9 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2010 10:18 AM by Shan Shan RSS

Difference between SAP HR and MySAP HCM

Vidhya TR
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Can anyone please explain the difference between MySAP HR and MySAP HCM ??

  • Re: Difference between SAP HR and MySAP HCM
    Uday Bulusu
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    Vidhya ,


    The SAP HR module is being called as SAP HCM(Human capital management).

    MySAP 2004 and 2005 are the versions also known as ECC 5 /6.

    As far as I know there is no MySAPHR or MySAP HCM.




  • Re: Difference between SAP HR and MySAP HCM
    Harshita Nersu
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    Hi Vidhya,



    In addition to uday's inputs on versions...i wld like to add that In terms of a Module in SAP's Business offerings...Both mySAP HR and mySAP HRM both means the same. wherever either names are reffered..it means they are reffereing to same.


    but interms of an extension to new terminology from HR to HCM is purely in my understanding because traditional term HR rings restricted business processes in peoples minds..like recruitment,org mngmt,payroll etc...all that are there in r/3..


    but today the scope of HR is largely extended to include comprehensive set of HR applications that includes not just maintainance of employees but to nurture employees talent and in leveraging their skills in an organization and facilitating ease in communication across the organisation. (ESS & MSS)

    best example would be latest product offering Learning solution which is part of HCM's umbrella of sub modules.


    Hope it helps..

  • Re: Difference between SAP HR and MySAP HCM
    manikya raju potnuru
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    sap hr is the r/3 ie in the versions


    ecc 5.0

    ecc 6.0 are my sap hr and my sap hcm


    the main differnce between sap hr and hcm is the hcm includes e recruitment,talent managment it is the extension of personnel developement it also includes topics like enterprise compensation management which is not available in hr.

    it is also based on  enterprise portal




  • Re: Difference between SAP HR and MySAP HCM
    Ruben Padilla
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    Check this out


    This is what SAP HR has:




    This is what mySAP HCM has:



    You will see that are almost the same,





  • Re: Difference between SAP HR and MySAP HCM
    Shan Shan
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    What is the difference between human capital management and human resource management?


    Human capital management or (HCM) is concerned with obtaining, analyzing and reporting on data that informs the direction of value-added people management, strategic investment and operational decisions at corporate level and at the level of front line management. The defining characteristics of human capital management are the use of measurements to guide an approach to managing people that regards them as assets and emphasizes that competitive advantage is achieved by strategic investments in those assets through employee engagement and retention, talent management and learning and development programmes


    u201CManaging human capital is now high on the corporate agenda. Businesses are looking to their people to drive up enterprise value and create sustained commercial advantage. People are the key to business success: whatever the particular strategy, if people arenu2019t managed effectively, business performance will suffer.u201D Said by Michael Jolly, Chief Executive, Penna Consulting.  HCM is the strategy for success in todayu2019s people-centered economy. It starts and ends with the observation that people are the richest source of competitive advantage and provides a methodology for managing people to give of their best at work. With HCM, business leaders gain a clear view of this critical asset, with the ability to target investment for optimum results - today and into the future.


    Human resource management (HRM) is the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization's most valued assets - the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business. Human Resource can be simply understood as human potential which with infinite capabilities and capacity with the possibility of beneficial engagement. Potential however, it must be noted does not have to be productive and that an opportunity has to be seized to translate potential into real value. Human Resource is a question of physicality.


    u201CHRM goes beyond day-to-day maintenance to the creation, evaluation and strategic alignment of people management processes. HCM takes HRM to the next stage and gives HR professionals the opportunity to identify and focus on real value creation activities.u201D Said by Sue Wotruba, Penna Consulting.


    HRM tends to treat people as resources which can be expended and used up in the pursuit of business goals. Itu2019s a perspective that has helped make organizations much more effective and efficient, but it tends to produce compliance rather than commitment from employees. HCM recognizes that people are investors of their own human capital, and that they will only keep this capital invested if theyu2019re well looked after and their investment produces a suitable return.HCM isn't different to HRM because of the processes it includes, but the strategic and people centered approach it brings to each of these processes. In other words, like Personnel deals with the transactional elements of managing people. It is a functional and process-driven discipline. HRM adds a wider focus on how these functions can support the business. But HCM is nothing less than a comprehensive business management strategy that touches and aligns all employees and every part of their organization.