****This article has been written assuming that reader is aware of employee ids available in SAP SFSF EC & SAP HCM and understands basics of Employee Replication****
My intention is not to go in detail of replication but would like to share the observations and experiences after working with customers to support the Employee master replication and new options recently given by SAP. I would like to know about your experiences as well in this area through your comments.
In a SAP SFSF Cloud hybrid model the mapping of employee id fields from SFSF EC to SAP HCM/S4 is very important and discussion around this topic should be done at the beginning of the project.
Recommended approach is to map Pernr ~ userid and Central Person (CP) ~ Person id external
It becomes tricky when a customer plans to go-live with SFSF EC globally but has different cloud models for different regions. Example – Full cloud for Europe and Hybrid cloud for APAC. In such scenarios you may choose to have a different number range for employee ids in SFSF EC.
For new hires SFSF EC gives a standard feature “Next Person ID Assigned” in “Company system and Logo Settings”.