A scheduled job is a background task or process that's scheduled to run at given time. A job scheduler allocates system resources and manages the job queue so that jobs are executed efficiently.
Scheduled jobs are used for system integrations, such as importing or exporting employee data, and for batch processing, such for the daily execution of business rules. Jobs can be run automatically generated by the system or manually scheduled. If a job takes too long or fails, you can use the job monitor to check the status or view the troubleshooting information.
SAP SuccessFactors provides the following tools for managing and monitoring scheduled jobs:
Scheduled Job Manager is available in the Admin Center. It enables you to create, manage, and monitor some scheduled jobs, for supported job types, without contacting Product Support.
Managing Job Scheduler is available in the Provisioning application. It enables Provisioning users, to create, manage, and monitor scheduled jobs for all job types
As a customer, you don't have access to Provisioning. To complete tasks in Provisioning, contact your implementation partner or Account Executive. For any non-implementation tasks, contact Product Support.
Scheduled Job Manager isn't intended to fully replace all of the functionality in Provisioning. It's only intended to provide customer administrators with self-service access to some job types, for some actions. We continue to add support for more job types over time, but some job types are only available in Provisioning. To view a list of job types that support monitoring, go to the Job Monitor tab and open the Job Type menu. If the job type you're looking for isn't listed, contact Product Support.
Scheduled Job Manager doesn't support terminating or interrupting jobs. Also, available actions vary for each supported job type. For example, for some job types you can create and submit a job request, but you can't run the job immediately. For other job types, you can only monitor the job execution, but the job itself has to be set up initially in Provisioning.
For additional information please see the Managing Scheduled Jobs guide on the SAP Help Portal.