SAP’s Workforce Management (WFM) solutions have become powerful tools for organizations looking to streamline operations and optimize employee productivity through automated scheduling, workforce planning, data-driven insights, and more.

Read on to learn more about SAP Workforce Management, as well as where our team of SAP consultants can fit in your organization (and help you get the most value from your systems.)

Key Capabilities of Workforce Software

1) Time and Attendance Management

Workforce management software helps organizations manage employee time and attendance, including recording hours worked during each shift, managing leave and time-off requests throughout the pay period, and calculating overtime pay for hourly employees.

Self-service capabilities are often included in advanced time tracking software, making it easier for employees to gain real-time visibility into hours worked and manage time-off requests. Managers are also able to simplify the process of approving employee hours and comparing budgeted hours to actual time worked to combat issues with absences.

2) Workforce Planning and Analytics

Workforce planning capabilities are often a main component of WFM software, providing organizations with insights into their workforce and enabling them to forecast workforce needs, identify gaps in employee skills or performance, and optimize resource utilization.

With the help of AI-driven insights, predictive modeling tools, and other forecasting capabilities, companies are able to determine levels of employee productivity and performance across the organization and create more accurate labor forecasts to ensure the right people are working in the right place in the future.

3) Employee Scheduling

Advanced scheduling software allows organizations to create employee schedules, track employee availability, and optimize work schedules to meet the needs of each employee and the business as a whole.

By leveraging technology that automates scheduling processes based on workload requirements, employee skills, schedule preferences, and availability, your workforce can not only create optimized work schedules, but also meet core labor requirements and reduce labor costs across your organization.

4) Regulatory Compliance

Workforce management solutions, like SAP Workforce, offer easily-configurable tools designed to simplify compliance management across business units and keep track of local and global laws, regulations, and guidelines over time.

From leveraging optimized workforce scheduling capabilities to blueprint labor requirements to navigating union agreements across large enterprises, and more, functional workforce management software makes it easy to keep up with and maintain compliance in the long run.

5) Functional Integration

Pre-built integration capabilities make it easier for organizations to connect their WFM software with their internal Human Resources (HR) systems to provide a single access point for all employee data and improve employee productivity and efficiency in the process.

With collaboration between your WFM software and your Payroll, Benefits Administration, and Talent Management solutions, your organization can leverage one system to house all people processes and create the most productive and engaged workforce possible.

SAP Workforce Management Solutions

SAP Workforce offers two main solutions to help organizations manage their workforce more efficiently, support their employees in a better way, and make the most of their technical investment. Let’s take a look at a few benefits of each solution…

SAP Workforce Forecasting and Scheduling

  • Improved employee engagement
  • Optimized workforce schedules
  • Increased reporting visibility
  • Compliance monitoring and maintenance
  • Ability to test schedule combinations
  • Automatic schedule generation

SAP Time and Attendance Management

  • Improved data transparency
  • Better compliance management
  • Enhanced scheduling capabilities
  • Streamlined case management for employee absence
  • Automatic, connected time tracking
  • Dynamic staffing and shift adjustments

Key Benefits of SAP Workforce Management

Here are a few of the main advantages of leveraging SAP’s Workforce software to plan, organize, manage, and optimize your core people processes…

Improved Employee Productivity

SAP Workforce Management solutions provide advanced scheduling software, time and attendance tracking, and performance management capabilities to help organizations improve employee productivity and optimize their workforce operations as a whole.

Enhanced Workforce Planning

SAP provides more comprehensive insights into workforce trends to help organizations plan for future workforce needs and ensure employees receive proper training to complete their jobs as expected. These insights take a deeper dive into areas of the workforce, including talent acquisition and management, workforce optimization, and succession planning.

Cost Reduction

SAP’s Workforce solutions provide better data transparency and accessibility across business units to keep all stakeholders up-to-date with changing labor requirements. This way, companies can work to improve workforce utilization, minimize employee turnover, and reduce overtime hours to cut labor costs and make the most of their investment.

Data-Driven Decision Making

SAP Workforce Management capabilities provide real-time data, advanced analytics, and comprehensive insights to enable organizations to make data-driven decisions about their workforce and improve employee and system performance across the board.

How Can We Help?

Whether you need help outlining a workforce management plan that will enable accurate reporting of time, attendance, and labor costs across your organization, an extra hand navigating SAP implementation services, or additional support integrating SAP Workforce software with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, Surety Systems is here to help.

Our team of senior-level SAP consultants has the skills and experience needed to lead you to success, regardless of your business size, number of SAP users, or level of consultant support needed to complete a project.

And, even better, we’ve included a sample profile of one of our top-notch SAP consultants to give you a better idea of what to expect with our team…

Surety Senior SAP Workforce Management Consultant

  • US Citizen
  • 20+ years of SAP Workforce Management experience
  • Excels working with the Time, Personnel Development, Training & Events, Org Management, and Personnel Management submodules
  • Technically extremely savvy
  • SAP WFM specialist

Getting Started with Us

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