A goal library is a list of goals that the user can select and add to their goal plan or the goal plans of their direct reports. The library supports multiple goal selection that enables the user to add several goals in one time.
An SAP SuccessFactors standard Goal Library in English US is automatically loaded and included with Total Goal Management. The default library is set up with two standard fields: Name and Metric, but additional fields can be included, such as start, due, done, state, weight, etc.
Goal libraries can be exported, modified, and imported back into SAP SuccessFactors. It is possible to include multiple languages and multiple libraries in the same import. Managing goal libraries is considered an administrative function.
Connect to the Goal Plan XML
If using the default library included with Total Goal Management (TGM), there is no requirement of mapping the library to your Goal Plan. You should see the following code where no ID is referenced:
However, if using a custom Goal Library, a required step to be able to create goals from a Goal Library in your goal plan will be setting up the mapping in the Goal Plan XML template.
In the following figure titled Goal Library mapping to a Goal Plan XML template, you can find the code required. The id will reference the Goal Library GUID, which uniquely identifies the goal library in your instance. Only one goal library can be mapped to a Goal Plan.
Multiple goal libraries in the same goal plan cannot be used, but you can have as many libraries as needed in your instance.
Watch this video to learn more about importing a standard goal library.