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SAP SuccessFactors has delivered enhancements and updates across the SAP SuccessFactors® HCM Suite as part of their Q1 2018 product release. Here are a few key updates you should consider for SuccessFactors Compensation & Variable Pay.

Data Protection & Privacy Features

These days data is one of the most valuable resources and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) focuses on regulating the use of personal data. SuccessFactors' Q1 2018 release is mainly focused on the suite-level, data protection and privacy (DPP) features to enable its clients to implement the DPP features that support EU’s GDPR requirements with no additional cost.

Existing product features have been enhanced and new features built to support clients in their compliance journey. The following DPP features are applicable for Compensation and Variable Pay.

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Why is it important? All organizations that offer goods or services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU data subjects and those that process or hold the personal data of EU residents must comply to GDPR. Violating the regulations may lead to heavy penalties upto 4% of global revenue or €20 million whichever is greater.

Prerequisites: RBP Migration and MDF Enablement

Comp Eligibility Rules

Admins can now choose to clone the eligibility rules while using Copy Plan Template feature.

Configuration Type: Admin Opt-in

Why is it important? Currently, admins have to recreate the eligibility rules manually in each new template when they copy from a existing template. If there are a number of eligibility rules, this could mean a lot of time spent on repetitive work With this feature, number of errors can be reduced since we are not creating the rules manually specially when there are too many rules to be configured.

Stock Fields in SuccessStore Statement Template

Previously, when admins created a statement from SuccessStore, all the stock related fields such as “stockCompRating,” “stockUnits,” “stockGrantDate” etc. were not available for display and the workaround was to create custom fields. With this release, SAP has added support for these fields in SuccessStore statement template editor.

Configuration Type: Admin Opt-in

Why is it important? Clients using SuccessStore statements to communicate LTI information had to previously create custom fields which were copy of standard fields to communicate the same information.

Other Upcoming and Minor but Helpful Enhancements

All instances will be upgraded to the New Worksheet

Are you using Compensation v11 Worksheet? With the Q2 2018 release, SAP will automatically upgrade customers who have not already switched to the newer Compensation v12 worksheet.  If possible, we encourage you to upgrade sooner, as the v12 version offers the improved Fiori User Interface (UI) being used across SAP’s suite of products.  Plus, all enhancements are currently being made to the v12 version.  

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 Total Compensation Planning Worksheet Available

  • With the Q2 2018 Release, the new Total Compensation Planning worksheet will become available which is combination of both compensation and variable pay template enabling customers to have single process, single planner, single route map etc for all the compensation planning process.
  • Q1 2018 continues the Beta, with additional features such as selecting an existing CMP and VRP template to merge into a Total Comp Planning worksheet

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For the full list of updates to SuccessFactors Compensation & Variable Pay, visit the SAP SuccessFactors Community.

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Preeti Halapnavar

By Preeti Halapnavar

Preeti Halapnavar is a certified SAP SuccessFactors consultant at AltaFlux Corporation, specializing in Learning, Compensation & Variable Pay, Employee Central and Onboarding. With over 9 years of consulting experience, she is passionate about educating on best business practices, solving customer challenges and providing exemplary support. Preeti’s SAP SuccessFactors experience includes global implementations, upgrades and continued support of the full suite.