Changes to the Accounting Interface


The following requirements have been taken into account by the new interface for posting payroll results to accounting in Release 4.0A:

The posting process has been changed in the following ways:

You can also access this transaction by choosing Payroll Accounting -> Subs. Activities. You can use it to perform the following activities:

The new functions are documented in detail. Descriptions can be found in the documentation on Payroll Processes (Subsequent Activities), on the Technical Basics of Payroll Accounting, in the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Payroll Accounting, and in the IMG for ALE scenarios.

Software/hardware requirements

As of Release 4.0, additional document information, evaluation information, and index information is stored in HR. This increases memory usage per payroll period.

User authorizations must be modified for the new transactions and reports. This affects tables PPOIX, PPOPX, PCALAC, PPDHD, PPDIT, PPDMSG, and PPDIX, transaction PCP0, and report programs RPCIPE00, RPCIPA00, RPCIPP00, RPCIPS00 and RPCIPD00.

Change system parameters in customizing

Setting up the posting of payroll results has been changed and enhanced.

To use the new functions, please make the following changes in Customizing. Because most of these activities are contained in the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Payroll Accounting, please access them from the IMG.

1. Use the 'Employee Grouping for Account Determination: Define Values' activity to enter your required values for the 'Employee Grouping for Account Determination' (table T52EM).
2. If you have modified personnel calculation rule X510, please make the required changes in the 'Determine Assignment of EE Characteristics to EE Grouping for Account Assignment' (feature PPMOD).
3. Run report RPUCVT30 to convert the assignment of wage types to G/L accounts in T030. Check the log to ensure that there are no inconsistencies in the previous table contents.
Please note that the values for the employee grouping for account determination and the symbolic account, which were previously summarized in one field, were in two fields. The symbolic account is converted as ccss where cc is the country grouping and ss is the old symbolic account.
Furthermore, '*' entries were converted to entries with employee grouping for account determination. This allows you to use the modified functions for such generic assignments.
Please note that the document split account is now assigned in the step 'Assign Technical Accounts' (table T030, transaction HRA). This means that the entry 'BS', which was previously used in the 'Assign Financial Accounts' step (table T030, transaction HRF), has been converted to the entries '1001' and '1002' in the 'Assign Technical Accounts' step.
4. If you use person-related or loan-related customer and vendor accounts, please change the existing entries in the 'Assign Customer Accounts', 'Assign Vendor Accounts' and 'Assign Customer Accounts for Loan-Specific Posting' steps. As of Release 4.0A, the subledger account is determined when the documents are created, which means it is necessary to store the field previously used to record the search term in a coded form. You can determine possible account key assignments for the field by checking the appropriate step in the IMG.
Example: If you previously used matchcode Y with the personnel number in the Customer Personnel Number for Account Determination field to determine accounts, replace the entry '*Y' with the entry '*0002'.
5. In the 'Define Symbolic Accounts' step, please check the table of symbolic accounts (T52EK). The table entries are entered automatically during conversion.
Please check that the assignment of the 'EG-dependent' field is correct. If the assignment is generic (see step 3), please delete the flag.
6. Ensure that calculation rule X520 has been modified. In Release 4.0, you can almost always make these types of changes to the standard calculation rules by enhancing the assignment of posting characteristics for symbolic accounts, and by assigning wage types using table entries. In such cases, please modify the wage type assignment and symbolic account entries created by the conversion. If this is not possible, you can still modify the symbolic account using the function exit EXIT_RPCIPE00_001 in the SAP enhancement PCPO0001.
7. Please check the Posting Wage Types table (view cluster V_T52EL), which is automatically filled with existing data during the conversion. Take careful note of any inconsistency messages that are displayed for the old Customizing during automatic conversion (XPRA RPU40CIP) and during step 3 of conversion report RPUCVT30.
If you have reloaded processing class 32 and evaluation classes 01 and 04 after automatic conversion (XPRA RPU40CIP) using report RPU12W0C, report RPUCIA00 is available to assist you in the clearing process (see the report documentation).
8. Please note that as of Release 4.0A, overhead cost assignments that are not employee-specific ('fixed cost centers', or 'fixed orders') can be defined for specific business areas. When using business areas, determine whether you require this function and, if necessary, change the settings accordingly.
9. If you are using the new function for replacing CO account assignments by substitute account assignments, and if there are existing closed master cost centers and closed CO account assignments for assigning accounts across company codes, you will need to provide substitute cost centers. Create suitable substitute cost centers in Controlling and define the appropriate assignment to a specific business area in the step 'Set Up Substitution Cost Centers'.
10. If you want to use the new functions for determining the posting date using a table or for posting in special periods, you must manually create entries in the Payroll Date Types table (table T549S, date modifier 04) for all payroll periods affected by posting evaluations (not required for countries for which the date has already been required, so that it is already available). To do this, choose the step 'Maintain Posting Date for Payroll Periods'.
Please note that the 'source ID' (report parameter) required for the 'Generate Posting Date for Payroll Period' step does not exist for the majority of countries for the payroll periods that have already been generated. To avoid inconsistencies during regeneration, we strongly recommend that you do not regenerate existing payroll periods to obtain a similar source ID.
11. In the 'Create Posting Variants' step, please create appropriate posting variants using the values entered in the selection screen for 'Transfer to FI/CO' (report RPCIPO00). These variants must be specified when you perform the 'Execute Run' step (report RPCIPE00).
12. If you used to start 'Transfer to FI/CO' (report RPCIPO00) using variants, please create appropriate variants for the 'Execute Run' step (report RPCIPE00). To do this, perform the 'Create Report Variants' step to create variants on the basis of those created for 'Transfer to FI/CO' (report RPCIPO00).
13. If you generated datasets for further evaluations for your country in the 'Prepare Evaluation' step, please delete the processing steps relevant to posting and the steps for providing data to cost planning in your evaluation schema.
14. If you need to export data for a transfer to R/2 or to an R/3 System < 4.0, please enter the relevant company codes in the 'Set Up Export to R/2 System or R/3 System < 4.0' step.
You can check the accuracy of the steps by simulating evaluations of previous payroll periods and then comparing the results with the posted documents or with the paper documents created at that time.

Effect on batch input