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SAP SuccessFactors has delivered enhancements and updates across the SAP SuccessFactors® HCM Suite as part of their Q1 2019 product release. Here are a few key updates you should consider for SuccessFactors Employee Central (EC): Cross Topics.

Responsive Table for Displaying Background/Trend Elements in People Profile

Enables customers to display background and trend elements in a grid layout using the UI5 responsive table. Each record will be displayed in a single row. The table layout will adapt to the form factor being used to display the profile.

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? This will help improve the readability of background element data, especially when there are multiple records in single background element.

Rule context feature in BCUI

BCUI allows Admin’s to choose the context for an onChange/OnSave rule. For example, suppose for an OnSave rule the context is set only on the UI, then this rule will be triggered only on save of that element from the UI. This rule will not be executed for all the other contexts.


Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? One or more of the contexts can be selected and based on the selection, the rules will get executed. This improves performance as the rule is processed only in the actual context.

EC/ERP Integration and Migration: Enable Replication of Future Hired Employees in Delta Mode

The replication of future hired employees is now also supported for delta load (via change pointers).


Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Previously, the replication of future hired employees from ERP to EC was only supported for initial load in Infoporter. For customers, who are performing delta runs for ERP to EC replication, it is crucial that future hired employees are also included and replicated.

Contingent Workforce Management: Multiple Work Order (contract) Assignments

You can use the multiple work order (contract) assignments. These assignments will be run as parallel employments.

Configuration Type: Provisioning Opt-in

Why is it important? The customers may need to manage multiple employments for contingent workers in the same time. Each workorder (contract) is assigned to a separate employment (job info record).

Minor but Helpful Enhancements:

  • People Profile Consistency Improvements and Visual Update: Several consistency UI issues are fixed. Additionally, styling changes have been made to update the visual design, including visible borders around each block and shading of the page background.
  • Job Information: Person Type ‚Employee has been added for Job Information. Person types such as Contingent Workers and Onboardee often must have different field properties (e.g. enabled, mandatory, visible) in comparison to the person type Employee. So far, the Succession Data Model (SDM) was used as default data model for employees. But since APIs are based on succession data model this restriction created incompatibilities in the past.
  • Support of National ID in Compound Employee API: The Compound Employee API now considers the new purge object for National ID Card Information.

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

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Prez Kumar

By Prez Kumar

Prasnnaa (Prez) is a SAP SuccessFactors Certified Consultant specializing in all Techno-Functional aspects of SAP SuccessFactors. Prez is passionate about trending technologies on cloud platform, data, social causes, music & movies. He uses this space to educate and guide users about SAP SuccessFactors HCM and Talent Suite technical components especially with integrating & managing data.