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

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Understand key SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and Planning features and enhancements to pass the assessment

Enhancements to SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and Planning

Two Digit Fiscal Year Label for Workforce Analytics on HANA

You can view the fiscal year label in a two digit format in Workforce Analytics on HANA.

The fiscal year can be changed from a four digit format to a two digit format. By default, the fiscal year is represented in a four digit format. A new checkbox is added in the Company Settings and you need to contact your Implementation Partner to enable this feature.

With this feature, you now have the option to choose the correct representation of fiscal year for your organization.

What's Changed

How It Looks Now

After you configure your fiscal year format to two digit, you can view the fiscal year displayed as 15/16, 16/17, and so on.

How It Looked Before

Previously, you had the option to view the fiscal year in the default four digit format only.

Technical Details

Reference NumberWFA-33898
ProductPeople Analytics
ModuleAnalytics
FeatureWorkforce Analytics
ActionInfo only
EnablementContact Enablement Partner
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

Enabling 2 Digit Fiscal Year from WFA on HANA Data Factory

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.

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.

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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