Tasks are one of the key objects in the system. They are useful cross-application means of carrying information and as such, provide a powerful tool for managing the flow of data and information through the system.
Types of Tasks
Object type abbreviation
Tasks (customer-defined tasks)
Workflow tasks (customer-defined)
The use of these tasks differs, depending on the area of the system you are working in:
For human resources purposes, tasks are individual duties and responsibilities that are carried out by employees. The following activities are examples of tasks:
You can use tasks for the following purposes:
For job and position descriptions, create tasks and create relationships between the tasks, and jobs and positions, using the Relationship infotype (1001).
It is not mandatory to create tasks.
Once you have created tasks, you can use various infotypes to define their different attributes. You may create an unlimited number of tasks.
You can create single tasks, or task groups. Single tasks are individual activities, creating the department budget, assessing new equipment; task groups define activities that are usually performed together.
You can create a task group with the name Secretarial tasks. This group contains the following single tasks:
Task groups are advantageous since they save you time when you create relationships between jobs and positions. It is faster to create a relationship with one task group, than with several single tasks. You can build a task group by creating relationships between the single tasks involved.
All tasks that exist at a certain time are listed in a task catalog. The task catalog also shows the relationships among different tasks, if task groups have been defined.
A task profile is a list of separate tasks assigned to a specific object. The list of tasks defines the purpose, the role, and the actions of an object in the system.
The system uses task profiles differently, depending on the application area:
There are different types of task. The content of the task profile varies according to the type of task:
In addition, task profiles developed for SAP Business Workflow or SAP Session Manager can include roles. If you include a task in a task profile, and that task is part of a role, the entire role is included in the task profile.
You can create and maintain task profiles for the following objects:
How you set up task profiles varies according to the method you use to maintain your organizational plan.
You can edit the following infotypes for tasks:Object (1000)Relationship (1001)Character (1004)Standard Profiles (1016)PD Profiles (1017)
If you are working with SAP Business Workflow, you can edit additional infotypes: SeeSAP Business Workflow