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:
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SAP HCM and payroll expert Mike Timm took readers' questions on year-end payroll in SAP, as well as questions on BSI 10, and streamlining payroll in your SAP systems.
Review all the discussion in this one-hour online chat with Mike Timm of Integrated Consulting Group, a featured speaker at SAPinsider's annual HR event
View the chat replay for all of Mike's tips and discussion on SAP Payroll and preparing for year-end, and read the edited transcript Streamline Year-End Payroll and Processes: Q&A with ...
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 12:30pm EST / 9:30am PST
Duration: 60 minutes
Prepare now for year-end payroll in this live Q&A with Mike Timm. Join this one-hour online chat with payroll expert Mike Timm, a featured speaker at SAPinsider's seminar Optimizing Payroll in SAP.
Mike will take your SAP payroll questions on Wednesday, November 5 at 12:30pm ET. Listen to Mike's recent podcast on SAPinsider, then follow up with with your specific questions, including:
What are the changes you need to be aware of ...
Mike Timm, founder and managing partner of Integrated Consulting Group, joins SAPinsider for an HR Connections HR Connections - Mike Timm on Year-End Payroll and FI/CO Integration. Topics of this conversation include:
The Tax Factory BSI 10.0 upgrade and end-of-support for 9.0
Streamlining of payroll processes by creating a process model
Custom area menu use
Considerations for integrating SAP Payroll with FICO
For more EOY payroll tips, follow Mike's Q&A with readers here.
Below is an edited transcript of the conversation:
Ken Murphy,SAPinsider: Hi, this is Ken Murphy ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
SAP HCM relies on BSI TaxFactory for US payroll tax calculations, but HCM teams may be unaware that the tool is available and can help you do some quick testing when the time comes to apply TUBs, Cyclic, or upgrade to a newer version of BSI TaxFactory. For testing, we can reuse the scenarios we’ve already created by changing a few data elements instead of having to locate and create all the data in SAP.
This does not replace end user testing, ...