Posts Tagged: iln

HR2013 Recap

The HR2013 conference was the 10th annual and Amy Thistle put it together excellently.  The move to an HR only conference appeared to be well received and I found networking much easier because we all had an HR focus. Discussions about SuccessFactors and the Cloud were heard all around, but as a Payroll and Time consultant I'm still trying to figure out exactly how this will impact my areas. I'm also interested in how SAP will work with customers that may not ... Read more

SAP HCM Payroll tip: Preventing errors before they occur & using user exits to your advantage

As part of the audit process, SAP customers develop a number of custom reports for the HR module to look for things like missing infotypes or specific items. Let’s look at some tax calculations – especially if you're a company that has many, many tax jurisdictions. In the US, for example, if you’re a company in Pennsylvania or Ohio where employees move between areas and there are many locals. In these cases, you may not have the configuration set up for the ... Read more

SAP HCM Payroll tip: Timing your payroll processing to prevent errors & give IT and HR some breathing room

Typically, companies are running their payrolls on Monday or Tuesday so they can get a payroll out by the end of the week and make direct deposits in a timely manner. When dealing with that, typically audits should start at least a day or two prior. If it's on Monday, by Friday you might want to start looking at some basic things: Do I have all my audit reports? Does everybody have a cost center? Does every employee have an Infotype 9? Then, based on your ... Read more

SAP HCM Payroll tips – Audit Checks: Some key Infotypes not to overlook

Of all the audit checks that you could perform, there are a couple that really are key – and critical to payroll success. In fact, I'm actually working with a client that's recently gone live now. These audit checks were not put in place prior to go‑live, and now there's a scramble to put them in. One of them is checking a report that will go out and check for missing infotypes. If an employee is missing certain infotypes when they get into ... Read more

SAP HCM payroll tip: BSI TaxFactory Batch Test Tool

Since HCM relies on BSI TaxFactory for US payroll tax calculations, how do you handle verification and testing of BSI calculations in your payroll audits & testing? HCM teams may be unaware that BSI TaxFactory has a Batch Tool, which is my preferred method of testing BSI due to the easy of copying SAP information, manipulation of that information, and being able to save the scenarios for later use. When the time comes to apply TUBs, Cyclic, or upgrade to a newer version of BSI TaxFactory, ... Read more

Tips & tricks to avoid payroll errors: Q&A with SAP HCM expert Mike Timm on troubleshooting payroll audits & process models

12What’s missing in your payroll audits processes that could prevent errors? How can you improve the process models you currently have? Ask your question for tips on the most common payroll errors and best practices for auditing payroll results in  a live Q&A with SAP ERP HCM expert and HR 2012 speaker Mike Timm of Integrated Consulting Group. Read through the ILN Q&A at Insider Learning Network | Tips & tricks to avoid payroll errors:  Q&A with SAP HCM expert Mike Timm on troubleshooting ... Read more