The operators of the shop floor are represented in Beas as Personnel. They will record the time and effort of the production activities or operations.
In Beas, a resource is a production unit which needs to be planned. It does not matter if several operators are working there. Normally we represent “Machines” as a resource and operators as “Personnel”. However, it is possible to see people as a resource in cases when there is a manual line based on people, or when a person’s work should be taken into account. In these cases, not only is a labor resource created but also an operator for reporting time is created, too.
Beas has its own personnel table separate from SAP employee table. However, we could connect the SAP employees’ data with Beas personnel data. This is not mandatory. There can be several scenarios where it is not required to connect them such as:
- An employee who does not need to report time in Beas, for example an administration employee
- An outsourced employee, who is not part of the official employees. This means, he is not part of SAP information but he should report time on Beas
Personnel master data includes an area focused on attendance functions. Beas has an exclusive module to manage attendance. This specific master data will be used only when the Attendance module is activated. For more information, please refer to Attendance tutorial.
For data consistency, when Beas is installed in a database where there are employees created, the Data Check function will ask the user to transfer employees to Beas personnel. For more information, please refer to Data Check tutorial.