while providing a high level of flexibility. Sophisticated extensions can be implemented in a few weeks, and promise low costs for future maintenance, adjustments, and adaptations.
's suite is designed as a true user-centric system where data objects are implemented via business-related definitions. This user-centric approach to business extensions is the basis for the system’s key advantages: high usability levels, low maintenance costs, and the ability to rapidly adapt to changing business requirements.
The main source of external data is the SAP HCM database. The scope of the data in the SAP HCM database was extended to consider the whole SAP data space, as well as other, non-SAP data sources so that the data necessary for the applications can also be connected or retrieved from these sources (Connecting Existing Data.)
's database is designed to integrate the data from the whole extended data space. The database also stores additional data – missing in the external sources – defined and entered by the users or resulting from the applications' data functions. They are stored as transactional data updatable by the users or applications. (Creating Transactional Data.)
The synergy of the integrated external and transactional data in 's database is utilized by the suite's analytical and reporting capabilities to create pre-fabricated, user-defined, ad-hoc aggregated or detailed reports that can be delivered to end-users via a variety of delivery mechanisms. These capabilities can be further advanced to integrate with such SAP facilities such as Business Objects, Crystal Reports, NetWeaver and etc.