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2247726 - Variable Pay - Assignment Level Custom Fields can be used for Non Assignment Based Rating Programs

Symptom

  • Assignment level custom fields were originally designed for Assignment-based Rating (ABR).
  • But considering business sections are always calculated based on assignments, starting from b1511, we also support level = ‘entry | assignment | bizSect | bizGoal’ for Non ABR programs.

Environment

Successfactors Variable Pay

Resolution

For level = teamSect | teamDet, we need ABR for team as true, similarly, for level = indSect | indDet, we need ABR for individual as true.

 However, when it comes to ‘teamDet’ and ‘indDet’, which were designed for team goals and individual goals, we require the team section or individual section to be ABR by goal. For by section/by summary, we won’t show fields with level as ‘teamDet’ or ‘indDet’.

Summarized in a table to make it clear:

 

Level

ABR

NonABR

Entry

Y

Y

Assignment

Y

Y

BizSect

Y

Y

BizGoal

Y

Y

TeamSect

Y

Y*

TeamDet

Only for byGoal

N

IndSect

Y

Y*

IndDet

Only for byGoal

N

Note:

For TeamSect & IndSect for NonABR, if configured, they will still be calculated based on each assignment, same behavior as ABR.

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Considerations:

Before adding this new concept into your program, please do some math firstly:

  1. Which formula it is?
  2. Should individual in ABR? Team in ABR?
  3. If ABR, is it by goal? This will determine whether ‘teamDet’ and ‘indDet’ are valid

Configuration:

We could leverage the powerful Column Designer to configure:

  • Entry level standard & custom fields
  • Assignment | BizSect | BizGoal | TeamSect | TeamDet | IndSect | IndDet custom fields. (standard fields for these levels are not supported right now)

We could add and edit custom fields into Column Designer then manipulate their properties easily.

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Level Instructions:

For level = ‘Entry | Assignment | BizSect | TeamSect | IndSect’, we could choose a direct lower level custom field to aggregate from. Currently Column Designer only supports selecting custom fields. If we want to aggregate a standard field, we need to do it via editing XML. We will enhance this part in later releases.

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For level = ‘Assignment | BizSect | BizGoal | TeamSect | TeamDet | IndSect | IndDet’, if the field is readonly and doesn’t have formula or aggregate field configured, we could configure importSrc and importKey in Column Designer (level = ‘entry’ only allows to configure importKey). We can choose ‘Employee Directory | Employee History Record’ as importSrc.

Specifically for level = ‘TeamDet | IndDet’, we could have an extra ‘Objective’ as importSrc option.

 

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Keywords

b1511 Variable Pay , KBA , LOD-SF-CMP , Compensation Management , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions