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2811476 - Total Compensation - Variable Pay Program not available when creating Total Compensation Plan from existing templates


When "Copy existing plan template(s)" is selected during creation of a Total Compensation plan, your previous Variable Pay programs are not showing up in the list

**screenshots taken from demo instance, and is not representative of data from productive tenants. Any similarity to production data is purely coincidental**


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Admin Center > Compensation > Compensation Home
  2. Click on +Add new total compensation plan
  3. Select Copy existing plan template(s)
  4. Click on the dropdown for Variable Pay Plan - the Variable Pay program is not on the list
    total comp - varpay not listed.png


This is caused by the Variable Pay program using Assignment Based Rating, which can be seen by:

  1. Selecting the Variable Pay program on the left-hand tab in Compensation Home
  2. Clicking on Plan Setup > Settings > Set Bonus Calculation
  3. Scroll down to "Individual" > Assignment Based Rating? will have a check mark  
    total comp - assignment-based rating.png


Please select a Variable Pay program that does not have Assignment Based Rating enabled. If you want to include a plan that currently has Assignment Based Rating enabled to a new Total Compensation plan, then it's best to speak with an Implementation Partner or Professional Services consultant about changing your process from Assignment Based Rating.

Otherwise, if you would like to see Variable Pay programs with Assignment Based Rating become compatible with Total Compensation, then we suggest filing an enhancement request in


See Also

2078205 - Plan Setup - Bonus Set Calculation & Assignment Based Ratings - Variable Pay

2643547 - Compensation & Variable Pay - Total Compensation

2090228 - How to Submit Enhancement Requests for SAP SuccessFactors Products


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