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Preparing for Change: 2019 Updates to the SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding Dashboard

Mar 14, 2019 12:41:00 PM / by Jessica Meinhardt

By now, we have all been inundated with bits of information related to the upcoming changes to the SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding module.  We know it’s coming, yet there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the interface and new functionalities.

Some changes are even being gradually introduced into the current application of Onboarding in beta.

For most of us, change is not easy; we stick with what is comfortable and what we know works.  About a year after I started working with SuccessFactors, the new Admin Center view was introduced. Even though it’s been a while since the interface was updated, I still prefer what I am most familiar with and click: “Switch Back to OneAdmin.” While some changes are difficult to accept, others can be helpful when they save you time and help improve processes.

SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 2019Fig. 1: Admin Center vs. OneAdmin

Moving forward to 2019, there have been some cosmetic and functional changes that have been added to SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding to support the debut of Onboarding 2.0. Let’s start by taking a look at our familiar Onboarding Dashboard:

SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 2.0 Onboarding Updates
Fig. 2: Existing On/Offboarding Dashboard

  1. 1. A list of all the processes
  2. 2. High-level details of the currently selected process
  3. 3. Search tool
  4. 4. Candidate details of the currently selected process

The new version is developed using Fiori.  This will give a standard and harmonious look and feel to the entire SuccessFactors suite. 

SuccessFactors Onboarding Fiori
Fig. 3: The new Fiori enabled dashboard 

As you navigate around the new interface, all current  functions are still available, but organized in a different, more cosmetically appealing way. The new icons for the top bubbles (My Tasks, Waiting on Others, Overdue and Completed) remind me of the LMS dashboard.  My prediction is that these will eventually map to the new Home Screen tiles for Onboarding.

Underneath the three vertical dots (a.k.a. “hamburger”), you can access View at a Glance, Documents, Audit Reassign, Restart, and other areas your user has permission to use.

To me, it seems rather obvious that we are being conditioned to prepare for the new SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 2.0 application. Sometimes change is helpful when introduced slowly; it allows us to acclimate gradually without a jarring effect.  Give it a try, but if you’re still not convinced, your old comfortable version is just a click away.

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Topics: SuccessFactors, SAP, onboarding

Jessica Meinhardt
Written by: Jessica Meinhardt

Jessica has engaged in several successful national and global SuccessFactors implementations and support for over 25 clients with a focus on Recruiting Management, Onboarding, and Learning Management System (LMS). Supported clients have a come from a variety of industries including insurance, retail, manufacturing, banking, food and beverage and technology. To date, Jessica has supported several large Enterprise and global implementations. For one Enterprise client, her work as the Lead Implementation Consultant for LMS was recognized at 2015 SuccessConnect. Most recently she has integrated SuccessFactors Recruiting to Onboarding, Employee Central and supported multiple third-party vendor integrations. Jessica’s 12 year tenure in HR management has afforded her the opportunity to apply deep knowledge and understanding to client’s organizational requirements and processes.