The SAP NetWeaver Portal, commonly referred to as the Portal, is a way for employees, managers, and recruiters to interact with SAP and non-SAP resources in one place. Employees update their personal information and request time off with the Employee Self Service (ESS) application in the Portal. Managers plan and approve compensation adjustments with the Manager Self Service (MSS) application in the Portal. And, Recruiters submit requisitions and find qualified candidates with the E-Recruiting functionality in the Portal.
SAP developed a stand-alone method for access to SAP called Netweaver Business Client (NWBC) that uses Web Dynpro for ABAP technology. For Enhancement Packs prior to EhP5, NWBC did not have access to Talent Management functions. In EhP5, SAP recoded ESS/MSS and E-Recruiting to WD4A technology and in EhP6, Benefits was recoded to WD4A technology. And now, the NWBC (or a third-party enterprise Portal, such as Microsoft's SharePoint) has access to functionalities for employees, managers, and recruiters as a substitute to the SAP NetWeaver Portal.
SAP Employee and Manager Self Services give employees and managers the power of independence within the SAP Portal environment, freeing up HR's valuable time for more strategic HR efforts. This reduction in administrative costs and overhead coupled with the enhanced time of response to user requests has made implementing ESS/MSS a "no-brainer" for most organizations today.
With Employee Self Service, your employees are able to:
With Manager Self Service, managers can: