Cross Application Time Sheet (CATS) component is a tool used for recording time and tasks in Plant Maintenance. Employees can record their own data and hence ease the administration workload.
CATS is a cross-application component and you must implement at least one of the components as mentioned in the following table. You can supply data to the components individually, or in combination.
|Required Function||Required Component or Solution|
|Decentralized recording of employee attendances and absences||Time Management (PT)|
|Decentralized recording of employee remuneration information||Payroll (PY)|
|Internal activity allocation and entry of statistical key figures||Controlling (CO)|
Plant Maintenance (PM)
Project System (PS)
Customer Service (CS)
|Recording external services||External Services Management (PT-IN-ES)|
|Recording travel expenses with activity reports||Travel Management (FI-TV)|
To perform timesheet approval of released time and to raise notifications for rejected time, you can use SAP Business workflows.
Navigate to Cross-Application Components → Time Sheet → Settings for All User Interfaces → Time Recording → Determine Variant of Approval Report for Workflow
When you do not want to approve the data, you can enter a rejection reason for the employee or other person who has entered the data.
A rejection reason can be defined under Cross-Application Components → Time Sheet → Settings for All User Interfaces → Time Recording → Define Rejection Reasons