Compensation plans tend to be very complicated, forcing companies to come up with a way to handle their own unique complex plans. Usually spreadsheets are the solution as they offer the path of least resistance. Spreadsheets however, while flexible, often have many issues including security, transparency, accuracy, and scalability. A Human Capital Management (HCM) solution like Workday, Oracle, SAP, etc., that includes a compensation module can be implemented. Unfortunately, most of these compensation modules have difficulty handling complex variable pay plans, forcing companies to continue using spreadsheets to effectively manage their compensation process outside of the HCM.