SAP Commissions
System Audit

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After the acquisition of by SAP in 2018 it’s only natural that the flagship Incentive Compensation Management product, dubbed now SAP Commissions, is getting a full architecture rewrite to core SAP technologies (and will be called SuccessFactors Incentive Management).

The previous architecture, based on Oracle, won’t be supported beyond 2026 and the customers face a choice of either upgrading to HANA on Google Hyperscalers or moving to a different ICM/SPM platform vendor.

As obvious as it sounds, before deciding which migration option to choose (upgrade to SuccessFactors Incentive Management or move away) an audit is definitely in order to decide on the right strategy.

Factors to be audited are:

  • What’s the current state of the ruleset, how up to date it is and how performant it is?
  • How well written the rules are, do they adhere to standards and produce any errors?
  • How heavy is the data integration part (regardless of if written in the Landing Pad’s Informatica or somewhere else)
  • What’s the approach to reporting, are Crystals/Webi reports used or something else? 
  • What are the scenarios for Workflows, what split between core Workflow scripting language and PL/SQL?
  • What’s the current state of documentation (across all components), operational procedures in place and proficiency of the team experience that would be involved in the migration?

All these and other system components can (and should) be audited to recommend the most effective migration strategy: 

  • move to SuccessFactors Incentive Management,
  • or open an RFP and explore options with SAP and with other platform vendors in a competitive bid?

Both should be explored to yield both financial and efficiency gains.

Needless to say, Sands Partners will be happy to perform such an audit and recommend a course of action. 

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