SAP Successfactors is a cloud based Software as service which helps manage Human Resource functions of an organization. This includes the administrative and strategic functions of HR. These functions have been divided into various cloud modules. Administrative functions are a part of Employee Central, Recruiting, Onboarding, and Compensation modules.
SuccessFactors offers integrated talent management suite for performing strategic functions. The major module categories include Performance and Goals, Learning, Succession and Development, and Workforce Intelligenceas Workforce Analytics and Workforce Planning. So SuccessFactors covers the whole employee life cycle from recruiting to onboarding to development to performance goal setting to evaluating goals and to plotting the succession pipeline. Together, they offer HR automation and business execution to achieve organization objectives. It is important to note that each module is an independent end-to-end solution and offers third-party integration as well. Each user has a unique identity and can use the same to access the services through web-enabled devices. The mobile devices give SuccessFactors users quick access to the data.
Employee Central houses employee data. The data can be classified as HR Transactions; Position Management; Time Management, Reporting/ Compliance and Payroll. Here an employee can view information like no. of hours worked goals and objectives, compensation and benefits, request time off and update address, family size information subject to approver’s validation. The approvers can be manager/s or HR personnel or anyone else as per the permissions granted by the administrator.
Recruitment Module helps in Talent Attraction, Talent Engagement, Selection and Insight in form of analytics. Key Features and Functionalities of recruitment are:
Onboarding Module helps onboard new hires more efficiently reducing the time to hire.Key Features and Functionalities include:
Compensation Module helps manage compensation easily and provides detailed analytics.Key Features and Functionalities include:
Performance and Goals Module helps the Managers evaluate employee contribution and guide employee development. The module offers:
Workforce Analytics and Planning Module helps to increase the effectiveness of talent management decision-making using data. Workforce analytics analyzes HR and talent data across an organization. It provides in-depth analysis across HR, talent management and business functions This module tracks trends in annual, quarterly, monthly, year-to-date, last-year-to-date and seasonal time models. Additional add-on metrics includes absence management, career and development planning, compensation planning, employee relations, financial, goals management, health and safety, HR service delivery, learning management, leave accrual, payroll and benefits, performance management, recruitment, succession management, surveys, and Fieldglass contingent workforce management.
Learning Module provides scalability and makes an organization’s learning effective using eLearning format. From an administrative view, it offers following features:
The administrator can assign trainings, give learning approvals, add trainings, create surveys.
From user’s perspective,the home page has configurable tile and it shows the learning assignments along with the due date, the curricula, history, links, training recommendations and managers can also track training completion activity of direct reports amongst other features.
Succession and Development Modulehelps in identifying readily available talent and high quality individuals with the right skills for critical job. It offers succession and management, career and development planning, and calibration. It is advisable to have Performance and Goals module, and Learning module to harness the capabilities of this module in a more effective way.
Currently the module supportsfour types of succession nomination methods:
The Succession module contains:
SAP SucessFactors is cloud based Human Resource Management and can be integrated with SAP HANA platform.
Using the Integration Solution as an Integration Pack
Use the following steps as a guideline to successfully integrate Employee Central with the time management provider. This is a simplified approach to a possible integration process. You have to determine your customer’s business requirements. Based on their requirements you will need to adjust these processes.
Note If the integration does not meet your customer’s integration requirements, contact SuccessFactors Customer Support and provide a description of the requirements not met by the integration pack. If a customization can satisfy the specific non-standard requirements, a copy of the process will be made available through the Process Library. However, please note that ongoing updates to the integration pack will not flow into your custom copy.
Employee Data Replication
This chapter describes the replication process of employee data from Employee Central to WorkForce Software EmpCenter. It comprises the following steps:
4. Once data is received, employee import processing occurs within EmpCenter. The import processing includes: