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2084725 - Executive Review Permissions in Compensation/Variable Pay


This KB article explains hHow to grant and revoke Executive Review privilege of a system user.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Compensation
  • SAP SuccessFactors Variable Pay


To grant/revoke Executive Review privilege or permissions, please:

  1. Go to the Admin Center.
  2. In the Tool Search field, enter Manage Permission Roles.
  3. You can:
    • Create a new role.
    • Choose an existing role to add permissions.
  1. Click the Permission... button.
  2. Under User Permissions, scroll down to Compensation and/or Variable Pay.
  3. Select the required compensation plan template(s) under Executive Review Read Permission and/or Executive Review Edit Permission.




  • To handle permissions where a user with multiple RBP roles should have read permission to 1 designated target population and edit permission to another designated target population (User has 2 roles: Executive Review View Permission to Matrix Reports and Executive Review Edit Permission to Direct Reports).
  • Best practice is to grant Executive Review Read Permission to ALL target populations and Executive Review Edit Permission to the specific target population only.
  • This allows the user to see ALL target populations on the “Employees I can view” page.


  • If an HR Manager for example does not have a Compensation Manager/Planner in their Target Population, they will not be able to see the Compensation Manager's/Planner's Team via Team View Filter Options as they will need the Compensation Manager/Planner in their Target Population.
  • However, the HR Manager will be able to see the Compensation Manager's/Planner's Direct Reports through Individual View or Other Filters.


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