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Author's profile photo Priyanka Porwal

Employee Central, Localization and Cloud Payroll

Dear All,

please find below some details on Employee Central, it’s localization and Cloud Payroll.


As you know SAP acquired Success Factors, one of the leading providers in cloud based HR Solutions. Success Factors sell various products from a portfolio – Learning solution (Plateau), Collaboration Platform (JAM), Recruiting solution ( Jobs2Web), Analytics (Inform) and BizSuite comprising of various modules like talent management, compensation management and Employee Central.


Employee Central (EC) is a part of the BizSuite,聽 is a cloud based HRIS solution and provides Employee and Employment information. EC is one part of SuccessFactors cloud, which services over 15 million users and 4000 customers globally. This number is continously increasing as we speak now 馃檪 .
A core HR system typically houses employee鈥檚 HR information for global employees. It provides Transactions/Corrections to keep employee鈥檚 HR information up to date. It also allows you to run reports on employee鈥檚 HR information to meet compliance or for business analysis. It also feeds the downstream system with employee鈥檚 HR information. Employee Central provides all this on cloud. It provides a single, global system of record for all workforce data. You can also combine this with talent data to get a more comprehensive and insightful employee profile. It is designed to handle various kind of users – HR, managers, employees and business leaders.


With release b1302 Employee Central will support 35 languages(dialects) and 22 countries. Further it can also be integrated with ERP payroll or any other payroll provider. With SAP Cloud Payroll, you can run payroll using Employee Central, as your master data system, as well as data from SAP Financials and third-party providers. When you use SAP Cloud Payroll, you can process payroll for employees in multiple countries while ensuring compliance with local legal regularity and reporting requirements.聽 Employees can see their pay statements and other payroll-related data in Employee Central.


With SAP Cloud Payroll you can:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Calculate your local withholding taxes

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Run gross-to-net calculations for employees instantly

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Run garnishment calculations

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Run retroactive pay calculations

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Offer self-service for employees with access in Employee Central

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Receive professionally printed pay statement

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Handle tax liability reports and send them online to your local authorities

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Receive reports


Thus you can have best of both worlds – cloud based employee masterdata system integrated with a very strong SAP payroll.


Best Regards,


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      Former Member

      Is it good enough to say that Employee Central can now be considered as a replacement for SAP ESS/MSS?

      Author's profile photo Priyanka Porwal
      Priyanka Porwal
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      Hi Murtuza,

      good question. No, Employee Central can not be considered as a replacement for SAP ESS/MSS now. As you would have already noticed that one is for on-demand scenario v/s other is for on-premise. Both the solutions will be supported to address the respective customers.



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      Former Member

      Thanks Priyanka

      Your 4 blogs are very Informative. Thanks for such a wonderful docs. do we have any feature to call the Custom Pay statement in SF?? Like we do have for ESS.

      Cheers 馃槈


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      Former Member

      Super again