Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year

Few days more and the year 2010 will be history. Its been an absolute fantastic year for Perfect Resources. There are many things we have accomplished and we hope to bring more good stuff to the SAP HR community in the year 2011.

We would like to thank our users who subscribed to our online training and we hope to see you again with our new learning portal coming up in the year 2011. We would also like to thank Rutgers University for using our online training for their HRIS class 2010. Finally we would like to thank all of you for visiting us on our website and viewing our demo.

May the year 2011 bring peace and prosperity to all of you

Stephen Sequeira

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome Rutgers University

Rutgers University has decided to try Perfect Resources online SAP HR training for their HRIS class 2010. Stephen Sequeira the CEO of Perfect Resources was invited to be the guest lecturer.

I had an absolute great time giving a presentation on the product the first time and the second time I was there, I gave a presentation on SAP HR overview. I received great questions from the students and there was a genuine interest in learning and understanding the SAP HR system.

We at Perfect Resources are proud to be associated with Rutgers University which is a well known and recognized university in the world. We hope to bring this learning solution to other universities and help their HRIS students to learn and understand the SAP HR system and thus prepare them for better job opportunities.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Display Object ID on Organization and Staffing screen

How to display the Object ID on the organization and staffing screen:

Most of the times users are familiar with the transaction PPOME or PPOSE. Now PPOME is used to maintain the organizational and staffing screen and PPOSE is used to display the organizational and staffing screen. In display you can't edit just view.

So now you are in the organizational and staffing screen and you select organization unit in the top left corner below Find by and you enter the organization unit id or name and search for the organization unit. You will see your results in the hit list column below. You select your organization unit and notice that just the organization unit name is displayed but not the ID. The 8 digit ID is missing, now how do you get that information.

Well its simple, roll your mouse on each of the icons just above your organization unit(below staff assignment) and reach to the last icon, called column configuration. Click on column configuration and check the box ID and the click on the green check.

You should now see the organization unit ID.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Why do Motorist keep honking in Bombay

Recently I had the privilege of visiting India for a family reunion and I was excited going to India. Our flight landed in Bombay around 11p.m. It was a long walk from the exit of the airplane to the immigration chanel. We got all our bags and proceeded to the exit of the airport and were looking forward to our vacation in India.

Our first experience was ear shattering, car honking, noise pollution everywhere. At Bombay Airport they made a nice parking lot. My cousin's car was parked on the second floor. We took the elevator and went to the second floor. As soon as we got out of the elevator, we could hear nothing except car honking. Its an enclosed parking lot and imagine every car honking one after another and the sound resonating within the building and piercing our ears. Its like where did we come and the question to my cousin was why are they honking. The answer I got was this is Bombay and get used to it.

What I saw was all cars lined up one after another and honking at each other. I took the trouble of going forward closing my ears and seeing what was the reason for this people honking. There was a car which was broken down and the poor guy was trying to push his car with someone's help and the people at the back with no clue as to what's happening were just enjoying the sound or getting the pleasure of honking at the other person.

If Bombay RTO wants to make some money, they should start slapping huge fines on people for honking, I promise they will be the richest non profit organization in the world. The people in Bombay are so used to honking, I guess even if there is no one in front of them they will honk coz they just like to hear the sound of honking....

Monday, May 17, 2010

Corporate Solutions

I wanted to take some time to explain the benefits of our corporate solution package. We have a multi user pricing plan in place for corporate users. An external SAP training would cost around $2500. At Perfect Resources, we offer a interactive, self paced, easy to learn all the processes of the HR module for as low as $75 to $100 depending on the number of users.

We have developed a client management system (CMS) where we can easliy add a client, add the number of users, modify the number of users, provide statistics to the organization, customize the framework with required modules and many more. All these can be done with minimum effort, your employees can avail the benefits of this eLearning product on the same day.

Instead of spending $2500 on one employee, you can bring this eLearning to 25 employees in your organization. Further we can capture additional processes as per your organization requirement and upload it to your customized framework.

If you have any question, send an email to or call 908-315-3344

Stephen Sequeira

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Health Care Questions

This is from CNN. Since this article will be out of mind very soon, I am putting it on my blog for future reference.

(CNN) -- With the passage of the health care reform bill, CNN has been flooded with viewer questions about specifics of the measure and how their lives may be affected. In response, we're providing answers here, based on our reporting research, that address some of the issues you're raising most often.

Question: Can you explain whether the elimination of lifetime caps under the new health care bill applies to existing policy-holders as well as new insurance sign-ups?

Answer: Yes, within six months, the private insurance plans will have to stop some practices, such as setting lifetime limits on coverage and canceling policy-holders who get sick, on all new policies and current policies.

Question: I have been watching all of the debating. I still cannot figure out, what does this mean to me? I'm an unemployed 56-year-old. Lost my health care. Cannot afford COBRA. Now, what is there for me? I have a daughter in college. My insurance company refused to pay for therapy on my knees, calling it pre-existing. My unemployment just ran out. Now what?

Answer: When the insurance exchange opens, as required by the health care bill, people who are self-employed or whose employers don't offer coverage can purchase a plan. If you lost a job, you could get insurance through this new marketplace. Also, once this exchange opens, private insurers will no longer be able to turn away people with medical problems or charge them more. Individuals would be required to purchase coverage or face a fine of up to $695 or 2.5 percent of income, whichever is greater, starting in 2016. The plan includes a hardship exemption for poorer Americans. Exemptions will be granted for financial hardship, those for whom the lowest-cost option exceeds 8 percent of an individual's income and those with incomes below the tax filing threshold (in 2009, the threshold for taxpayers under age 65 was $9,350 for singles and $18,700 for couples).

Question: What happens to the cost of insurance to the company that is providing the insurance to the employee? Is there a set amount or percentage of the total premium that the employer is required to pay? Will it change the mix that already exists between employer and employee responsibility?

Answer: By no later than 2014, states will have to set up Small Business Health Options Programs, or SHOP exchanges, in which small businesses will be able to pool together to buy insurance. Small businesses are defined as those with no more than 100 employees, though states have the option of limiting pools to companies with 50 or fewer employees through 2016; companies that grow beyond the size limit will also be grandfathered in. But until the SHOP exchanges are set up, there will be a tax break for small businesses that goes into effect right away: Tax credits of 35 percent to 50 percent of premiums will be available to small businesses that offer coverage.

Question: I am living with HIV and cannot get health care coverage. If this reform passes, how long before I am able to get coverage?

Answer: By 2014, that there would be no discrimination based on pre-existing conditions. You could not be denied based on an infection or some sort of pre-existing illness. That's four years away, though.

Question: What will happen when there are not enough doctors to oblige all the patients?

Last year, the American Academy of Family Physicians predicted a shortfall of 40,000 primary care doctors, and that was before the signing of the health care bill. That will put another 32 million people into the system -- with a promise of free preventive care -- and insurance to pay for regular doctor visits. Some physicians have expressed concern about this. Patients could see increased wait times, as in Massachusetts, where since "RomneyCare" went into effect, residents wait an 10 extra days to see the doctor. But others say the bill will help create more community health centers, so primary care can happen at these centers instead of expensive emergency rooms

Question: Isn't defensive medicine a big factor leading to overtreatment both at the beginning and at the end of life?

Answer: A recent Gallup Poll found that nine in 10 doctors admit having practiced defensive medicine at some time during their career. Some estimates put the cost at hundreds of billions of dollars in a year. If you look at all the lawsuits, there are about a million people who claim some sort of harm in any given year. But only about 11,000 lawsuits are actually paid out. Medical malpractice represents really only about 2 percent of the health care budget.

Question: Is there anything in the bill about rationing health care?

Answer: No one is using the term "rationing" as part of the bill. But there is a term called comparative effectiveness. And that's this idea that we figure out what works in medicine and make sure to pay for those things. This also means that there are a lot of things being done right now where there's not scientific proof that it works and maybe those things won't get paid any more. Some people call that rationing. Other people say, look, rationing exists under the current system. It's just that the insurance companies are essentially rationing by denying payment or dropping people off their coverage.

Question: I recently had to go to the ER for a rash. I had a $100 co-pay. If the new health care bill passes, would the co-pays for ER visits go down?

Answer: Not necessarily. In 2014, you will be able to buy a standardized health plan through a state-based exchange, with tiers of benefit packages available, if you do not have insurance through your employer, Medicare or Medicaid. You will be able to choose whether you want a plan with a higher premium and lower cost-sharing or a lower premium and higher cost-sharing. It will be very clear what the responsibilities will be for co-pays. Also, through the exchanges, there will be two multistate private plans under contract with the federal government, one of which must be nonprofit. But none of this means that your co-pays for ER visits will necessarily go down.

Question: I am on a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan where I pay $252 now. It has been increasing every year, and I may have been to the doctor probably once or twice a year for physical. I do not smoke and am in perfect health, but every year for some reason, my they keep raising my insurance costs. With the new reform, are they going to have some checks and balance on these companies, who before did not have to answer to anyone? Or can I change my insurance to a government-run cheaper insurance?

Answer: Beginning in 2011, companies that spend more than a specified portion of premiums on administrative costs and profits must give a rebate to enrollees. In other words, large insurance companies will need to give rebates if they spend less than 85 percent of money from enrollees on medical costs. In the individual market, that figure is 80 percent. Also, the health care exchanges could reject premium increases that insurers propose if they think they are too high.

In 2014, on the individual market, you can buy your own insurance through the exchanges if you do not have health insurance through your employer, or through Medicare or Medicaid. These exchanges are supposed to provide plans that are as good as employer-based plans, which generally have good benefits. If you do have employer-based coverage, however, and don't spend more than 9.5 percent of your income on premiums and the plan covers at least 60 percent of medical costs, you are not eligible for premium subsidies. But if your employer-based coverage does not meet this standard, you will be able to get insurance through the exchange, and your employer is required to pay a penalty.

Question: Over 30 million couples suffer from infertility in the United States. Most insurers will not cover this problem. Will the new bill finally address this as a significant health problem?

Answer: There is nothing in the bill regarding this issue. One benefit is that insurance companies cannot deny coverage to couples who suffer from infertility because it was deemed a pre-existing condition. However, in terms of covering infertility treatments or in-vitro fertilization, none of that is made mandatory under the bill for insurance companies.

Question: Is there any provision for a part-time employee getting health insurance from their employer under the new health care bill?

Answer: It's not in the employer responsibility provision to offer health insurance to their part-time employees under the new law.

However, employers who have more than 50 full-time employees are required by 2014 to offer coverage to employees or pay a $2,000 penalty per employee after their first 30 if at least one of their employees receives a tax credit.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Starting a business - read this

One sunny day a idea came to my mind and I started on this journey called business. I would like to share my experiences on this journey so far. Starting a business is like a marriage. When you are not married you want to get married and when you are married you think to yourself why did I get married. Business is the same, it looks so nice and lucrative from outside and when you are in it, you say to yourself "what did I get myself into" ?

I was sitting in a client meeting when the client expressed a concern on how to train the end users and wish there was something which could help the end user. Now, I am talking about SAP HR. An idea came to my mind then, what if I capture all the processes and create videos for the end user to learn at his own pace. Great idea, did my research nothing out there and this is how I embarked on this journey called business.

Now from my personal experience and suggestion to all who want to get into business, I have two words for you "DO IT" only if you have the thirst to succeed, fire in the belly, persistent, determined no matter what and willing to take risk. Also remember the first 6 months means time away from family. It sure is fun but lot's of hard work, lot's of stressful moments in between. My business has still not generated any revenue as yet, I am still working to deliver the best to my future clients and I have still not completed the 6months window but I thought I will share my experience now and also do it after 6months. I will surely share my experience when I make the first sale and the feeling of achieving something, till then back to working hard.

Stephen Sequeira

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Personality Colors

Yesterday I had been to my 1st HR Meetup in NYC. I reached a little late and the room was filled with HR professionals. We had a 2 second introduction and then we moved on to a guest speaker. Her name was Shoya Zichy. She has written two books and she mentioned about interviewing Hillary Clinton.

Anyway, she had a 5mins presentation and then she put us in a group excercise. This excercise was about recognizing your's and others personality and how to approach different personalities. There were 4 colors. Shoya had given a brief introduction of each color in her 5 mins presentation. We had to decide which color we belonged to. We then broke up into 4 groups, each group had its own color. The colored groups were Red, Blue, Green and Golden.

The first excercise was to identify the strengths, blindspots, what turns you off from the other groups, appreciate the positives of the other group and what do we need from the work environment to be successful. I thought this was a pretty good excercise. Well, I belonged to group Red and I was so surprised to see people in my group having the same thought process. I mean everything I think, behave and felt was somehow expressed by someone even before I could open my mouth....hmmm that's funny.

What does Red color really means ? okay, it means that we are a aggressive personalities, want to do many things at once, always take up challenges, problem solvers, ready to jump into anything, not afraid of taking risk, messy desk, love to spend time with the family. We are the make it happen type of people. We worry more about today then think of yesterday and tomorrow. Tomorrow is a new day and will bring new problems, let's solve the problems we have at hand today. We don't like structures.

According to other colors we are not organized, we don't plan, we react first and then think. we don't follow plans and structures.

In conclusion, its good to know what color you belong to and what color others belong to but what I feel is a person goes through different emotions and with that there is a possibility that he/she could change colors. I understand these colors define a persons personality but what if the person is in a bad mood, can we then predict the behaviour of this person as per his color ?

More on my next visit, untill then peace be with you.

Stephen Sequeira

Monday, March 1, 2010

Article on SAP Learning

I found this interesting article on end user training.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hello and Welcome

Introduction - My name is Stephen Sequeira and I am the founder of Perfect Resources. Our company is located in New Jersey, USA. Our area of specialization is within the domain of SAP HR. With a masters degree in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University and over 16yrs of HR experience, I wanted to share my experience with the HR community and also at the same time grow my company.

Product - My experience working with HR users during the SAP HR implementation was every user never knew what to expect from the system. There was always a blank face and dependency on the consultant to guide them. Well, not anymore. We have come up with a eLearning product for our HR users or any other user within the organization having access to the SAP HR system which will help them to carry out their day to day activities after going through our eLearning course. We have captured every process that is required for an user to execute their task. These courses are built from our experience interacting with the user day to day. These are fun to learn, self paced, interactive simulation that we guarantee will get you up to speed. With our low cost subscription package, you can access the courses as many times from your office desk or from the comfort of your home.

Conclusion - From time to time we will post SAP HR related materials that we think will be useful, tips on how to navigate thru the system and outside links to HR materials. Please join us and help us spread the word to the HR community.

Thank you,

Stephen Sequeira