How to Use Time Constraint Classes for Time Infotypes to Control Collisions

  • by Venkat Dasika, SAP HR Payroll/Time Consultant
  • June 21, 2010
Learn how to run your payroll process more smoothly and avoid time collisions and errors in payment by using time constraint classes assigned to the time infotypes.
Key Concept
Time constraints are assigned to infotypes and are used to control how the time entries in infotypes react to the other time entries with the same date.

Say an employee is scheduled for an eight-hour work day. A number of errors could potentially occur when recording an employee’s work, sick, and vacation time that cause time collisions. For example, the employee wants to record two absences for this day, four hours as sick time and four hours as vacation. The employee correctly enters four hours of sick time, but mistakenly enters five hours of vacation time. Or perhaps the employee records an attendance when a full-day absence has already been recorded. This is known as a time collision and can cause erroneous payments from your payroll system. SAP ERP HCM provides a mechanism that checks for and controls time collisions by displaying collision messages during time entry based on configuration settings.

Venkat Dasika

Venkat Dasika is a certified senior SAP HR consultant. He has been consulting in the SAP HR Time/Payroll modules for more than nine years in private- and public-sector implementations.

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