Use This Code to Add Fields to the Payroll Posting Screen

  • by Qazi Wasif Ali, SAP ABAP Consultant, Descon Engineering Limited
  • October 5, 2012
Use this ABAP utility to add fields to the posting screen in SAP ERP HCM, removing extra steps like filtering by location when you do HR payroll reporting.

In an SAP system, you sometimes need to post payroll results to accounting by personnel area, personnel sub area, cost center, employee group, or employee subgroup. Let’s take an example: Say a few employees are working at two different projects in one month. You want to do the posting at the latest location or project of the employee. This is not possible in a standard posting program.

The standard posting program creates a breakup of posting with two different dates. Suppose the employees are at project 1 from the first of the month to 18th, and are on a second project from the 19th to the 30th. In this case, the system creates two posting records for these dates.

This code allows you to post a single record with the latest location without using any third-party tools. Although I use the example of a single employee, in real time there would be more than one employee. The benefit that you get from this type of posting is that the finance department can better manage and check costs. You can use this process in any other industry, but the focus will be the posting screen because it is only related to posting in HR.

Qazi Wasif Ali

Qazi Wasif Ali is an SAP ABAP certified consultant at Descon Engineering Limited in Pakistan. He has more than six years of SAP ABAP experience. He has a degree in computer science and has worked in industries such as packaging, beverages, and chemicals. Previously, he worked at Siemens Pakistan and Abacus Consulting. Qazi has also participated in support projects.

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