SAP App center

Strato 1.17 is going live this August!
Strato 1.17 is going live this August! 1008 740 SpinifexIT

Strato 1.17 – Going live this August!

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest update for Strato. Strato 1.17 includes new features around its workflow, dashboard, and storage functionality which further optimize your SAP SuccessFactors document generation.

Strato 1.17 will be deployed for UAT on August 29, 2021 and will go live on Production by mid-September. You may view the release calendar here.

New tools to extend SAP SuccessFactors document automation and compliance capabilities

Expedite your document’s routing, approval and e-signing process by setting time-based conditions in your Strato Workflow.

Trigger email reminders, automatically accept or reject changes and documents, and execute a corresponding workflow immediately after without any manual intervention.

Examples:

• Auto-approve a Job Offer Letter on behalf of the Manager before proceeding with sending it to the Candidate

• Add an automated email reminder for a Candidate if they have not yet signed their Job Offer two days after receiving the letter. 

• Auto-reject the Job Offer Letter and stop the Recruitment Workflow process if the Candidate does not Accept / Reject the Job Offer Letter five days from its issue date


Improve your Data Privacy Compliance (GDPR, etc.) by adding document archiving and deletion automations.

Strato Storage can now allow Administrators to automatically change a document’s status based on their validity, expiry, and compliance laws.

Examples:

• Automatically archive Performance Documents from two years ago

• An option to delete the digital documents of employees who are no longer in the company for 1 year

• Tag a document (Passport, ID, Visa) as “expired” once it gets past its validity date and send an automatic prompt to the Employee to renew 


Attach supporting documents into your approval workflow. HR may also attach PDF files to a document being sent for routing and e-signature.

This enables them to provide their recipients and signatories with the full information in line with the document they are reviewing and signing.

Examples:

• Include a PDF copy of the Job Description alongside the Job Offer Letter for signature

• Attach the past Performance Evaluation results of an employee when routing the new Performance Forms to the Manager and Employee

• Append a new Total Compensation Statement alongside the Merit Increase acceptance process

Improve your HXM document generation and employee experience

Generate documents using the employee’s ‘pending’ data to aid during your Employee Movements and Change of Compensation discussions. Have the ability to show the employee their new Position Title, Compensation and Benefits package during your discussion.

Empower them to decide with the right information on hand before making it official. Integrate this process seamlessly into your workflow in this release.

Here’s how this feature works at a basic level.

Likewise, once the pending data has been approved in SAP SuccessFactors even for future effectivity, employees may generate a version of their documents that show their new information- as long as it has already been approved. 

Examples:

• An employee is due for an increase on October 1, 2021. The increase has been approved as early as today, but will only reflect on the employee’s paycheck in October.

• Extend your managers’ reach. Allow people managers to generate documents both for their direct and indirect reports. 

• Integrate Strato with other 3rd party apps. Enable Strato to send and store a document in your CRM system (Salesforce, etc.), other parts of SAP SuccessFactors, or via SAP Archive Link.

Get the full release notes

Strato Release 1.16 – Strato Documents for SAP SuccessFactors
Strato Release 1.16 – Strato Documents for SAP SuccessFactors 1010 245 SpinifexIT

Strato 1.16 will be going LIVE on UAT this Sunday, May 23rd, 2021. The update will be deployed on Production a couple of weeks after on June 5th, 2021.

Find out more about our latest document viewing and storage solution, Strato Storage.

Meet Strato Storage – View, Store and Retrieve your SAP SuccessFactors documents

Save your documents in a secure, cloud-based server that you can customize to follow every step of the employee’s HR lifecycle journey.

What you can do:
• Enable any time!
• Save and organize documents outside of the SAP SuccessFactors modules
• Store HXM files in a fully encrypted environment that is compliant with major data security protocols
• Easy folder management based on the employee’s journey or location may be customized at will

Strato Sign has a new look! Sign your SAP SuccessFactors HXM Documents on the go.

Strato Sign is an add-on solution for Strato Documents and Strato Workflow that enables your team to route documents for electronic signature without the need for third party applications and licenses. Strato Sign now comes with a new look and a unique Signature ID tracker to help you easily report on and validate employee signatures.

What you can do:
• Activate anytime instead of getting a separate e-signing tool!
• Sign for yourself / sign on behalf of someone else based on smart conditions
• Use the unique Strato Signature IDs to track and validate signed documents

See Strato Sign in Action and how it integrates with SAP SuccessFactors

What is Strato Sign?

Discover how Strato Sign can help you strengthen your security and compliance strategy

Check out the rest of our Strato 1.16 updates here.
Save the dates! View our full release calendar here.


SpinifexIT’s Easy Suite achieves SAP Certified Integration with SAP NetWeaver
SpinifexIT’s Easy Suite achieves SAP Certified Integration with SAP NetWeaver 1024 576 SpinifexIT

SpinifexIT Global Pty Ltd recently completed SAP ICC Certification for its Easy Suite solutions.

The SpinifexIT Easy Suite solutions have been proven to integrate with SAP® solutions and are compliant with the technical requirements under the SAP certification procedures.

“I am extremely pleased to announce the certification of our SpinifexIT Easy Suite,” says Darren Souter, SpinifexIT Co-Founder and Global Solutions Architect.

“While already an established and trusted industry solutions provider of choice, having our Easy Suite SAP Certified brings an additional layer of assurance to the thousands of companies using the SAP technology that we are committed to support their SAP HCM infrastructure by delivering value-add solutions that take their organization to the next level.”


List of SAP Certified Solutions under Easy Suite 2020.R2

SAP Certified Country-Specific Payroll Solutions:

SAP Certified Employee Central Payroll Implementation Solutions:


Certification Information

Certified Functions

  • Assign Software Component and Namespace
  • Package Add-On using SAP Add-On Assembly Kit
  • Deploy using SAP Add-On Installation Tool (SAINT)
  • Integrate with SAP NetWeaver 7.50
  • Technical Uninstallation Test
  • SAP Solution Manager Ready functionality

Certification Scenario

ABAP 7.0 ‒ ABAP ADD-ON FOR SAP NETWEAVER APPLICATION SERVER

You may view our listing and Certificate in the SAP Certified Solutions directory here

View SpinifexIT’s SAP Certified solutions in the SAP Store

SpinifexIT is one of the accredited SAP app developers with SAP Certified solutions listed in the SAP Store.

SAP Store 2021 logo white

In the next few days, the entire SpinifexIT Suite will be available in the SAP Store, but for now, here’s a catalog of our currently available solutions in the marketplace. 

In addition, SpinifexIT continues to participate in the SAP PartnerEdge® program. This enables SpinifexIT to closely work with SAP to develop and publish its SAP Certified solutions across the SAP and SAP SuccessFactors ecosystem.


About SpinifexIT

SpinifexIT, an SAP silver partner, is a leader in producing SAP-certified business process improvement software that helps companies optimize their HR and payroll processes. This includes solutions for on-demand HR and payroll reporting and reconciliation, document generation, payroll processing and employee help desk applications.

SpinifexIT is a global company with headquarters in Australia, and offices in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and the Philippines.

Learn more about SpinifexIT’s solutions at www.spinifexit.com

Strato SAP Certified Built on SAP Cloud platform
Strato On-Demand Document Generation solution has been recertified
Strato On-Demand Document Generation solution has been recertified 1024 512 SpinifexIT

You asked, we delivered!

Many of our new and existing customers have started using Easy STP, our powerful reporting and reconciliation solution for the Australian Single Touch Payroll requirement which went live last October, to streamline their own single touch payroll reporting process.

We’re now in the process of releasing an improved and updated version of Easy STP which includes new features and functionalities based on our customers’ initial feedback and suggestions. This new version includes several new reports, small changes to existing reconciliation reports, and two of the most top requested features which I’d be glad to share with you on the update below.

Easy Single Touch Payroll February 2019 updates

Pre-reconcile Your Single Touch Payroll Using Test Run Results

The Challenge: One of the challenges that we have seen with customers reconciling their Single Touch Payroll solution has been related to the timing of this reconciliation.

The recommended approach from SAP is to produce the STP Submit Event file afterexiting Payroll. This essentially means that until you exit Payroll, there is no physical data held inside of SAP to reconcile back to the Payroll Results tables.

The workaround would be to either set the STP functionality to be able to run prior to exiting pay (Not recommended by SAP), or to run the STP reports in Test mode, then download the results into a local excel file for reconciliation. The option of downloading to a local file would mean a much more complex process to run pre-reconciliation.

We have had many customers ask about how they can follow SAP’s recommended approach but still reconcile their STP prior to exiting payroll. This would give the opportunity to fix any major concerns before even running Bank Files or Finance Postings.

Our Solution: The good news is that SpinifexIT has been able to address this business process by building into our Easy STP solution the ability to include the Test Run results into the reconciliation reports.

Enter Easy STP’s Test Run Mode

Essentially, this means that as soon as you have run the Payroll Run and have Payroll Results, you can now use our existing reports to reconcile to the Single Touch Payroll Test run values.

With this new feature, Easy STP will be able to simplify your Single Touch Payroll reconciliation process by triggering a call to the SAP program to calculate the STP figures and reconcile their values. This new process eliminates the cumbersome (and often error-prone) process of downloading STP reports in Test Mode and then addressing issues before exiting payroll.

 

Bonus Functionality – Reporting on the STP Submit Event Logs

Another improvement we’re adding into Easy STP is the ability to report on the logs produced when normally running the SAP Single Touch Payroll – Generate Reporting Data transaction. This gives you better options to report and distribute these details out to your internal teams for faster resolution.

View Log reports in Easy Single Touch Payroll

View Log Reports in Easy STP

For more information on the Easy STP Solution, please check out the resources below:

Learn more about Easy Single Touch Payroll
  1. Meet Easy STP – Watch our Webinar and see SpinifexIT’s Single Touch Payroll solution in action. If you have any questions about this session or if you’d like to request a separate demonstration for you and your team, email us at [email protected].
  2. Single Touch Payroll is Nearly Here for SAP Payroll – a handy blog post that summarizes the Single Touch Payroll Process and how SpinifexIT’s Easy STP solution can help optimize this
  3. Are You Ready For SAP’s STP Deployment – What are the required steps that you need to take to prepare for the STP roll out? Read the blog to learn more
  4. Reconciling Single Touch Payroll – Published 1 day before SAP’s STP roll out. I’m sharing some considerations during Go Live and how our Easy STP solution fits in the process.

Visit our booth at Mastering SAP HR & Payroll in Sydney on March 19 – 20, 2019

We will be sharing information about our booth number so you can easily find us, but for now, we’re inviting you to #ComeSeeSpinifexIT next month. We’d be very excited to show you our Easy STP solution in action during the exhibit.