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Understanding the New US W4 Tax Form in 2020

Jan 23, 2020 6:33:09 AM

Because of the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018, the new 2020 US Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate is very different from previous versions. The American Payroll Association (APA) has provided detailed information which both employees and payroll professionals will find useful. In this blog, I’ve shared highlights of this information (courtesy of the APA).

  1. Do I need to complete the new W4 Tax Form?
  2. How to complete the W4 Tax Form
  3. Find out more from the APA
  4. Easy reconciliation: check out Pay Recon

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Is People Analytics the same as SAP Analytics Cloud?

Jan 13, 2020 7:36:04 AM

SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics is NOT the same as SAP Analytics Cloud. I think this is the area that causes the most confusion in the marketplace, and appears to be a bit of a pivot from earlier SAP messaging.

For clarity, the SAP Analytics Cloud technology will be embedded into the People Analytics solution. This was explained by SAP SuccessFactors Director, Solution Management, Kim Lessley:


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Are you worried about Data Replication between SuccessFactors & SAP?

Dec 16, 2019 5:58:14 AM

We have a new term in the HCM landscape that is trending now: Data Replication. Data replication is a fancy term for making sure your correct data exists in the right systems. Essentially, it’s the process of storing data in more than one place to improve the availability of data, and it often involves copying data from one place to another.


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Can I keep my SAP Payroll?

Jul 5, 2019 11:38:47 AM


The most popular question I am asked by SAP customers is “Can I keep my SAP Payroll?”

There has been quite a lot going on in the SAP HCM space, as detailed in this blog SAP HCM journey from on-premise to the cloud: A high-level outline. Although SAP has evolved many of its offerings, it seems that most customers are still keen to hold on to their SAP Payroll. So, can you keep your SAP Payroll?


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Your high-speed, low-risk route to SuccessFactors' Employee Central Payroll

Jul 2, 2019 5:54:02 AM


If you are one of SAP’s existing 9,000 licensed on-premise SAP ERP Payroll customers who have decided to move to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, I’d like to share an exciting new high-speed, low-risk route to get there. It’s called PRISM.