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Define Payroll Period in SAP

This SAP FICO tutorial will guide you to the step-by-step process define a new Payroll Period in your SAP system with proper screenshots.

What is Payroll Period in SAP?

Payroll Period in SAP is a term used for the interval for which Payroll regularly runs, such as weekly or monthly payroll periods. For example, the (monthly) payroll period from March 01 to March 31.

How to Define Payroll Period in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to define the payroll period in your SAP system:

Execute t-code SPRO in the SAP command field and press Enter to execute it.


On the next screen click the SAP Reference IMG button to proceed to the next screen.

SAP Reference IMG

Now navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

IMG Path

Next on the Change View "Payroll Account Transfer: Payroll Periods": Overview screen you will see a list of previously defined Payroll Periodon your SAP system.

Previous Sematic Fields

Next, click the New Entries button to define a new payroll period.

.New Entries

Next enter the following details for the new payroll period as shown in the image below:


Once all the details have been entered click the Save button to save the new configuration.


Now select your Customization Request id and press Enter to go to the next screen.


Next, the status bar displays a message Data was saved on the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully defined a new Payroll Period in your SAP system as shown in the screenshot below.

New Payroll Procedure