HR 2017 Orlando | March 6-9

HR 2017 is the definitive conference for organizations evaluating and running SAP® and SAP SuccessFactors solutions including core HR, talent management, and payroll. Top experts from SAP, leading independent consulting firms, and your industry counterparts will present roadmaps, tips, tricks, best practices, and strategic recommendations that you can immediately put to use upon returning to the office.

A step-by-step guide to automate your payroll process
Mike Timm, ICG
Linda Crosby, United Launch Alliance

The payroll process comprises multiple steps involving configuration and integration. Attend this 3-hour session to understand the entire SAP payroll process and interdependencies. Learn how to automate the process using SAP-delivered tools to identify business requirements, create a method to meet business requirements, improve efficiency, and minimize chances of payroll errors. Through lecture, live demonstrations, and guided exercises, you will:

  • Learn how to identify the business requirements, use templates (which will be provided) for requirements and design, and outline the payroll process you are going to configure
  • Learn to streamline the payroll process by designing and scheduling batch jobs, designing and creating a custom area menu, and designing and configuring payroll process models
  • Review payroll schema, functions, rules, and operations
  • See how to design and configure a schema and rule to meet business requirements identified during requirements gathering
  • Discuss functions and operations provided by SAP for payroll and how to identify the right ones to use to meet business requirements
  • Review a comprehensive list of common errors that appear in SAP payroll, such as missing master data; inconsistent tax authorities from IT207, IT208, and IT209; andmissing cost centers, and their possible causes and resolutions
  • Understand how various audits, checks, and balances can be put in place to avoid errors while payroll is being processed

Panel discussion: Payroll Q&A with SAP customers
Mike Timm, ICG
Eric Sauerhoefer-Thompson, The Walt Disney Company
Marty Schmoker, United Launch Alliance
Wendy Buesing, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Robyn Musillani, Pacific Coast Building Products

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
  • Review best practices to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of payroll results

Detailed instruction to smoothly integrate SAP payroll and financial applications
Mike Timm, ICG

Attend this session to learn the key integration points between the HR payroll functions and SAP ERP Financials and get answers to the biggest integration challenges, such as how retroactive calculations are posted or how month-end accruals are posted through payroll processing. You will:

  • Understand FI data objects used by HR and payroll and how to utilize SAP General Ledger functionality for payroll posting design
  • Explore how payroll updates financials and controlling and accounts payable, and get tips on how to reverse postings from HR payroll and SAP ERP Financials, set up a company transfer clearing account, and post taxes by tax authority (jurisdiction) and tax type

Take home a detailed process flow of SAP ERP Financials and AP postings, a configuration checklist for postings, and a list of typical problem points between payroll and SAP ERP Financials so you can work around them.

The fundamentals of customizing SAP time evaluation
Mike Timm, ICG

This session delves into the time evaluation process in SAP with an in-depth look at time entry, time evaluation, and payroll output, and examines whether and how a custom function or operation may be required. In this session, you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of SAP time evaluation configuration objects, such as tables, schemas, rules, functions, and operations, and how each object impacts the process and flows to the time evaluation output
  • Learn tips and tricks about configuration objects, including how to create and modify schemas and rules to avoid potentially costly mistakes when making changes to existing objects
  • Understand how to implement custom functions and operations to meet business requirements such as reading a custom infotype