The Identity Manager Driver for SAP Human Resources (HR), subsequently referred to as the SAP HR driver, creates an automated link between the SAP HR database and the Identity Vault. This technology enables data flow within a business enterprise based on its own unique requirements, and eliminates the labor-intensive and error-prone practice of re-entering the same data into multiple databases. As new records are added, modified, or deactivated (disabled) in SAP, network tasks associated with these events can be processed automatically.
Because the SAP HR system is the authoritative source of personnel information, the driver allows administrators to propagate this data to other non-SAP business applications and databases without the need for custom integration solutions. Administrators can decide what data will be shared and how data will be presented within their enterprises.
The following sections explain the concepts you should understand before attempting to implement the SAP HR driver in your environment: