**Creating a Matrix**

Prerequisites

A matrix is essential for you to carry out Salary administration. From time to time you may need to create a new one, for example if your company’s compensation policy changes substantially. A finished matrix may look something like this.

**Procedure**

- Enter the transaction code
PA97.

You will see the first matrix screen. - Enter the compensation modifier, matrix ID and validity dates of the new matrix.
- Choose
*Maintain*.

You branch into the matrix description screen. - Enter the matrix description in words.
- If the matrix values are to represent percentage increases, set
the
*percentage*indicator. If you do not set this indicator, the system assumes that it is dealing with a lump sum. - Enter the axis descriptions: X-axis for appraisal and Y-axis for compa ratio definitions.
- Choose
*Continue.* - Enter the axis short and long texts, lower and upper limits in the following two screens.
- Choose
*Continue.* - Enter the percentage/lump sum amounts in the fields in the matrix itself.
- Save your entries

**Result**

You have created a matrix that can
be used by the Proposal Report *to create proposed salary increases for
employees.*