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2717016 - Variable Pay - Flexible Curves


  • Admins can now set up payout curves with an unlimited number of steps or interpolation points.
  • This option will be available to import flexible payout steps while setting up Plan details.
  • Variable Pay supports only five points for payment curve.
  • This is an admin opt in so it will not affect any customers who do not wish to use this option.

Also please note

  • When accessing a Variable Pay worksheet and selecting a business goal, the graph which populates has no "Close" button.
  • This is only when Variable Pay templates are enabled with flexible curves.

**All images are from demo instances**


  •  SuccessFactors Variabe Pay

Reproducing the Issue

How do we enable curves for Varibale Pay plans?

  • Curves can be enabled at template level through Plan Setup> Settings> Calculation Settings.

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  • Once you have your curves imported via Plan Setup> Manage Plan Details> Import/Export Flexible Curves run bonus calculation and launch worksheets.

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  • Run the Bonus Payout Detail report/Business Goals Performance Reports to see payout data.


  • You can define curve points within your business goals without having to import a file. Once defined in goals you will be able to export them from here.

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  • Access the worksheet you have launched and select the curve on the business goal. You will notice this is hyperlinked and be clicked on.

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  • Here you will see the popup screen does not have a "Close" button.
  • The only way to exit this screen is by pressing your "ESC" key on your keyboard.



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