HR 2015 Las Vegas | March 3 – 6

120 sessions—including comprehensive workshops, lectures, demos, panel discussions, and interactive roundtables—presented by top experts at SAP, leading customers, and the most authoritative consultants in the SAP HR arena.

Field-tested strategies to avoid or overcome the most common and costly payroll and time-related challenges

Mike Timm, ICG
Time: Tuesday, March 3 10:45 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 with setting up and customizing process models, schemas, and rules
  • Manage common challenges associated with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and get tips to accelerate the acceptance of a new payroll system
  • Leverage CATS and the time schema to more easily process complex time rules and avoid time-related discrepancies

Integrating payroll with accounting (FI/CO) and benefits: Configuration guidelines and best practices to reduce complexity

Mike Timm, ICG
Time: Tuesday, March 3 4:30 PM Pacific
Room: Raphael 3

This session examines key process decisions and technical considerations for integrating SAP payroll with accounting (FI/CO) and benefits applications and processes. By attending this session, you will:

  • Examine the integration points between payroll and key accounting (FI/CO) applications like GL, treasury, cost accounting, and accounts payable and get tips for optimizing data flows
  • Discover payroll interface design techniques that help drive streamlined integration
  • Understand what’s required to process benefits in conjunction with payroll in SAP ERP HCM, including an overview of required configuration and integration

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 user, functional, and technical perspective, including insight into the impact of IRS regulations related to claim processing and the different taxing rules that apply
  • Avoid common pitfalls associated with posting retroactive calculations and month-end accruals
  • Ensure the accuracy of garnishment configuration and administration, including tips to manage effective garnishment dates and track and monitor their activity

Panel discussion: Payroll Q&A with SAP customers and experts

Mike Timm, ICG
Linda Crosby, United Launch Alliance
Steve Bogner, Insight Consulting Partners
W. Eric Sauerhoefer-Thompson, The Walt Disney Company
Time: Wednesday, March 4 2:30 PM Pacific
Room: Tower Ballroom 8

This no-holds-barred exchange of ideas with peers and experts tackles your most pressing payroll challenges. Join this panel to:

  • Learn how your peers are streamlining and increasing the consistency of their regular payroll runs
  • Examine how others are reducing the time spent making payroll adjustments through proactive analysis and error correction
  • Hear about best practices to adopt (and worst practices to avoid!) to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of payroll results

A comprehensive guide to US taxes and their impact on payroll operations

Mike Timm, ICG
Time: Wednesday, March 4 4:45 PM Pacific
Room: Tower Ballroom 8

This session examines key factors essential in avoiding costly tax-related pitfalls, including a thorough review of US tax regulations and associated reporting and auditing requirements. By attending, you will:

  • Master tax configuration in SAP ERP HCM, including lessons to avoid or overcome challenges associated with setting up key tax models and wage types
  • Get critical guidance to comply with state and federal tax regulations and auditing requirements
  • Explore how to use Tax Reporter to run multi-worksite, SUI, and W2s, including how to reconcile between Tax Reporter and payroll results
  • Obtain best practices for managing and tracking BSI Tax Update Bulletin (TUBs), and get an overview of new and enhanced functions delivered in the latest version of BSI TaxFactory