External pay groups (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: January 31, 2012

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Human resources > Setup > Compensation > External pay groups.

Use this form to create various pay groups, sometimes referred to as pay companies, which are used to send compensation data to payroll.

The following table provides descriptions for the controls in this form.



Pay group

Enter a name for the external pay group.


Enter a description for the external pay group.

Pay frequency

Select a pay frequency for the selected pay group.


This is the frequency that payroll runs for the pay group. It should not be confused with the pay frequency that is associated with an employee’s fixed pay rate.


Select the currency code that is used as the standard currency in the external pay system.

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