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SAP HCM Tip: How to Implement OM Infotype Change Logging

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SAP HCM Tip: How to Implement OM Infotype Change Logging

You might already use the infotype change logging functionality in Personnel Administration, but did you realize the same functionality exist in Organizational Management?  Infotype change logging provides the ability to see which user made a change to a field on an infotype, on what day and time the change was made, and what the old and new values are.  Infotype audit logging is very helpful when troubleshooting issues or when data changes need to be audited. Read more

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SAP HCM Tip: Tax Locator Issues

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SAP HCM Tip: Tax Locator Issues

Tax Locator is an effective tool designed to help assign proper tax areas for infotype 0207 (Resident Tax Area) and infotype 0208 (Work Tax Area), which will ensure proper payroll taxation.

Setting up Tax Locator is simple, as one needs to follow the steps in the IMG.  However, once all the steps are set-up initially, problems may arise from not having Tax Locator updated with the latest data set.  To mitigate any potential issues, SAP and BSI deliver programs to test and audit Tax Locator configuration.

The first program is RPUTLTU0.  This utility is used to test the SAP and BSI Tax Locator connection. Read more.

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HR Focal Point Offers Support for New DOL Overtime Rules

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HR Focal Point Offers Support for New DOL Overtime Rules

President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule updating overtime regulations on May 18, 2016. This new publication may automatically extend overtime pay protections to employees within your organization.

HR Focal Point’s team is ‘at the ready’ to assist your organization with the configuration of the rule changes within SAP. The DOL overtime rules will need to be implemented by the effective date, December 1, 2016. Because of the short implementation timeline, we encourage you to begin implementation soon. Being proactive in getting your system configured, ensures that you will avoid complications during year-end payroll and compensation processing. Please check with your legal department for full details.

Contact our team today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can assist in configuring your system to aide your organization in being compliant with the DOL overtime rule by the effective date, December 1, 2016.

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SAP HCM Tip: Cleaning Up Messages In TaxFactory

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SAP HCM Tip: Cleaning Up Messages In TaxFactory

An often overlooked, but essential activity  is maintaining the number of messages in TaxFactory.

TaxFactory (TF) generates most taxes for SAP Payroll and it creates messages that, if left unchecked, could cause performance issues within the TaxFactory product. (This document assumes that TaxFactory has been installed and connects to your databases correctly.)  Read more.

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SAP HCM Tip: Payroll Tax User Interface Mashups in Employee Central

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SAP HCM Tip: Payroll Tax User Interface Mashups in Employee Central

When you run SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll (ECP) with SuccessFactors Employee Central (EC) there are a few options for entering and displaying an employee’s payroll related data in the Employee Central User Interface (UI). 

Here is a quick overview of the scenario. EC is the personnel administration system and ECP does the payroll processing. EC is the point of entry for users to enter employee personal data, like home address, and employee payroll specific data, like withholding information. The personal data is stored in EC and replicated to the ECP system. However, certain payroll specific employee data is only stored in the ECP system. How can a user log in to EC and enter data that is saved real-time to the ECP system? Through a User Interface Mashup! Read more

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SAP HCM Tip: Another Way to Prevent Retro Over YTD Load Payroll Results

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SAP HCM Tip: Another Way to Prevent Retro Over YTD Load Payroll Results

When a payroll implementation involves a mid-year year-to-date conversion, a common requirement is to prevent retro over that Year to Date (YTD) load result.  The requirement may arise from having conversion-only wage types, not wanting to post the result, and/or converting results that do not include all the technical wage types that typically show up in a live payroll run.  This is often achieved by two well-known methods:

1)  Setting infotype 0003’s Earliest Personal Retroactive date for each personnel number

2) Setting the payroll control record’s Earliest Retroactive Accounting Period.  

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SAP HCM Tip: Paying Holiday Pay Only If Worked the Day Before/After a Holiday

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SAP HCM Tip: Paying Holiday Pay Only If Worked the Day Before/After a Holiday

Recently I got to work on an interesting client requirement and realized this was becoming common practice. The requirement is to pay Holiday Pay only if the employee works both the day before and the day after a holiday. This can be a complicated matter and often implementers will resort to custom code to resolve this requirement.

SCENARIO

Holiday pay is to be generated automatically via time evaluation for your employees on company holidays. Your company also has a holiday policy that states that employees will not get holiday pay hours in case of unexcused absence time before or after a company holiday. Read more.

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Do You Have a 2015 Year-End Plan?

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Do You Have a 2015 Year-End Plan?

Does your organization have a reliable, success-proven 2015 Year-End Plan? Year end not only encompasses the end of year compliance filings and forms, it also includes the new year’s taxation changes. This is a critical process that organizations need to adhere to in order to avoid IRS penalties as well as ensure that your organization has a stress-free and successful year end.  

HR Focal Point specializes in implementing and supporting innovative solutions that are tailored to the needs of our clients. As we approach the end of 2015, here are some questions that HR Focal Point can assist your organization as part of the Year End Reporting Plan: Read more.

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