Creating Rate Component Groups

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create a Rate Component Group in SAP Fieldglass.

Rate Component Group

Because the results of rate component calculations are often the basis of other calculations, individual components cannot be directly associated to rates. Instead, relevant components must first be grouped into Rate Component Groups and the appropriate relationship of the rate components be established before the rates can be calculated.

Rate Component Groups allows multiple rate components to be applied to a particular position. So organizations can then apply all of the rate variances to a position without having to enter each one separately. If Rate Components are used, the Rate Component Group is associated to a position and appears on a job seeker's record.

Screenshot of a job seeker record showing rate components.

Navigating the Rate Component Group Admin Object

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

Rate Component Group List Page

The Rate Component list page is organized simply by code and name. However, if the option is enabled, some users can upload rate component groups directly from this page using the connector controls in the upper right corner.

screenshot of Rate Component Group List page, the View Guide, Download Template, and Upload file buttons, as well as the PAYE MSP link in the Code column are highlighted
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The View Guide / Download Template / Upload File features must be specially enabled at the User level. When enabled,

  • View Guide will take you to the SAP Help page to learn more about uploading rate component groups in bulk,
  • Download Template will download the proper rate component group upload template, and

Upload File will accept the completed upload template.

When uploaded, the Integration Audit Trail will indicate the success or failure of the upload.

3To view the details of a rate component group, select an appropriate link in the Code column.

Rate Component Group Details Page

Rate component groups establish the relationship of the individual rate components, and also determine the order of operations by which the resulting bill rate is calculated.

screenshot of PAYE MSP Rate Component Group Details page, with the Level, Non-taxable, and Component Limit columns of the Rate Components section, as well as the Use Admin Structure row of the Rules section highlighted
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Level indicates the order in which the rate components are applied within the group.

  • Level 1 = The 12% WTD component will be calculated from the associated rate.
  • Level 2 = The 1% National Insurance, the 5% Pension, and the 1% Apprenticeship Levy will be calculated based on the result of the WTD calculation.
  • Level 3 = The 5% MSP Fee will be calculated from the sum of the level 2 calculations.
5Non-Taxable indicates whether the rate component will be included in the calculation of tax when tax adjustments are applied to the invoice amount.
6When a Component Limit is added and the calculated component value exceeds this limit, the value will be capped automatically at the amount entered in this column. The Component Limit column does not display when the rate component type is MSP Fee, or if the unit type is Flat Rate.
7If the Use Admin Structure function is enabled, the structure and components from the admin object will be copied when a work order, work order revision, or a statement of work revision or SOW worker is created. This replaces the structure that was used on the parent document (job posting, work order, or SOW).

Create a Rate Component Group

WorkingNet is creating a new Customer Support position for their London Office. As the SAP Fieldglass administrator for WorkingNet, you’re creating the rate structure to support that new position.

Because the position is in the UK, the rate structure includes as rate components a number of fees levied on employers to fund worker pensions and social programs.

In order for those components to be associated to rates, you’ll first need to create a rate component group to collect all of the relevant components and determine how they will be calculated relative to the rate.

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