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This post provides a number of acronyms and other terms that are commonly used in relation to the SuccessFactors HCM suite.

Suite

Term

Definition

360

360 / Multi Rater

CDP

Career and Development Planning

Comp

Compensation

EP

Employee Profile

GM

Goal Management

JPB

Job Profile Builder

LMS

Learning Management Solution

MDF

Metadata Framework

PM

Performance Management

RX

Recruiting Execution

RCM

Recruiting Management

RMK

Recruiting Marketing

SP

Succession Planning

VAR

Variable Pay

Var Pay

Variable Pay

WFA

Workforce Analytics

WFP

Workforce Planning

 

Architectural, Technical, and Integration

Term

Definition

API

Application Programming Interface

ESR

Enterprise Services Repository (integration content for HCI and NWPI)

FO

Foundation Object

GO

Generic Object

HCI

SAP HANA Cloud Integration

HCP

SAP HANA Cloud Platform

IaaS

Integration-as-a-Service

iFlow

Integration Flow (an integration add-on)

NWPI

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration

OData

Open Data Protocol (see www.odata.org)

ODS

Operational Data Store

PaaS

Platform-as-a-Service

PI

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration

SaaS

Software-as-a-Service

SAIL

Social Media ABAP Integration Library

SFAPI

SuccessFactors API

SSO

Single Sign-On

UDF

User Data File

 

Security

Term

Definition

AD

Administrative Domains

OAuth

an open standard for authorization

RBP

Role-Based Permissions

SAML2

Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0

SSL

Secure Sockets Layer

SSO

Single Sign-On

 

Miscellaneous

Term

Definition

CS

Customer Support

CSV

Comma Separated Values

IRR

Internal Release Readiness

PEPS

Product Expert Professional Services

UI

User Interface

UX

User Experience

V12

V12 Revolution UI

WACA

Writing Assistant and Coaching Advisor (Performance Management feature)

XML

eXtensible Markup Language

 

Abbreviations and terms no longer used

Term

Definition

EC

Employee Central

EC Payroll

Employee Central Payroll

J2W

Jobs2Web (not Recruiting Marketing)

JDM

Job Description Manager

SAP Cloud Payroll

Old name for Employee Central Payroll

SFSF

SuccessFactors New York Stock Market listing name

BizX

Business Execution Suite

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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.