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Scott Burton

As the President of Whitaker-Taylor, Scott Burton has managed operations for more than 30 global, national and regional SAP users, spanning the manufacturing, automotive, retail, information systems and energy industries. His range of expertise includes systems implementation, change management, support analysis, project management, and account management.
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Revamp your Recruiting efforts with SAP SuccessFactors Job Analyzer

Feb 1, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Scott Burton posted in SuccessFactors

Have you ever had a position that you just cannot seem to fill? The requisition sits there, mocking you as the age of the posting grows daily. One of the reasons the position has not been filled may be due to the language in the posting. The legal team may have combed through and approved it for legal purposes, but is it possible that someone unknowingly inserted wording that created a bias of gender into the posting?

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Is Your SAP ERP Still in the 90's?

Mar 28, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Scott Burton posted in SAP, HR

Being late to the party doesn’t mean you can’t be the main attraction.

Workday caught the ERP world by surprise when they deployed Finance and Human Capital Management in the cloud. SAP answered by launching the HANA project to create a complete 21st century ERP platform.

The result of that effort is SAP S/4 HANA, launched on February 3, 2015.

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How SAP Splash and Build Accelerates Fiori Development

Mar 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Scott Burton posted in SAP, HR

SAP Fiori provides a responsive design environment for applications across all devices on a single code base. It is the same platform SAP uses for S/4 HANA and other enterprise applications, but you can use it to design the kind of simple, useful apps that help your people get things done anytime and anywhere. Fiori offers a responsive design to provide a seamless experience on any device.

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Memory Locations in SAP HCM: How to Bypass Dynamic Actions

Oct 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM / by Scott Burton posted in SuccessFactors

I recently had a client who was having issues during the execution of one of the custom reports their employees regularly ran. The custom report was designed to allow them to update a number of different positions quickly by using a simple load file. The process, however, was still taking a long time to complete because the employees were being prompted to update infotype 19 (Monitoring of Tasks) several times during execution. The client asked me if I could modify the report so that these screens would no longer be displayed.

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Is Your Team Ready for SAP Payroll Year-End?

Oct 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Scott Burton posted in SAP HCM

    Whether you are planning your first year-end transition in SAP Payroll or one of many, it can be a stressful time. Tax changes and new legislative requirements add to the burden, and there is no room for error. Ask anyone who has had to reverse the first payroll of a new year.

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What is SAP Fiori and How Can It Benefit My Company?

Aug 19, 2016 7:07:28 PM / by Scott Burton posted in SAP

SAP Fiori is a relative newcomer in the SAP solution space. Fiori (Italian for flower) is the result of a partnership between SAP and Google to design a "simplified user experience" for frequently used applications. Using Fiori your company can provide more user-friendly HR processes for employees, which gives you another tool for attracting and retaining talent.

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Setting Up a Global Support Program – 3 Recent (and Perennial) Lessons Learned

Mar 22, 2016 1:00:00 PM / by Scott Burton posted in Global Support Program

Every time we set up a new global support program we learn something new.  In fact it seems each year the dynamics change.  There are new technologies in place, whether it be Jam in SuccessFactors or new cyber security policies regarding the use of external file sharing sites.  Not to mention the continued shift to virtual team members, which brings expanded coverage across regions and countries.

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