Organizational Management helps you to get a clear structure of your organization in the past, present, and future. In this blog, we explain the SAP HCM Organizational Management Object Types and describe the basic types.

Organizational Management helps you to get a clear structure of your organization in the past, present, and future. Using this information, you can prepare and plan for your organization. Organizational Management is based on objects; each object has some characteristics, and these characteristics are maintained in Infotypes.

Following are some basic object types:

  1. Organizational units O
  2. Jobs C
  3. Positions S
  4. Cost centers K
  5. Persons P
  6. Task T
  7. Work Center A
  1. Organizational units O : Organizational units are functional units. Based on tasks of your company you can create departments or groups or teams. Organizational units differ from other enterprise such as company code, personnel area. You create the organizational structure of your company by relating organizational units to one another.
  2. Jobs C : Jobs are general sets of functions for example Manager or Secretary. Jobs are assigned tasks and characteristics. Job describes the position. Using this relationship position automatically inherits the tasks and characteristics of job. When you create jobs, they are listed in a job index. A job index is a list of jobs maintained for an enterprise.
  3. Positions S : Positions are held by employees or users in an enterprise for example sales administrator. Positions differ from jobs in that they are more specific entity and are usually attached to organizational units. You can also be assigned specific tasks and characteristics directly to position. Positions can be 100% filled, partially filled or vacant. One position may also be shared by several employees, each working less than full time. For example, two employees can hold 60% and 40% of one position.
  4. Cost centers K : Cost centers are maintained in financial accounting and can be linked to either Organizational Units or Positions. Only costs are collected in cost center not company revenues. Cost Center assignments are inherited along the organizational unit structure.
  5. Persons P : Persons generally represent employees in your company and hold positions in Organizational Management. Additional information for persons is maintained in Personnel Administration.
  6. Task T: The work that is to be done for a particular job or particular position is describe by task. For example Workplace safety, health issues tasks are addressed by the human resources manager. You can create single tasks or task groups. Single tasks are individual activities, task groups are activities that are routinely performed together.
  7. Work centers A : Work centers describe the physical locations where tasks are performed.  A work center can represent a geographical location for example Pune branch office.

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By Sareeka Bangar (on behalf of SAP Consulting Team)


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