Describing Key SAP SuccessFactors Platform 1H 2024 Features and Enhancements

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce Stay Certified Information
  • Describe the new features and enhancements of SAP SuccessFactors Platform

Introduction to Stay Certified Information

Note
SAP SuccessFactors Platform content and questions have been added to all solution-specific Stay Certified content. THR80D is no longer supported as standalone (Stay Certified program is only for those with associated certifications).

Stay Certified information refers to the content that was formerly known as the Stay Current information or Delta information. Find all new features and enhancements for the release in the What's New Viewer on the SAP Help portal.

If you want more details on a topic, proceed as follows:

  1. Navigate to the SAP SuccessFactors Release Information in the SAP Help portal (https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/SAP_SUCCESSFACTORS_RELEASE_INFORMATION/)

  2. From the drop-down list to the right of the SAP SuccessFactors Release Information title, select the appropriate language

    .
  3. Select What’s New Viewer (English).

  4. Select the filters as required to view the topic.

  5. If the topic contains more information, select See more.

  6. Under the Related Information section, locate further details on the topic.

We made various minor visual enhancements in this release. The following changes are of particular note, although many less-visible enhancements have been made. Please use the following link to review the changes.Minor Visual Changes in 1H 2024

Additional Resources

Keep informed of events and information related to the release.

Bianka Woelke, GVP Head of Application Product Management, shares the latest innovations in the SAP SuccessFactors First Half 2024 Release.

Configurations Available in Configuration Transport Center

Overview of the change

Configurations Available in Configuration Transport Center

Configuration AreaConfiguration GroupConfiguration TypeSupported ActionsImportant Notes
Employee CentralBusiness ConfigurationDynamic Group FiltersYou can view, transport, and download Dynamic Group Filters in the Configuration Transport Center tool. 
CompensationCompensation and Variable PayCompensation and Variable Pay Lookup TableSupports view, transport, and download actions for Compensation and Variable Pay Lookup Tables in Configuration Transport CenterThe Configuration Transport Center UI displays a list of compensation and variable pay lookup table names. When you select a lookup table and transport the same, the data available in the lookup table is transported from the source tenant to the target tenant.

In the Compensation and Variable Pay configuration, there's no data displayed on the UI, and no data records are logged in any audit logs or databases.

See the Role-Based Permission Prerequisites section and Prerequisites for Using Configuration Transport Center topic in the related links section for the necessary permissions to use this configuration.
PlatformConfigure GroupsDynamic Groups for Home Page

A new group type, Dynamic Groups for Home Page, is now supported.

You can view and transport home page groups in the Configuration Transport Center tool.

 
Employee CentralConfigure Off-Cycle Event BatchOff-Cycle Event BatchYou can view, transport, and download Off-Cycle Event Batches in the Configuration Transport Center tool. 
PlatformConfigure RolesPermission RolesYou can view, transport, and download Permission Roles in the Configuration Transport Center tool. 
Talent

Cross-Talent

Configuration

Family and RolesSupports view, transport, and download actions for Family and Roles in the Configuration Transport Center tool. 
Talent

Cross-Talent

Configuration

CompetencySupports view, transport, and download actions for Competency in Configuration Transport Center tool.
  • Family and Roles are displayed on the Configuration Transport Center UI in the Family Name | <Count of roles linked> Rolesformat.
  • If the same family exists in the target tenant, an update to the Family and Roles configuration resets the Roles, Job Code role map, and Roles and competency Link.
PlatformForm Label TranslationForm Label TranslationYou can view, transport, and download Form Label Translations in the Configuration Transport Center tool.
  • Competency is displayed on the Configuration Transport Center UI in the Competency Name | Competency Source | Competency Type | Competency Locale | Competency Category format.
  • If the same competency exists in the target tenant, any changes to the Competency configuration updates Competency, GUID, Common Competency ID, Sub Topic, and Teasers.
  • Competency in the source and target tenants are considered the same, if the Competency Name, Competency Source, Competency Type, Competency Locale, and Competency Category are identical in both tenants.
  • The competency source of the competency that we transport must be available in the target tenant also.
PlatformIntegration Center

Integration Center

Definition

You can view, transport, and download Integration Center Definitions in the Configuration Transport Center tool.
  • You can't select individual Form Label Translation in the Configuration Transport Center. You can select and transport a single configuration with the name Form Label Translation, which appears on the UI. When you select this configuration, all the Form Label Translations are selected in the background and transported to the target tenant.
  • Translations of Template Names aren’t transported using Configuration Transport Center.

PlatformManage Configuration UI You can view, transport, and download Manage Configuration UI in the Configuration Transport Center tool.
  • Only the latest versions of integrations are transported.
  • Destination settings are removed during the transport. You must configure them again in the target instance.
  • Transported Integration Jobs aren't scheduled. You must schedule them in the target instance.
  • Active integrations can be transported. If the integration already exists in the target instance, you should delete it before transporting.
PlatformManage WorkflowsWorkflow Groups

A new group type, Workflow Groups, is now supported.

You can view and transport workflow groups in the Configuration Transport Center tool.

The Workflow Groups was previously called Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts and located under the Employee Centralconfiguration area .

PlatformOrganizational SetupOrganizational SetupYou can view, transport, and download Organizational Setup in the Configuration Transport Center tool.

Foundation Objects is renamed as Organizational Setup and is now available under the Platform configuration area. Previously this was appearing under Employee Central.

PlatformPicklistList of PicklistYou can view, transport, and download Picklists in the Configuration Transport Center tool. 

On the Configuration Activities tab, we've removed the OptimisticLockingConfiguration option from the Employee CentralConfigure Person and Employment DataCompany SettingsMDF Object Definitions section.

We've made these changes as part of the transition fromInstance Synchronization Tool to Configuration Transport Center.

Note
We've updated the Important Notes column for Form Label Translation configuration to convey that translations of Template Names aren’t transported using Configuration Transport Center.

Configuration Requirements

Ensure that you have the necessary role-based permissions for Integration Center and Compensation.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

For Integration Center: You have the AdministratorManage Integration ToolsAccess to Integration Center permission.

For Compensation: You have the AdministratorManage Permission RolesManage CompensationCompensation Management Permission permission. You also have the permission to edit the Compensation Management Permission item.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

TLS-29406

Product

Platform

Module

System Management

Feature

Picklists

Role-Based Permissions

Workflows

Business Configuration

Action

Required

Enablement

Customer Configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Hire to Retire

Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

New Experience for Org Chart

Overview of the change

The latest Org Chart introduces a fresh design and an enhanced user experience for navigating your organization's structure.

Key features of the latest Org Chart include:

  • An intuitive and engaging design with the same look and feel of the Horizon visual theme, and a unified experience across web and mobile.

  • Key information is clear at a glance, including reporting relationships, job information, number or reports, employment type, out-of-office information, and so on.

  • Seamless employee information experience between the latest org chart and the latest People Profile. You can easily access an individual's key information in the new Profile Preview from the latest Org Chart and navigate to the latest People Profile for more details.

  • Two distinct view modes for users with different needs: a focused mode for casual users looking for quick insights, and a standard mode for regular users who want to explore more details of their organization hierarchy.

  • Universal People Search allows you to search for people by their job title, location, department, and so on.

  • Export the org chart to a PDF document or JPEG image for offline view.

  • Standard SAP Companion content including page help and a guided tour.

Configuration Requirements

If you have enabled the legacy Org Chart previously, the latest Org Chart is enabled by default. To opt out, you have the following options:

  • The system administrator can disable the latest Org Chart for the instance by deselecting the Enable the latest Org Chart option in Admin CenterCompany System and Logo Settings .

  • Users can switch back to the legacy Org Chart by turning off the new experience in their account navigation menu on the page header under SettingsNew Experiences.

After the 1H 2024 Preview and Production releases, we'll run background jobs to migrate all instances to the latest Org Chart. For more information about the migration schedule and status, see KBA 3448357 and SAP Community blog Latest Organizational Chart Available in First Half 2024 Release.

Note

We recommend that you enable or disable the latest Org Chart and the latest People Profile together.

Some legacy features aren't supported in the latest Org Chart. For more information, see the Related Information section.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

Here's what the latest Org Chart chart looks like:

We developed this feature to offer new and improved experience of browsing your organization structure.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

WEF-126989

Product

Platform

Module

Company Organization

User Experience

Feature

Organization Chart

Action

Recommended

Enablement

Customer Configured

Link to DemoLatest Org Chart
Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Search Language Enhancement in Action Search

Overview of the change

You can now search for actions in the global header or in the Tools section of Admin Center using English search terms, even if you log on SAP SuccessFactors with non-English language.

Previously, if you logged on to the system with non-English language but tried to search actions in the global header search box or in Admin Center using English search terms, no results were returned. Some roles using non-English languages find this previous behavior limiting, especially when they need to test or demo functions using English terms, or when the localized translation of their systems is not accurate enough, etc. So, as of 1H 2024, administrators can grant a new permission named Allow non-English language users to search in English for Action Search (Including the Tools section of Admin Center) to certain employees and allow them to do the cross-language lookup. After non-English language employees enter the English search terms with this permission turned on, any returned actions are displayed in their login languages.

This new feature enables you to search actions in English even if you log on with other languages.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

You have the Administrator PermissionsManage Action SearchAllow non-English language users to search in English for Action Search (Including the Tools section of Admin Center) permission.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

In the current version, administrators can select a new permission titled Allow non-English language users to search in English for Action Search (Including the Tools section of Admin Center) to grant the cross-language lookup functionality to certain employees.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

SF-5695

Product

Platform

Module

Foundation Management

Feature

Action Search

Action

Info only

Enablement

Customer Configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Hire to Retire

Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Add a Picklist to a Transport Bundle in Picklist Center

Overview of the change

You can now add a picklist to a transport bundle in the Picklist Center, allowing it to be transported to another tenant using the Configuration Transport Center.

We've made these changes as part of the transition from Instance Synchronization Tool to Configuration Transport Center.

Note
We've added the Role-Based Permission Prerequisites section, to include theAccess to transport configurations permission.

Configuration Requirements

  • You've created a transport bundle in the Configuration Transport Center.

  • To access Picklist Center, ensure that you've selected Configure Object Definitions under Metadata Framework.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

You have theAdministrator PermissionsManage Permission RolesConfiguration Transport CenterAccess to transport configurations permission.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

To add the picklist to an existing bundle, you can select the Add to Transport Bundle icon from the Picklist Center overview page, as shown here.

In the current version, the Add to Transport Bundle option is available in both the Picklist Center Overview page and the Picklist Details page as shown here.

How it Looked Before

In the previous version, the Add to Transport Bundle option wasn't available in Picklist Center.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

MDF-84491

Product

Platform

Module

Foundation Management

System Management

Feature

Picklists

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process Variant

Hire to Retire

Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Replacement of Legacy Role-Based Permissions with Latest Role-Based Permissions

Overview of the change

Legacy Role-Based Permissions will reach End of Development on November 15th, 2024. It will reach End of Maintenance and be deleted on May 16th, 2025.

Key Dates

Future dates are subject to change.

MilestoneDateDefinition
End of DevelopmentNovember 15, 2024The deprecation milestone after which SAP stops enhancing a product or part of a product. You can continue to use the software, but you should begin planning for a time when it will no longer be available for use. We still fix high-priority bugs.
End of MaintenanceMay 16, 2025The deprecation milestone after which SAP does not fix bugs or deliver patches for the software. SAP continues to answer your how-to questions. We strongly encourage you to adopt an alternative method for your business scenario.
DeletedMay 16, 2025The deprecation milestone when a feature is no longer available for productive use. You should now be using an alternative method for your business scenario.

Deprecation Details

We're transitioning from legacy Role-Based Permissions to the latest Role-Based Permissions because the latest version includes the key features that are available in legacy Role-Based Permissions, but with a user experience that is consistent with the SAP Fiori standards.

Additional Resources

The latest Role-Based Permissions is now the default permission role configuration tool. However, you can still switch back to the legacy Role-Based Permissions through the Switch back to legacy Role-Based Permissions hyperlink.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

KM-18641

Product

Platform

Module

Identity and Access Management

Feature

Role-Based Permissions

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

Deprecated

Type

Changed

Business Process Variant

Hire to Retire

Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Latest Role-Based Permissions is the Default Permission Role Management Tool

Overview of the change

Configuration Requirements

As a Role-Based Permissions administrator, when you choose Manage Permission Roles in Admin Center, you will be directed to the latest Role-Based Permissions instead of the legacy Role-Based Permissions admin page.

You can still switch back to the legacy Role-Based Permissions through the Switch back to legacy Role-Based Permissions hyperlink.

We want to encourage you to leverage the new RBP experience.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

How it Looked Before

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

PLA-45263

Product

Platform

Module

Identity and Access Management

Feature

Role-Based Permissions

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Link to DemoIntroduction of the Latest Role-Based Permissions
Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Hire to Retire

Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Enhancements to View Permission Role History

Overview of the change

As a Role-Based Permissions administrator, you can compare two versions of a permission role to check which permissions were added or removed. Now, we added two new buttons to display comparison results: Show All and Show Difference.

Here are the details:

  • Choose Show All to see all the permission details, changed or not.
  • Choose Show Difference to see only the changed permissions.

We want to provide you a simplified page of permission role changes with Show Difference. You can quickly view all the differences without scanning through a long list of permission details.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

After you select Show All, all the permissions of the role, including the highlighted changes, display.

After you select Show Difference, only the changed permissions display.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

PLU-7724

Product

Platform

Module

Identity and Access Management

Feature

Role-Based Permissions

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process Variant

Hire to Retire

Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Latest Role-Based Permissions Supports MDF Permissions

Overview of the change

As a Role-Based Permissions administrator, you can now configure MDF permissions using the latest Role-Based Permissions.

We made the enhancement to close the gaps between the latest Role-Based Permissions and the legacy Role-Based Permissions. RBP administrators who need to configure MDF permissions can now also leverage the new RBP experience.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

PLA-42753

Product

Platform

Module

Identity and Access Management

Feature

Role-Based Permission

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Role-Based Permissions Supports Configuring Four People Pools

Overview of the change

Role-Based Permissions (RBP) administrators can now configure four people pools when creating a dynamic permission group in Role-Based Permissions. Previously, they can only configure up to three people pools.

RBP administrators can add up to four people pools in both the Choose Group Members: and the Exclude these people from the group: sections in the Permission Group popup.

We want to provide more flexibility in creating a dynamic permission group for Role-Based Permissions administrators, so that you can leverage people pools and reduce the number of permission groups you have to manage.

Configuration Requirements

  • We recommend that you review your currently permission groups and leverage the four people pools to reduce the number of permission groups that you need to manage.
  • We enhanced only permission groups. Other types of dynamic groups, for example, SettingsMy Group , aren’t affected.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

Previously, you could configure up to three people pools.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

PLU-7723

Product

Platform

Module

Identity and Access Management

Feature

Role-Based Permissions

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process VariantHire To Retire
Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Data Blocking in the Latest Role-Based Permissions

Overview of the change

As a Role-Based Permissions administrator, you can now configure data blocking when you create a role assignment. Previously, you could only edit data blocking but couldn't configure data blocking during role assignment creation phase.

Previously, you could edit data blocking through Admin CenterManage Permission RolesSwitch to the Latest Role-Based Permissions[choose a permission role]AssignmentsActionsData Blocking. Now, you can edit data blocking directly in the main role assignment wizard.

We made the enhancement to streamline your configuration experience using the latest Role-Based Permissions.

Configuration Requirements

You've configured permissions that require configuring data blocking.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

You can now configure data blocking directly in the role assignment creation wizard.

After you click Data Blocking, the popup displays. The data blocking information in the popup is view-only.

How it Looked Before

Previously, after you clicked Data Blocking, the data blocking popup displayed. You could also see the Edit icon.

After you clicked the Edit icon, you could edit data blocking settings.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

PLU-7830

Product

Platform

Module

Identity and Access Management

Feature

Role-Based Permissions

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

Changed

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Related Information

Updating a Role Assignment

Add to Transport Bundle in Integration Center

Overview of the change

We've introduced the option Add to Transport Bundle in the Integration Center.

You can now add integrations to a transport bundle in the My Integrations page in Integration Center, allowing it to be transported to another tenant using the Configuration Transport Center.

We've made these changes so that you can easily add integrations to a transport bundle in Integration Center without having to navigate to Configuration Transport Center.

Configuration Requirements

You've created a transport bundle in Configuration Transport Center.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

You have the Administrator PermissionsManage Permission RolesConfiguration Transport CenterAccess to view and download configurations and Access to transport configurations.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

In the current version, you can see the Add to Transport Bundle option under the Actions tab in the My Integrations page.

How it Looked Before

In the previous version, there was no option to add integrations to a transport bundle using the Integration Center.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

INT-17182

Product

Platform

Module

Integration and Extension

Feature

Integration Center

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Minor

Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

Promote a Transport Bundle Across Multiple Target Tenants

Overview of the change

You can now promote or move the same transport bundle across different target tenants in Configuration Transport Center.

A Promote option is available for the transport bundle in the target tenant after you've successfully imported the bundle. The Promote option doesn't appear for an expired transport bundle. You can select a target tenant, which is already paired to promote the transport bundle. For example, if a configuration bundle is created in A, you can transport the bundle to B. After the bundle is imported successfully to B, you have the option to promote the bundle from B to C and then from C to D without rebuilding the transport bundle in each tenant.

We've introduced this feature for a better user experience. This enhancement allows you to import the transport bundle to multiple target tenants without having to rebuild it for each instance, which previously was time consuming and error prone.

Configuration Requirements

  • Ensure you've paired your tenants.

  • Ensure you've enabled Access to transport configurations role-based permission.

  • Ensure you've enabled the required Role-Based Permissions and other permissions for the respective SAP SuccessFactors Products. Refer to the Prerequisites for Using Configuration Transport Center topic in the Related Links section.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

In the current version, the Promote option highlighted in the Configuration Transport Center tool enables you to promote a transport bundle available for import to multiple target tenants.

How it Looked Before

In the previous version, there was no option to promote a transport bundle to multiple target tenants in Configuration Transport Center

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

TLS-29599

Product

Platform

Module

System Management

Feature

Configuration Transport Center

Action

Info only

Enablement

Automatically on

Link to DemoPromote a Transport Bundle Across Multiple Target Tenants
Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

New Experience for People Profile

Overview of the change

The latest People Profile features a brand-new public view of your profile, consisting of Profile Preview and Spotlight, along with more intuitive user interactions.

Profile Preview greets visitors with an overview of the employee's essential details and allows you to do the following:

  • Perform common actions in the Profile Preview of other people, including calling and emailing.
  • Personalize your public profile, simple and fast, from updating your profile picture, background picture, to writing your self-description.
  • Switch between multiple employment records through a context switcher.
  • View or update specific employee data or go to another SAP SuccessFactors application right from the list of Actions.

Spotlight presents dynamic information in cards to enhance self-branding and foster internal connections. The following cards are available:

  • About Me Video
  • Badges
  • Reporting Line
  • Organization
  • Work Experience
  • Upcoming Absence
  • Skills
  • Competencies
  • Target Roles
  • Mentoring
Note

The latest People Profile only provides a public profile view. With the latest experience enabled, the legacy People Profile remains the place where you view full employee data or edit the data based on your role-based permissions.

The latest experience currently has a limited range of features compared to the legacy experience. Be sure to review the Related Information section to understand its current scope.

What's Changed

How it Looks Now

Based on user feedback, we redesigned the public view of People Profile, empowering employees to build their personal brand and establish connections with ease.

Note

To increase the visibility of this feature, we have added Platform to the list of Products. We did not change any content of this What's New Viewer topic.

Configuration Requirements

The Profile Preview and Spotlight of the latest People Profile are enabled by default. A switch that allows users to toggle between the latest and legacy experience is available on the page SettingsNew Experiences .

As an administrator, you can hide this new experience switch and opt out of the latest People Profile experience for all users by deselecting the setting Admin CenterCompany System and Logo SettingsEnable the latest People Profile .

Note

We recommend that you keep both the latest People Profile and the latest Org Chart enabled. You may also switch off both the latest experiences simultaneously if you prefer.

For more information about the latest People Profile experience in mobile apps, refer to the Related Information section.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

To access the latest People Profile, you must have the User PermissionsGeneral User PermissionUser Search for the specified target population.

To view data from other SAP SuccessFactors applications in People Profile, you must have the same role-based permissions as those required for the applications. For more information, refer to the Related Information section.

Technical Details

Technical Details

Reference Number

ECT-226339

Product

Platform

Employee Central

Module

User Experience

Employee Data

Feature

People Profile

Action

Recommended

Enablement

Customer Configured

Link to DemoNew Experience for People Profile
Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version

1H 2024

Valid as Of

2024-05-17

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