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During implementing an SAP SuccessFactors project, a consultant has many questions that arises based on the customer requirements Like

    • Is this the right architecture?

    • Is this the right design?

    • If I Implement in this way is it future proof with respect to the product roadmap?

    • Where can I find any guidance on specific topics?

  • is this the right workaround for this scenario?

For all these questions the answer lies below

Implementation Design Principles are documents that complement existing implementation handbooks by addressing real-life implementation challenges. These documents will give structured guidance to help customers and partners avoid typical implementation pitfalls for key business scenarios.

This is written by Experts from SAP and Partners.

SFIDPs are living documents and evolve over time and get adjusted to changing product capability keeping the future product roadmap safe (Verified by Product Management).Current focus is EC and its related integration.

Where are the SFIDPs published?

Some of the Published SFIDPS are listed below-

Employee Central: Manage Pay Scale Based Salary Increase

Companies need efficient processes in adjusting the compensation of unionized employees taking into account various factors like system performance, accuracy and maintainability. This document focuses on automated pay increases for common and complex scenarios for the employees who come under collective agreements.

Employee Central: Managing Indirect Valuation of Pay Components

Managing salary structures and pay components for different groups of employees can be a complex and challenging task. This document explains how to automate pay components assignment and its valuation for the different employee groups and salary structures across different compensation-related processes in an effective way using MDF lookup tables, data model extensions and business rules.

Employee Central Core Hybrid: Handling Employee Identifiers

Employee Identifiers play a key role in an integrated system landscape. Different requirements such as multiple employments, global mobility, single or multiple employee talent profiles adds complexity to the landscape. This document describes in detail the key employee identifiers existent in EC, Talent Suite and SAP HCM and how these impact requirements related to multiple employment and job/talent history. This document provides recommendations for mapping the identifiers for both existing talent customers implementing EC as well as for green field EC implementations.

Migrating EC-ERP Productized Integrations from Dell Boomi to SAP Cloud Platform Integration

Customers who previously integrated EC & SAP ERP HCM with Dell Boomi Middleware may be looking for moving into the SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) and its productized integrations. This document discusses the available migration paths and considerations for a smooth transition.

Employee Central: Recognizing Gender Diversity

This document provides recommendation on how to handle additional gender values in Employee Central in a step-by-step way for complying to recent legal regulations in countries like India and Germany. It also provides a guidance on how to handle mobility scenarios considering countries with different gender regulations.

Employee Central Core Hybrid: Migrating Contingent Workforce to EC

SAP HCM customers frequently employ a non-standard solution reusing the employee master data structure (infotypes) to also store contingent workforce data. This document provides guidance on how to migrate this non-standard contingent workforce data from SAP HCM to EC using Infoporter.

Developing Integrations in SuccessFactors: Integration Center and SAP Cloud Platform Integration

Frequent questions arise from SuccessFactors implementation projects on which tools can be used in order to develop and monitor all the required integrations with the existing system landscape. This document discusses the choice of SuccessFactors Integration Center vs SAP Cloud Platform Integration for building integrations and provides recommendations on when to use which solution.

Employee Central: Managing Pay Scale Progression

Pay Scale Progression is the automatic movement of employees to the next higher pay scale level which is a common requirement for employees under a collective labor agreement. This document features how Employee Central can be configured to achieve automatic pay scale level progression with minimal setup and maintenance for the eligibility criteria common in the market. This document addresses how to update the EC Job information record to reflect the new pay scale level and also provides the mechanism to update the employee’s compensation information to match the pay rate of the new pay scale level.

Employee Central Core Hybrid: Data and Process Distribution Strategy

This document provides architectural and business process guidance for distributing OM and employee master data between Employee Central and SAP ERP HCM systems. It explains how to adapt existing ERP OM structures and relationships to bring these to EC. It covers the strategy for identifying which infotype data is relevant to bring into EC and how HR actions are distributed between EC and ERP when local processes are involved. Identity management considerations with EC being the system of record for employee master data is also covered.

Employee Central Core Hybrid: Data and Process Distribution Details 

This document provides functional and process guidance for distributing HR data and processes between Employee Central and SAP ERP HCM systems including detailed explanation on topics such as employee planned working time and compensation information.

Employee Central Side-by-Side: Deployment and Solution Architecture Considerations

Side-by-Side is a deployment model which allows companies to consolidate workforce and organizational data in Employee Central while keeping existing HCM systems as the system(s) of record for those data. This document details the recommendation for Side-by-Side solution architecture and explains how it can be applied to a cross-country, multi-system environment and how it is possible to transition from a Side-by-Side deployment to a Core Hybrid deployment. This document also covers implementation considerations for supporting use-cases in the area of global mobility in the Side-by-Side model.

Employee Central Core Hybrid: Organization Structure Design Considerations

This document recommends the design for creating an organizational structure in Employee Central especially when it is integrated to SAP HCM in the core hybrid model. It introduces the concepts of building the organization structure with one object type in Employee Central.

Employee Central: Managing Payroll-Relevant Data Changes

This document provides guidance on how to set up Employee Central for considering restrictions on payroll-relevant master data changes in a way that the necessary checks occur already during data input in Employee Central rather than during replication to payroll systems.

Employee Central: Managing Employments in SuccessFactors Suite

This document discusses the scenarios and impacts of multiple employment across Employee Central and Talent Management functionality. It provides recommendations on the need for the use of multiple employment for specific scenarios like International transfers.

Employee Central: Implementation Considerations for a Phased Roll-Out

This document reviews the implementation and operational challenges of a phased rollout of Employee Central and discusses deployment options in the context of operational scenarios which will be encountered typically by larger global implementations.

Employee Central Data Migration: Cutover Optimization Strategy Using Infoporter

This document provides ways of optimizing the data migration and replication cutover process for Employee Central implementations with the aid of SAP Infoporter solution.It discusses in detail various cutover activities, their importance and how to optimize it.

SAP SuccessFactors Suite: Identity & Access Management Strategy

This document describes enablement of secure user access using single sign-on for customers with a landscape consisting of SuccessFactors in the cloud, on-premise consisting of SAP applications, SCP extensions, as well as other third-party applications. It also explains some of the single sign on scenarios involving internal employees as well as externals/contractors, besides explaining the upcoming features and updates regarding IAS on SuccessFactors.

Employee Central: Managing Alerts and Notifications

This document showcases typical business scenarios needing alerts and notifications with business rules in an efficient way. The document helps in understanding the job for alerts. It will also provide a recommendation on how to avoid some common mistakes during configuration.

Instance management to support project implementation life cycle

Designing an Instance strategy and management approach is required to effectively enable and manage the multiple streams of work to implement the SuccessFactors solution through phases of an implementation project and later to operate and maintain the solution after going live. This document details recommended instance layout and architecture for common functionality combinations and looks into the optimum number of instances in order to support the implementation.

Employee Central - Optimizing Business Rules for Select Business Scenarios

The MDF-based business rules framework has provided the ability to define business rules for a wide range of applications in Employee Central. The flexibility of this functionality is the solution for a variety of customer-specific requirements. The same flexibility provides multiple ways of achieving an end-result, some more efficient than others. This flexibility also allows for creative solutions to complex problems not easily identifiable. This document illustrates examples of these scenarios and the optimal solution for each.

SuccessFactors Integrations Tools - Best Practices using SAP SuccessFactors APIs for Custom Integrat...

This document provides advice on the technical design of SuccessFactors custom integrations using OData APIs and Compound Employee APIs. It covers comprehensive guidelines for picking the right API for different use cases, delta and deletion handling, handling date/time data with API, batching API requests, accessing workflow data and writing data into Employee Central.

Employee Central: Processing Mass Transactions

SuccessFactors provides multiple tools to process mass changes including the mass changes tool, employee data imports, and MDF object imports. This document showcases various scenarios that need mass changes and which tools can be best used for those.

SAP SuccessFactors Compensation: Design and Integration of Different Salary Structures in One Global...

Salary structures may differ considerably between countries, industries and unions. Local collective agreements may affect how merit-based compensation can be performed. This document explains how local aspects and different salary structures can be handled in a single Employee Central-integrated Global Compensation Worksheet.

SAP SuccessFactors Suite - Design and Implementation considerations for Role Based Permissions

For larger global organizations, considerable thought and effort needs to be invested in designing Role Based Permissions. Governance, Maintenance and Performance aspects need to be also considered upfront during the design stages. This document will draw upon experiences from implementations and support situations to provide guidance and a reference for customers who are either in the design stages or looking to review their current permissions set up to improve upon their initial design.

SuccessFactors Learning: Impact of implementing SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

This document will address the considerations for changes to SAP SuccessFactors Learning around integration and updates on configurations or business process upon the introduction of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central for customers that are already using a SuccessFactors LMS solution.

Employee Central Payroll: Migrating from ERP HCM Payroll to Employee Central Payroll

This document will review some of the key concepts of the ERP HCM Payroll solution and compare these with the EC Payroll solution and will discuss the considerations for migrating the ERP HCM Payroll solution to EC Payroll and provide guidelines and migration processes which can be leveraged.

Onboarding 2.0 Furnish Equipment integration to External Application

This document provides the equipment requisition process integration for Onboarding 2.0 with any procurement or ticketing system. Onboarding offers the task of creating a request for equipment. Once the request is created, an intelligent service event is triggered. This event could be used for creating a request in the ticketing/procurement application.

SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics: Report Story Design & Implementation Considerations

SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics – Report Story is being rolled out to all Production Data Centers. The Implementation Design Principles Document will guide you with the migration of existing reports and creation of new Report – Stories.

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Overview Implementation Assets and Principles for SAP SuccessFactors: Deliverables and Distribution ...

Employee Central: Manage Pay Scale Based Salary Increase

Employee Central: Managing Pay Scale Progression

Employee Central: Managing Indirect Valuation of Pay Components

Employee Central Core Hybrid: Handling Employee Identifiers

SuccessFactors Integration Tools: Migrating EC-ERP Productized Integrations from Dell Boomi to SAP C...

Employee Central Core Hybrid: Migrating Contingent Workforce to EC

Employee Central Core Hybrid: Data and Process + Details Distribution Strategy

SAP SuccessFactors: Managing Payroll Relevant Data Changes

Cutover Optimization Strategy Using Infoporter

Employee Central: Implementation Considerations for a Phased Roll out

Employee Central Side-by-Side: Deployment and Solution Architecture Considerations

SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics: Report Story Design & Implementation Considerations