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Configuring Employee Self-Service (ESS) and Manager Self -Service (MSS)


This  wiki will help for Portal beginners in understanding the basic concept and configuration of Business Packages at SAP EP 7.0 .


SAP develops predefined, preconfigured content objects, packages it according to job and industry-specific roles and makes it available in business packages that can be plugged into the SAP NetWeaver Portal.
SAP Business Packages deliver an intuitive user interface that brings together all the resources needed for specific tasks, including internal and external information, access to services, and access to transactions to meet job- and industry-specific needs. It delivers ready-to-use solutions that speed portal implementation, streamline processes, and deliver immediate productivity gains.

SAP business packages are designed to plug into the powerful portal platform, delivering predefined portal content that follows well-defined business processes. SAP business packages consist of task-related collections of iViews - specialized portal applications that users work with from within the portal. iViews can be personalized at various levels. For example, we can change the look and feel to match our corporate branding or determine which iViews are displayed for particular user roles. Individual users can even decide which iViews they want to display and in which order.

Portal Environment - Summary

-          SAP Enterprise Portal 7.0.

1.    Employee Self-Service:

 Installed SAP ERP core components (SAP ECC 6.0) with Human Resource Extension  (EA_HR) and financial extension (EA_FIN).
 Java(Netweaver2004s, EP 7.0)
 Configured the System Landscape Directory(SLD)
 The Java system (Netweaver2004s) and the ABAP system (ECC6 server) must be configured

2.    Manager Self-Service:

To use all the functions of MSS, we must install the following:
●     SAP NetWeaver 2004s with:
○     Enterprise Portal (with Knowledge Management)
○     Application Server Java (with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Engine)
○     Business Intelligence (with NW 2004s BI Content Add-On 2)
○     Adobe Document Services (ADS) (with Java Connector (JCo) connection to the J2EE Engine and to the ERP system)
○     Internet Graphics Service (IGS) (with JCo connection to the J2EE Engine)
○     System Landscape Directory (SLD) (with JCo connection to the J2EE Engine and to the ERP system)

●     Web Dynpro Development Components:
○     PCUI_GP
○     MSS
○     SAP_PSS

●     Business Packages:
○     Business Package for Manager Self-Service (mySAP ERP) 1.0
○     Business Package for Common Parts (mySAP ERP) 1.0
○     Business Package for Project Self-Service (mySAP ERP) 1.0

●     SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) 6.0 with:
○     Financials Extension (EA-FIN)
○     Human Resources Extension (EA-HR)
●     SAP Collaboration Projects (cProjects) 4.0
●     SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) 5.0
●     SAP Strategic Enterprise Management (SAP SEM) 6.0


Download the Business Package for Employee Self Service (mySAP ERP 2005/ECC6) and Business Package for Manager Self-Service (mySAP ERP 2005/ECC6) from SDN using your SAP Service Marketplace ID.
(SDN->Portal Content Portfolio->Browse Content Portfolio->Every User->Self Service->Business Package for Employee Self Service (mySAP ERP 2005) 6.00 and SDN->Portal Content Portfolio->Browse Content Portfolio->Every User->Self Service->Business Package for Employee Self Service (mySAP ERP 2005) 6.00)
Check the J2EE Version and Download the following Web Dynpro Development Components (patches) from service marketplace (Refer SAP Note 761266---Self Service Patches to know the version to be downloaded):
• ESS -mySAP ERP 2005 SP 12
• MSS -mySAP ERP 2005 SP 12
(>Support patches and packages->Entry By application Group->SAP Application Components->SAP ERP->SAP ERP 2005->Entry By Component->SAP XSS ->(SAP ESS mySAP ERP 2005 and SAP PCUI_GP mySAP ERP 2005))

NOTE: Please refer to SAP Note Number 824757 - Dependencies between SAP ERP component lists

Configuration Steps for Employee Self Service (ESS)

1.    Importing the Business Package

2.    Deploying the Web Dynpro Development Components-ESS and PCUI_GP

3.     Setting up the SAP JAVA Connector (JCo) Connections 

a.    Creating/Configuring the Systems used in Enterprise Portal

b.    Creating a User in Enterprise Portal

c.     Setting up Single Sign On between Enterprise Portal and mySAP ERP (ECC) Server

d.    Creating a User in mySAP ERP 2004

e.    Assign an Employee to an Existing User

f.      Log into the Enterprise Portal using the portal user to see the User Interface for ESS!!!

Configuration Steps for Manager Self Service (MSS)

1.     Setting Up the System Landscape 

2.     Assigning Portal Roles to Users 

3.      Configuration of Internet Graphics Server

4.     Configuring Adobe Document Services 

5.     Setting Up JCo Connections for MSS 

6.     Setting Up the Universal Worklist 


a.    Employee Self-Service: 

b.    Business Package for ESS:

c.     User Management Engine:

d.    Single Sign-On:

e.    User Mapping: 

f.      Configuring the Destination URL for the Adobe Document Services:

g.    Universal Worklist Configuration:

h.    Interactive forms and ADS:

I hope the introdcution of ESS and MSS configuration will help SAP EP beginners to undertsand things in a better way.