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I attended the annual SAP U.S. Payroll & Tax Reporting Year End Update through ASUG earlier this week which was full of useful information for SAP customers as always. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that online W2’s is on SAP’s roadmap for 2011.

This has probably been the most requested item for US Payroll customers for the past 10 years and I have personally put in multiple development requests for different customers over that timeframe. This was functionality that SAP should have addressed many years ago but unfortunately there has been limited focus on adding new pieces of functionality to US payroll.

The tentative plan from SAP is to start development in March, 2011, offer a pilot program for customers in July, 2011 and have the product available for release in the middle of September 2011. If customers would like to take part in the pilot program they should enter a low priority note under XX-CSC-US with a subject of “Online W-2 – Pilot Testing”. I know several companies who have already included it in their business planning for 2011 and I would expect this to have better than normal adoption for a new offering.

The details are very scarce at this point but what is known is that this new functionality will be based on Web Dynpro for ABAP (WD4A) and will require Enhancement Package 5 (EHP5). SAP has recently published their roadmap for this new functionality which can be accessed via http://tinyurl.com/3x7jkjy and I will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

US Payroll customers should reach out and thank Mani Kak who is the product manager for HCM US as she has done a lot of work behind the scenes to get online W-2’s included in the roadmap and this is a good example of SAP listening to the community as they enhance their software offering.

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  1. Suresh Datti
    Peoplesoft had it all along.. never too late anyway.. I understand it will be WDA based and will be using an (Adobe) PrintForm, but why does it require the customers to be on EHP5?
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    1. Jarret Pazahanick Post author
      Hi Suresh

      I could agree more that it is long overdue.

      As far as EHP5 that is the direction that I got from SAP but I hear anything (or you) I will update the blog accordingly.

      That said I think that SAP HCM customers should consider EHP5 though as there is a lot of great new functionality.

      Thanks

      Jarret

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    2. Khai Huynh
      This whole thing should have been developed long ago!  I used WDA to develop a small webapp for it & it’s so simple.  I just wonder why SAP did not spend time to develop this app since they used the same concept & developed paystub webappp.
      -Khai-
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  2. Julia Yatskar

    Hi Jarret,

    I hope you would like to know that this functionality was successfully rolled in. We had a few customers using it for Year-End 2011. Quite a significant number of the customers are planning to use Online W-2 with Year-End 2012.

    Julia

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