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SAP SuccessFactors October 2018 Compass

SAP SuccessFactors - October Compass
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The Compass


From SAP SuccessFactors




Hello Readers,

As we kick off Q3, we are trying new things to connect customers together: highlighting forum questions that we hope other users can answer and kicking off a new community ranking and badging program to thank those of you helping each other. 

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Customer spotlight






Coast Capital Savings Credit Union recently added Recruiting to their SAP SuccessFactors toolkit. Mark Tucker, Senior Manager of People & Technology Solutions, shares his suggestions for making Recruiting a source of simplicity in this guest blog.




Road to the release 





Latest Release

The Release Information Summary document is now available and our Q4 Release Information Webinars are scheduled to take place October 22 - November 2.  Access these and other release resources here.




Community and peer to peer connection




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Stellar support

Thank you Arijit Sardar, Gopinath Murugaiyan and Jeremie Vadrot!  These support engineers answered over 200 community forum questions in Q3.

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Ranks and badges

We are overhauling our ranking program and introducing badges in the coming weeks.  Learn about the changes and then get ready to climb the ranks!

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Try our tour

Click the Take Tour button at the top of the community home page or the side of any other page for a click through tour of the homepage or overall navigation.

Can you help?

These are questions posted to our product forums seeking advice from other customers.  How do YOU handle...

The My Peers tile in Onboarding with the new GDPR rules?

The Recruiting Monitoring form for Northern Ireland?


Implementing Compensation generally?

Implementing Compensation with Employee Profiles, not Employee Central?




Product Pointers




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Office hours

Join our new and improved open office hours to have your product questions answered by an expert.




Overview of some of the most impactful updates to Compensation that have taken place in the past year.



Change reporting

Check out our Support engineer’s post on Change Reporting.

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Tell us...

What kind of documentation and training do you offer your users?  We'll use the information to further develop our user assistance and enablement roadmaps. Take our survey.

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The Magic Quadrant

This fun visual and report from Gartner has named SAP SuccessFactors as a leader in Talent Management Suites again!  Learn more.




Innovation ALERTS





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Fiori UX universal push to production in Q4

The Fiori User Experience including Fiori UI, Homepage and People Profile will be applied to production environments on 8 December, one week after the Q4 production release. Customers who have NOT enabled these features will notice the change in their production environment(s). View the Community and SAP Help Portal details.


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New change audit capabilities

New change audit capabilities for general data across our suite are now available, including user data and configuration setting. Role-Based Permissions (RBP) is a prerequisite for Change Audit.  Learn how to migrate to RBP or how to enable Change Audit capabilities and view the Community for more details.


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Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Transport Layer Security (TLS) provides privacy and data integrity between communicating applications. SAP SuccessFactors will only support TLS 1.1 or higher to align with industry best practices. We plan to finish our phased TLS 1.0 encryption protocol disablement by end of 2018. Customers using web browsers, platforms or applications that rely on TLS 1.0 must upgrade to TLS 1.1 or 1.2.  Learn more on the Community.


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Stay atop innovation

Visit the Customer Community to stay informed of upcoming feature migrations.

Q3 2019 - Report Center Universal Feature    

Q4 2018 – Right to Return Data Model Changes  

Q4 2018 – Apply by LinkedIn

Q4 2018 – iOS 10 no longer supported

Q4 2018 – Learning Catalog Search 2.0




Support and services




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We've added new Schedule an Expert product areas! Discuss incidents on your time at no additional cost.

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Learn about our new, quarterly, post-release known issues Knowledge Base Article.

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If you don’t already, follow our Twitter account for support updates: @sapcloudsupport

Business case: built.  The Forrester Total Economic Impact Study (TEI) suggests that SAP SuccessFactors customers achieve an ROI of 112% and a 6-month payback period by standardizing HR processes that support workforce agility and employee engagement and by providing access to real-time data.




Research round up






Creating A Culture of Equity For All by Patti Fletcher, Forbes

Understanding HR Data: The Importance and Risk of Context by Steve Hunt, HR Technologist

See more at SAP SucessFactors Research Center








For a summary of all upcoming webinars and live events, check the community's Events page and opt in to receive a monthly events digest.



SuccessConnect takeaways

Since last month's SuccessConnect, we gathered takeaways and notes from admin-focused sessions.  Review them here.

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SAPinsider Payroll Seminar

If you missed last week's ASUG payroll event, it's not too late to learn about SAP SuccessFactors payroll functionality.  Learn more.

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ASUG Express: SC essentials

Connect with SAP product experts, partners, and each other to explore topics from SuccessConnect Vegas in a city near you during this complimentary event.

VIP events: Learn more and register to attend:


Bay Area - Leverage self service to drive process efficiencies

Singapore - VIP EC Leading Practices Day

Hong Kong - VIP EC Leading Practices Day

Toronto and Charlotte - Recruiting

Houston and Phoenix - HR Transformation & Performance Management

London - End to end hiring process

Turkey - HR Transformation & Governance


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