• The "SAP Certified Integration Associate - SAP SuccessFactors for Employee Central Payroll" certification exam validates that the candidate possesses the fundamental and core  knowledge required of the SAP SuccessFactors for Employee Central Payroll profile. This certification proves that the candidate has an overall understanding and in‐depth technical skills to participate as a member of a project team  in a mentored role. This certification exam is recommended as an  entry level qualification.


  • To ensure success, SAP recommends combining education courses and hands-on experience to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

 PTP Integration (EC, EC Configuration) > 12%

Recall the steps in SAP SuccessFactors Provisioning, Employee Central and EC Payroll to enable integration between Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll.

PTP Integration (EC, EC Time Off) > 12%

Recall the steps in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and EC Payroll to configure and replicate Time Off data between Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll.  

 Integration SAP TAM & Kronos Workforce Central 8% - 12%

Integrate Employee Central with validated third-party time management providers through a standard integration catalog for validated time management providers.

 Provisioning Settings for Employee Central Payroll 8% - 12%

Enable the provisioning settings required for Employee Central Payroll and Payroll Control Center payroll processing.

 Integration ECP and SAP Financials 8% - 12%

Configure the settings for business integration between Employee Central Payroll and SAP Financials.

 Payroll Control Center Configuration 8% - 12%

Setup and run production and post production payroll processes for Payroll Control Center.

Payroll Control Center Tools < 8%

Identify the different tools available to manage and configure payroll processes in Payroll Control Center.

Declustered Payroll Results < 8%

Verify declustered payroll results and explain the difference between clustered and declustered payroll results.

Payroll Processing < 8%

Describe the payroll process flow and main function of Employee Central Payroll.

Payroll Process using Payroll Control Center < 8%

Identify the different tools used in the Home page for Employee Central Payroll Control Center.

Authorizations In Payroll Control Center < 8%

Configure settings in the Authorization Framework to ensure that users work in the Payroll Control Center according to their roles and permissions.

General Information

Exam Preparation 

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Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as "Topic Areas" and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

Certification exams might contain unscored items that are being tested for upcoming releases of the exam. These unscored items are randomly distributed across the certification topics and are not counted towards the final score. The total number of items of an examination as advertised in the Training Shop is never exceeded when unscored items are used.

Please be aware that the professional- level certification also requires several years of practical on-the-job experience and addresses real-life scenarios.

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