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The SpinifexIT Virtual Series is a compilation of the most common, complex HR and payroll challenges specialists encounter every day.

Every episode, we’ll explore these challenges, what you can do about them and the solutions we’ve built to optimize the overall process.

Catch the premiere of the our first virtual series edition entitled, “Fine-tuning Your SAP HCM Reporting for the New Normal” by end of August 2020!

Get access by signing up and filling out the form on the right. (Don’t worry, it won’t take too long!)

The Virtual Series will cover the following topics:
• SAP HR & Payroll Reporting
• Payroll Control Center
• Payroll Data Testing
• HCM Data Migration

Each topic will be discussed in short, bite-sized episodes you can watch at your own pace.

Watch out for announcements of upcoming SpinifexIT Virtual Series episodes in the future!



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Ask Spinifexit at ASUG Conference Sapphire 2019 in Florida
SpinifexIT at ASUG Annual Conference| May 7-9, 2019
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Two of SpinifexIT’s reps are joining this year’s ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida this year.

KRIS BURKE

Director of Partner Engagement

DOUG HARRISON

CEO North America

#ComeSeeSpinifexIT on May 7-9, 2019, and say hi! While we don’t have a booth, we’ll be there to get to know this year’s new attendees, say hi to the regulars, and help you solve your top SAP HR and Payroll issues.

Your Top SAP HCM / Payroll Reports delivered

We’ve created a way for you to easily access the TOP 15 in demand reports that reflect your SAP HR and SAP Payroll data real time.

Our Easy Reporter Express Pack makes it easier for small businesses, with up to 5,000 employees, take advantage of Easy Reporter‘s robust SAP reporting features for their day-to-day business reporting needs, in a rapid, and simple, yet powerful way!

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Mastering SAP HR & Payroll | March 19-20, 2019
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Meet SpinifexIT’s SAP HCM and SAP Payroll Experts at the Mastering SAP HR & Payroll Conference on March 19-20, 2019 in Sydney!

SpinifexIT will be joining this year’s Mastering SAP HR & Payroll Conference for the third time in a row. We’re looking forward to sharing our exciting new solutions updates which help organisation from around the world to:

  • Optimise their existing HR & Payroll end-to-end processes which includes HCM document generation, reporting and payroll reconciliation
  • Improve risk mitigation & compliance
  • Maximise their existing SAP HCM and SuccessFactors investments while future-proofing their systems and processes
  • Take advantage of real-time data-driven analytics to make better business decisions.

We’re inviting you to drop by our booth so we can catch up and talk about how we can work together to solve your top HCM and Payroll puzzles.

Ask us about our Simple but Powerful Single Touch Payroll Solution

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 we’d be glad to share with you on the conference.

SpinifexIT’s Easy Single Touch Payroll Resources

View the latest news about Easy STP, the go-to solution for Australian Single Touch Payroll Reconciliation 

  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.
  5. Your go-to solution for Australian Single Touch Payroll Reconciliation Just Got Better – We’ve implemented two major features for Easy STP. Find out how these new functionalities can make your STP process so much simpler.

Meet Our Team

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Blair Ross

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Kim Rawlings

Sam Kanti

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HR Innovations 2019 | March 19-21, 2019
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Meet SpinifexIT’s SAP HCM and SAP Payroll Experts at the SAP Innovations 2019 conference on March 19-21, 2019 in Las Vegas!

Discover how you can optimize and maximize your current SAP investments by applying the best tips and tricks straight from the industry experts. Find out how our SpinifexIT solutions for SAP HCM and Payroll, especially the Payroll Control Center Accelerator, can enable you to reduce your end-to-end payroll’s processing time while reducing error-related risks.

Visit us at booth # 1360

Connect with Stephen:

Discover how SpinifexIT’s Payroll Control Center’s Rapid Deployment Solution can bring great value to your company and your Payroll Team

Stephen Gallo will share how effective our Payroll Control Center Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) is. Stephen is our Product Architect for SpinifexIT North America and has a more than a decade of SAP and SuccessFactors expertise.

Payroll Control Center (PCC) is SAP’s payroll processing platform for both SAP HCM Payroll and Employee Central Payroll (ECP). It simplifies the end-to-end payroll process by providing system support for checking your master data and payroll-relevant data before or after payroll runs. PCC comes with a Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) which accelerates implementation by providing pre-delivered checks and KPI’s developed in ABAP to optimize payroll processing, efficiency and accuracy.

SpinifexIT’s PCC Integration is an add-on solution that further accelerates SAP PCC implementation by as much as 85% by providing pre-delivered, customizable checks and policies with minimal effort and without any need for ABAP coding.

Furthermore, user-defined validation reports can be seamlessly integrated to allow for a quick resolution of potential policy issues which otherwise may have taken time and effort for investigation. This high level of flexibility and ease of use allow our customers and implementation partners to maximize any SAP PCC investment.

Join the session to learn more about SpinifexIT’s Payroll Control Center Rapid Deployment Solution and click here to see it in action.

What’s in store?

Aside from preparing a comprehensive Payroll Control Center presentation for you, dropping by our booth will also enable you to…

Get the chance to bring home a brand new IPAD Mini 4 on the last day of the conference

Learn more about our solutions and book a FREE Discovery Meeting and Demo on the same day

More information about our offered solutions

Download these resources for your easy reference

Easy Reporter Express Pack

Start using the top HR and Payroll Reports by Easy Reporter fast!

Payroll Control Center RDS

Learn more about our PCC-compatible solution.

Watch: Strato Document Generation In Action

Get a taste of the cloud! Find out more about our Cloud-based document generation solution and future solutions platform.

Watch: See Our Web Reporting Solution in Action

The video will be available after our live webinar on March 14th 2019.

Meet Our Team

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Tracy Byler

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Spinifexit 2018.r3 release
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2018.R3 packs over 50 new updates and enhancements especially made to continuously improve and your SAP HCM and SuccessFactors experience and maximise your solution investments.

Improve your on-premise to cloud transition processes with SpinifexIT’s 2018.R3

Our third solutions update for this year goes live on November 19, 2018. This release will be available for a few pre-identified customers first before its full public release. 
For any questions related to the rollout, please contact our Customer Care team.  
Below are the most requested updates we’ve made available for you:

Easy Reporter Updates

IMPROVING SUCCESSFACTORS INTEGRATION

Connect to SuccessFactors systems via SAP Cloud Integration.

Include new Time Off Reporting Fields within Employee Central to include Time Off Absences, Leave Balances, Attendance records and more

NEW FEATURES TO ENSURE GDPR COMPLIANCE

Report on SAP system logs (most requested!) to read access logs and transactions run by users

WEB REPORTING ENHANCEMENTS

Reporting performance with regards to loading reports using the Web Reporter has been improved with more features added to the Additional Selection tab.

A new capability to add Data Input Fields to a report or document selection screen under the tab “Report Parameters” has also been added. *** Performance improvements, additional parameters (2nd paragraph) details can follow

Payroll Control Center Integrated Solution

ENHANCED USABILITY

A new option to call SuccessFactors Employee Central when investigating errors has been added. This can be accessed within the Payroll Error Solution screen.

The new enhancements to be delivered will also enable Easy Reporter reports to be linked into the payroll processing functionality. The results of these reports can also be stored for future references

Strato

NEW FEATURES TO COVER MORE SUCCESSFACTORS MODULES

A new option to call SuccessFactors Employee Central when investigating errors has been added. This can be accessed within the Payroll Error Solution screen.

The new enhancements to be delivered will also enable Easy Reporter reports to be linked into the payroll processing functionality. The results of these reports can also be stored for future references

ADDITIONAL CUSTOM DATA SOURCE

You can now upload CSV files to be used as a catalogue while creating new documents or new fields.

Introducing: Easy Single Touch

ADDITIONAL CUSTOM DATA SOURCE

Along with the new STP Solution from SAP, we’re releasing Easy STP at NO COST to all existing Easy Payment Summaries customers. Learn more about Easy STP here.

Easy Clone

MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS FOR CLONING SUCCESSFACTORS DATA

7 shiny new updates are in place to make Employee Central data cloning and scrambling a breeze. This includes new scramble rules and customisation options, the option to include data retrieval for non-key fields, and some additional Admin options to keep this process fool-proof.

Additional Resources

Visit our Customer Care Portal

View the complete set of release notes and updates by signing up, if you haven’t yet.

Join our webinars

We will be hosting two webinars for 2018.R2 on the following schedules:
ANZ/APAC: TBD
US/EU: December 6, 2018.

FAQ

It’s so easy to upgrade to 2018.R3. We’ll answer your top release related questions here.

NOTE: 2018.R3 will be released incrementally, first to a select group of customers, prior to a full public release.

How can I update?

Two ways. You can e-mail us at [email protected] and ask for an upgrade, or file a ticket using our Customer Care Portal. If you’re using one of our on-premise products, the update will be in the form of a transport. If you’re using Strato, the update will be included the next time you log in.

I’m using an old version. should i update to the latest one?

Of course. You can do a one time big time update rather than updating to the next version after yours. It’s easier and more practical that way.

How many versions do you support?

SpinifexIT supports three active solution versions. If you’re still on 2017.R2, an upgrade is in order.

What benefits do i enjoy when i upgrade to 2018.r3

We’ve enumerated the top requested enhancements only, but we’re really delivering over 50 new features and enhancements.  You can also view our public release notes by visiting our customer care portal. 

I want to learn more about your solutions

Great! We highly recommend that you browse our solutions section, and if you have any questions about these, don’t hesitate to send us the note using the form on the page’s footer. We can arrange for a quick call and demo. You can also e-mail us straight at [email protected]

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SAP Insider HR Payroll Seminar | November 7-8, 2018
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SpinifexIT is proud to announce that they will be exhibiting at the upcoming SAPinsider HR Payroll Seminar to offer proven advice to attendees.

The event takes place November 7-8 in Chicago. This year’s must-attend event is packed with lectures, demonstrations, and interactive discussions all led by top HR experts.

HR Payroll Seminar is produced by SAPinsider and is the premier event for organizations running SAP payroll who are looking to achieve greater control over payroll-related costs and resources while evaluating or preparing their organization to transition payroll to the cloud.

View the full agenda as well as receive a special discount by visiting www.hrpayrollseminar.com/SpinifexIT.

About SAPinsider

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SpinifexIT at DSAG Jahreskongress| October 16 – 18, 2018
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SpinifexIT joins this year’s DSAG Jahreskongress, the 19th annual gathering of the German-speaking SAP User Group. The three-day event will be held at the Leipzig Congress Center from October 16 – 18, 2018. More information about DSAG can be found here. 

DSAG Theme – Business Without Borders, Architecture of the Future

This year’s theme talks about business digitisation and automation, cloud migration strategies, and finding the right solutions for the most common issues organisations using SAP On-premise deal with. The event will highlight how organisations can choose the best platforms to use for their continuous growth.

SpinifexIT’s Brendon Andrews-Warmuth and Henning Bachmayer will be joining the event, and will be glad to help you solve your top HR & Payroll puzzles in line with SAP and Successfactors. More information about SpinifexIT’s presence in DSAG will be posted in this page. Stay tuned for more updates.

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We’re committed to continuously improve your SAP Payroll Reporting and Document Generation processes. Our latest release for 2018 (2018.R2) has a lot of new features and enhancements you can take advantage of to make running HR & Payroll a breeze.

Improving your SAP Payroll Reporting and Document Generation User Experience with 2018.R2

Our second solutions update for this year goes live on July 23, 2018. With only barely three weeks to go, we’re inviting you to join our webinar so you can have a sneak peek at what’s in store.

Below are the top 5 most requested updates we’ve made available for you

NEW

Easy Reporter contains new pre-delivered localised and legislation-required reports

Easy Documents can also display user-generated payslips into two more different formats following popular demand

IMPROVED

Easy Reporter‘s Web Reporting features have added performance improvements

Easy Clone has been made more flexible whilst copying and scrambling Employee Central data

CREATE MORE

Customise pre-delivered Payroll Control Center validation rules to optimise payroll reconciliation

Extend your Employee Central Payroll and Recruiting Document designing experience through Strato’s new options

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2018.R2 Highlights & Overview

WATCH OUR WEBINARS ON DEMAND

This session was hosted by Tony Vitelli. To watch the replay, click the button below and fill out the form. The webinar will play right after. 

This session was hosted by Paige Elkins. To watch the replay, click the button above and fill out the form. The webinar will play right after. 

FAQ

It’s so easy to upgrade to 2018.R2. We’ll answer your top release related questions here.

HOW CAN I UPDATE?


Two ways. You can e-mail us at [email protected] and ask for an upgrade, or file a ticket using our Customer Care Portal. If you’re using one of our on-premise products, the update will be in the form of a transport. If you’re using Strato, the update will be included the next time you log in.

I’m using an old version. should i update to the latest one?

Of course. You can do a one time big time update rather than updating to the next version after yours. It’s easier and more practical that way. 

How many versions do you support?

SpinifexIT supports three active solution versions. If you’re still on 2017.R1, we highly encourage you to update ASAP. 

What benefits do i enjoy when i upgrade to 2018.R2?

We’ve enumerated the top 5 most requested enhancements only, but we’re really delivering over 30. You can view some of these in action by joining our webinar on the 19th. You can also view our public release notes by visiting our customer care portal. 

I want to learn more about your solutions.

Great! We highly recommend that you browse our solutions section, and if you have any questions about these, don’t hesitate to send us the note using the form on the page’s footer. We can arrange for a quick call and demo. You can also e-mail us straight at [email protected]

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Use Case: Introducing SpinifexIT’s Payroll Control Center Integrated Solution
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Quickly define exception checks and use Easy Reporter’s comprehensive reporting capabilities to proactively identify errors.

SAP’s Payroll Control Center helps you improve the way you run payroll and start achieving perfect payroll runs through proactive reporting and reconciliation. However, to get these set up, users may need some technical configuration which may take weeks to build and test.

With SpinifexIT’s Easy Reporter, organisations can cut down the Payroll Control Center implementation time by 85%. Combining these two powerful solutions brings forth more powerful payroll checks which helps their payroll team run perfect payroll processes and future proof the business.

Find out more about our Payroll Control Center integrated solution. Fill out the form below to get a free copy of our PCC webinar.

Upon signing up, you will receive an e-mail containing the webinar’s information. You can also opt in to start receiving Strato-related communications, which we’ll send once a month at most. If you do not wish to continue receiving e-mails from us, you may click “Unsubscribe”.

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SAP HCM beyond 2025

SAP recently announced that the on-premise SAP HCM Module will have its maintenance period extended from 2025 to 2030, hence giving existing SAP HCM customers a new option for continuing the use of their SAP HCM Module past the current 2025 deadline.  The announcement also gives customers a new option to migrate to the S/4HANA solution that supports the HCM environment.  This new environment will be based on the existing SAP landscape for easier migration, and the new solution will be based on the HANA database.  SAP have indicated that they will provide additional tools to help with the migration to this new environment, which is planned to be made available in 2023.  This new environment will be supported until 2030.  Details of the SAP announcement can be found here.

Initial reactions to the announcement

At the time of writing this brief article, there have been some documented comments to this news.  Generally the announcement has been seen as positive, although there are questions about the need for new licensing and the migration to the S/4HANA environment.  It will be interesting to see whether this announcement might make customers reconsider delaying  their move to some of the SuccessFactors Modules such as Employee Central, as this potentially gives customers the option to do nothing until they can see further details around SAP’s direction.

For more information on the comments, please see some of the following blogs.

A longer roadmap option for Payroll

In my opinion, the key item that I believe SAP HCM customers have been grappling with is the most suitable long term option for their SAP Payroll System and Payroll Processes considering the benefit in moving to SuccessFactors Employee Central.

As this point,  customers have the option to move to SuccessFactors Employee Central for their HR Master Data Management and core HR Processes, and keep their SAP Payroll on-premise system or have the option to migrate to SAP’s cloud based Employee Central Payroll Solution.  The other options available is to “lift and shift” to an SAP Managed Payroll Service which is offered by a limited set of SAP HCM Partners.   What we are currently seeing, the uptake to Employee Central Payroll is still in early stages and the same can be said for the “lift and shift” SAP Managed Payroll option.

Therefore, most SAP HCM customers have left their SAP Payroll system in current state (Generally in an on-premise ECC environment).  Some customers have migrated to SuccessFactors Employee Central and integrated it with their ECC Payroll, but from what we have seen, the majority of customer have done little at this stage.

How do you plan to manage your payroll processes?

The migration to SuccessFactors Employee Central is certainly in the minds of many customers today as it certainly represents positive business benefits and with the latest announcement of their program Upgrade2Success makes it a compelling strategy to consider. With many customers in the early stages of planning for this move, it will be interesting to see whether this latest announcement from SAP makes such customers put their move on hold for the time being.

At least this gives a longer term roadmap for SAP Payroll, and customers can then independently decide whether they take up SuccessFactors Employee Central for the management of the Employee Master Data and core HR Processes or continue to use the SAP HR On-Premise solution.

It will also be interesting to see if further announcements will be made over the coming months in relationship to a next generation payroll, as speculated by Steve Bogner in the following article.

Whilst SAP have only mentioned this new upgrade option in the article, it would be surprising if another longer term future based option for Payroll is not being considered by SAP.

What do we believe this upgrade / conversion will mean?

Here at SpinifexIT, from what we can understand from the announcement, the new proposed S/4HANA solution will be based on the existing SAP HCM solution, so this is good news and should minimise the work that customers would need to do to convert to this new solution. Customers who have a large amount of custom functionality such as reports or interfaces, there should be minimum changes to their existing solution.

The good news is that customers can look to invest into some of the newer technologies that SAP have recently released such as the Payroll Control Centre and have the peace of mind that this should be upgradeable to the new solution.

What does this mean to SpinifexIT Customers?

Our many SpinifexIT customers across the globe leverage a number of our solutions to address various SAP HCM use cases, including such use cases as it relates to Payroll operational reporting and reconciliation, Payroll Control Centre reportingEmployee and Management digital document, generation and distributionEmployee cloning across SAP systems, hence we see this as a promising announcement from SAP!

This topic has been a constant discussion with customers over the last 12 months with many of them seeking advice on what to do with their SAP Payroll system.  Whilst we have the majority of our customers still using just the SAP ECC versions, we also have numerous customers who have:

  • implemented the Employee Central Payroll Solution,
  • implemented S/4HANA
  • upgraded their database to HANA,
  • adopted Payroll providers such as ADP or NGA (Still running SAP Payroll as the solution).

All of these customers have had a questions about the fate of SAP Payroll past 2025, so at least there is a direction for these customers.

In terms of the SpinifexIT solutions, we will ensure that our solutions continue to work on the new S/4HANA proposed solution.  As the announcement from SAP indicates the new solution will be based on the existing SAP solution. Hence we would not anticipate any upgrade issues, just as we have not seen any concerns with our customers who just recently implemented S/4HANA.

In addition, regardless of what our customers decide to do today with their core SAP HCM System (Stay on Premise, or Migrate to SuccessFactors Employee Central), we have options to cater for use cases that they might encounter.  In all scenarios, SpinifexIT has the SAP user base covered with proven, tangible and productive HCM and Payroll solutions that augment the SAP Roadmap, now out to 2030.

More information about SpinifexIT

For more information about SpinifexIT solutions, visit our website at www.SpinifexIT.com. If you have any questions or if you wish to request a demo, we can be reached at [email protected].

Please join our webinar on the 18th of January. We’re featuring our cloud-based Document Generation Solution for SuccessFactors and SAP HCM (best for cloud or hybrid systems). Click here to read more about the topic & register.

SAP HCM expert Darren Souter

Darren Souter
SpinifexIT Global Solutions Architect

Darren has been developing business-optimising solutions for SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors for more than 20 years.  Darren’s leads the SpinifexIT solution team to develop innovative SAP HCM solutions that maximise the value of the SAP HCM Customer investment and help enrich the SAP HCM Customer experience.