Unit and parallel testing is the fifth factor in the 10 most critical factors of SAP Payroll. We covered Data integrity, Integration, Configuration and Customization, and HRSP and legal changes in the first four blog posts.
Testing is a building process where we look at individual functionality and see how it fits in the big picture. We can then identify how the process changes when moving from another system or by changes to the SAP system. How do are the differing levels ...
This is the fourth of 10 most critical factors of SAP payroll. We covered Data integrity, Integration, and Configuration and Customization in the first three and in this post we will cover Human Resources Support Packages and Country Legal Changes.
Human Resources Support Packages (HRSPs) were put in place by SAP many years ago to reduce the impact of updates towards year-end to HR and HR submodules. HRSPs are released approximately every month and contain individual SAP Notes and other legal and correction updates.
Country Legal ...
If you’ve been keeping up with ICG on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, you’ll know that through the rest of the week I’ll be attending the HR2015 Conference in Las Vegas.
I have already spoken at two session, had time to see some wonderful speakers, and take a look around at all of the great things happening at the conference. Check out some pictures from HR2015 Day 1:
Check back later this week for more photos and updates from HR2015. And in the mean time, for more ...
Yesterday was fun at HR2015! Catch these afternoon sessions today on Day 2.
Managing payroll claims, garnishments, month-end accruals, and more: Lessons from the trenches
Mike Timm, ICG
Time: Wednesday, March 4 1:00 PM Pacific
Room: Raphael 3
Through detailed screenshots and system demos, this session provides critical guidance based on real-world experience for ensuring accurate and timely processing of overpayments, garnishments, retroactive calculations, and month-end accruals. By attending, you will learn how to:
Configure wage types to support claims forgiveness, repayment, and deduction recovery
Reconcile claims from a ...
If you are attending HR2015 today, make sure to catch these sessions!
Field-tested strategies to avoid or overcome the most common and costly payroll and time-related challenges
Mike Timm, ICG
Time: Tuesday, March 3 11:15 AM Pacific
Room: Raphael 3
This session tackles some of the most common payroll and time-related pitfalls and offers proven techniques for identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving them, including lessons to:
Identify the object master data, configuration, or systemic issue causing the payroll error, and determine the best approach for resolution
Overcome technical complexities associated ...
In this blog post, I'll be covering Configuration and Customization as the next critical factor of SAP payroll. In previous blog posts I covered Data Integrity and Integration.
I believe there are four major areas of configuration and customization, all of which can be accomplished using standard SAP functionality.
SAP Project (transactioncodeSPRO)
Implementation Guide (IMG)
Schemas (tcode PE01)
Rules (tcode PE02)
Features (tcode PE03)
Beyond those major areas, we can get a better understanding of how things are working or enhance how payroll processes using tcode PE04 to review or customize Operations and ...
In my last blog post, I identified Data Integrity as the first of 10 most critical factors of SAP Payroll. Continuing with this blog series, now we'll cover how integration is critical to SAP Payroll.
Integration occurs throughout the SAP payroll process by way of table configuration, schemas and rules, HR master data and configuration, employee time entry, Finance and Controlling master data, Accounts Payable configuration and master data, and interfaces to partners both before and after. There are many other integration points that ...
In last week’s blog post, we introduced our blog series about the 10 most critical factors of SAP payroll. This week, we will cover the first critical factor: Data Integrity.
Data integrity in payroll is a fundamental requirement due to the sensitive nature of what is being accomplished. Payroll is processed at a point in time with the expectation that incoming data is factual and complete.
The most straight forward and probably the best definition is from Thomas McRae in The Impact of ...
SAP Payroll can be a complex and unwieldy system when not methodically implemented and maintained. The SAP Payroll business processes can be accurate and efficient when the 10 most critical factors are considered and understood by those implementing, maintaining, and performing business processes. When it comes to configuring, processing, and administering payroll, small details can have big ramifications.
This 10 blog post series will dive into the most critical business, strategy, and technical topics every payroll professional must weigh carefully in order to avoid ...