We have been running SuccessFactors Employee Central along with S/4HANA Cloud and every employee record in EC creates a business partner in S/4HC thru daily integration (this is documented in scope item JB1). Once those business partners are created we add the Supplier (financial accounting) role to them and company code and payment method if we need to issue them a reimbursement check for expenses or a payroll check that needs to be reissued. We've done this thru the Manage Supplier Master Data application to this point.
With the 1902 release, SAP has disabled the editing of business partners with the employee role in Manage Supplier Master Data and Manage Business Partners it appears. We appear to be able to edit some fields for employee business partners within the Maintain Business Partner app, but it is a more complicated app to use (which is more time consuming and will lead to more entry errors) and several of the required fields are greyed out which is causing errors when you attempt to save changes.
This has rendered us unable to issue checks to our employees for expenses (at least the ones that are new without the supplier role attached).
Has anyone else encountered this issue? How have you been able to get around it? It feels like SAP has just disabled functionality without any real viable solution or way to do it better.