Handle Custom Requirements for Defaulting Unit Numbers

  • by Raghavendran Parthasarathy, Principal Consultant, Hexaware Technologies
  • June 15, 2007
The standard R/3 system provides different indirect valuation modules for determining the entry amounts of wage types. However, the existing modules may not meet the requirements of defaulting the number in the unit field. Instead, you can create a customer-specific indirect valuation module and use a standard Business Add-In to meet your requirement.
Key Concept

The SAP HR module uses indirect valuation modules to make the HR users’ job easier by performing tasks such as defaulting amounts and calculating the percentage of amounts based on base wage types. However, no indirect valuation module exists to default numbers in specified wage types in the number field. The technique explained in this article helps users to default the numbers for use in payroll calculations.

Normally, payroll professionals use the indirect valuation modules such as PRZNT and SUMME to default the amount in any of the required wage types. However, some payroll users want to default some of the numbers that they use in payroll calculation. None of the standard indirect valuation modules are available for this purpose.

Many payroll implementations include a requirement at the blueprint phase to default the amounts, values, and percentages using numbers or points. One such requirement is to capture 1.203,00 points as the disability insurance rate in wage type 9997.

I’ll show you how to default the required number and unit in any wage types at the time of creation. This process involves simple configuration and a standard Business Add-In (BAdI). You can use this technique from R/3 Release 4.70 and up.

Raghavendran Parthasarathy

Raghavendran Parthasarathy works for Hexaware Technologies as a Principal Consultant,where he manages SAP solution design for customers across the globe. He has worked in SAP ERP HCM for over 14 years in various capacities, including payroll projects in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. In addition to payroll, Raghavendran has experience in negative time management, personnel administration, and recruitment. He has also been a part of portal implementations. Currently, he is involved with cloud-based HCM applications such as SAP SuccessFactors and Workday.

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