Understand Leading Practices for Defining Your Payroll Systems of Record Using a Hybrid Solution

  • by Stephane Routhier, Solution Architect, EPI-USE America
  • December 18, 2017
Learn how to define the systems of record for all data components involved in SAP payroll processes, the designation of where they exist, and where they are maintained: SAP payroll on premise, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central (which is in the cloud), and a similarly named SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll (which is in a hosted cloud.). See this guide to making the right choice on defining which solution is the source for each data component.

Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • Key factors to consider for defining the systems of record for data directly impacting SAP payroll processes and calculations
  • The impacts of your systems of record on business operations
Key Concept

Systems of record are the source systems of all entries involved within your processes and calculations. To be able to audit your data, it is very important that data be created, modified, and deleted in only one source.

Historically, ERP solutions were designed to manage data from all functional areas and to perform all business processes within a single source. Major ERP software companies realized that it is impossible to address business requirements from all industries. From that point, the ERP solutions have opened the integration to specialized solutions requiring integration and clear rules about data maintenance. 

I share what to consider before making a final decision on which solution will host each data component: the system of record. The focus is on data components affecting payroll processes.

Stephane Routhier

Stephane is contributing to EPI-USE America market development and acting as a Solution Architect in the North American HCM Practice focused on the selection, planning, design, and delivery of HR solutions across multiple industries. He has more than 20 years of SAP application experience and knowledge of enterprise HCM and payroll processes, trends, issues, and organization design. He acts as an SAP Expert in the payroll area. He has been involved with large full-scale SAP ERP HCM and Payroll implementations using the breadth and depth of SAP modules. Stephane has contributed to the HCM community as a speaker and writer.


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