SuccessFactors New Release Focuses On Returning to Work

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SAP SuccessFactors launched new features to help employers return employees to the office after 12 months of remote work. In addition, its 2021 first half release included new tools to optimize workforce planning and improve the employee experience.

The update’s primary feature is a free health and vaccination monitoring portlet, added to SuccessFactors Employee Central. The portlet allows employees to share their vaccination status. That data can be combined with other employee and company information to help create reopening strategies and provide travel recommendations. The system can also identify and support employees who are considered at high risk because of their location, age and area of work.

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Meanwhile, Work Zone for HR, the digital workplace launched by SAP last year, added a new guided experience to provide personalized information and recommend actions employees need to take before they return to the office.

Enhancing Analytics and Experiences

Within SuccessFactors’ People Analytics, the Stories reporting feature was expanded to include data from SuccessFactors Learning, such as information on training compliance and skills development.

Several items included in the update are meant to provide users with a more consumer-grade experience. Among them:  

  • Central Payroll was enhanced with a payroll control center to simplify the creation and maintenance of payroll processes, alerts and analytics.
  • The continuous performance management capability of SuccessFactors’ Performance & Goals solution now integrates with Microsoft Outlook, allowing employees to provide feedback in the flow of work.
  • More Experience Management tools from SAP and Qualtrics were integrated across SuccessFactors to collect feedback at various touchpoints, with an eye toward helping companies understand and improve the employee experience.

Earlier this month SAP competitor Oracle launched Oracle Journeys, which extends its approach to guided employee actions within Oracle Cloud HCM. The company describes Journeys as a platform HR can use to create and deliver customized workflows to address personal and workplace tasks.

By using, HR teams can help employees access resources and tasks across the organization. Employees can access and complete their Journeys on any device including desktop, mobile, chat applications, or Oracle Digital Assistant.

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