Activities of Payroll


This section explains the activities which you must perform when executing a payroll run. SAP payroll accounting is comprised of the following worksteps: the payroll run, creation of employee remuneration statements and actual remuneration by bank transfer or check. Once these three work steps have been performed, payroll accounting is complete. Other activities which take place in connection with payroll accounting are known as subsequent activities which can be subdivided into activities per payroll period, annual activities, activities in other periods and activities not related to any one period.

The payroll run consists of the following work steps:

You then create remuneration statements and pay remuneration. Bank transfers consist of the following work steps:


The System enables you to simulate the payroll run for test purposes. This allows you to ascertain whether master data has been maintained correctly for employees for whom payroll accounting must be performed and whether employees will be rejected by the payroll program because of incorrect master data. When a simulation run is started, the control record remains inactive and payroll results are not saved. You can then check the payroll results, make changes either to customizing settings or master data, and carry out the real payroll run.

The payroll program calculates the amount of basic remuneration received by the employee as well as any special payments, overtime, and bonuses for the desired period. You then exit payroll. You then create the remuneration statement and payment.

See also:

Payroll Simulation

Performing the Payroll Run

Remuneration Statement

Transfer Payment