Integrating SuccessFactors with SAP

Integrating SuccessFactors with SAP

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Overview

Integrating SuccessFactors with SAP by Vishnu Kandi, Venki Krishnamoorthy, Donna Leong-Cohen, Prashanth Padmanabhan

Looking to move your patchwork of HCM solutions into the cloud? Whether you're making the jump to SAP SuccessFactors all at once or in parts, you need to understand what deployment options are available and how to integrate SuccessFactors functionality into your HR landscape. Learn to apply prepackaged or planned integration scenarios and walk through case studies that model the use of templates and APIs. With SuccessFactors, the question isn't what to aim for--it's how to get there. 1.Deployment Models
Full cloud? Talent hybrid? Side-by-side? Examine each deployment model, its primary use case, and best practices to guide your implementation. 2.Integration
How can you bring SuccessFactors into your existing HCM arrangement? Explore custom templates and APIs to relaunch your HR arrangement.3.Implementation Details
Get step-by-step instructions for implementing specific models like Employee Central and Recruiting during full cloud and talent hybrid integrations.
Highlights:

  • SuccessFactors
  • Implementation
  • Deployment
  • Integration
  • APIs
  • Rapid-deployment solutions
  • Full Cloud HCM deployment
  • Talent Hybrid deployment
  • Side-By-Side HCM deployment

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493211852
Publisher: Rheinwerk Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2015
Pages: 551
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Vishnu Kandi currently heads the SuccessFactors HCM cloud integration practice and has been part of several integration implementations at SAP. He has an extensive background in enterprise-class software development, implementation, and management, and over 12 years of experience in integrations, client-server and web-based technologies. He has experience in managing development teams, as well as architecting, developing, and deploying highly scalable and available systems, acquired while working on global enterprise implementations for large and multi-national companies. Prior to joining SAP in 2005, he worked in product engineering at Itreya Technologies on WorkflowDirect and eCommunix products.

Venki Krishnamoorthy is an independent SAP/SuccessFactors consultant with over 12 years of experience as a functional lead and project/program manager in the HCM space. Venki has done over 18 full lifecycle implementations of SAP, Employee Central, SuccessFactors Recruiting, SuccessFactors Onboarding, Performance and Goal Management, SuccessFactors Learning, SuccessFactors Succession and Development, and Nakisa for customers in the US and across the globe. Venki is an author of four SAP PRESS books and has been a speaker for SAP Insider, ASUG conferences, and SuccessFactors-facilitated online webinars.
You can follow Venki on twitter at @venki_sap or via email at venki.krish@gmail.com.

Donna Leong-Cohen is the co-founder and managing director of Coeus Consulting, an SAP consulting partner specializing in SAP on-premise and cloud HR implementations using best practices and rapid-deployment solutions. Prior to founding Coeus, Donna worked for several years with Deloitte Consulting in their Human Capital Division. Donna has over 16 years of experience in implementing HCM global systems and business consulting specializing in HR business process transformation. She has delivered over 30+ HCM implementation projects for a broad spectrum of global and domestic clients. Her wealth of experience in the HR systems industry has augmented her ability to work with complex global organizations and across many business sectors. Donna has worked in SAP HCM for 12 years and on SuccessFactors implementations for three years. She has considerable expertise in SAP and SuccessFactors integrations and has worked very closely with SAP’s rapid-deployment solutions teams to develop package solutions, as well as with customers delivering complete end-to-end solutions for on-premise and cloud HR solutions. In addition, Donna has also worked to develop the curriculum for the SAP Talent Hybrid integration course with SAP Education.

Prashanth Padmanabhan is the senior director of Solution Management in the HCM group of SAP. He is an SAP Mentor as well as a solution owner for SAP/SuccessFactors integration. Prior to January 2010, he was the global product manager for SAP Enterprise Learning, SAP’s Learning Management System (LMS). In that role, he was responsible for product strategy, design, roll out, and road mapping, leading a team out of the US, Germany, and India. In addition to this book, Prashanth has also coauthored SAP Enterprise Learning (SAP PRESS, 2009) and a self-published title, Look and Flow (Amazon, 2012). Prashanth currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Chinni Reddygari currently leads the global SuccessFactors Cloud Integration and Extension Services (CIES). Since 2007, he has directed CIES through hundreds of successful cloud integration and extension implementations. Their services include building end-to-end integrations and extensions for customers, assisting partners with expert services, and engineering and building packaged integrations and features into products. Chinni has been with SAP/SuccessFactors (via the Plateau acquisition) since 2001, starting as a hands on consultant. Chinni was instrumental in the transformation of Plateau systems from an on-premise solution provider to a SaaS provider. After receiving his degree in computer engineering, and prior to joining SAP, Chinni worked as a consultant with Commerce One, NTTC, and SE Technologies.

Table of Contents

... Foreword ... 15... Preface ... 17... Acknowledgments ... 23PART I ... What Does the Cloud Mean for You? ... 251 ... SAP Cloud Integration Strategy ... 27
1.1 ... The Consumerization of IT ... 27
1.2 ... SAP’s Response to Customer Needs ... 29
1.3 ... Cloud Deployment Models ... 31
1.4 ... Productized Integration Components Provided by SAP ... 41
1.5 ... Summary ... 452 ... Journey to the Cloud ... 47
2.1 ... Business Architecture Review ... 47
2.2 ... Product Review ... 53
2.3 ... Solution Architecture Review ... 53
2.4 ... Case Study ... 55
2.5 ... Summary ... 67PART II ... SuccessFactors Deployment Models ... 693 ... Full Cloud HCM Deployment Model ... 71
3.1 ... Target Audience ... 72
3.2 ... Technology Options ... 73
3.3 ... Packaged Integrations for Employee Central and SAP ERP ... 74
3.4 ... Packaged Integrations for Employee Central and Payroll ... 80
3.5 ... Packaged Integrations for Employee Central and Third-Party Applications ... 83
3.6 ... User Experience Integration ... 92
3.7 ... Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 93
3.8 ... Case Studies ... 94
3.8.1 ... Case Study 1 ... 95
3.8.2 ... Case Study 2 ... 99
3.9 ... Summary ... 1034 ... Talent Hybrid Deployment Model ... 105
4.1 ... Target Audience ... 106
4.2 ... Technology Options ... 106
4.3 ... Packaged Integrations for the Talent Hybrid Deployment Model ... 108
4.4 ... User Experience Integration ... 127
4.5 ... Rapid-Deployment Solutions ... 134
4.6 ... Case Studies ... 136
4.7 ... Summary ... 1565 ... Side-By-Side HCM Deployment Model ... 157
5.1 ... Target Audience ... 158
5.2 ... Technology Options ... 159
5.3 ... Packaged Integrations for Side-By-Side HCM Consolidated ... 161
5.4 ... Packaged Integrations for Side-By-Side HCM Distributed ... 164
5.5 ... User Experience Integration ... 168
5.6 ... Process and Reporting Integration ... 170
5.7 ... Business Processes ... 172
5.8 ... Case Studies ... 178
5.9 ... Summary ... 182PART III ... SuccessFactors Integration Models ... 1856 ... Integration Layers and APIs ... 187
6.1 ... SuccessFactors Integration Logical Layers ... 187
6.2 ... SuccessFactors APIs ... 190
6.3 ... Summary ... 2127 ... Standard Integration Templates ... 213
7.1 ... Design and Types ... 214
7.2 ... Time Management ... 215
7.3 ... Benefits Management ... 218
7.4 ... Payroll Management ... 220
7.5 ... Building Integrations Using Standard Integration Templates ... 222
7.6 ... Summary ... 2308 ... Integrating Talent Solutions with Third-Party Applications ... 231
8.1 ... Packaged Integrations for SuccessFactors Recruiting ... 232
8.2 ... Packaged Integrations for SuccessFactors Onboarding ... 248
8.3 ... Packaged Integrations for SuccessFactors Learning ... 253
8.4 ... Standard Data Imports ... 268
8.5 ... Summary ... 2739 ... Implementing the Full Cloud HCM Integrations ... 275
9.1 ... Employee Central Integration to SAP ERP ... 276
9.2 ... Employee Central to Payroll Integration ... 318
9.3 ... Employee Central to Kronos Time Management ... 334
9.4 ... Summary ... 37010 ... Implementing the Talent Hybrid Integrations ... 371
10.1 ... Integration of SAP Process Integration ... 372
10.2 ... Employee Data Integration ... 411
10.3 ... Compensation Process Integration ... 433
10.4 ... Recruiting Process Integration ... 455
10.5 ... User Authentication Integration ... 501
10.6 ... Summary ... 51611 ... Data Migration ... 517
11.1 ... Migration Foundation ... 518
11.2 ... Types of Migration ... 521
11.3 ... Migration Technology ... 529
11.4 ... Summary ... 530... The Authors ... 533... Index ... 539

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