The second half 2021 SAP® SuccessFactors® release comes at a time when employee retention and efficient onboarding are more important than ever before. Learn about important new features, how Rizing will continue to cover the release, and the release schedule.

Job market trends

Is it the Great Resignation, the Great Realignment, the Great Reset, or the Great Reshuffle?

No matter what you call it, the state of the workplace has never been more in flux than it is right now.

41% of workers were considering quitting or changing professions this year. Four million US workers actually did quit their jobs in April alone – the largest spike ever recorded. Two million older workers have taken early retirement.

COVID quarantines gave people the downtime to reflect upon their careers, learn new skills, take online courses, and consider location-independent, remote work opportunities that didn’t exist before.

And for employers?

The current job market volatility means retaining talent and efficiently onboarding new hires are the new business imperatives.

H2 release responds to trends

The latest release of SAP® SuccessFactors® Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite responds to current market trends, with features designed to help employers improve their agility in a time when the market demands it.

Highlights of the release include:

  • A new Opportunity Marketplace designed for employees to discover ways to develop their career and grow their skillset (learn more)
  • A new centralized framework called “Center of Capabilities” that connects employee skills and capabilities to other employees and opportunities.
  • WorkZone now enables access to view both SAP Litmos and SuccessFactors courses
  • Additional quick approval cards on the home page support time management workflows and other to-do tasks from across the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Engagement cards for onboarding help new hires complete the necessary tasks to be productive on day one
  • A time off manager shows employees their overtime, absences, and available vacation/personal time
  • A punch clock allows employees to record hours starting or ending at midnight, or hours spanning midnight (starting on one day and ending on another)
  • Managers now have ability to recognize employees for pre-defined years of service

These are just a few of the 355 updates covered in this release. Before beginning your internal release implementation process, be sure to consider how the different updates will affect your individual modules and processes. Every business is unique – your release management approach should be too.

Rizing coverage

We’ll be covering all the changes in SuccessFactors with video, blog posts, and more.

Bookmark our Make the most out of the SAP SuccessFactors release updates page – which will be updated with everything you need to know to make the most out of the H2 2021 release.

Here’s what we have planned:

Video highlights series

Our team of experts share their thoughts on the biggest release updates and answer real-time questions from the SuccessFactors user community.

Live Q&A session

Run by our release gurus, our consultants will answer questions in a live and interactive discussion.

Blog coverage

Module by module notes on the release highlights, including explanations and helpful screenshots.


View our Ultimate Guide to Managing Releases or Building the Right Team to Support your HRIS Solution eBooks.

Release schedule

October 14, 2021
SAP published the release highlights document.

October 15, 2021
The H2 2021 SuccessFactors Release Preview became available.

November 2-13
SAP Release Q&A series hosted.

November 19th, 2021
The release goes into production.