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2714879 - Variable Pay - Allow "teamSectionAmount" & "individualSectionAmount" while using ABR


  • When using an ABR (Assignment Based Ratings) enabled template for Variable Pay you are not able to see correct values within totalIndividualCalcAmounttotalTeamCalcAmount.
  • Using a non-ABR Variable Pay template the values will show correctly at Entry level.
  • The value can be seen at entry level will be the total amount within the first assignment/bonus plan, rather than all section assignments/bonus plans.

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This is by design and there is a difference between values when using an ABR plan to a non-ABR plan within Set Bonus Calculation.

non-ABR Plan

  • In A non-ABR plan, Ind Calc Amount=Individual Section Amount=Target Amount*Section Weight (Amt=Ind Calc Amount*Individual Percent)

ABR Plan

  • Within an ABR plan, Ind Calc Amount=sum (Individual section pay-out amount of each assignment) (Amt=Ind Calc Amount*100%=Ind Calc Amount)


For this to show a number of custom columns will need to be created within the following locations of the worksheet

  • Entry Level
  • Assignment Level
  • Team/Individual Section Level

The setup of column(s) will need to be as follows. This example is based on calculating the Team and Individual section amounts.

  • First create a custom column within either Team section for teamSectionAmount or Individual section for individualSectionAmount.
  • Ensure these column types are MONEY and you also select Calculate Total.
  • The formula within these columns would be to take the section amount values.

Individual Column - Individual Section

individualsectionamount custom column.png

Team Column - Team Section

teamsectionamount custom column.png

  • Next, we need to create a custom column(s) within the Assignment section.
  • Here the custom column needs to be a MONEY type which will aggregate the custom column you have created within the Team/Individual sections.

Individual Column - Assignment section

individual assignment column.png

Team Column - Assignment section

team assignment column.png

  • The last column(s) which need to be created will be within the ENTRY level of design worksheet.
  • The custom column(s) here will be to aggregate the assignment level column(s).

Individual Column - Entry Level

individual amount at entry level.png

Team column - Entry Level

team amount at entry level.png

  • After the column(s) have been created launch a new worksheet after running bonus calculation again.
  • The following screen where example of how this appears for an employee with one assignment/bonus plan.

teamsection using ABR.png

  • The following example is how this appears in worksheets for employees with two assignments/bonus plans.

bonus plan ABR 1.png

bonus plan ABR 2.png

At Entry level we see the custom columns created are pulling in the correct values once they have been added up in each section.

See Also

Attached is a file which will also explains how to report on the "totalGoalResultsPayoutPercent" (Percent of Tgt) by using the same method above.


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