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2643571 - DRTM Purging for Compensation and Variable Pay


Within the b1802 release some additional changes were made to the compensation and variable pay purge feature.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Compensation
  • SAP SuccessFactors Variable Pay



  • Must have MDF enablement.
  • Migrated to RBP.

Previously the purge used for compensation and variable pay was as follows.

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This consists of the following options.

  • Template based deletion
  • Deletes all data for the one templates at a time
  • Purge rules are based on a fixed criteria
  • "Four eyes" principle for approval workflow
  • Central purge administration

The updated purge now appears as follows.

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The updated version of this tool now has the following options.

  • Purge based on retention rules
  • Deletes data associated with multiple templates
  • Purge rules are based on user status (active/inactive), country criteria and retention periods
  • "Four eyes" principle for approval workflow
  • Central retention time configuration and purge administration

To enable this updated data purge for compensation/variable pay please do the following.

  1. Enable "DRTM Compensation and Variable Pay" via upgrade center.
  2. Under "Manage Data" you can search for a country and set the "Data Retention Enabled" to "Yes"
  3. Assign RBP permissions for "Manage Data Purge" under Administratot Permissions, and "DRTM Compensation/Variable Pay" under Users Permissions in "Data Retention Management".
  4. Under "Manage Data" - Create New - DRTM Compensation/Variable Pay or search if there is one already created/setup. You can define DRTM for worksheet data and statements.
  5. Once the retention periods are set, you can go to "Data Retention Management" and create a new purge request.
  6. After the request is submitted, the approver can check preview report and approve/reject the request.

Below is an example of a data retention rules created.

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Here we have enabled the country Germany (DEU) to be enabled/selectable for data retention. This will therefore be available to define within the DRTM Rule.

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If we now navigate to the Data retention management (via the tool search) we can create a new purge using this country.

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  • When purging based on a single user, the time retention guidelines are still used, rather than this acting as an override.
  • Please ensure the Country "Default Value"  (under Manage Data> Country )is the same as the value used under "Country" for users. If this is not matching, the purge may fail.
  • The data retention management reference dates for each module are as follows:

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