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3360738 - Difference between Legacy executive review filter vs Advanced Executive Review filter in Compensation and Variable pay


  • What is the difference between the Normal executive review filter and Advanced Executive review filter in Compensation and Variable Pay?
  • How does Normal filter look and Avanced executive review filter look like?
  • Where are the filters taking the value from?
  • What options does legacy/Normal filter offer vs Advanced Executive review offers?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Compensation
  • SAP SuccessFactors Variable Pay


Legacy filter/ Normal filter (when you don’t enable advanced filter from Action for all plans> Manage Company Settings):
How it looks in executive review?

The legacy filters contain the following option by default:

  • Department
  • Division
  • Location
  • Route Step

The settings in the action for all plans>company settings> Manage Executive filter refers to filters which will be shown in the executive review as shown below.

Advanced executive review filter:

How it looks in executive review?

Fields come from worksheets, can be checked in design worksheets, for more information refer this KBA: 3099949 - Filters available in Advanced Filter from Executive Review - Compensation

Multiple filters based on different columns can be applied here, please note this KBA as well: 3317570 - Advanced filters not showing results in executive review - Compensation

Where to enable?

Action for all Plans> Company Settings> Under Manage Company Settings> Enable Advanced Executive Review Filters

The settings in the action for all plans>company settings> Manage Advanced Executive filter refers to population as shown below

For Permissions (for admins only) to enable this, it can be given via Manage permission roles> Role> Manage Compensation and Varpay.

Manage Executive Review Filters and Advanced Executive Review filters are available under Action for all Plans.

Manage Plan Level Executive Review is available inside the compensation template>Plan setup>Design worksheet dropdown> Define plan level executive review filters.

See Also



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