• The "SAP Certified Associate - SAP SuccessFactors Variable Pay 2H/2023" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses fundamental knowledge and skills in the area of SAP SuccessFactors Variable Pay. This certificate proves that the candidate can apply the knowledge and skills in projects under the guidance of an experienced consultant. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow the consultant to get acquainted with the fundamentals of SAP SuccessFactors Variable Pay. This certification is intended for SAP partner consultants implementing the solution. Only registered SAP partner consultants will be provided with provisioning rights once they have been certified. Customers and independent consultants, even if certified, will not be provided with provisioning rights. There are no exceptions to this policy.

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.

Bonus Calculation Methods 11% - 20%

Define the different bonus calculation methods and Assignment-based rating, explain the difference between additive and multiplicative formulas, and calculate the final payout.

Variable Pay Program Settings 11% - 20%

Describe the supported hierarchy methods, goal gates and accelerators, flexible payout curve, how proration works, and implication of decentralized administration to variable pay; create guidelines and budget; enumerate reasons for multiple variable pay programs and for multiple bonus plans.

Employee History Data and Background Element 11% - 20%

Configure Variable Pay background element and Employee History data file; define the relationship between the background element and employee history data file, as well as the importance of assignment dates; create basis using custom formula and add field to the  background element; upload Employee history data file and update Employee history data file.

Eligibility 11% - 20%

Describe how variable pay assigns bonus plans to eligible employees, add MDF and Legacy eligibility, and enable compensation eligibility for variable pay program.

Business Goals and Goal Weights 11% - 20%

Define business goals and weights, configure varpay goal plan template, and create the business goals and weights files.

Bonus Plans <= 10%

Define and create a bonus plan.

Variable Pay Form <= 10%

Describe the different form sections; configure label names and visibility; add number format rule; configure column designer and define assignment level custom fields.

Reports and Reward Statements <= 10%

Define Bonus payout report, details report, the different validation reports, varpay audit report, and generate reward statement.

Integration Scenarios <= 10%

Define scope and different integration projects involving Employee Central; integrate a Variable Pay plan. 

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Exam Preparation 

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