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SuccessFactors: What's New This Quarter? Q4 2018

Dec 6, 2018 4:59:31 PM / by Sean Flores posted in SuccessFactors, Performance and Goals, SAP, HR, Employee Central, SAP HCM

As we inch closer to 2019, we are pleased to announce there will be no shortage of useful and beneficial updates and releases to the SAP SuccessFactors Suite. 

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SAP SuccessFactors Technical Innovations: Artificial Intelligence Implications in the HR Workspace

Nov 22, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by Estephanos Mekbib posted in SuccessFactors, Performance and Goals, SAP, HR

The evolution of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence has influenced numerous sectors of the business industry starting from the implementation of chatbots, robots, and virtual assistants to even threatening to replace the most elite consultants. But instead of being fearful, it is up to businesses and SuccessFactors HR professionals to modify Artificial Intelligence for maximum satisfaction user opportunities.

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SuccessFactors: Career Development Planning Features

Nov 15, 2018 2:18:50 PM / by Whitaker-Taylor posted in SuccessFactors, Performance and Goals, SAP

As part of the ever-evolving professional growth cycle, we monitor how our organizations and teams develop and in what ways this development happens. From a professional stance, there are many vague and general ways to encapsulate this development, but none directly impact other areas of professional growth. SuccessFactors Career Development Planning (CDP) creates more dynamic measures which impact internal and external business growth, compensation, and even learning management.

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Five Signs of an Inefficient SAP HCM Payroll Process

Nov 8, 2018 10:04:00 AM / by Jamaal Gillison posted in SuccessFactors, CPM, Performance and Goals, SAP, Payroll, SAP HCM

Performing SAP HCM Payroll is a multi-step process which can span the duration of a regular eight hour working day. There are many steps involved in the standard payroll process, not including any custom reports that can be used for data validation or uploads. With the many steps involved in payroll, it is easy to fall into the trap of using inefficient methods to finish payroll. Understandably, the priority is to get your employees paid on time, but certain methods can prove to be inefficient over time.

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SuccessFactors Performance Management Features: Ask for Feedback vs. Get Feedback

Nov 1, 2018 10:43:09 AM / by Sean Flores posted in SuccessFactors, CPM, Performance and Goals, SAP

SuccessFactors Performance Management is an ever-growing, advanced cloud-based module designed to improve all facets of the performance process, from goal setting to coaching. The module is a vast, but very user-friendly tool which include some features that help streamline the annual and/or mid-year review process, some development processes, and managing collaborative sessions, via utilization of the ‘Ask for Feedback’ and ‘Get Feedback’ features. These features usher in a more comprehensive, and even more user-friendly experience.

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What's New with SuccessFactors Onboarding 2.0?

Oct 25, 2018 12:28:00 PM / by Jessica Meinhardt posted in SuccessFactors, CPM, Performance and Goals, SAP, SAP HCM, onboarding

From previous SAP announcements, we knew that the overall goal of the updated Onboarding module was to simplify. Using the existing Employee Central interface, the users (both new hire and administrator) would see an experience mimicking the familiarities of EC. As of recent, we have now learned that Onboarding will be sharing MDF Objects and EC Entities. This will support the effort it can currently take to complete mapping between Recruiting → Onboarding → Employee Central.

Now that Onboarding will be built off the core structure of Employee Central, those implementing and updating will have the benefit of using the new ‘Recruit to Hire’ tool, which will simplify what used to be an effort-intense process.

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Four Ways to Ensure Success in Your Next SuccessFactors Performance Process

Oct 18, 2018 2:31:00 PM / by Lewis Strickland posted in SuccessFactors, CPM, Performance and Goals, SAP, SAP HCM

Whether you are planning to have discussions about your upcoming performance process or have already started the conversations, chances are it has been almost a year since the last process was kicked off. With so many other initiatives and major projects between performance cycles, it is easy for the preparation from the previous performance and goals cycle to feel like a distant memory.

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SAP SuccessFactors Cloud Integrations: HANA Cloud Integrations vs. Dell Boomi

Oct 11, 2018 12:28:00 PM / by Estephanos Mekbib posted in SuccessFactors, CPM, Performance and Goals, SAP HCM, Dell Boomi, Hana Cloud Integration, SAP

SAP SuccessFactors uses a wide range of middleware integration tools to connect its SAP on premise applications and cloud solutions. Middleware integration tools in SuccessFactors provide runtime services for communications, integration applications and monitoring. Integration tools make application development easily accessible and user-friendly.  

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Three Steps to Successful User Adoption with Continuous Performance Management

Oct 4, 2018 1:32:00 PM / by Ryan Flynn posted in SuccessFactors, CPM, Performance and Goals, SAP, SAP HCM

A trending area of focus across industries is thought leadership surrounding the alignment and evaluation of performance. Ah yes, performance reviews. The dreaded period when employees are evaluated based on their completed work for the prior year. Employees may be unsure of how they’re progressing due to infrequent feedback, or, they are left out of the loop entirely.

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Amazing SAP SuccessFactors Performance Management & Goals Features to Try Next Cycle

Aug 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Lewis Strickland posted in Performance and Goals, SAP, SuccessFactors, Consulting Partner Resources

Whether your organization is continuously modifying their SuccessFactors performance forms or you decide to keep the same performance form template year after year, there are some small changes you can make that will have a big impact. As you begin to have your annual performance form conversations, be sure to include these 5 features below in the discussions.

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