Personalization means adjusting the SAP System to meet the work requirements of specific users or user groups.

Personalization is aimed at accelerating and simplifying the business transactions which the SAP System processes. Application personalization thus refers to two sub-areas:

·         Simplifying Navigation

·         Simplifying Transactions

Simplifying Navigation

The standard point of entry for each user is through the user menu SAP Easy Access. Each user of the SAP System can be assigned a user menu tailored to his or her individual activities that will appears each time he or she logs on to the system. System administrators can choose from a large variety of pre-defined standard roles, and assign these roles to one, several, or all users of a company.

If necessary, the user can add his own reports, Intranet or Internet links, and so on, to the user menu.

Since the user menu contains only those functions that are relevant to the user, navigation is much quicker. For more information, refer to Simplifying Navigation

Simplifying Transactions

You can adapt not only the menus but also the transactions of the SAP System to the business environment of your company. In many cases, the fields and options contained in the standard transactions are not needed for specific process flows. Besides other tools, you can use transaction/screen variants to adapt the transactions of the SAP System. Using transaction and screen variants you can:

·        Hide fields and even entire screens

·        Assign values to fields in advance

·        Change the ready-for-input status of fields

·        Change the properties of table control columns and hide specific columns

·        Hide menu options

For a description of the other tools for personalizing transactions in the SAP System, refer to the chapter Personalizing the Application.