Technical Requirements

Procedure Updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021

HRMS (SAP) Access

There are two methods for accessing HRMS: SAP GUI Windows client, and the Virtual Private Network (VPN). SAP GUI is available to HRMS professional users only. The following areas will assist in accessing both the SAP GUI and the Virtual Private Network (VPN):

SAP GUI Windows Client Software

SAP GUI is the preferred access method for frequent HRMS users, and must be used when the user:

  • Needs full scope of HRMS functionality
  • Uses Windows oriented applications in conjunction with HRMS (Microsoft Office and etc.)
  • Requires multiple user sessions (maximum of 6)
  • Creates, prints, or saves large or ad hoc reports
  • Accesses Business Explorer
  • Requires file transfers

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

If your agency is not in the State Government Network (SGN) contact WaTech to discuss VPN services in order to establish an alternate method of accessing HRMS remotely.  

SAP 7.70 Software Download

All current SAP GUI updates and patches can be downloaded from this page. Downloads are primarily upgrades and patches for applications that reside on the desktop, or agency networks and enable interaction with HRMS. The most current SAP GUI 7.70 is available for download. SAP GUI 7.60 version interface remains viable, and though we are not requiring an immediate upgrade to SAP GUI 7.70 at this time, the upgrade to SAP GUI 7.70 is recommended prior to requesting technical support from the OFM Help Desk. The lifecycle of SAP GUI versions 7.60 or older are no longer supported by SAP and it is strongly recommended to upgrade to SAP GUI 7.70 at this time.

Download name Version/ Patch Level Last Updated Tips and Instructions Download files

SAP GUI 7.70 Installation Instructions

SAP 7.70

9/15/2021

SAP GUI 7.70 Installation instructions for Windows 10 Operating System. Installation Instructions can also be found within the SAPGUI770PRO folder after unzipping the file.

SAP GUI 7.70 Installation Instructions
SAP GUI 7.70 Installation package

SAP 7.70 Patch 3

9/24/2021 This download package contains SAP GUI 770, Patch 3. Be sure to review Installation Instructions prior to beginning the installation. SAP GUI 7.70 Installation Package 
SAP GUI Troubleshooting Guide All Versions 9/15/2021 A guide to assist in resolving the most common installation or connectivity issues SAP GUI Troubleshooting Guide

 

MyPortal - All State Employees

 

MyPortal is an employee self-service tool that allows employees to view their earnings statements and Forms W-2 as well as manage address, emergency contacts, and demographic information. In addition, participating agencies can also use MyPortal to submit leave requests.

URL, access from anywhere
  • MyPortal.wa.gov – For agencies that are part of the State Enterprise Active Directory (EAD) or Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) – most common. Enables single sign on.
  • MyPortalExt.wa.gov – For agencies that are not part of the EAD or ADFS. Requires a User ID and Password to logon.
User ID: Personnel Number or work email address

Required if outside the State Government Network or for agencies that are not part of the EAD or ADFS.  Examples:

Password

Required if outside the State Government Network or for agencies that are not part of the EAD or ADFS.  Examples:

  • MyPortal password generated for users outside the EAD or ADFS
  • Network logon password if part of the EAD or ADFS