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SAP SuccessFactors has delivered enhancements and updates across the SAP SuccessFactors® HCM Suite as part of their Q4 2018 product release. Here are a few key updates you should consider for SuccessFactors Performance and Goals, 360, Continuous Performance Management and Mobile.

GM UI v11 – Currently in maintenance as of Q1 2018, Replacement planned for first half of 2019
Goal Execution – End of Maintenance planned for end of 2019, End of Life planned for second half of 2020
PM v11 and PM v12 – Already in maintenance and patches can no longer be made; End of Life planned for Q2 2019 release cycle

Data Protection and Privacy – Information Reporting

  • Official ratings for behaviors will now be displayed in the report.
  • Information Report can now be generated with external users’ personal data.
  • Searches can be conducted on external users by their name or email address.
  • Prerequisites: Role Based Permissions (RBP), MDF (Generic Objects), PM v12A

Configuration Type: Admin Opt-In

Why is it important?  Supports the Data Protection and Privacy regulations by allowing to users to move, copy, or transfer usable personal data in a safe and secure manner form one environment to another.

OData API Enhancement: User API

  • New document transfer option to ‘remove visibility’.
  • Takes effect when a user transfers a document through the UI in admin tools.
  • Prerequisites: OData API configuration prerequisites; Hide document visibility must be enabled in Form Template Settings

Configuration Type: Admin Opt-in

Why is it important? If you are managing user changes in systems other than SuccessFactors, this change will automate a previously manual process.

Mobile: Performance Reviews – Support Send Iterative Step to Completion Directly (iOS & Android)

  • Performance Reviews can now be sent from an iterative step to completion without signature steps.

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Forms can be completed by going from an iterative step to completion.

Mobile: Learning/Talent – Growth Profile [self-view] (iOS)

  • The Growth Profile is a mobile only feature that provides the employee a single view of their relevant talent and learning data.
  • Prerequisite: Continuous Performance Management; Mobile Features > Continuous Performance

Configuration Type: Admin Opt-in

Why is it important? Provides an inclusive approach to viewing learning and talent information.

Mobile: Talent – Career Development Goals Plan (iOS & Android)

  • Career Development Goal Plans can now be managed from the Mobile Goals section.
  • Prerequisite: Talent; Mobile Features > Talent > Goals

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Closes the gap on functionality available on the web and in the app.

Continuous Performance Management: View Feedback Requests

  • A series of visual and experience improvements to make the Continuous Performance module more consistent with the SuccessFactors suite.
  • Improvements include: Loading Animations, UI Consistency with Tab Bar, Rounded Thumbnails/Photos

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Provides a consistent look and improves the overall end user experience.

Minor but Helpful Enhancements:

  • Goal Management - v12: Allows users to delete multiple goals at one time.

For the full list of updates in the Performance & Goals solution, visit the SAP SuccessFactors Community.

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