SAP SuccessFactors Q2 2018 Release Updates and Highlights

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SAP SuccessFactors releases updates to its suite of products on a quarterly schedule. The new features for the Q2 2018 release are now live to all customers as of June 2, and this time around SuccessFactors has unveiled major updates in recruiting, time management and more. We detail the highlights below, and check out the video from SuccessFactors head of product Amy Wilson for more information.


Candidate Relationship Management

The SuccessFactors Recruiting module is getting something brand new in candidate relationship management (CRM). This new feature is all about managing and organizing recruiting passive candidate data, as well as the content necessary to attract top talent.

SAP SuccessFactors Candidate Relationship Management
SuccessFactors Q2 2018 Candidate Relationship Management interface.

With CRM, customers will be able to create and manage talent pools, develop dynamic data capture forms on landing pages, build an expanded candidate profile that tracks candidate engagement, correspondence, and profile information, search across candidate, employee and talent pool data, and create custom e-mail marketing campaigns and landing pages.

Visa and Permits Management

Another new solution delivered in Q2 is Visa and Permits Management. This new functionality aims to manage all country-specific visa and permits processes. This will better allow customers to comply with local laws when hiring international candidates.

This solution comes with pre-built integration in SuccessFactors Employee Central.

SAP SuccessFactors Q2 2018 visa and permits management
Managing visas and permits in SuccessFactors.

Other SuccessFactors Q2 2018 Release Highlights

Time management gets some efficiency and usability upgrades in Q2 with the aim of reducing false time sheets. That will be accomplished through a renewed absence calendar that gives clearer overviews of attendance, and monthly time evaluation results directly on time sheets in SuccessFactors Employee Central.

SuccessFactors Q2 2018 Employee Central time sheet overview.
The new SuccessFactors Employee Central time sheet overview.

Additionally, there are enhancements to continuous performance management (CPM) in the SuccessFactors mobile app, the ability to give partial credit on role readiness scores in succession planning, and real-time threaded messaging within groups.

The next update, the Q3 SuccessFactors quarterly release, will be available for preview on August 4 and hit production for all customers on September 15.

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