SAP SuccessFactors


What is SAP SuccessFactors?

SAP SuccessFactors is SAP’s cloud-based suite of human resources software. The SAP SuccessFactors suite is traditionally most known for its talent management tools and offers core HR capabilities through Employee Central and payroll capabilities through Employee Central Payroll.

While SAP still has many customers running its legacy on-premise SAP ERP HCM solution, SAP SuccessFactors is SAP’s primary focus for Human Capital Management (HCM) and Human Experience Management (HXM). As a result, SAP now focuses most of its HR technology innovation and development resources in the HR space on SAP SuccessFactors. Additionally, the vendor plans to end mainstream maintenance for SAP ERP HCM in 2027.

Modules and offerings within the SAP SuccessFactors suite include:

What is SAP SuccessFactors?

SAP SuccessFactors is SAP’s cloud-based suite of human resources software. The SAP SuccessFactors suite is traditionally most known for its talent management tools and offers core HR capabilities through Employee Central and payroll capabilities through Employee Central Payroll.

While SAP still has many customers running its legacy on-premise SAP ERP HCM solution, SAP SuccessFactors is SAP’s primary focus for Human Capital Management (HCM) and Human Experience Management (HXM). As a result, SAP now focuses most of its HR technology innovation and development resources in the HR space on SAP SuccessFactors. Additionally, the vendor plans to end mainstream maintenance for SAP ERP HCM in 2027.

Modules and offerings within the SAP SuccessFactors suite include:

  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central (Core HR)
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Service Center
  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting
  • SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding
  • SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals
  • SAP SuccessFactors Compensation
  • SAP SuccessFactors Learning
  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development
  • SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics
  • Employee Experience Management with SAP Qualtrics

Key SAP SuccessFactors Considerations for SAPinsiders

  • SAP is focused on integrating SAP SuccessFactors and its other cloud applications into its broader set of offerings. This focus is especially of interest to organizations using a variety of SAP tools. As companies adopt cloud solutions, integration between those products and the rest of an organization’s technology stack can be a challenge. SAP CEO Christian Klein noted that SAP has been working to bring the same integration experience between SAP SuccessFactors and other apps that traditional SAP ERP HCM had with the on-premise SAP ERP suite of applications.
  • Managing cloud releases is different than on-premise releases. SAP SuccessFactors releases updates twice per year, and these updates often provide significant changes to functionality. Most changes are not mandatory, but customers seeking to get the most out of their cloud systems should implement updates where possible. Doing so requires a release management strategy to track the latest updates and encourage adoption. Most updates can be added to SAP SuccessFactors by opting in, a stark change from on-premise releases, which require more technical work.
  • Self-service is an important component of cloud HR tools like SAP SuccessFactors. The most successful companies in their HR strategies are utilizing self-service. For example, employee and manager self-service related to time and attendance and performance management are likely to create better employee experiences and generate more efficient HR processes by removing the reliance on an HR employee to complete related tasks and paperwork. In addition, there is a possibility for self-service in more HR areas such as onboarding and learning.

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  1. Sustaining Success: Strategies for Post-Implementation Support at Officeworks

    This presentation aims to shed light on Officeworks current HR landscape and integrations; alongside the critical nuances and complexities inherent in sustaining a robust support structure for the SuccessFactors platform. Addressing the common business problem of insufficient understanding surrounding the post-implementation support requirements, explored will be what works well at Officeworks and how it aligns…

  2. Why Aren’t Our People Embracing the System? Exposing Change Management as the Missing Ingredient!

    Explore the critical role of change management in successfully implementing the SuccessFactors HCM system, focusing on communication, stakeholder engagement, training, and organisational culture to ensure smooth transitions, higher user adoption, and sustainable success in today's dynamic business landscape. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  3. Taking Action & Measuring Outcomes: Improving Workplace Belonging for Underrepresented Groups by Co-designing an Internal Indigenous Brand for their SuccessFactors Platform

    Discover how New Zealand Rugby addressed inequity by implementing a comprehensive Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) strategy, migrating to SAP SuccessFactors, and using demographic data to track and improve belonging scores among underrepresented groups. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  4. The Team behind The Team: How New Zealand Rugby approached HR Transformation

    Join us as we dive into New Zealand Rugby’s game-changing HR Tech modernisation journey with SAP SuccessFactors. We’ll discuss how their small (but mighty) HR team supports ‘The Team Behind the All Blacks’; 180 employees across 7 business units. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  5. Deep Dive: Energising Tomorrow: Navigating the Human Impacts of Energy Transformation in an Energy Organisation

    Discover how CS Energy, amid a shift to renewable energy under Queensland's Energy and Jobs Plan, is leveraging HR systems like SuccessFactors for strategic workforce planning, change management, and employee development to meet 2035 renewable energy targets. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  6. OceanaGold’s HR Roadmap Transformation – Where Innovation Meets Ambition

    Explore how OceanaGold's commitment to safe, responsible mining and strategic use of SAP has transformed their operations across four mines, guided by insights from Michelle and Trent on their journey from initial state to ambitious aspirations. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  7. You’ve Implemented SAP SuccessFactors…. Now What?

    Discover how Nutrien optimised HR processes and enhanced user experience post-SAP SuccessFactors deployment, enabling continuous improvement, strategic focus, and a positive workplace culture while navigating global restructuring efforts. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  8. Demystifying Artificial Intelligence (AI) for HR Leaders

    Explore AI fundamentals, types, and their applications in HR with SAP SuccessFactors, while addressing data privacy and ethics concerns, and learn how to start your AI journey in this informative session. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  9. Kickstarting People Data Literacy Across Your Organisation

    Learn how to bridge the gap between the availability of data and its effective use in decision-making by embedding people data seamlessly into business practices, enhancing leadership and enterprise-wide insights. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  10. Empowering Workforce Excellence: ANSTO’s Journey with SAP SuccessFactors for Integrated Talent Management and Data-Driven Decision-Making

    Learn how ANSTO's implementation of SAP SuccessFactors has integrated employee lifecycle data, enhanced management visibility, and empowered employees, leading to improved talent retention, skillset development, and workforce engagement. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now