A payroll run cannot be performed until the payroll has been released. Personnel numbers are always released for payroll accounting by one or more payroll accounting areas. Releasing a payroll accounting area prevents changes relating either to the past or present from being made to master data and time data which is relevant to payroll accounting and pertains to the released payroll accounting area. Master data changes that affect the future are still allowed. This ensures that the payroll program takes account of all changes made to data that is relevant to payroll accounting.
The system requires you to specify the personnel country grouping and payroll accounting area for which payroll accounting must be performed.
If you want to execute a payroll run for more than one payroll accounting area all at the same time, you must release each payroll accounting area individually.
The payroll area is released.
If you want to release more payroll accounting areas, please proceed as follows:
Releasing the payroll accounting area causes the payroll control record to lock all of the personnel numbers belonging to that area. This prevents changes relating to either the past or present from being made to master data and time data until after the payroll has finished running. Changes that affect the future are still allowed.