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2085136 - Personal Statements - Compensation


This KB article outlines different processes taken regarding customised statements and standard statements.

Note: Product Support does NOT support statements that you have personally edited and broken.

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SAP SuccessFactors Compensation


What are Personal Compensation Statements?

Personal Compensation Statements allow you to communicate the results of the Compensation Planning process to your employees and/or managers.

Creating a New Personal Compensation Statement Template

If a company does not yet have a compensation statement, there are 2 options:

  1. Download our free pre-built statements from the SuccessStore > Admin Tools > Compensation > Actions for All Plans > Manage Statement Templates > SuccessStore
  2. Pay for customised statements to be created for you.

Process for paid customisation when a change is not possible via the statement editor 

  • The creation of a new statement does incur costs. Customer Success is unable to provide details on costs as these will vary per client based on the complexity and needs of each request, which can vary greatly for each customer. Prices will be discussed once you have submitted your change request and SuccessFactors has evaluated the work involved. The client will then authorise work to begin once a work order has been agreed upon.
  • Please open a new case with Customer Success. Include in the case a Change Request Form to begin the process.
  • It is helpful to note the Compensation Plan template which will be referenced as the data source for the Compensation statements.
  • It is also helpful to include a mock-up of the new statement, if available.


Allow 2-6 weeks turn-around to submit your specifications to the SuccessFactors engineers to configure your template, and for you to test these changes.
Small basic changes can be done in approximately 2 weeks, while highly customised requests can take longer. 
Customer Success will work via Business Transformation Services (BTS) to create the clients first compensation statement template.

Changes to Custom Templates

  • Once SuccessFactors has implemented your statement template, you can access it from the editor. Admin Tools > Compensation > Actions for All Plans > Manage Statement Templates > SuccessStore.
  • Here notice a list of any compensation statements templates that have been imported into the instance.
  • You can edit templates to make free changes via the editor.
  • To make a new template export existing templates from this screen, and re-import as a new statement.


Please when naming your newly imported compensation statement do not append tab keys or spaces at the end or beginning of statement name. This will cause issues when printing, viewing, editing the statement.

Change Requests to custom templates

  • If compensation forms have changed year over year, and new fields or calculations exist that now need to be included in the compensation statement that are not possible via the statement editor, plan for a Change Request


Please allow 2-4 weeks turn-around (and possibly longer for complex changes) to submit specifications to the SuccessFactors engineers to configure your template and for you to test these changes.

  • Your maintenance contract typically includes duplicating your existing statement year over year for free, but does not cover more complex changes like adding new fields, removing fields, and changing calculations etc for which additional fees will be charged

[Customer Success to submit request to BTS team]

Tips when editing a statement

  • When an issue occurs download the official working template from the SuccessStore again and only make single changes, then test to ensure this change works before making further changes.
  • Test after each change, otherwise it can be impossible to determine which change causes the break when you make lots of changes at once.
  • Test functionality throughout the change process, not just at the end.
  • If after making a single change you get an error or result you feel is invalid, then please open a support ticket as we will support this type of issue and assist in defect resolution. In the meantime you might consider submitting the change via a CCOR so we can complete that for you.

Cloning a Custom Statement

  • Use the compensation statement editor to  make copies of existing statements. Admin Tools > Compensation > Actions for All Plans > Manage Statement Templates > SuccessStore.
  • Export existing template, then import again with a new name.


When naming your newly imported statements do not append tab keys or spaces at the end or beginning of statement name. This will cause issues when printing, viewing, editing the statement.

Designate who can view Compensation statements within the application  

  • You have the option to determine who has viewing permissions to Compensation Statements directly through Admin Tools.
    Go to: Admin > Compensation > Personal Compensation Statement Permissions and make your changes directly on the page. 
  • You may designate the ability to read Compensation Statements by role:
    Employee, Employee's Manager (EM- by # of levels up), Employee's HR Rep (EH), Employee's Matrix Manager (EX), Employee's Custom manager (EC) and Employee's Second Manager (EA).
    You may change the permissions at any time.


If you do not have these check boxes available, this is an option you can ask Support or your Consultant to change as applicable.

Enable (or disable) viewing of statements through Employee Profile

  • You must make the Comp Statement visible in Employee Files if you want the statements visible there.  Select Configure Employee Files under Employee Files.
  • Check the box to show the Comp Statement. 
  • The link for the Comp Statement will appear in the Employee Files tab.  (Note, the label is not editable at this time). 
  • The statements will be listed when you click Comp Statement.  Select the one you want to view. 

Generating Personal Compensation Statements

  • Generating the compensation statement is a process that can be done several times as the compensation forms are in the process of being completed or one time after all of the forms are completed.
    Compensation statements will only be created for forms that are completed – employees who are being planned on forms that are still in-progress will not have compensation statements created.
  • Navigate to Compensation Administration and select Generate Personal Compensation Statement. 
  • Select the Compensation Form Template from the drop-down.
    If your Compensation Statement is configuration to use 2 Form Templates (Compensation or Variable Pay) as the data source, click “Add Another Template” to select the second data source.
  • Select the Personal Compensation Statement template which you wish to generate.
  • When you click Check Forms Status a message will be displayed with the number of completed forms in the system.
    It is important not to click out of the screen until the process is done running – it may take a few minutes
  • When you click the Submit button you will receive an email notification when the process is done

 Printing Individual Compensation Statements

  • Personal Compensation Statements may be downloaded in PDF format from Employee Profile
  • These can also be shown in HTML by clicking the hyperlink
  • PDF File names will be "lastname, Firstname, Username, Planname.pdf"

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Compensation Statement FAQs 

Q. Is it possible to print two compensation statements for one compensation template?
       No, it is not possible to print two compensation statements against ONE compensation form. What will happen is the latest printed  will overwrite the previous compensation statement.

Q. How do I delete a previously generated Compensation Statement?

This is done using the Recall Statement option in the latest version of Comp Admin.Please open a case with Customer Support if you are not on the latest Comp Admin 2.0 version. We recommend all clients migrate to comp admin 2.0.

Q. Can Compensation Planners print Compensation Statements for all users on a Compensation form at once?

Yes, it is possible for a Compensation planner to "bulk print" compensation statements for all users on his/her compensation planning form.


  • The bulk print option should be enabled in the compensation template prior to the launch of forms: at least one of the options includeSalaryStatementLink (salary tab), or includeBonusStatementLink (bonus tab) or includeStockStatementLink (stock tab) must be set to "true" in the XML configuration
  • Compensation form must be completed
  • Compensation personal statements have been already generated
  • The logged in user has permission to view the Compensation Statement per the permission setting in the Statement Permissions Admin Tool. (See “Setting Compensation Statement Permissions”).
  • If the above requirements are not met, when you click the button you will get "No Statement Available" message

If the Compensation plan template is configured to support bulk printing

  • Click the "Bulk Print" button that will show up in tool bar on top of the form.
  • Users in the opened comp form will be concatenated into one HTML and show in a pop-up window.
  • User can bulk print the statements with page breaks between statements.
  • The Compensation Statement is generally thought of as representing a paper document. As such, it commonly is sized and designed to fit on a single page, generally with printing in mind. 
  • The compensation statement print output for bulk printing feature goes to the Reports tab> Analytics> Scheduled Reports.


Please see part II on managing statements: KB article 2149175 - Compensation: Personal Compensation Statements Part II


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