How to Create Work Schedule Variants

  • by Harold Hollero, Sr. HR Consultant, Aspire HR
  • August 6, 2010
Use work schedule variants to make your work schedule rule more flexible by specifying different rules for different daily work schedules. Learn how to identify the holiday class of a public holiday, create a daily work schedule, add a daily work schedule variant, create work schedule variant rules, and define period work schedules and work schedule rules.
Key Concept
SAP configuration specialists create work schedule variants using the IMG to handle the change in work schedules when a holiday is approaching. For example, in some workplaces, the day before a holiday is automatically considered a half day. Work schedule variants help you configure these types of rules and use SAP standard functionality. Many other variations of this example are possible: the day before a holiday is only a half day if the holiday is on a Saturday, or the day before a holiday is a six-hour day instead of an eight-hour day.

Work schedules change throughout the year due to national, observed, and public holidays. Depending on your organization’s business requirements, you need to create rules that take these holidays into consideration when creating the work schedule. Using standard SAP functionality, you can create daily work schedule variants, which makes configuring these rules easier to manage.

For more information about daily work schedule variants, refer to Vamsi Mohan’s article, “Using Daily Work Schedule Variants and Selection Rules to Manage Complex Employee Work Hours.”

Harold Hollero

Harold Hollero has been an SAP HR consultant for more than 11 years. He started out as a time and payroll consultant in the Philippines, and after six years, moved to the United States, where he has been doing time management projects.

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