Reviewing the What's New Information in the 2H 2023 Release to Stay Certified

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe key SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics: Reporting features and enhancements to stay certified

Enhancement to SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics: Reporting

Enhancements Related to Unified Story Experience

SAP Analytics Cloud has introduced a set of changes to enhance Story reports as part of unified story experience.

The updates are available in stories that have enabled the optimized view mode, or are built using the optimized design experience. For existing stories (that are built using the classic design), the updates are available after you convert and upgrade them to the optimized design experience.

The unified story experience enhancements improve the overall user experience.

What's Changed

List of SAP Analytics Cloud Changes Applicable to Stories in People Analytics

Technical Details

Reference NumberAYT-53572
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureStory Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeNew
Major or MinorMajor
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-10-14
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

SAP Analytics Cloud What's NewSAP Analytics Cloud Help

Availability of Live Connection from SAP SuccessFactors to SAP Analytics Cloud

If you're a licensed user of SAP Analytics Cloud and you've enabled Stories in People Analytics in your SAP SuccessFactors tenant, you can now access your SAP SuccessFactors data to build stories in SAP Analytics Cloud.

Note

If you use the live connection to SAP Analytics Cloud,

  • Concurrent Employment isn't supported. This means, for an employee that has concurrent employment, only the employee’s main employment data is available in Story reports.
  • The Learning connection that allows you to access the Learning schemas isn't supported.

SAP Analytics Cloud offers more features and capabilities that you can now use for building your SAP SuccessFactors related reports.

Configuration Requirements

  • You've an active account of SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • You've enabled the live connection between SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Analytics Cloud.
    Note
    Currently, you must contact Product Support of SAP Analytics Cloud to enable the live connection.
  • After it has been enabled, you've configured the live connection (using copy connection) on your SAP Analytics Cloud tenant. For details, refer to the live data connections section of the SAP Analytics Cloud help documentation.
    Note
    You must be assigned the Story Admin permission in SAP SuccessFactors to be able to configure the live connection on SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • You've enabled and configured Stories in People Analytics in your SAP SuccessFactors tenant.
  • You've a common Identity Authentication service between SAP SuccessFactors, Stories in People Analytics, and SAP Analytics Cloud.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

There are no separate permissions to build SAP SuccessFactors related Story reports in SAP Analytics Cloud. The permissions granted to users in SAP SuccessFactors apply to the stories created in SAP Analytics Cloud.

Technical Details

Reference NumberAYT-38006
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureStory Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementContact Product Support
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeNew
Major or MinorMajor
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

Extended Live Data Connections to SAP HANACreating Live Data Connections

New Permission that Allows Users to View Complete Organizational Data in Story Reports

A new permission called Unconditional access to complete organizational data in Story reports has been added to the Reports Permission section under User Permissions.

This permission allows users to view the complete data (including sensitive information) of all the employees of your organization in Story reports. This permission isn't bound by any target population.

Caution
We highly recommend that you're cautious while assigning this permission because it provides unconditional access to complete organizational data in Story reports.

This permission makes it easier for you to allow users, like the C-level executives, to access entire organizational data in Story reports.

Technical Details

Reference NumberAYT-53413
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureStory Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeNew
Major or MinorMajor
Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

Permissions Required for Using Story ReportsList of Role-Based Permissions

Deprecation of Canvas Reports for Transactional Reporting

Canvas reports for transactional reporting (Detailed reporting and Advanced reporting) will reach End of Development on November 17, 2023 and will be Deleted on November 21, 2025.

Key Dates

Future dates are subject to change.

MilestoneDateDefinition
End of DevelopmentNovember 17, 2023The 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 MaintenanceNovember 21, 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.
DeletedNovember 21, 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

As the logical next step for achieving our vision of making Stories in People Analytics the go-to solution for all your reporting needs, we are deprecating Canvas reports for transactional reporting (Detailed reporting and Advanced reporting).

Additional Resources

For more information, refer to the SAP SuccessFactors Customer Community Blog.

Technical Details

Reference NumberAYT-53648
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureCanvas Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to DemoNot Applicable
LifecycleDeprecated
TypeChanged
Major or Minor 
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version
  • 2H 2023
  • 1H 2024
  • 2H 2024
  • 1H 2025
  • 2H 2025
Valid as Of2025-11-21
Latest Document Revision2023-10-27

Change History

DateWhat ChangedReason
October 13, 2023Initial publication 
October 27, 2023We updated the topic to indicate that Canvas reports is being deprecated for transactional reporting.Canvas reports for transactional reporting (Detailed reporting and Advanced reporting) is being deprecated. Canvas reports will continue to be available for Workforce Analytics.

Deprecation of Classic Reports

Classic reports will reach End of Development on November 17, 2023 and will be Deleted on November 22, 2024.

Key Dates

Future dates are subject to change.

MilestoneDateDefinition
End of DevelopmentNovember 17, 2023The 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 MaintenanceNovember 22, 2024The 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.
DeletedNovember 22, 2024The 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

As the logical next step for achieving our vision of making Stories in People Analytics the go-to solution for all your reporting needs, we are deprecating the legacy reporting tool, Classic reports.

Additional Resources

For more information, refer to the SAP SuccessFactorsCustomer Community Blog.

Technical Details

Reference NumberAYT-53648
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureClassic Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to DemoNot Applicable
LifecycleDeprecated
TypeChanged
Major or Minor 
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version
  • 2H 2023
  • 1H 2024
  • 2H 2024
Valid as Of2024-11-22
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Change History

DateWhat ChangedReason
October 13, 2023Initial publication 

Deprecation of Tiles and Dashboard Reports

Tiles and Dashboard reports will reach End of Development on November 17, 2023 and will be Deleted on November 21, 2025.

Key Dates

Future dates are subject to change.

MilestoneDateDefinition
End of DevelopmentNovember 17, 2023The 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 MaintenanceNovember 21, 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.
DeletedNovember 21, 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

As the logical next step for achieving our vision of making Stories in People Analytics the go-to solution for all your reporting needs, we are deprecating the legacy reporting tool, Tiles and Dashboard reports.

Additional Resources

For more information, refer to the SAP SuccessFactorsCustomer Community Blog.

Technical Details

Reference NumberAYT-53648
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureDashboards
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to DemoNot Applicable
LifecycleDeprecated
TypeChanged
Major or Minor 
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version
  • 2H 2023
  • 1H 2024
  • 2H 2024
  • 1H 2025
  • 2H 2025
Valid as Of2025-11-21
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Change History

DateWhat ChangedReason
October 13, 2023Initial publication 

Deprecation of Table Reports

Table reports will reach End of Development on November 17, 2023 and will be Deleted on November 21, 2025.

Key Dates

Future dates are subject to change.

MilestoneDateDefinition
End of DevelopmentNovember 17, 2023The 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 MaintenanceNovember 21, 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.
DeletedNovember 21, 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

As the logical next step for achieving our vision of making Stories in People Analytics the go-to solution for all your reporting needs, we are deprecating the legacy reporting tool, Table reports.

Additional Resources

For more information, refer to the SAP SuccessFactorsCustomer Community Blog.

Technical Details

Reference NumberAYT-53648
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureTable Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to DemoNot Applicable
LifecycleDeprecated
TypeChanged
Major or Minor 
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version
  • 2H 2023
  • 1H 2024
  • 2H 2024
  • 1H 2025
  • 2H 2025
Valid as Of2025-11-21
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Change History

DateWhat ChangedReason
October 13, 2023Initial publication 

The Direct Login Link to Access Workforce Analytics is Deleted

The direct login link to access Workforce Analytics directly is Deleted as of November 17, 2023.

Key Dates

Future dates are subject to change.

MilestoneDateDefinition
End of DevelopmentJune 2, 2023The 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 MaintenanceJune 2, 2023The 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.
DeletedNovember 17, 2023The 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

A small group of users still access Workforce Analytics through the direct access link. Ideally, Workforce Analytics should be accessed through SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite. You can login using your SAP SuccessFactors credentials, and navigate to Workforce Analytics through the SAP SuccessFactors Homepage. For further assistance, please contact SAP Professional Services.

Additional Resources

For more information, refer to the SAP SuccessFactors Customer Community Blog.

Technical Details

Reference NumberWFA-31643
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureWorkforce Analytics
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to DemoNot Applicable
LifecycleDeleted
TypeChanged
Major or Minor 
Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version
  • 1H 2023
  • 2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Change History

DateWhat ChangedReason
April 21, 2023Initial publication 
October 13, 2023The lifecycle of the feature changed from "Deprecation" to "Deleted"The feature is deleted.

Role-Based Permissions Administrator Access Change for People Analytics Administrators

Previously, you needed Role-Based Permissions Admin (Edit) access to run story reports on RBP schema. Now, you only need Role-Based Permissions Admin (View) access.

Here is a screenshot of the query designer and all the available tables of the RBP schema.

You don't need edit access to just run reports to view RBP data.

Configuration Requirements

  • Other report types, for example, table reports, aren’t impacted.
  • You can change the Role-Based Permissions administrator access of your existing reporting administrators to Role-Based Permissions Admin (View).

Technical Details

Reference NumberPLA-40105
Product
  • Platform
  • People Analytics
Module
  • Platform
  • Analytics
Feature
  • Story Reports
  • Role-Based Permissions
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeChanged
Major or MinorMinor
Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

Creating a Story ReportGranting Administrators Access to RBPReport Center Actions Supported for Story Reports

Reporting on System Email Notifications

You can now monitor the delivery of system email notifications using Stories in People Analytics.

You can visualize the delivery data of system email notifications by creating charts, visualizations, text, images, and pictograms on the three newly available objects:

  • Email Notification: contains the data of generating email notifications in SAP SuccessFactors.
  • Email Notification Recipient Details: contains the delivery information of each email notification on the recipient side.
  • Email Notification Processing Details: contains the processing data of email notifications within SAP internal servers.

You can only create reports on data from the recent 15 days.

We built this enhancement so that customers have better insights into the system email notification process for troubleshooting.

Configuration Requirements

You have enabled stories in People Analytics.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

  • You have the permission to view the following three objects in User PermissionsMiscellaneous Permissions:
    • Email Notification
    • Email Notification Processing Details
    • Email Notification.statusList (Email Notification Recipient Details)
  • You have the User Permissions > Reports Permission > Create Story > Email Notifications permission.

Technical Details

Reference NumberPFS-8580
Product
  • Platform
  • People Analytics
Module
  • Platform
  • Analytics
Feature
  • Email Notifications
  • Story Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeNew
Major or MinorMajor
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites for Stories in People AnalyticsCreating a Story ReportAvailable Data (Schema) in Story Reports

Comments in Temporary Time Information is Reportable Using Story Reports

You can now create a Story report along with the details provided in the Comments field of Temporary Time Information.

When there’s a temporary change in the schedule for employees, you can enter the reason for the change in the Comments field of the Temporary Time Information in Manage Data. The Comments field is now reportable in Story reports.

It was necessary to display the details of the comments field in Story reports. We've made this enhancement as a result of Customer Community Idea.

Configuration Requirements

  • Enable the Comments field by going to Configure Object Definitions > Temporary Time Information and setting the Visibility field to Editable.

  • Ensure that Stories in People Analytics is enabled.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

You've the User > Reports Permission > Create Story permission.

What's Changed

How It Looks Now

In the current version, you can include the Comments field for Temporary Time Information in Story reports.

In the previous version, it wasn't possible to report on the Comments field in Temporary Time Information using Story reports.

Technical Details

Reference NumberTIM-39879
Product
  • Employee Central
  • People Analytics
Module
  • Time Management
  • Analytics
Feature
  • Time Off
  • Story Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeChanged
Major or MinorMinor
Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

Creating a Story Report

Tags of Attributes Reportable in Story Reports for Learning

You can now include tag information in a Story report for Learning attributes. These tags are keywords that are maintained in Talent Intelligence Hub.

You can join the Tags table with the Attributes table to report information on:

  • Tag ID

  • Tag Status

  • Tag Name

Additionally, we've made enhancements to the existing table and column labels available within several Learning schemas.

Brief Summary of the Table Updates

Affected Learning TableIn the previous release, the tables were...In the current release, the tables are...
Learning EntitiesCompetencyAttributes
 Competency Program AssociationAttribute to Programs Association
 Competency Item AssociationAttribute to Items Association
Learning User ActivityLearning Competency CompletionsLearning Item and Associated Attribute Completions
Brief Summary of the Column Updates
Affected Learning TableIn the previous release, the columns were...In the current release, the columns are...
AttributesCompetency Type IDAttribute Type ID (the value is a combination of Attribute Type ID and Attribute Type Description)
 Competency DescriptionAttribute Description
Learning Item and Associated Attribute CompletionsCompetency Type DescriptionAttribute Type Description
 Competency Type IDAttribute Type ID
 Competency DescriptionAttribute Description

Providing tags in a Story report allows you to have a clear view of the tags associated with different attributes. We also wanted to provide meaningful labels for users in Story reports.

Configuration Requirements

  • You have enabled Stories in People Analytics.

  • You have upgraded to Talent Intelligence Hub.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

Ensure that you have the View Competency and Edit Competency permissions in Learning Administration (System Administration > Security > Role Management).

What's Changed

How It Looks Now

Technical Details

Reference NumberLRN-148353
Product
  • Learning
  • People Analytics
Module
  • Learning
  • Analytics
Feature
  • Story Reports
  • Competencies
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeNew
Major or MinorMinor
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

Available Data (Schema) in Story ReportsPermissions Required for Using Story ReportsMigrating from Job Profile Builder to Talent Intelligence HubMigrating from Job Description Manager to Talent Intelligence Hub

Enhancements to the Dynamic Group Entity in Story Reports

You can create Story reports on groups to review their group names, active user counts, last modified dates, and so on. Now, you can also review whether a group is dynamic or static. A new column, Dynamic or Static, is added to the Dynamic Group entity in Story reports. Also, we updated the column label USER_GROUP_ID_CHAR to User Group ID (Internal).

Supported values of the Dynamic or Static column is dynamic and static. This new column is available in the Query Designer under Available Data > User > Dynamic Group.

It adds a new dimension to the group data in story reports for analysis. This enhancement is from a customer request.

What's Changed

How It Looks Now

How It Looked Before

Technical Details

Reference NumberPLA-41628
Product
  • Platform
  • People Analytics
Module
  • Platform
  • Analytics
Feature
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Report Center
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeChanged
Major or MinorMinor
Business Process VariantHire to Retire
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

Creating a Story Report

Talent Intelligence Hub Data Available in Story Reports

You can now create a Story Report with data from Talent Intelligence Hub.

You can report on data in the following tables:

  • Attributes
  • Attribute Types
  • Tag
  • Growth Portfolio
  • Behavior
  • Proficiency Level
  • Proficiency Set

When you create a new story report from Report Center, Talent Intelligence Hub is available to add to that report. In the Query Designer canvas, you can see the relationship between the different tables.

This feature enables you to effectively analyze the usage of Talent Intelligence Hub entities in your organization.

Note
We've released the enhancement in a patch for 1H 2023.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

You have the User Permissions > Reports Permission > Create Story > Talent Intelligence Hub permission.

Technical Details

Reference NumberWSM-19987
Product
  • People Analytics
  • Platform
Module
  • Analytics
  • Talent Intelligence Hub
Feature
  • Story Reports
  • Attributes Library
  • Growth Portfolio
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeNew
Major or MinorMinor
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version
  • 1H 2023
  • 2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-09-22
Latest Document Revision2023-09-15

Related Information

Available Data (Schema) in Story ReportsSchema Joins Available for Story Reports

Availability of Application Status Audit Trail Entity in Story Reports

Reporting administrators can now use Stories in People Analytics to preview and generate Story reports for application status updates in Job applications. The Application Status Audit Trail entity is already available in the Table reports.

The query on the Application Status Audit Trail entity displays a table with the status change data of an application.

The feature is from Customer Influence Idea 293054.

Configuration Requirements

Ensure that you have enabled Story reports in People Analytics along with Recruiting for this feature.

Role-Based Permission Prerequisites

You have the following permissions:

Administrator > Reports Permission > Create Story.

What's Changed

How It Looks Now

In the current version, the table displays with the status change data of a job application.

How It Looked Before

The Application Status Audit Trail entity wasn't available in Story Reports in the previous version.

Technical Details

ference NumberRCM-75158
Product
  • Recruiting
  • People Analytics
Module
  • Applicant Management
  • Analytics
Feature
  • Job Applications
  • Story Reports
ActionInfo only
EnablementAutomatically on
Link to Demo 
LifecycleGeneral Availability
TypeChanged
Major or MinorMinor
Business Process VariantNot Applicable
Software Version2H 2023
Valid as Of2023-11-17
Latest Document Revision2023-10-13

Related Information

Available Data (Schema) in Story Reports

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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