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What is Onboarding 2.0?

SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 2.0 is a natural evolution to the current Onboarding module. It is a significant change to the architecture, and it better leverages the features of the current solution. This will be a single platform and will be driven by the employee life cycle providing a more dependable solution going forward.

What Should Clients Expect?

Administration will be done within the Admin Center eliminating the need to go outside Onboarding for configuration. With the Fiori-based design, users will experience more consistency between modules. Integration with vendors will have more flexibility due to the use of common data structures along with reduced duplicate functionalities. Clients will be able to maintain their solution without the need for additional support.

Example 1: Fiori Design

Onboarding 2.0 Example 1 Fiori

There is a new tool called “Recruit-to-Hire” that replaces the several configuration tools that are currently used. 

Example 2: Recruit-to-Hire Tool

Onboarding 2.0 Example 4 Recruit to Hire Tool

New Hires can login using the same user credentials for both the SuccessFactors Platform and Onboarding. A streamlined version of the Homepage is available and is security and permissions driven. The ultimate goal is to connect document management to the tiles so that it will replace Employee Portal in the long term. 

Example 3: Homepage and Custom Panel

Onboarding 2.0 Example 3 Homepage and Custom Panel

The panels are now re-purposed EC screens which will enhance the validation rules and optimize the data flow between modules. Custom panels will still be available for data collection. With the use of extension center of MDF objects, new fields are also available through API to facilitate downstream integrations. Data can be broken down at a granular level.

Example 4: Employee Central Screens to Collect Personal Data, Homepage, Custom Objects for Additional Onboarding Info

Onboarding 2.0 Example 2 EC Screens

Should I Implement Now or Wait?

We often receive questions about the impact of Onboarding 2.0 and whether or not clients should wait to implement. The answer is no. You do not need to postpone implementation plans. Clients who are in the midst of implementation will adopt the new features with upcoming releases. Established customers will have access to the new technology by the 1911 release (November 2019). 

Here's a roadmap to general availability of Onboarding 2.0:

Road to Onboarding 2.0d
*This is the current state of planning and may be subject to change by SAP at any time

Learning and Certification (Consultants)

SuccessFactors Onboarding (ONB) 2.0 is SAP's vision to deliver a complete and streamlined Onboarding platform. Due to the many changes that will come with the new solution, there will be a new ONB 2.0 Learning Academy course coupled with an Associate Certification exam. 

The Academy course will be available on the Learning Hub as early as December 31st, 2018. All consultants that are currently certified in Onboarding, or who are planning on implementing Onboarding in the future, will be required to complete the training. The current onboarding certification and credentials will be applicable until the current platform is retired.

The new ONB 2.0 certification exam will be available on the Certification Hub by Q4, 2019. All consultants will be required to complete the Associate certification within 6 months of publication. The process will remain the same to receive the Professional level designation after the requirements have been completed.  The minimum of an Associate certification will be required to receive provisioning access along with the standard Customer Access Request process.

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Sameera Ansari

By Sameera Ansari

Sameera is a certified SAP SuccessFactors senior consultant at AltaFlux. Her focus within the SAP SuccessFactors Talent Suite is in Recruiting Management, Recruiting Marketing, Onboarding, Workforce Analytics & Planning, and Variable Pay. She is experienced in implementing SAP SuccessFactors solutions globally. With her extensive knowledge of HR processes and procedures, she offers a unique perspective to clients to provide sustainable solutions.