The goal of the
Personalization component is to accelerate and simplify the
business processes handled with the R/3 System.
The transactions of each application are adapted to the business
requirements of a company or different groups of users. Unnecessary
information and functions in the transactions are deactivated,
making the processing of business workflows faster and easier.
Endusers are only offered the transactions that fit their
respective work centers, and unnecessary navigation through
unneeded functions in the SAP applications is eliminated. Each
enduser has personal work list of transactions that have been
adapted to the business processes.
Both the end users and the application administrators benefit
from this component. The application administrators are given tools
that adapt the individual transactions to a company’s business
requirements, without requiring any modifications.
Typical work centers are defined by assigning standard
transactions or Customized transactions to a user group. In the
process, the appropriate authorization profiles for the members of
the work center are defined, and an individual user menu for
simplified navigation is generated. The effort required for
adjusting the transactions is kept to a minimum.
Choose this component for:
Continuous system optimization
The Personalization component
includes the following tools:
Transaction variants To adapt the standard
transactions to your company’s business requirements, transaction
variants are formed. To do this, the administrator edits a
transaction in a special recording mode, performing the process to
be modeled. After every processing step, the administrator can
decide what to adjust. Fields can to be assigned standard settings,
hidden or made not ready for input. If entire input masks are not
required, they can be completely removed.
Global field values
In addition to adapting individual transactions, the processing of
specific information can also be simplified system-wide. To do
this, global fields can be assigned standard settings or hidden
system-wide. For example, if your company only uses one company
code, this field can be assigned a standard setting and the users
no longer have to process this information throughout the entire
The administrator defines business work centers using the profile
generator by assigning a group of users and the transactions they
will use to an activity group. From this information, the
system automatically generates appropriate user menus for the
Session Manager and authorization profiles for the user master
An important element of the Personalization component is the
simplification of navigation to the individual application
functions. The emphasis of this simplification is on removing
unnecessary functions from the menus, and is performed at two
levels. In addition to the complete SAP menu, a company-specific
menu is generated automatically during the implementation process,
based on the selected components. In a second step, this company
menu can be used to form a user-specific menu for each user. This
menu contains only those application components that the enduser
requires to perform his or her tasks. To use these menus
efficiently, endusers can access a new graphical user interface,
the Session Manager.