Managing Business Configuration

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Manage Business Configuration

Manage Business Configuration

Business Configuration UI (BCUI) provides an interface to edit the Succession Data Model, Country/Region Specific Succession Data Model, and other central business configurations, eliminating the need to work with the XML. Before the BCUI was introduced, changes to these data models required the assistance of partners or SAP Support. Now that the BCUI is available in Admin Center, customers can make several kinds of changes to data models. There are however some changes that must still be made in XML. See Things to Consider While Setting Up Business Configuration UI in the Implementing and Managing Business Configuration (BCUI) guide on the SAP Help Portal.

As an Admin, you can update the Succession Data Model, Country/Region Specific Succession Data Model, Person Type Elements, HRIS Sync Mapping, Employee Profile configurations and Filters using BCUI to perform tasks like:

  • Change labels for elements
  • Add or change translations
  • Enable fields
  • Change the display sequence of fields
  • Change the visibility of fields
  • Set fields to "required"
  • Add custom fields
  • Define rules

For more information see the Implementing and Managing Business Configuration (BCUI) on the SAP Help Portal.

Modify the Succession Data Model with Business Configuration UI

Prerequisites

Business example

The customer wants to make an adjustment to the profile. You will use BCUI to adjust the label of a custom field and link that field to an existing picklist.

Steps

  1. Use the Action Search to navigate to Manage Business Configuration.

  2. Change the label for the custom02 field from Marital Status to Matrimonial Status.

    1. Select Standard to open the list of standard elements.

    2. Select custom02 and modify the label from Marital Status to Matrimonial Status.

    3. Make exactly the same change for the default label.

  3. Link the custom02 field to the existing picklist ecMaritalStatus.

    1. For the field picklist select from the drop down menu ecMaritalStatus.

    2. Select Save.

  4. Test your modifications from the end user view in My Employee Files.

    1. From the main navigation menu go to My Employee File.

    2. Select the pen icon to edit the Personal Information block.

    3. Verify that the Marital Status field was changed to Matrimonial Status and that it is now associated with a picklist.

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