Reporting Data from Multiple SAP HCM Systems (ECC, ECP, S/4HANA) in a Single Report

As customer landscapes become increasingly complex, there is a growing need to merge data from various environments into a single report.

The Need for Cross-System Reporting

Cross-system reporting is essential for various purposes, including:

  • Consolidated Reporting for Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll:
    Combining data from both systems into a single report.
  • Multiple Production Systems: Customers with multiple production systems may need consolidated reports, such as headcount or payroll reports.
  • Multiple SAP Systems: Customers using Employee Central Payroll and separate S/4HANA systems (e.g., for CATS or other HCM data) may need to consolidate and compare data across these systems.
  • Migration Comparison: Comparing data, including payroll results, during migration to a new system.
  • Group Consolidation: Headquarter-level reporting across divisions, countries, or business units with separate SAP production instances.

For Employee Central and SAP SuccessFactors reporting, combined with payroll data, this functionality is part of the core features of Easy Reporter for SuccessFactors. The other examples, such as reporting from different SAP environments, are discussed in more detail below.

Avoiding Manual Data Extraction

Often, SAP customers export data to Excel and use manual processes to merge the data. However, Easy Reporter simplifies this by allowing you to build the required report and select the remote system to run the report in. This process runs the report in both the current and remote systems.

Example: Headcount Report

To create a headcount report combining data from multiple SAP systems:

  1. Build the Report: Create the necessary report or use a pre-delivered report from SpinifexIT.
  2. Select Remote Systems: During execution, choose the remote systems you want to include.
  3. Execute the Report 

Easy Reporter will connect to the remote system using RFC (Remote Function Call), pass the report definition, run the report with the selection criteria and date ranges, and return the data. This data is then merged with the source system data to produce a single report.

The remote system is selected from a list of available systems when running the report.

Catering to Complex Scenarios

In cases where data needs to be transformed for compatibility:

  • Remapping Codes: Easy Reporter allows remapping of remote or current system results.
  • Merge Options: Various merge options are available, controlled by fields indicating the system the report is run in, enabling different functionalities for different systems.

Handling Non-SAP Systems

If comparing data with a non-SAP system, data can be imported from a local file and combined with SAP data, even across multiple SAP systems.

Example Reports

1. Comparison Report: Compares data between two systems, showing total gross columns from both the remote and current systems, with calculations highlighting differences and color-coded cells for issues.

2. Headcount Report: Merges employee totals from both current and remote systems into a single report, with breakdowns by gender and data from multiple remote systems.

By leveraging Easy Reporter, you can streamline reporting processes, reduce manual efforts, and ensure accurate, consolidated data reporting across diverse SAP HCM environments.

“As customer landscapes become increasingly complex, the need for seamless, consolidated reporting across various SAP environments is more critical than ever. Easy Reporter simplifies this process, enabling comprehensive and accurate reports from multiple systems with ease.”

Co-Founder & Product Chief Technology Officer - Easy Suite Darren Souter

Darren Souter

Chief Technology
Officer for Easy Suite

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