Extended functions for CATS in SAP
CATS (Cross Application Time Sheet) is an SAP application which allows a uniform and cross-component time recording for employees. Employees can independently record hours in CATS and book them to a cost center or projects. The data can be transferred to other SAP ERP components, such as SAP HCM or SAP CO (Controlling) at regular intervals through various standard ways.
If companies using CATS also have ESS (Employee Self Services) or MSS (Manager Self Services) in use then CATS can be integrated directly into the self-service solutions and employees can access their time recording through any internet browser.
HCM ADVICE already has years of experience in the adaptation and extension of CATS and can support you in optimally implementing your wishes. As an example for our expertise in the field of CATS, we would like to present two extensions that we have implemented and offer our customers as CATS extensions.
With the help of our ADVICE ENHANCEMENT „Information on Hours Present“, the hours displayed are reduced if an employee records time to a project or cost center in CATS, and the employee is thus always able to see how much time per day he still needs to distribute. Furthermore, through a dedicated info type, it is possible to define a percentage division of the hours present in advance.
With help from ADVICE “Reporting on Process Orders”, it is now possible for users to transfer the data recorded in CATS to process orders of production planning. Through the transfer of working times from time recording to production planning the log of the working time used always remains up-to-date and planning can be adjusted according to the reported times.