SAP SuccessFactors H1 2021 Performance & Goals Release Analysis

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The SAP SuccessFactors H1 2021 Performance & Goals release update is now in preview. According to the SAP SuccessFactors 2021 release schedule, the second-half update will go into production on May 21st. To help you out, we’ve broken down the major updates into bite sized pieces to help you get ramped up on the latest changes.

 

More H1 2021 Analysis:  Employee CentralRecruiting | Onboarding | Learning | Analytics | Time Tracking Employee Central Payroll | Compensation & Variable Pay

 

Additionally, we hosted a LinkedIn Live with our experts to discuss the SuccessFactors H1 2021 Talent release.  

 

 

Now let’s jump into the latest in the Performance & Goals release:

 

Metric Lookup Tables

 

Automatic Population and Metric Lookup Tables Supported in Latest Goal Management: As of 1H 2021, In the latest version of Goal Management, users can now use the automatic population and metric lookup tables to calculate ratings of a goal.

The benefit of the Automatic Population is to achieve feature parity with the legacy Goal Management.

 

How to turn it on: This is a universal update

 

 

 

Cascade Personal Goals in Latest Goal Management

 

Cascade Personal Goals: Users can now cascade personal goals, including pulling another user’s goals to one’s own goal plan (cascade-pull) and pushing one’s own goals to another user’s goal plan (cascade-push).

 

How to turn it on: This is a universal update.

 

Attachments to Activities for Continuous Performance Management

 

Attachments to Activities for CPM: Users can now add up to 5 attachments for each continuous performance management activity. Enable Attachments on Activities is enabled on the Continuous Performance Management Configuration page.

 

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-in.

 

Admin Search and Permanently Delete Feedback in Continuous Performance Management

 

Administrator to Delete Feedback: An administrator can search for and permanently delete feedback provided to others. The administrator cannot view the content of the feedback. The administrator only sees the topic, the date the feedback was given, and the giver and receiver names.

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-in

 

 

 

360 Review-SAP Fiori Version in Goal Management

 

Add Approvers in 360 Review – SAP Fiori Version: Users can now add approvers when a form is in the Modify stage in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version.

 

 

Development Goal Section Available in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version: Configuration of the Development Goal section in a form template in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version, so users can review and edit existing development goal items.

 

EZ Rater Available in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version: Enable the EZ Rater feature in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version. In the EZ Rater mode, competency and goal items are displayed in a compact list view, so users can easily rate them at one time.

 

 

Print Preview Available in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version: A preview is available before users print a form in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version

 

Stack Ranker Available in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version: You can now enable the Stack Ranker feature in 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version. In the Stack Ranker mode, employees stack up against one another, so users can easily review and change the competency ratings and comment on the competencies.

 

 

How to turn it on: This is a universal update.

 

Additional Notable Changes

 

Separate Email Notification About Document Transfer After Importing Users: After you import or update users, if document transfer happens, you now receive a separate email notification about document transfer results, including lists of users whose forms have been transferred or failed to transfer.

 

How to turn it on: This is a universal update.

 

More to Come for the latest SAP SuccessFactors 2021 Releases

 

The H1 2021 Performance & Goals release is just a part of the latest SAP SuccessFactors update. Follow Rizing HCM on LinkedIn for release analysis and find the complete LinkedIn Live H1 2021 release coverage here. Customers should also follow the SAP SuccessFactors Community Page for the latest updates and roadmaps. 

 

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