Furlough Process

Under new rules from 1st March and running for at least three months, companies can furlough employees rather than risk making them redundant.

Through this scheme, the government will pay up to 80 percent of people’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Anyone employed (or on a PAYE basis) on February 28 can be furloughed. This includes people on zero-hours’ contracts or those working flexibly.

Free SAP solution to manage the furlough process

We understand the challenges faced by UK organisations in these unprecedented times. One of the main challenges for employers is to keep the business running while managing the employee costs. For organisations to make use of the furlough scheme, we have created a tailored solution to manage the end-to-end process.

Our solution will guide you through the entire process from capturing the data, managing the payroll process to flagging the impacted positions for current and future organisational planning and reporting.

For SAP SuccessFactors customers*

The package consists of:

  • End to end process maps
  • Solution configuration guide
  • System configuration
  • Administrative training and knowledge sharing
  • Remote delivery

* SuccessFactors Employee central module is a prerequisite for this solution. 

For SAP HR/Payroll customers

We offer packaged consulting service to handle the on-premise payroll aspects.

The package consists of:

  • Advisory service
  • Recommendation around managing payroll

Please note: Any additional payroll configuration work is subject to charge and it’s on case by case basis.

Our Solution

For SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central:

  • Maintain Furlough Data
    Maintain the Employee record with the furlough start date and end date, in addition to the salary percentage in line with HMRC Guidelines
  • Flag the Position
    Flag to identify the impacted position for reporting and planning
  • Integrate with Payroll
    Update employee pay to reflect any reduction in salary
  • Reporting
    Report on employees who are in the furlough process to support HMRC claims
  • Planning
    Use the data to support Headcount planning and Organisation modelling


For SAP HR/Payroll:

  • Requirement Analysis
    Understand your scenario for any specific nuances of payroll
  • Advice and Recommendations 
    Options or recommendation to manage the payroll aspects

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Free solution to manage furlough process (SuccessFactors EC customers)
  • Adhering to UK employment compliance
  • Insights into impacted positions
  • Current and future headcount planning
  • Free advisory service (for SAP HR/Payroll customers)

To find out more complete the form and we will reveal to you how to manage the furlough process.

Access the solution brief

Find out more by accessing our solution brief PDF here