Correctly Clear Claims in SAPs US Payroll Part 1

  • by Steve Bogner, Managing Partner, Insight Consulting Partners
  • October 15, 2005
If your company uses SAP’s US Payroll, then you should be aware of the claims processing procedure. Learn how to clear claims via a basic example.
Key Concept

A claim is an amount of money that an employee owes the company. It is a receivable created from some sort of payroll activity.

Of all the questions and issues I hear from SAP US Payroll customers, claims processing seems to be the most persistent. People often ask, “What are claims? How are they created? How do we get rid of them? How do we set up our SAP Payroll system to handle them?”

Claims clearing can be complicated, and the process requires a substantial amount of careful configuration. If you skip one piece of the process or incorrectly configure key aspects of the wage types, then you may have a difficult and confusing time trying to clear the claims. I’ll explain the basics of claims processing via a simple example. All SAP US payrolls face this issue. 

Steve Bogner

Steve Bogner is a managing partner at Insight Consulting Partners and has been working with SAP HR since 1993. He has consulted for various public, private, domestic, and global companies on their SAP HR/Payroll implementations; presented at the SAP user's group ASUG; and been featured on the Sky Radio Network program regarding SAP HR.

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