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Introducing HR Renewal 1.0, Feature Pack 4


In my recent blog, Implementing HR Renewal 1.0, Feature Pack 04, my co-authors Sherin Hanna and John Macy describe Continental's experience implementing Feature Pack 4. In this one, I'll provide some highlights about the content of Feature Pack 4.  The release is targeted to both professional and casual users and helps optimize how people do things and provides insights to aid in decision making.  There are additional enhancements as well - these are just some of the highlights.

Optimize how people do things

User experience for professional users

Focus Areas - HR professionals

  • Full localization for additional countries (FP4 includes Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands)
  • Best practice forms for hire, transfer, termination
  • Usage across roles
  • Search Lane for different user roles
  • Embedded Search
  • Faster search across large volumes of data

User experience for casual users

Focus Areas - Employees and managers

  • New Home Page based on SAP UI5
  • Lanes for:


Work Feeds

My Team

My Team Services

My Favorite KPIs



  • Team Calendar - Unified calendar for leave, travel, training, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries etc.
  • Leave Approval - Shows conflicts up front in the Team Calendar
  • Employee Profile - Card-based layout for Personal Profile, Talent, Compensation & Learning, graphical layout for Talent Grid & Compensation

Workforce Viewer

Focus Areas - Casual and professional users

  • Intuitive team visualization
  • Displays org unit, position and employee in same view
  • Customizable buttons
  • Quick View support (using pagination, move up / down, navigation)
  • Multiple Manager scenarios
  • Actions on multiple employees & roles (compare, perform evaluations etc.)
  • Accessibility for specially-abled people

Provide insight to decide
Transactional Analytics

Focus Areas - Casual and professional users

  • Single point of access for reports / analytics
  • Info on 3 lanes: KPI, Status, Reporting
  • KPI Lane: 6 standard delivered KPIs along with a graphic display of status, threshold values and trend data; configurable
  • Status Lane
  • Reporting Lane (reports for managers to choose from, with data from various data sources)
  • Customers can integrate other SAP NetWeaver BW queries into this lanes concept. That means that within the same UX, BW queries can be also be visualized so that the manager can have an integrated overview of their most important metrics.

More information

Here are the minimum requirements or pre-requisites to implement HR Renewal - HR Renewal requires ECC 6.0 and Enhancement Package 6 (EhP6) as a prerequisite.  The required components for installing HCM Renewal 1.0 FP4 are NW 731 SP07 , NW UI SP04 , GW Core 2.0 SP06 , IW_BEP 2.0 SP06 , IW_PGW 1.0 SP3

For more details please see this link in the section HR Renewal 1.0 SP14