Written by: Rubethra Vadivel, Associate Consultant (Integration)


This article announces multiple innovations available for the entire SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite. It contains highlights in the Q2 2017 release which include Workforce Planning, Operational Headcount Planning, Time Account Process Simulator, Custom Landing Pages for career-site-builder functionality, Communities and groups for mentoring programs and New Learning Accomplishments. Following are the some of the new enhancements.


User Experience

Simple to use when you use the refreshed screens in the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, SAP SuccessFactors Compensation, and SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development solutions.


Introduce new functionality to mobile application:

  • Time sheet added to Android.
  • Intuitive list view added to our company organizational chart for iOS.
  • Continuous performance management (CPM) giving administrator more flexibility to configure individual CPM features.


Workforce Planning

Operational Headcount Planning

SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning solution introduce operational head count planning. Enable to change operational headcount planning from a once-a-year, static event to a live, persistent strategy for managers to view and distribute the workforce, including current and planned positions.

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Core Human Resources and Payroll

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Concentrate on localization with two new country forms of SAP Employee Central Botswana and Uganda.


Time and Attendance

Enable to simulate accruals for specific employee, date and time, account type which gives a comprehensive view of the accrual calculation and its outcomes for each employee.

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Talent Management


Enable to create custom landing pages on the fly with career-site builder feature as a stand-alone web site pages to support career events.

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Succession and Development

Simplified working with talent pools which can characterize filters and add custom fields to give you better visibility and flexibility when working with nominations and talent pools.

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Learning accomplishments

Workforce and external group to target learning objective, set pace, track advance and include catalog calendar view so that courses are more effectively visible with filtering. SAP SuccessFactors Learning solution keep on expanding open content network, bringing on edX as a content partner.

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Platform and Technology


Business integration builder features enables replication of employee master data and organizational data from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central to SAP ERP application based on basic back-end configuration.




New Integration with Sap Successfactors Succession & Development Supporting Mentoring and Coaching

Integration with the SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development solution for mentoring and coaching includes new capabilities and business record information for the training and coaching work design.


New Employee Support Work Pattern for Knowledge-Base Content and Self-Service Information Access

New employee support work pattern enables another use scenario for SAP Jam produced through collaboration with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central.


Globalization: Providing Retranslated Content on Home Pages and Group Overview Pages

Company and group administrators can provide alternate language variations which can increase content distribution and make content consumption easier for a diverse workforce.

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