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Component documentationEmployee Self-Service (ITS Version)  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


The documentation in this section refers to the old version of the Employee Self-Service component. This version comprises mainly applications that are based on the Internet Transaction Server (ITS). This version will be replaced with mySAP ERP 2004 (SAP ECC 5.0).

If you are implementing the Employee Self-Service (ESS) component with mySAP ERP 2004 for the first time or you want to upgrade to the new version, the documentation in this section is not relevant for you. This documentation is only available until the old version of the Employee Self-Service (ESS) component has been completely replaced.


Employee Self-Service (ESS) enables employees to create, display, and change their own data in the intranet used at their enterprise. By enabling employees to access their own data, HR processes are standardized and simplified. As a result, employees in the Human Resources Department can concentrate on other tasks of greater strategic importance.

Implementation Considerations

If your employees need to access their own data in the intranet used at the enterprise, they require an SAP user. The system needs to know which ESS user belongs to which employee because employees must only be able to maintain their own data. The component enables you to create relationships between employees and users.


The Employee Self-Service component is composed not only of services, but also of tools that you require to create relationships between users and employees. You can create new users, or use existing users.




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