Listing Enhancements and Features in the 2H 2023 Release

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe new enhancements and features released in 2H 2023

Introduction to Stay Certified Information

Stay Certified information refers to the content that was formerly known as the Delta information or stay current 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 Help portal and in the Search all drop-down list, enter SAP SuccessFactors Release Information.

    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 release.

  3. Select What’s New Viewer.

  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.

Importing Picklists from Employee Central Using Web Service

You can now import picklists and picklist values from Employee Central to the SAP S∕4HANA system by using OData query.

A new integration package SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Integration with SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA: Generic Data in SAP Cloud Integration is provided. This package contains the integration flow Replicate Generic Data from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central to SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA Using the OData API, which you can use to replicate entities such as picklists from Employee Central into the SAP S∕4HANA system. A new report in the SAP S/4HANA system is now available to use this integration flow and import the picklists and picklist values from Employee Central into the SAP S/4HANA system. You can use the imported picklists and picklist values in SAP S∕4HANA when defining value mappings in Customizing to map Employee Central field values to the values of SAP S∕4HANA fields.

In the current version, you can copy the integration package SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Integration with SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA: Generic Datato your workspace in SAP Cloud Integrationand configure and deploy the integration flow Replicate Generic Data from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central to SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA Using the OData API. You can access the picklist writer report from the Customizing activity Business Integration BuilderData Migration and Replication to Employee CentralBasic SettingsDefine Value Mapping Import Picklists and Picklist Values from Employee CentralImport Picklists from Employee Central Using Web Service .

Technical Details

Reference Number

ECT-216641

ProductEmployee Central
ModuleData Integration
FeatureERP Integration
ActionInfo only
Enablement

Customer configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

TypeNew
Major or Minor

Major

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

How It Looked Before

In the previous version, picklist was imported by downloading the picklists from Employee Central and then uploading this CSV file in the SAP S/4HANA system. This was a manual effort.

Identifying Employees for Temporary Exclusion from Data Processing in the ERP System

We provide a new tool that helps you find an employee for whom an exceptional error occurred during data replication from Employee Central, to temporarily suspend the processing of their data in the SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM system.

In the previous version, we provided a tool to suspend the processing of the data replicated for a specific employee from Employee Central if an exceptional error occurred. Temporarily suspending the processing for the employee allows for the data of the other employees in the same package to be processed in SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM. The new tool helps you find the employee for whom you want to temporarily suspend processing.

Configuration Requirements

Support package 36 of the SFSF EC INTEGRATION (PA_SE_IN) add-on must be installed in your SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP system.

This feature is currently not available for the SFSF EC S4 HCM INTEGRATION (ECS4HCM) add-on.

We provide a new template role with the permissions required by a user of the new tool. You can copy and adapt this role as required.

Whats Changed

How It Looks Now

In the current version, you can use the Identify to Exclude from Processing(ECPAO_IN_EE_ID) transaction to find the employee for whom the exception occurred. You can suspend processing directly from this transaction and include the employee in processing again when the error is resolved. You can also analyze what might have caused the exception, for example, by displaying the application log, the message monitor, or the runtime error if one exists.

In the previous version, we provided the Exclude Employees from Processing(ECPAO_IN_QUAR) transaction to suspend the processing of the data replicated for a specific employee from Employee Central if an exception occurred. But you had to find the employee for whom the error occurred by yourself. You can still use this transaction. Alternatively, you can use the new Identify to Exclude from Processing transaction.

Technical Details

Reference Number

ECT-216243

ProductEmployee Central
ModuleData Integration
FeatureERP Integration
ActionInfo only
Enablement

Customer configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Enabling Business Integration Builder (BIB) from Non-BIB in PA_SE_IN Software Component

You can enable Business Integration Builder (BIB) from Non-BIB in PA_SE_IN for Data Replication from Employee Central.

We have provided a new document to help you understand the process to enable BIB and the steps to be performed before and after enabling BIB in the PA_SE_IN add-on.

Enabling BIB from Non-BIB in PA_SE_IN for Data Replication from Employee Central

With the Business Integration Builder (BIB) we leverage our employee master data integration by offering a flexible and easy to use integration configuration tool available for the SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM system.

Let us give you a brief insight into how you benefit from our BIB based employee master data replication solution:

  • Field and value mapping is simple and easily configured using standard customizing activities. Importing the Employee Central meta data model from your Employee Central instance directly into your SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM system ensures getting the right Employee Central data needed for configuring the field and value mapping quick and easy.

  • Extensibility based on configuration rather than Business Add-In (BAdI) implementations for handling infotypes in the replication processing.

  • Support of country-specific mappings by easy and simple standard configuration.

  • Support transporting configuration settings between SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM systems. For example, between a test system and a productive system.

  • Ability to choose and apply pre-delivered sample content consisting of pre-delivered standard field and value mappings to most common SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM infotypes. This will reduce the time spent configuring the mapping.

  • Ability to consider secondary SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM infotypes through standard configuration.

  • No infotype record splits required at FTSD date for successful replication. You can also move your FTSD to keep the data transfer straight-forward and focused on HCM business processes in your SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM system. Reduces data traffic by avoiding old historical data that are not needed anymore in your HCM processes in your SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM system that have been already replicated.

  • Gain from additional features available only with our BIB integration covering important use cases such as move of hire date, replicate multiple status changing actions at the same day, and support replicating no-shows. You do not need to invest in custom developments to cover such use cases, instead you can use standard BIB features.

Configuration Requirements

If you use the SFSF EC INTEGRATION (PA_SE_IN) add-on, support package 36 of this add-on must be installed in your SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP system.

Technical Details

Reference Number

ECT-216205

ProductEmployee Central
ModuleData Integration
FeatureERP Integration
ActionInfo only
Enablement

Customer Configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Support Migration of Employees Having Prehire Action Types in ERP

We now support the migration of employees who have prehire as the first action type in SAP ERP HCM/SAP S4HANA.

In ERP, you can use a prehire record before the actual hiring happens. This is to ensure that the newly hired employees are only considered in the payroll run if they complete the hiring/joining process. In Employee Central, hiring is always considered as the first event. Hence, we weren’t supporting the employee who had a prehire record. The extraction report is now enhanced to filter the prehire record of the employee and migrate rest of the employee information using special event reasons.

Configuration Requirements

  • If you use the SFSF EC S4 HCM INTEGRATION (ECS4HCM) add-on, support package 02 of this add-on must be installed in your SAP S/4HANA system.

  • If you use the SFSF EC INTEGRATION (PA_SE_IN) add-on, support package 36 of this add-on must be installed in your SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP system.

Whats Changed

In the current version, the end-to-end process of migrating an employee data to Employee Central and replicating it back to the ERP system is supported for employees who have a prehire record.

In the previous version, we weren’t supporting the migration of employees who had a prehire record.

Technical Details

Reference Number

ECT-217401

ProductEmployee Central
ModuleData Integration
FeatureERP Integration
ActionInfo only
Enablement

Customer Configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Enhancing BIB Replication from Different Employee Central Entity to Infotype

You can now replicate data from different Employee Central entities which can have different processing modes mapped to the same infotype.

Multiple EC entity data can be mapped to different subtypes of an infotype which can have different time constraint.

Configuration Requirements

If you use the SFSF EC S4 HCM INTEGRATION (ECS4HCM) add-on, support package 02 of this add-on must be installed in your SAP S/4HANA system.

If you're using the SFSF EC INTEGRATION (PA_SE_IN) add-on, then you must also install the support package 36 of the add-on on your SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP system.

Whats Changed

In the current release, you will be able to map the data from different Employee Central entity to same infotype with subtype having different time constraints in the SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM system.

In the previous release, when you map the data from different Employee Central entity to same infotype with subtype having different time constraints in the SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP HCM system, the replication process fails.

Technical Details

Reference Number

ECT-216597

ProductEmployee Central
ModuleData Integration
FeatureERP Integration
ActionInfo only
Enablement

Customer Configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Enabling the Replication of the Delimited Employee Central Host Address on Global Assignments

You can now replicate a delimited host address from Employee Central to infotype 0006 and subtype 1 (to the global assignment's PERNR) for the global assignment scenario.

When you have the host address record delimited in Employee Central and replicated to SAP ERP HCM or SAP S/4HANA system, then the end date would be set as 31.12.9999 in the infotype 0006 (Addresses) record during the replication process.

We've made this enhancement so that you can delimit the end date of the host address record on replication to the global assignment end date, similar to the Employee Central record.

Configuration Requirements

  • If you use the SFSF EC S4 HCM INTEGRATION (ECS4HCM) add-on, support package 02 of this add-on must be installed in your SAP S/4HANA system.

  • If you use the SFSF EC INTEGRATION (PA_SE_IN) add-on, support package 36 of this add-on must be installed in your SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP system.

Whats Changed

In the previous release, home and host addresses of an employee on a global assignment behaves differently from the current release. After returning to home country on completing the global assignment, employee delimits the host address record in Employee Central to the end of global assignment date. While replicating such record in SAP ERP HCM or SAP S/4HANA system, end date is extended to 31.12.9999 for the host address record in infotype 0006.

In the current release, you can decide if you want to consider the end date of the host address transferred from Employee Central. You can do so by enabling the EC to ERP: Allow delimited host address for GA PERNR switch in the Maintain Constant Values for Data Replication from EC customizing activity.

Note

This feature works only if the data sharing option in SAP ERP HCM or SAP S/4HANA is switched-off for the address in the V_T582G view.

Technical Details

Reference Number

ECT-217394

ProductEmployee Central
ModuleData Integration
FeatureERP Integration
ActionInfo only
Enablement

Customer configured

Lifecycle

General Availability

Type

New

Major or Minor

Major

Software Version

2H 2023

Valid as Of

2023-11-17

Supplementary Resources

The following are useful supplementary resources for the 2H 2023 release:

Stay Informed! Second Half 2023 SAP SuccessFactors Release Details. This blog post is dedicated to keeping Partners informed about the 2H 2023 Release.

SAP SuccessFactors 2H 2023 Release Highlights. Note that you might need to register to access the following content: Discover key innovations in the SAP SuccessFactors second half 2023 release.

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