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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central consists of Foundation objects (Position, Location, Division, Legal Entity, Department, Division, Business Unit) and Employee Data related objects (Person, Personal Information, Employment information, Job Information, Compensation information). The foundation objects form the Organization structure and acts as a framework on which the Employee information is built.

Third party (Target) systems that connect to SAP SuccessFactors (Source), one of the needs is to replicate Employee Data (Scenario) and to keep it in sync. Depending on the target system need, business requirements must be evaluated. The most common ones being:

  • Choosing the right Employee Identifier

  • Support for different Employment types supported in SAP SuccessFactors

  • Choosing the correct APIs based on the requirements and the data needs of the target system

  • Integration tool and Integration pattern for extracting the Employee data

  • Monitoring capabilities

While considering these requirements it is also recommended from SAP SuccessFactors to consider non-functional requirements during the early project phase

  • Security (Authentication of the APIs, encrypting sensitive data as needed)

  • Performance (Correct pagination, usage of select clause in APIs, paging size to keep optimal turnaround between Integration tool and SAP SuccessFactors API server, usage of right filter set to obtain the intended data to target system, Full vs Delta loads)

  • Operation costs


Please refer to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Data: Integration Best Practices and Considerations which outlines these concepts and has detailed solution. Here is the webinar related to the solution brief - Click Here

Here is a sample Cloud Integration process flow developed by Ybrant Partners to demonstrate the concepts - INTEGRATIONIDP/Exemplar by Ybrant Partners- SAP SuccessFactors EC to 3rd Party - Employee Data Repli...

Note of Thanks:

gerald.reinhard (Mentor) (Mentor)

Sachin Kumar (Co-Author)