How to Administer an SAP Compensation Administration Plan

  • by Janet McClurg, SAP HCM Platinum Consultant, SAP
  • April 15, 2004
In the third installment of her Compensation Administration (CA) series, the author discusses the administration and distribution of adjustments using the CA application. She explains and compares the available views and functions in Manager Self-Service (MSS) and SAPGUI.

Using the Compensation Administration (CA) application, you can link employees’ performance to their compensation. In the first two parts of this series, published in December 2003 and January 2004, I showed you how to budget for and plan a compensation or award plan. Now I’ll describe the administration and distribution of adjustments through the CA module.

My focus is on Release 4.6C and the Enterprise Core 4.7 (HCM extension 1.10). Manager Self-Service (MSS) is the recommended front end for management of compensation plans via the CA module. MSS allows access to the SAP application through a portal environment, without requiring that managers have access to the system through the SAPGUI. If MSS is not implemented at your site, managers must have access to the system as SAPGUI users.

In the examples below, I will first describe and show a sample of the administration screen using MSS; the second example and explanation describe the administration process though the SAPGUI. Both examples are relevant for versions 4.6C and Enterprise Core 4.7, HR extension 1.1.

Janet McClurg

Janet McClurg is an SAP Platinum consultant specializing in the Human Capital Management application. She has worked for SAP for 12 years, the last eight in the platinum consultant role. Janet’s areas of specialization include Enterprise Compensation Management, Performance Management, Organizational Management, Personnel Administration and Succession/Career Planning.

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