Understanding SAP SuccessFactors Continuous Performance Management


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use SAP SuccessFactors Continuous Performance Management to support employee growth and development

Continuous Performance Management

Continuous Performance Management (CPM) helps improve employee engagement and overall workforce performance by providing more continuous dialogue between managers and employees. With this continuous approach, managers have increased visibility into employee activities and achievements, enabling them to provide guidance when it’s relevant. Employees request feedback or receive feedback from anyone in their target population.

Let's learn more about the features of Continuous Performance Management.


Activities represent the actions being taken toward achieving goals.

Learn how to display activities in the activities view, update the status of an activity, link performance and development goals, and create new performance goals for your goal plan in this video.


When the employee completes an activity, they have the ability to mark it as an achievement.

Learn how achievements can be linked to a performance or development goal, make edits to achievements, create standalone achievement, and display achievements on a user’s goal plan in this video.

Meeting View

The Meeting View supports the employee and the manager to have a meaningful one-on-one meeting.

Learn how to list employee activities, add discussion topics and private meeting notes, and view meeting history in this video.

Continuous Feedback

Continuous feedback helps you share your feedback directly with any employee through a channel that is integral to the solution.

Learn how to request feedback, enter a feedback topic and question, and see how feedback is organized on cards in this video.

Use Performance and Goals tools

Business Example

In this exercise, you will create a goal, an activity and then link the activity to the goal.


  1. Log in to the SAP SuccessFactors instance.

  2. Navigate to Goals using the main navigation menu on the Home Page.

  3. Select Add GoalCreate a New Goal.

  4. Select Add Goal Library. Select a goal from any of the categories.

  5. Adjust the selected goal as you see fit.

  6. Set the dates from January 1 to December 31 of the current year.

  7. Select Save Changes.

  8. Navigate to Continuous Performance Management using the main navigation menu on the Home Page.

  9. Select Create Activity.

  10. Complete the requested information in the fields.

  11. In the Linked Goals section, select the goal you created from the Performance Goal field dropdown.

  12. Select Save.

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