ExtraCourse is the NO.1 SAP SF training institute offering the best SAP training in Hyderabad, expert guidance and 100% placement assistance.SAP SuccessFactors is a major vendor of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software and talent management software.SAP SuccessFactors has long been best known for its talent management suite and seen as an innovator in the segment, which has grown steadily since the company’s founding to become a major component of HR technology. SAP SuccessFactors has consistently ranked at or near the lead position in talent management vendor ratings from analyst firms like Forrester, Gartner, IDC and Nucleus Research.

SAP hopes to transition everyone off the legacy ERP platforms, with end support likely slated for 2025. So as you ponder this move and start planning that SAP S/4HANA migration, let this expert guide help you identify which deployment option would be best for you, how to get your infrastructure ready now for the migration, and much more.
Since SAP acquired SuccessFactors, it has made the brand, product and technologies the centerpiece of its software as a service (SaaS) HCM offerings and has integrated them with SAP application suites, including on-premises HR systems, such as SAP HCM.

The company breaks out its talent tools into modules in its SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite. Capabilities include the traditional “four pillars” of talent management: recruiting, learning and development, performance management and compensation management. The suite also has onboarding and time and attendance software, as well as modules for workforce planning and people analytics.

Employee Central is the core HR hub of the SAP SuccessFactors product line. It serves as the HR system of record, a data repository that stores information on each employee, such as address, Social Security or national identification number, salary and benefits enrollments. It may also contain regulatory compliance records, information about job titles (positions) and the reporting structure in the organization.

Employee Central also has employee self-service (ESS) and manager self-service functions, which allow users to make changes they have the authority to make, without assistance from the HR department.

Connecting SuccessFactors modules with HR processes

Employee Central Payroll is a separate, optional module that handles payroll, which is often considered a core HR function. As of 2018, SAP SuccessFactors claimed the module had out-of-the-box support for payroll requirements in 41 countries. Many SAP SuccessFactors users already have a payroll application or service they prefer to use, such as that offered by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) or a multi-country payroll outsourcing (MCPO) provider. For this reason, SAP SuccessFactors provides a wide range of integration options from both Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll.

The vendor has recently joined other HR software makers in adding artificial intelligence (AI) to augment the analytics function and to help automate HR processes with chatbots, natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning.

The company was founded in 2001 by Lars Dalgaard, and during its first decade, SuccessFactors acquired five companies to bolster its cloud-based offerings. SuccessFactors went public in 2007.

In early 2012, SAP acquired SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion. The company became an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary and was renamed SAP SuccessFactors. At the time, the acquisition was seen as a major effort by SAP to get further into the fast-emerging market for SaaS business applications.

Industry analysts viewed the SuccessFactors acquisition as a significant competitive salvo against Oracle, SAP’s biggest rival in enterprise applications. Soon after, in April 2012, Oracle bought Taleo, a maker of SaaS recruitment and talent management software, for $1.9 billion.

SAP SuccessFactors is headquartered in South San Francisco, Calif

As a SaaS vendor acquired by another vendor, SAP SuccessFactors faces challenges of integrating with the legacy HCM and ERP applications of its parent company. A large part of its original customer base added SuccessFactors for the talent management features but kept their original core HR systems made by different vendors. The situation raises difficult questions about whether to move entirely to SuccessFactors by adding Employee Central, a move that presents integration and data migration challenges.

SAP users who employ either the on-premises SAP HCM suite or a third-party product for all or most of their HR functions must decide whether to switch to SAP SuccessFactors. In 2018, SAP announced it will eventually require SAP HCM users to adopt S/4HANA HCM, an on-premises HCM suite for S/4HANA, the next generation of its ERP suite. SAP made clear, however, that it will focus the bulk of its HCM development efforts on SuccessFactors and considers it to be the eventual upgrade path for HCM users.

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SAP - SF Course Content

  • Learn the products
  • Instance, Provisioning explanation
  • Basic company settings in Provisioning
  • Creating
  • Instance basic settings – Passwords, Home Page, Welcome Menu, Company info, Employee files
  • Administrator tools
  • Bizxpert Methodology – Implementation
  • Commonly used terms
  • Admin Privileges
  • Setting up company Logos
  • Manage Data User Records
  • Employee Data File
  • Permissions
  • Password Policies
  • Email Notifications
  • Change engine configuration
  • Text Customization in Instance
  • Rating Scales
  • Route Maps
  • Launching forms
  • Employee Profile
  • XML and Data models
  • Pick lists
  • Role Based Permissioning
  • Reporting
  • Set up process dashboards
  • Rating Scale Dashboards
  • Create Interactive Dashboards
  • Reporting Admin
  • Manage Report Permissions
  • List view reports
  • Spotlight view reports
  • Spread sheet reports
  • Classic reports
  • Adhoc reports
  • Final
  • Goal Management Concepts and Guidelines
  • Working with XML and DTDs
  • Instance Setup
  • GM-PM Product Configuration Project
  • Configuring Global Settings
  • Categories Configuration in Goal Template
  • Field Definitions
  • Field Overview
  • Goal Plan Permission
  • Goal Plan Layout
  • Goal Management Final
  • Competencies in Performance Management
  • Job Families & Roles
  • Introduction to Performance Management
  • Performance Management Basic Configurations
  • Introduction Section
  • Employee Information
  • Review Information
  • Elements used in Configurations
  • Custom Sections
  • Competency Section
  • Goal Section
  • Weight & Summary Sections
  • Objective Competency Section
  • Performance Management Permissions
  • Performance Management Workbook

Final Exercise

  • Introduction to Recruitment
  • Instance Setup
  • Applicant Status
  • Recruiting Operators
  • Recruiting Resources
  • Enable Job Requisition
  • Create job Requisition
  • Configure Job Requisition Template
  • Requisition Field Permissions
  • Configure Job Search Fields
  • Requisition Pick lists
  • Requisition Headers & Footers
  • Button Permissions
  • Feature Permissions
  • Candidate Profile
  • Profile Background Elements
  • Sync Background elements
  • Career Portal
  • Connect Application to Requisition
  • Configure Candidate Application Template
  • Candidate Screening Questions
  • Offer Approval Template
  • Offer Letter Template
  • Generate Offer
  • Setting up Agencies
  • Recruiting Team
  • Email Templates
  • Final Exercise
  • Pre-work
  • Compensation Management Introduction
  • Provisioning exercises
  • Discovery and Kickoff
  • Data Integration
  • Provisioning and XML
  • Comp admin tools
  • Comp Mastery Salary Sheet
  • Executive Review
  • Multi-currency review
  • Budgets
  • Bonus Sheet
  • Stock Options
  • Reporting
  • Compensation Statement
  • Admin Maintenance
  • Trouble shooting
  • EC Integration
  • Final exercise
  • Introduction and basic provisioning set up exercises
  • Data models and DTDs
  • Employee Central Structure
  • Data model Management
  • Data model Associations
  • Enable employee central and RBP
  • Update employee details
  • ESS/MSS functionality
  • Understanding security
  • Managing security with RBP
  • EC as a system of record
  • EC Customizing and Populating Basic Foundation data
  • Customizing Country specific files in Foundation tables
  • Creating and modifying associations
  • Propagation’s
  • Importing users and data
  • Mass Changes
  • Customizing employee files
  • Customizing CSF for employee files
  • Position Management
  • Employee Central Reporting and Integration
  • EC Payroll Integration
  • MDF Overview, Objects creation
  • Rules setup
  • Final Exercise
  • Thorough understanding of End-to-End
  • Provision of sample of Business Blue Print
  • Provision of study material strictly from interview point of
  • Provision of case
  • Assistance towards resume