Danielle Larocca, SpinifexIT
Danielle Larocca

Independent Consultant


The Evolution of HR

by Danielle Larocca | April 5, 2016

Danielle Larocca, renowned independent consultant and contributor to HR Expert, discusses the state of HR today and how it has evolved in this comprehensive Q&A with insiderPROFILES. Larocca details the many changes that have arisen once organizations began to understand...MORE »»


The Path, Episode 1: Danielle Larocca

by Dave Hannon and Danielle Larocca | September 26, 2013

In the initial episode of this unique podcast series, Danielle Larocca of SpinifexIT describes the surprising turn that led her into the SAP ecosystem. 



I hope to see you in Las Vegas at HR2013

by Danielle Larocca | February 10, 2013

In 2006, I thought it would be a great idea to write a book about SAP Query Reporting. For years, I had been storing hand-written notes on the topic of HR and Payroll reporting in an overstuffed 5 inch binder....MORE »»


Twilight, Hunger Games and 50 Shades of FLSA

by Danielle Larocca | September 14, 2012

I like to read. I’ll admit the reading list includes the Twilight , Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey trilogies. But I also read a lot of Human Resources books and magazines. They may not be quite as titillating...MORE »»


Listen to Danielle Larocca Talk About Managing Consultants, & HR Queries & Payroll

by Danielle Larocca | March 8, 2012

In this informative podcast Danielle Larocca some of her favorite topics--specifically, about how to manage consultants, how to create personnel structures, and HR queries and payroll. This podcast is a great preview of what Danielle will cover in her expert...MORE »»


Targeting the Right Reports (Does One Size Fit All?)

by Danielle Larocca | December 29, 2011

Danielle Larocca I have just returned from celebrating the holidays with my friends and family. I love watching everyone open their gifts but I can admit that holiday shopping is not fun. It took dozens of stores/websites to get all...MORE »»


Flagging Records, (inserting Pictures when certain conditions are met) in SAP Queries

by Danielle Larocca | December 22, 2011

Danielle Larocca When creating reports with SAP Query there may be occasions where you want to highlight or flag certain records for attention, real-world HR examples include: Listing all associates and their salaries and flagging those that are over the...MORE »»


Customizing your InfoSet, adding fields to be available for reporting

by Danielle Larocca | December 15, 2011

Danielle Larocca This weeks’ blog is a continuation from last weeks’ blog which was in response to a question about “How to Eliminate Duplicate Line Reporting in Query Tools“. You can accomplish single-line reporting in SAP query-based tools such as...MORE »»


Creating calculated fields in your report (How to Eliminate Duplicate Line Reporting in Query Tools)

by Danielle Larocca | December 8, 2011

Danielle Larocca This weeks’ blog is a continuation from last weeks’ blog which was in response to a question about “How to Eliminate Duplicate Line Reporting in Query Tools“. You can accomplish single-line reporting in SAP query-based tools such as...MORE »»


How to Eliminate Duplicate Line Reporting in Query Tools

by Danielle Larocca | December 1, 2011

Danielle Larocca This weeks’ blog is based on an Ask The Expert Question Dear HR Expert , I have read a lot of the documentation in the HR Expert publication and there are often great tips on Ad Hoc and...MORE »»


Create Statistics Lists in SAP Query for a Summarized Analysis of Your HR Data

by Danielle Larocca | November 17, 2011

Danielle Larocca You can create three types of reports with the SAP Query tool: basic lists, statistics lists, and ranked lists. The most common type of SAP Query report is a basic list report that displays individual line-item data across...MORE »»


How to Add Custom Infotypes to Your Queries for HR/Payroll Reporting

by Danielle Larocca | November 12, 2011

Danielle Larocca Today’s blog is in response to a question from Lynn White, Senior Business Analyst. Lynn writes, Dear HR Expert, How do you add custom infotype fields or even standard SAP infotypes such as date specifications to the Ad...MORE »»


The Most Popular Question I Heard Last Night at SAPINSIDERS Ask the Experts Forum

by Danielle Larocca | November 3, 2011

Danielle Larocca, SpinifexIT Hello and greetings from Viva Las Vegas. I am here speaking at the Reporting and Analytics 2011 conference at the Mirage hotel. As usual the SAPINSIDER team is putting on a wonderful show. Last night I participated...MORE »»


How to Handle Positions after a Termination Event

by Danielle Larocca | October 27, 2011

Danielle Larocca, Spinifex IT This blog is in response to the question shown below. Dear HR Expert, At my company we are running SAP HR Organizational Management (OM) 4.6C. We think it is difficult to handle the control of all...MORE »»


The Finer Points of Reporting with SAP ERP HCM with Danielle Larocca

by Dave Hannon and Danielle Larocca | October 25, 2011

Listen to SAP HR expert Danielle Larocca of SpinifexIT discuss the finer points of reporting in SAP ERP HCM including the pros and cons of ad-hoc queries, using BI as a reporting option for HR, and integrating HCM queries to...MORE »»


Easy Employee Counts — Why you should use the Customer Specific Status Field on Infotype 0000

by Danielle Larocca | October 20, 2011

Danielle Larocca, Spinifex IT Companies always want to know counts of employees — how many are active, how many on leave, how many termed, etc. Many organizations have only the SAP pre-delivered employment status field (values shown below) on infotype...MORE »»


The 5 Options inside SAP for SAP HCM Reporting

by Danielle Larocca | October 13, 2011

Danielle Larocca, Spinifex IT Satisfying your company’s Human Resources (HR) and Payroll reporting requirements is always a challenge, beginning with the assessment process through the selection of the right reporting strategy. Deciding which method is best begins with an assessment...MORE »»


Reporting on Infotype 22 Education with the Ad Hoc Query

by Danielle Larocca | October 6, 2011

Danielle Larocca, Spinifex IT Hello. Today’s blog post is in response to a question from user rlw_mimi , who posted to the Forum. The question is: “A user has created an Ad Hoc Query that she wants to use to...MORE »»


Reporting off PA and PD in the Same Report

by Danielle Larocca | September 29, 2011

Hi. Today’s blog post is in response to a question from Vivek about being able to report on Personnel Administration (PA) and Organizational Management (OM or PD) data in the same query report. Specifically, he would like to report on...MORE »»


Create a report of all Managers

by Danielle Larocca | September 12, 2011

A recent question from one of our Insider Learning Network members ask was on creating a report of all managers. The question was: "I want to know how I can generate a report for the number of managers (head of...MORE »»


Join a Live Q&A with Danielle Larocca

by Danielle Larocca | June 14, 2011

Join me on Tuesday June 21 at 1pm for a live Q&A on your HR reporting options. Register here -- -- and download a preview of the new, updated version of my HR Expert article “5 HR Reporting Options...MORE »»


Tips for creating an HR and payroll report using SAP query

by Danielle Larocca | June 14, 2011

Tips for creating an HR and payroll report using SAP query This HR tip comes directly from a presentation I delivering at HR 2011 called “ Overcome the most frustrating HR and payroll reporting challenges using SAP query ”. Create...MORE »»


Check out my podcast on Insider Learning Network!

by Danielle Larocca | March 4, 2011

I’m excited.... Two days and counting before I depart for Las Vegas for the HR2011 Conference! In anticipation I participated in a SAPINSIDER podcast where I talked about designing and developing personnel structures and employee classifications that are flexible, more...MORE »»


SAP E-Recruitment: Data Conversion From Legacy Systems

by Danielle Larocca | May 25, 2010

To convert or not to convert – that is the question. When putting in SAP e-Recruitment there is always the discussion of what is best practice regarding the conversion of all talent pool data from the legacy system. Companies go...MORE »»


Some Things Never Change

by Danielle Larocca | April 27, 2010

Change is constant is our dynamic industry. I started working with the company that produces this blog, the HR Expert Magazine, SPJ and the SAP HR conferences back in the 1990s. During that time, I have seen SAP evolve from...MORE »»