I hope you’ve found our Q1 2019 series of articles both useful and at least a little bit enjoyable, as at Zalaris we have been using a saying recently; “try to spark joy”. I think the team have, once again, managed to bring you the content in an easy to consume format adding their own observations and insights.
Well one update I didn’t see coming until the announcement was the partnership with Kronos to sell their product as “SAP Time Management application by Kronos”. This is a move away from Workforce Software, who no longer feature on the Time & Attendance area of SAP’s website. This must be frustrating for some customers … let’s hope the road ahead has less twists & turns!
As a certified Recruiting consultant, my favourite update is that the Internal Careers sites can now use the Career Site Builder. For years I’ve always grimaced a little at the Internal Careers page, so being able to offer such a great experience (including in the mobile app) internally now is welcome news. It is also good to see that the Agency Portal is getting a Fiori makeover too; Agency 2.0 is a Provisioning Opt-In option in this release.
As I said in my introduction blog post, compared to the Q4 release, this is of a similar size to Q4 but has a higher proportion of Universal updates. Although they are Universal, they are worth reviewing, as often they provide a way to adjust or do something slightly different; for example, hide an entity or view incumbents of a position in the Company Structure overview.
There is much more to read up on too, from Benefits improvements in Core HR to new categorizations in EC Service Centre, new integration flows between S4HANA and EC, to the ability to edit MS Office documents in SAP Jam.
Finally, a couple of useful tips related to Quarterly Release Information; firstly you can get updates directly from SAP by signing up here and secondly, SAP now publish test cases to enable you to effectively test out the new features in this release (S-User required). I hope that helps you be well prepared. If you want to also read how one large financial customer goes about managing the releases, then you can read their blog here (S-User required).
I hope you’ve enjoyed our series of posts on the Q1 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 once again thank my #TeamZalaris colleagues once again 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).