Payment data (allowances or deductions) is stored using wagetypes.
There are 2 prime categories of wagetypes in SAP
- Primary/Master Wagetypes
- Secondary/Technical Wagetypes
Primary Wagetypes are again divided into
- Dialog Wagetypes
- Time Wagetypes
1. Dialog Wagetypes :- These are wagetypes that you can enter online while maintaining Master Data in your SAP system. For Ex. Basic Pay (IT0008) , Additional Payments (IT0015) , Recurring Payments/Deductions (IT0014).
2. Time Wagetypes:- Time wage types are created by the system once time evaluation is completed. They can not be maintained online and are system generated.
Ex: Paid Leave 75%
Secondary wagetypes are system generated and can not be maintained online. They are created during payroll run. Secondary wagetypes are also used as a container to accumulate several other wagetypes or to store wagetype information on a temporary basis. The technical names of the secondary wagetypes begin with “/”
Ex: /559 Bank Transfer