Hello everyone. This is my first blog entry and I'm not sure where to start, so I think I'll just start by saying welcome! I was invited to post here at the Insider Learning Network, and I gladly accepted, because I have been blessed with a great group of mentors and a great company to work for-both of these circumstances have allowed me to develop and grow as an analyst. So while I'm still learning (aren't we all), I am ready, willing and able to share what I already know, as well as my "philosophy" when it comes to maintaining SAP HR. In the coming weeks and months, I plan on blogging about my “SAP Universe”. For right now, I think I can sum that up into a few tidy categories.
Technical Knowledge-I do configuration of Payroll, Time Management, Personnel Administration, Benefits, and Organizational Management. I do this without the support of consultants, and generally without internal help. It's my intent to not only discuss specific technical topics, but also talk about the challenges of working on my own, rather than part of a technical team.
Business Partnering-While I am the only one doing HR configuration, I do have a healthy relationship with my business partners, the HR and Payroll Teams at my employer. You can expect blog entries on those relationships, some of the difficulties with managing their multiple requests and getting their attention when you need something from them.
Doing more with less-It sounds clichéd, but the economic conditions of the last couple of years have meant that more and more of our jobs are dedicated to getting more from less. Sprinkled
in with the other posts, I'll be including some of the ways I've been able to personally become more efficient, and some of the cost savings measures I've helped my company implement.
So with that, we're on our way. I look forward to writing this blog, and I hope that you will enjoy reading it, and by all means, feel free to let me know if there is a topic that you are really interested in and you'd like me to cover. For while it's great to be able to document my thoughts, it will be even better if you read, enjoy and get something out of them.
David Wisor, Mannington Mills