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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 Succession and Development.

End of Maintenance/End of Life Reminders

Feature/Page End of Maintenance End of Life
Calibration Legacy UI Q3 2018 First Half 2019*
Succession Org Chart v11 Q1 2018  Q1 2019
Talent Search v11 Q1 2018 Q1 2019
Matrix Grids v11 Q1 2018 Q1 2019
Legacy Talent Pools v11 Q1 2018 Q1 2019
Development Plan v11 Q1 2018 Q1 2019
Career Worksheet* Q1 2018 Q1 2019

*replacement date

Succession Planning

Succession RBP for MDF Position nomination – “Exclude own position”

  • Provide a simple and secure permission management option for Succession Planning.
  • Ensure logged-in users do not see the succession plan for their own position.

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Provides a simple configuration for succession planning target population in RBP.

Import Successors – Improved Error Handling

  • The Import Successors tool now provides a more detailed report of failed imports

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Speeds up the successor import process by providing more details for failed imports.

Add to Talent Pool – Improved Usability & Performance

  • UI will have an easy search field with type ahead support.

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? At the time the search dialog is entered, all permission on talent pools target population and nominee target population will be considered.

Matrix Grid v12 – “Select all/Deselect all” Option in Filter Multi-Select Field

  • Allows user to quickly select or deselect all fields in Matrix Grid v12.

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Requested as a frequent usability via the Influence Community.


Configure Which Rating Source to be Included During Session Activation

  • Allows a Rating Source to be selected when the data source of a Calibration Template is Employee Profile.

Configuration Type: Admin Opt-in

Why is it important? Allows customers to choose the Rating Source without using a workaround.

Career Development & Mentoring

Localization Support for Mentoring

  • Allows translation text to be entered in the Mentoring program.
  • Texts include: Program Name, Program Description, Mentor Document Upload Instructions, Matching Questions to Mentor and Mentee

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Customers can now provide translations in the Mentoring Program for up to two languages.

Program Archiving for Mentoring

  • Administrators can now archive a program which removes it from the Manage Mentoring Programs view.

Configuration Type: Universal

Why is it important? Customers can now archive a program without using an unsupported workaround.

For the full list of updates regarding SuccessFactors Succession and Development, visit the SAP SuccessFactors Community.

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