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2083963 - Admin Domains or Decentralized Administration - Compensation


  • This article explains how it is possible to have a decentralized administrative setup so comp admins are restricted to specific subsets of employees as defined by the super admin.
  • Can the population that a comp admin can access be restricted, edited and otherwise managed to specific target populations?

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SAP SuccessFactors Compensation


  • Customers with local HR Teams may choose to manage elements of their Comp & Variable Pay plan template setup locally.
  • An Admin with Super Admin permission can oversee all setup activities. Elements for de-centralized admin:
    • Comp & Varpay Guidelines
    • Varpay Bonus Plans
    • Varpay Business Goals
    • Varpay Business Goal Weights
  • The Benefit:
    • Each local admin team can manage any element defined for them for their region, but is restricted from viewing or managing this for people in other regions.
  • How to Get It
    • Please open a case with support who can enable this.
      • This does not require a CCOR
      • There is no cost if compensation is already enabled
      • This does require you have the latest Compensation Admin 2.0 already enabled (also a free update which can be enabled from the Upgrade Center)
  • How to Use It -  Example Using Guidelines
    • Go to Admin Tools > Actions for all plans > Import/Export Data > Manage Dynamic Groups
    • From here manage: Manage Field Permission Groups and Manage Administrator Groups 
  1. Admin with Super Admin RBP role creates dynamic administrator groups


  1. Create a new group to define who will belong to this group, the elements they will be able to manage, and the target audience this applies to.


  1. Local Admin creates guidelines for their region


  1. Super Admin has CRUD role for all local admin guideline values


  Partners & Support

  • Provisioning access; RBP or Admin Domain privileges must be granted
  • You can enable this from Provisioning  > Company Settings > Enable Decentralized Administration


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