SAP SuccessFactors Overview

SuccessFactors Overview

SuccessFactors’ applications are a suite of applications called the SuccessFactors BizX suite. They cover the spectrum of HCM processes, including core HR, talent management, workforce planning, analytics, and social collaboration. SuccessFactors has a particular strength in talent management and social collaboration. Its range of talent management solutions covers all of the key process areas: performance management, recruitment, compensation management, learning, succession, and development.

SuccessFactors modules:

  • Platform
  • Performance & Goals
  • Compensation and Variable pay
  • Recruiting Management
  • Recruiting Marketing
  • Onboarding
  • Learning ( LMS)
  • Succession & Career Development
  • Employee Central
  • Employee Central Payroll
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Analytics
  • SuccessFactors Mobile
  • SAP Jam
  • Integration and Middleware tools


The SuccessFactors Platform is the technical foundation for the entire SuccessFactors HCM suite. It provides core functionality, such as the Public Profile, Talent Profile, Org Chart, Badges, email notifications, Metadata Framework (MDF), Presentations, and more. It is required when the first SuccessFactors application(s) is configured and provides all prerequisite technical elements required to run any suite applications.

Goals and Performance:

This suite facilitates the creation, alignment, monitoring, and measurement of both organizational and personal goals. The goal plan is the basis for GM in SuccessFactors. The goals that appear in the goal plan are easy to create and edit throughout the year, by both the employee and manager. As goals are established and tracked, they become part of the performance review process.

Performance reviews in PM and GM assist companies in measuring individual performance against company objectives and competencies, as well as personal objectives and competencies. This information feeds into any number of other talent processes, such as SuccessFactors Compensation Management, Succession Planning, Learning, and Career Development.


Compensation and Variable Pay:

SuccessFactors Compensation provides a single source of all employee data for calculation of compensation components data from Employee Central or SAP ERP HCM, if integrated, providing a single source of truth for the compensation process. This complex and robust bonus calculation engine allows HAEA to tie business goals and individual results to the payout amount. Employee Central is the input into the compensation planning process and any compensation recommendations and changes are interfaced to EC into the salary data section of the employee portal as shown above.


Recruiting management:

Recruiting Marketing (RMK) and Recruiting Management (RCM) combined will provide application processing and candidate management features, as well as high-powered tools to attract and engage candidates in one solution for HAEA. This complete recruiting solution, which has the best features of an applicant tracking system, sits inside the SuccessFactors HCM suite, enabling HAEA to connect with position data of Employee Central and interface new hire transactions to EC in real time as shown below.

Employee Central:

SuccessFactors Employee Central is the core HRIS of the SuccessFactors HCM suite. It provides enterprise-level HCM functionality in an intuitive UI for HR professionals, executives, managers, and employees. It allows users to view, maintain, audit, and report on employee and organizational data across different countries, cost centers, legal entities, and employee types. Event-based transactions, workflows, and HR processes are available to fully manage everyday HR operations and activities.


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