SuccessFactors Variable Pay Payout from SAP ERP HCM

  • by Sanjay Kumar Raina , Integration Lead/Architect, SAP Labs
  • Arun Kumar Timalapur, SAP ERP HCM Consultant, SAP India
  • September 2, 2015
Learn the steps for extracting and transferring variable pay payout data from the SuccessFactors HCM suite to SAP ERP HCM, to make the payments for employees’ variable pay payout results. Using SAP Process Integration as the middleware, companies can securely and automatically extract and transfer the completed SuccessFactors HCM suite employee variable pay planning payout data to SAP ERP HCM. After all the data has been transferred to the SAP ERP HCM system, payroll is then run to make the payments.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • About the data extraction and transfer process for moving SuccessFactors variable pay payout data into SAP ERP HCM
  • How to create and update SAP ERP HCM payroll infotypes using the SuccessFactors variable pay payout data
  • The configuration steps for implementing these integration scenarios
  • How to implement the integration using SAP Process Integration as middleware
Key Concept

SuccessFactors variable pay concept provides a comprehensive solution for variable pay bonus planning. Based on the job grades of the employee, different employee bonus plans can be created and managers can use them to create employee variable pay plans more effectively. SuccessFactors variable pay solution can read the goal accomplishments (SuccessFactors Goal Management) of employees and suggest guidelines for planning. On successful completion of planning, the variable pay payout can be transferred to SAP ERP HCM to create payroll infotypes for the employee using SAP Process Integration as the middleware.

In the SAP HCM talent-hybrid model, variable pay planning (e.g., bonus pay planning) is done in the SuccessFactors HCM suite, and the variable pay planning payment is made from the SAP ERP HCM system. Data extraction and transfer of variable pay payout results from the SuccessFactors HCM suite to SAP ERP HCM can be successfully implemented using the Integration Add-on 3.0 for SAP ERP HCM and the SuccessFactors HCM suite Support Package 2 (SP2).

The Integration Add-On 3.0 for SAP ERP HCM and the SuccessFactors HCM suite SP2 is a key element that needs to be installed for implementing the standard solution for the SAP ERP HCM talent-hybrid deployment model. In this model, the core HR solutions, such as Personnel Administration (PA), Organizational Management (OM), Payroll, and Time Management, are implemented using SAP ERP HCM, and the HR talent management solutions, such as recruiting, learning solution, compensation management, and performance management, are implemented using the SuccessFactors HCM suite.

We focus on the integration scenarios delivered in Integration Add-On 3.0 SP2 (variable pay payout data extraction and transfer from SuccessFactors HCM suite to SAP ERP HCM payroll infotypes to make the payments of variable pay results). This Support Package contains the interfaces for a consistent and secure way of pulling the employee variable pay payout results from SuccessFactors HCM suite after completing variable pay planning in SAP ERP HCM.

In a related HR Expert article, “Extract and Transfer SAP ERP HCM Data to SuccessFactors for Variable Pay Planning,” the integration for extracting and transferring SAP ERP HCM data into SuccessFactors variable pay to perform variable pay planning is discussed.

Sanjay Kumar Raina

Sanjay Kumar Raina has nine years of industry experience. Currently, he works as an Integration Lead/Architect for SAP Labs. Over the course of his career, Sanjay has worked on various modules of SAP ERP HCM and is now working on the integration between SAP ERP HCM on-premise modules with SuccessFactors modules.

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Arun Kumar Timalapur

Arun Kumar Timalapur is a certified SAP ERP HCM Solution Consultant with more than 11 years of IT experience; currently, he is working with SAP Solution Delivery Center, India. He has done various end-to-end SAP HCM implementations at different countries in a variety of  industries. Arun is trained in many SuccessFactors modules and has worked on talent-hybrid integration scenarios using SAP PI and SAP HCI as middleware.

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