Overview of the Pipeline

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • List the various tasks that use the pipeline

Pipeline Tasks

The processing engine is called the Pipeline. This engine performs tasks to process compensation, import data, create payments and balances, and many more tasks. Running a pipeline is not only key to compensation, but also generates Dashboards, Reports and other results.

The Pipeline should be run on a consistent schedule and in sequence with other tasks. For example, an organization may wish to do the following:

  • Import data from source systems daily at 11 PM local time
  • Run Compensate and Pay daily at 11:30 PM local time
  • Update data in Dashboards weekly
  • Post payments and balances monthly, ten days after the end of the period

The Pipeline engine is used to perform the following tasks:

· Run a Compensation Calculation for All Sales Deals calculates payments and balances for payees. This is often called the Calculation and is the most common type of Pipeline.

· Import Data from Stage validates and transfers data from staging tables to production.

· Import Plan Data imports plan and plan-related data from an XML file. This is often done to move new plan designs from one environment to another.

· Purge Import Data clears a batch of data records from the staging tables.

· Approve Calculated Data creates a new dataset that can be leveraged in dashboards.

· Purge Approved Data deletes data from the Approve Calculated batch.

In this unit, we'll focus on the first task: Run a Compensation Calculation for All Sales Deals. For simplicity, we will refer to this task as the Calculation.

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