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SAP SuccessFactors has delivered enhancements and updates across the SAP SuccessFactors® HCM Suite as part of their Q1 2018 product release. Here are a few key updates you should consider for SuccessFactors Employee Central.

Alert for MDF Objects

Allows customers to define and trigger alerts and email notifications for all MDF objects including the custom objects as an offset of every date of the object record.

Configuration type: Admin opt-in

Prerequisite: Define an alert, workflow, business rule for the object.

Why is it important? Clients now have the option to proactively inform employees, managers or HR admins upon a business event so that they can initiate the necessary activities right in time.

Benefits Enhancements

Support for Edit via Exception: Enables Benefits admin to provide employees to "Edit“ their enrollments via exceptions.

Configuration type: Admin opt-in

Why is it important? Gives employees the opportunity to edit their enrollment even after the regular enrollment window closes (dependents additions).

Competency Framework Enhancement – Competency Type

Competency type is a new attribute that are customer-defined labels that you can assign to a competency. You can assign zero, one or more competency types to any given competency.

Configuration type: Universal

Why is it important? Competency types can be used to classify competencies into customer-specific groupings. Eg. “Functional”, “Technical”, “Industry”, etc.

Configure Text of Label "Contingent Worker"

Allows you to change the text of label “Contingent worker” to show in the Org chat, Search and People Profile. You can translate the text of the label in the configuration.

Configuration type: Admin opt-in.

Prequisites: EC Contingent workforce management

Why is it important? Allows you to adjust the label for external workers as per your company policy.

Other Minor But Helpful Enhancements:

  • Workflow: Link to subject user's profile from workflow details. Allows you to see the user’s profile for whom the change approval is requested.
  • View repayment plan: The link to view the advance installments by the employee will now show additional information.
  • Recorded breaks in the time sheet do not need to overlap anymore with working time. E.g. Now it is possible to record: Working time 08:00 – 12:00; Break: 12:00 – 12:45; Working time 12:45 – 16:30
  • Automatic account creation and accrual for time accounts with flexible start day: The system can now create Time off calendars automatically and runs them as part of the daily background job.

For the full list of updates to SuccessFactors Employee Central, visit the SAP SuccessFactors Community.

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