I hope you’ve found our Q2 2019 series of articles both useful and informative. The team work hard to produce the articles and associated blogs so hopefully they have, once again, managed to bring you the content in an easy to consume format whilst adding their own observations and insights.
There was no “release” this quarter for SAP Jam nor Learning. For Learning, SAP’s customer session focussed on the progress of some major projects which will take “multiple releases” to complete. These major projects are about replacing the (Flash based) frontend UI, People Analytics (via the Report Centre using SAP Analytics Cloud) and Personalised Recommendations (using machine learning). Part of these changes include improving the taxonomy / terminology in the Learning application to be more user friendly (e.g. Manager, not Supervisor).
As an organisation we’ve implemented EC Service Centre a few times now and it is good to see the product continuing to evolve. In this release, SAP have added “Ask HR” functionality as part of the SAP SuccessFactors Mobile app, which means employees can create, check and update tickets on the move.
In addition, the Qualtrics acquisition and how their products will be used in SAP’s solutions is starting to take shape with the announcement of the “Employee Experience Management”; I’m sure we’ll be hearing more on this over the coming quarters.
As I said in my introduction blog post, compared to the Q1 release, the Q2 release is of a smaller size mainly due to the lower number of Universal updates. So, there are nearly 80 possible “opt-in” updates to consider that require some action from you to benefit from; if you use Employee Central (EC) or Recruiting, you should review carefully.
Finally, as mentioned in our EC article, SAP have now offered some Implementation Design Principles (IDPs) related to EC and Integration topics. If you are an SAP customer, find out more (and links to each of the documents) in this SAP SuccessFactors Community article.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our series of posts on the Q2 2019 release of SAP SuccessFactors. If you haven’t read the other posts yet, I’d encourage you to go back and see which areas spark your interest.
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank my #TeamZalaris colleagues for their hard work in bringing you their insights, and I hope the wider SAP SuccessFactors community has found them useful too; we’d love to hear your feedback! (by email or via Twitter / LinkedIn).