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Information Systems Services

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

4 July 2007

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

Welcome and Introductions:


Chair: Tim Hunnybun ISS Training Service Leader Matthew Knight Director of Human Resources Mark Joyce SAP Systems Manager Caroline Langham HR Services Manager Sue Birch Service Leader SAP HR/Payroll John Megson SAP HR Business Analyst Deborah Marcus Corporate Systems Trainer (SAP)

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

Agenda: Welcome and Introductions (TH) HR Strategy (MK) HR & Payroll Support and Development - (SB) SAP Training Update (DM) Open Discussion (All) AOB Close

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

HR Strategy HR STRATEGY - KEY ISSUES SRDS Towards IIP A Framework of Employment Standards (TIFES) Staff Data Quality and Ownership Employment Trend Reporting Promotions Flexible Working Recruitment and Retention

HR Strategy - Key Issues


STAFF DATA QUALITY AND OWNERSHIP Phase One Define current responsibilities Define system inefficiencies Categorise and describe data quality problems Decide how to rectify problems Redefine processes and responsibilities for data ownership Sort out current inaccuracies Define new data needs Define clear project plan Implement the new processes Monitor and evaluate

Phase Two

Phase Three

HR Strategy - Key Issues


STAFF DATA QUALITY AND OWNERSHIP Project needs to be lateral and collaborative No pre-determined solutions Real chance to get things right for future Dedicated project/business manager input High level of user input/involvement Project timescale - ?????

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

Information Systems Services

SAP Landscape Upgrade Update

SAP Landscape Upgrade

Project Scope
ERP Like-for-like upgrade from 4.6c to 2005 MIS like-for-like upgrade to Netweaver 2004s Unicode conversion for both the SAP R/3 and MIS systems (Unicode is a new coding system for international character sets). Implement Xi/Pi to replace Business Connector ( this is the technology for managing external data interfaces from and to SAP) SAP Gui upgrade to 7.10

SAP Landscape Upgrade

Benefits
No more upgrades until 2012 Avoid additional costs when current version goes out of support. Reduce support effort Integrated platform for Records Management, MIS, CRM Enhanced functionality for future projects: Latest version of the SAP Portal for ESS/MSS - reduce SAP licensing costs and improve system usability. Latest version of Plant Maintenance for Maximo project Enhancements to MIS functionality. XI/PI flexible tool for system interfaces

SAP Landscape Upgrade

Project Plan
2007 Development System Testing User Acceptance Preparation User Acceptance Testing SAP Upgrade Go-live Monday 22 Oct 2008 May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb

SAP Landscape Upgrade

User Testing
Preparation work started already Templates issued for production of Test Scripts User testing scheduled August/September 2007 Go-live checks Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct

SAP Landscape Upgrade

User Testing - Representatives


Name Tim Brannon Jason Flynn Clive Gray Clive Davies Jeffrey Knowles Dionne Walker Juliet Smith Gerard Aylward Jeanette Page Clive Smith Ian Ashton Caroline Langham Department Purchasing Student Accounts Research Finance Finance Finance Finance SDDU Finance Finance Finance HR Payroll Financial Accounting Management Accounting Tax and Systems Accounts Payable Treasury Management Accounting Comments

SAP Landscape Upgrade

Training
Like-for-like technical upgrade -> minimal requirements for re-training Lecture theatre meetings for all users Updates to system documentation

Information Systems Services

ISS Process Improvement Programme

ISS Process Improvements IPIP will improve control surrounding the project and development workload undertaken within ISS. Benefits: Better management of workload with clarity over requirements Customers have a realistic understanding of what ISS is capable of delivering Partnership between ISS and its customers - ensures joint ownership of project work ISS workload is aligned to the priorities of the University Each project will have a clear business case

ISS Process Improvements Phase 1 Governance intended to provide projects with authority to deliver Work Request and Types defining the different types of work requests and how they are processed within ISS Project Management Methodology the standard processes we will use to control delivery of the projects Project Costing providing budgeted and actual cost analyses Work Time Recording a feedback loop to help ISS understand what time is actually required for projects

ISS Process Improvements IPIP Governance Project Boards


Set up by the Systems Steering Groups Information Pack being produced for all IS Project Boards Training will be available for project Board members (pilot July 07)

ISS Process Improvements IPIP Work Request Process


Will be launched for SAP in autumn 2007 Existing support processes will continue Will introduce a quota system for work requests: allows better forward-planning of work supports delegation of decision-making ISS Helpdesk System (HEAT) will be used to log and monitor work requests

ISS Process Improvements

ISS Process Improvements Work Prioritisation Meetings


A new group will be formed to review and prioritise requests Requests are sized by ISS (limited amount of ISS time available) If large scale, referred to Systems Steering Group Interim work requests should be submitted to Caroline Langham and Sue Birch

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

HR & Payroll Support and Development


SAP HR / Payroll Support & Development Team Who are we SAP Modules Covered
Human Resources Payroll Training and Events Management Time Management

Types of work covered


Support Developments Projects (in line with the HR Strategy)

HR & Payroll Support and Development

SAP HR / Support and Developments Delivered in 2006/07


220 Requests raised via the ISS helpdesk examples of which included the creation of: 400 new work schedules 80 new/enhanced reports 40 new wage types 30 general advice on usage

Legislative Changes

HR & Payroll Support and Development


SAP HR / Payroll Projects Delivered in 2006/07
Employee Maintenance SRDS Recording (including training) RAE2008 Harmonisation of Terms for Support Staff

Current Projects
SAP Upgrade

Future Projects (in line with HR Strategy)


Staff Data Quality and Ownership

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

SAP Training Update


Delivered
TAP & IITT (Institute of IT Trainers) membership New VI (Visual Identity) for all Training Guides Workshops (Paid Leave) TRG client Revised HR Training Programme based on user Feedback

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

SAP Training Update ctd.


Future Plans
Update Training Needs Analysis Training for ESS/MSS Continue to update Training sessions from user feedback Documentation for upgrade

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting

Open Discussion..over to you!!

SAP HR & Payroll Key User Meeting