Creating Rate Groups

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create a Rate Group in SAP Fieldglass.

Rate Group

Like Rate Components, Rates themselves can be grouped. Except instead of fees, Rate Groups collect all the varieties of rates, such as overtime or differing units of measure, for a specific position for a specific site.

But rate groups are not associated to suppliers or sites, so rate groups serve as collection objects that are in turn associated to rate grids. This allows the rate grid to show more than just a single rate for a position fulfilled by a supplier at a particular site.

The use of rate groups means that the rate grid contains all rate variances for a position across multiple sites and suppliers.

Navigating the Rate Group Admin Object

screenshot of the Rate Structure section of the Admin Menu, the Rate Group link is highlighted
1To view the list of rate groups that the tenant uses, select Rate Group from the Company Structure section of the admin menu.

Rate Group List Page

All of the Rates that WorkingNet has created are set into rate groups so that it can collect and group particular rate elements.

This allows it to track all of the units of measure it must consider among all of its suppliers across all of its locations.

screenshot of Rate Group List page highlighting the Rate Type column, the Rates column, and the Application Programmer – ALL – SAF link in the Code column
2Like rates themselves, rate groups are configured by Rate Types. A rate group of a particular type can only contain rates of that same type or of a derivative of that type. For instance, a rate group created for a Rate rate type can contain only rates of the Rate and Factor rate types, since a factor rate can use Rate as its basis.
3The numbers in this column indicate how many Rates are associated to the respective rate group. Selecting a number will take you directly to the list of associated rates, bypassing the rate group’s details page.
4To view the details of a rate group, select an appropriate link in the Code column.

Rate Group Details Page

A rate group requires few characteristics: the name and code of the group, as well as the type of rate(s) it contains. Since it is a data object that is used primarily to establish associations, the associations tree displays the important information about the group, namely the number of rates and rate grids it is associated to.

screenshot of Rate Group Details page

Create a Rate Group

WorkingNet is creating a new Customer Support position for their London Office. It will need a new rate structure in SAP Fieldglass in order to accommodate the regional characteristics of a UK-based workforce.

As the SAP Fieldglass administrator for WorkingNet, you’re tasked with creating that rate structure.

This new position requires 24/7 coverage, so you’ve created 2 new rate categories—one for the night shift and one for the day shift—to accommodate premiums paid for those shifts.

You’ve also created the rates based on those rate categories for all of WorkingNet’s relevant supplier and site combination.

Now, because you have multiple rates for the customer support position, you must add them to a rate group in order for them to be appropriately categorized for placement into a rate grid.

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