ABAP Advanced Business Application Programming. The programming language of SAP’s ERP software.Basis The underlying technology base that allows SAPs functional applications and modules to interoperate.Blueprinting Phase 2 of the implementation process. During this period, the project team will identify the state’s organizational structures, design new business processes, install the SAP software and begin training for the team.Business SAP’s term for a data warehouse, where state data is stored.WarehouseCATS Cross Application Time Sheet. An electronic time sheet for recording employee working times.Configuration The process of establishing the SAP settings to support specific business rules, validations, and default values for North Carolina.Go Live & The fifth and final phase of the implementation. This is when theSupport system will move into actual production.EE Employees. This abbreviation is used for employees in the SAP software.ERP Enterprise Resource Planning. A collection of software applications that use a common database to integrate an organization’s business processes.ESS Employee Self Service.Infoset A SAP Query element, Infosets determine to which tables, or fields within a table, a query can refer. Infosets are usually based on table joins or logical databases.Infotype A set of data that is grouped together according to subject matter. From the user perspective, infotypes are entry screens that support the maintenance of infotype records.Integration Allows data to flow freely from one business area to another without having to pass through time-consuming and trouble-prone interfaces. Integration also enables the maintenance of data from various sites.Landscape All the R/3 systems, which share a common transport directory.Legacy The numerous and dated computer programs currently being usedApplications by the client. The mySAP ERP software will eventually replace those
involving human resources, payroll, budget management, accounting, and tax/revenue.MSS Manager Self Service.MySAP.com The specific type of ERP software being implemented by North Carolina.Module The SAP software is comprised of several functions (e.g., time management, payroll, personnel administration), which together form an integrated system.Portal The Web interface that will be used by employees and managers to access the HR/payroll system.Project Phase 1 of integration, which included the organization of thePreparation project team, various team-building activities, the project kick-off, and initial planning.Realization Phase 3 of the implementation. During this time, the project team will configure the HR and payroll modules, and implement processes defined in the “blueprint” that was developed in Phase II.SAP Query Tool that allows users without knowledge of the ABAP programming language to define and execute their own reports.SMEs Subject Matter Experts. Clients representatives who are considered to be specialists in certain business areas (modules).Stakeholder A person, department or organization that has an interest in the success of a project.Statement of A document that sets forth services to be performed.WorkSystem Test An implementation activity that tests the interfaces between sets of applications or functional areas in a new system. It verifies the ability of the system to handle data and operating requirements.Time Time recording captures and evaluates all employee timeRecording information required for running payroll in payroll accounting. Time information includes attendance, absence, or availability data for employees.UAT User Acceptance Testing. The final stage of functional testing before the Go Live phase.User Group Every user can be assigned to specific groups based on their role in the organization.