Ease Reporting On Payroll Results With Dedicated Payroll Infotypes

  • by Martin Gillet, SAP HR Consultant, Cogilius bvba
  • December 15, 2007
Set up standard Payroll infotypes to read payroll results without extensive programming or third-party products. In five steps you can extract the payroll results to infotypes. Then display the results, using standard transaction codes, or add them to a custom InfoSet for the creation of flexible queries.
Key Concept

Payroll infotypes are standard infotypes that you can map to Payroll results using wage types. Once the infotypes are set up, you can access them through standard HR transactions or queries to meet common payroll reporting needs.

Recently, I was training automotive company employees on what changes to expect when they upgrade from SAP Release 4.6C to SAP ERP 6.0. While I was covering new functionalities, they raised a question about the lack of flexibility for reporting on payroll results. Like most of us, they were using standard reporting, such as report RPCLSTRD, which you reach via transaction code PC00_M01_CLSTR (display payroll results).

To my great surprise, they did not realize that ever since Release 4.6B, SAP has enhanced its system, providing a quick way to retrieve payroll results through payroll infotypes. They were in fact missing a great functionality.

I will describe the five steps to enable this functionality in your system, along with the process for integrating them to a dedicated InfoSet. I trust this will reduce your daily pain by providing access to real Payroll data for your Payroll administrators – for example, to check, report on, or simply access payroll figures.

My examples use Germany (MOLGA 01) and standard SAP wage types (for example /101). I’m making the following assumptions:

  • You have dedicated an infotype range such as 9000 to 9999 for Payroll infotypes

  • You have already set up Payroll processes in SAP (for example, wage types)

  • Payroll results are available in the payroll clusters

  • You have relevant cross-client customizing authorizations and access to payroll clusters and master data (for example, objects P_PCLX and object P_ORGIN). Additional authorizations might apply according to your company’s policies.

  • You are working in a sandbox environment to test this functionality.

Martin Gillet

Martin Gillet is an SAP-certified HR consultant (ECC 6.0, SAP R/3 Enterprise, and 4.0B) who works freelance on international projects. He graduated with honors in Human Resources Management from Belgian Haute Ecole Namuroise Catholique (HENaC). Martin has worked with SAP R/3 since 1997 in the chemical, catering, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, food, banking, and oil industries. He has focused on SAP HR since 1998 and has other SAP expertise including XSS, LSO, E-Recruiting, CATS, Reporting, Authorizations, and SAP NetWeaver Portal. Martin is the author of Configuring and Customizing Employee and Manager Self-Services in SAP ERP HCM. The book explores the options for customizing ESS and MSS to meet specific business needs.

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