Exploring the Performance and Goal Management Modules and Tools

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits and tools associated with SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals modules

What is SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals?

SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals is a bundle of applications, part of the SAP SuccessFactors HXM integrated suite of solution. The applications are used to develop and manage an organization’s employees through the automation of talent management processes.

With SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals, an organization can increase efficiencies and continuously manage the performance of employees.

SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Applications

Most industry analysts refer to performance solutions as being the "backbone" or "lynchpin" to the talent management suite.

Select the buttons to learn how SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals applications integrate with the talent modules

The Purpose of SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals Applications

SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals can help align strategy and goals, capture more balanced and accurate performance assessments, improve employee performance through ongoing coaching and feedback, and recognize top talent.  

Let’s learn about the modules that make up this solution

The terms Objective and Goal are used interchangeably in SAP SuccessFactors. During implementation, the customer decides which term to use. The term can be changed by navigating to ProvisioningCompany Settings and choosing the option Change Goal into and then choosing Goal or Objective from the dropdown menu.

Currently, there are two different versions of Goal Management, GMv12 and Latest Goal Management.

The latest version of Goal Management features a re-designed UI and an uncluttered goal list view. This version has achieved in 2H 2022 a significant feature parity with GMv12, but this course is still based on the older GMv12 version, used by the majority of SAP SuccessFactors customers. We will revisit this in next releases and introduce the Latest Goal Management while still keeping the GMv12 version for the initial configuration steps.

Once the Latest Goal Management is enabled from Upgrade Center, it CANNOT be undone. Be careful if attempting to upgrade, and always test this feature in preview/test environments before enabling it in production.

Further information can be found in the Implementing and Managing Goal Management guide, available in the SAP Help Portal. You may check the "Working with the Latest Goal Management" section https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_SUCCESSFACTORS_PERFORMANCE_AND_GOALS/4a24e48b5c384b18a81f6b661305021e/96994ab8a7714613b5be70529cf04fc2.html

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