HR Business Content

Multidimensional Views/Preselection

The multidimensional views provided by SAP BW enable a single HR query to cover numerous classic standard reports. For example, HR Business Content enables you to display the headcount according to organizational characteristics, such as the organizational structure of the enterprise, and according to employee groups, personnel areas, and cost centers. Employee-specific characteristics, such as gender, age and nationality, are displayed at the same time (see the query: Headcount/Change in Staffing Level).

The query enables you to combine all characteristics as required. Detailed information can even be displayed at the level of an individual employee.

You can also preselect data for any HR query. For example, if you want to use the Headcount/Change in Staffing Level query to report on active employees only, you can preselect the relevant data using the 'active' employment status.

Free characteristics enable you to generate any view that you require, which means you can easily adapt any HR query to meet the specific requirements of your enterprise.


BW Release Content 3.1 includes a variety of structures in HR. They contain key figures and/or specific calculation rules. These structures facilitate quick and easy access to frequently required calculations that are performed, for example, to determine the average headcount, or to effect an annual comparison of the number of applications (current/previous year; with absolute and percentage differences). The structures are available for all HR queries, and can be included in the calculation of key figures. You can also use structures in combination with each other.

The following structures are available:

·        Comparison previous/current year

·        4-quarter comparison

·        12-month comparison previous year

·        4-quarter average

·        12-month average previous year


The ability to display hierarchies is a special feature of HR Business Content. It enables you to display hierarchical, multilevel aggregations. Release 3.0B includes the following hierarchies:

·        Organizational units

·        Cost centers

·        Age of employees

·        Capacity utilization level

·        Qualification

·        Qualification groups

·        Business events

·        Business event groups

You can also define customer-specific hierarchies. For example, you can define your own hierarchy to display the seniority structure at your enterprise.