SAP SuccessFactors H2 2020 Release Analysis: Employee Central

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The SAP SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release is now in preview. According to the SAP SuccessFactors 2020 release schedule, the second-half update will go into production on November 20. To help you get ramped up for the latest Employee Central features, we have broken down the major updates.

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Additionally, we will be hosting a LinkedIn Live with our in-house experts to discuss the H2 2020 Employee Central release.

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

Now that the SAP SuccessFactors releases are bi-annual instead of quarterly, they tend to be fairly sizeable with many added features. Let’s dig into the key enhancements in the SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update.

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Major Release Updates

Configurable New Hire

Create templates and specify blocks needed: You can now flexibly configure the hiring process to cater to the different needs of your workforce. You can create templates and specify the blocks required for a particular type of employment you are hiring for.

You can add, remove, and rearrange the order of the blocks as well as add standard and custom MDF objects to the configuration.

You can also create multiple templates as per your requirements.

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-In

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Internal Job History Block Available in People Profile

Can now see Internal Job History for Users: A long-awaited feature returns; You can now configure the Internal Job History block in the People Profile to view a summarized version of an employee’s job history at the company.

This new block will provide a summary of jobs held by a user in EC with limited fields.

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-In

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

Pending Hires Available in Admin Alerts 2.0

Admins can now be informed of Pending Hires: You can now access your pending hires using Admin Alerts 2.0 from the home page or Admin Center.

This enhancement will improve user experience by allowing admins to easily navigate to the Manage Pending Hires page from their alerts.

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-in

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

Admin Alerts 2.0 for HR Data Issues

Data Issues highlighted to Admins: Admin Alerts 2.0 now monitors HR data issues arising out of incorrect or invalid Foundation Object configurations in the Job Information of users, in addition to monitoring issues related to inactive dynamic role users

This enhancement allows admins and managers to identify data issues in the system and quickly rectify them.

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-in

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

New Day View for Team Absence Calendar

Larger window timeframe to view absences and working times: Employees or managers can view absences and planned working times exactly when they started and ended on the timeline. The day view also displays cross-midnight absences and planned working times.

Managers will now be able to see more specific absence and working times for their direct reports, the planned working time information in the day view includes details like work schedule name, working times, and breaks.

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

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

Searching Users in Team Absence Calendar

Searchability within the Absence Calendar: Employees or managers can now search for other users outside the peers group for an employee, or outside the reporting hierarchy of a manager.

This enhancement will be driven by role-based permissions to ensure users can search for other users.

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-in

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

New Business Rule Scenario for Workflows

Rule contexts are now retained while importing a data model: A new, special-purpose business rule scenario has been provided to create business rules that trigger workflows

This scenario removes irrelevant options or settings that are visible in a generic business rule scenario and offers special support when you define the THEN statement of your business rule

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

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

Qualtrics Email Surveys for EC

Obtain feedback for multiple EC Scenarios: Simplifying the process of sending Qualtrics surveys to employees in the following areas:

  • EC New Concurrent Employment
  • EC Global Assignments
  • EC Employee Hire
  • EC Change in Manager
  • EC Employment Termination
  • EC Global Benefits for New Hires, Rehires, and Open Enrollment

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-in and currently using Qualtrics

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

Live Profile User Information for Contingent Workers

More Information can be seen on People Profile for Contingent Workers: Live Profile User Information is a custom data block that you can add to People Profile to display and manage additional information about contingent workers

This will help to track more data for Contingent Workers, similar to what you have currently configured for a standard employee

How to turn it on: Admin Opt-In

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

Event Reason XML Deprecation

Depreciation of Event Reason Derivation: The XML template for deriving event reasons for Job Information and Compensation Information is deprecated.

From now on, business rules must be used for deriving an event reason. There’s a new rule scenario to support onSave rules in Job Information and Compensation Information for event reason derivation.

If Event Reason Derivation has not been moved to business rules before the H2 2020 release is deployed, these will automatically be created by SAP.  It is strongly advised for those clients that have not migrated to business rules thoroughly test in their Preview instances before the Production release.

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

SuccessFactors H2 2020 Employee Central release update

More to Come for the Latest SAP SuccessFactors Release

The H2 2020 Employee Central release is just a part of the latest SAP SuccessFactors update. Continue to follow Rizing HCM on LinkedIn for release analysis of more modules in the coming weeks and our LinkedIn Live series in November. Customers should also follow the SAP SuccessFactors Community Page for the latest updates and roadmaps.