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Did you just come back from your well-deserved vacation or are you about to leave? In any case, you should definitely read what’s in our summer-release!

As always we have implemented countless innovations, but here are my personal highlights:

According to the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment our “user experience has been unified across all modules with the adoption of the SAP Fiori framework”, but we are not resting on our laurels.

As you know, we delivered a lot of great updates of our interfaces of multiple pages during the past releases. With the Q3 release we continue and deliver more than 100 user interface updates across our suite.

Image 1: Career Worksheet

For our mobile apps we also enhanced the user experience. You now can find people easily with our new search capability, which anticipates your needs and delivers personalized results. With the new org chart you can access three layers of organizational structure in one screen.

Image 2: Mobile – New Organizational Chart

To learn more about our user experience and mobile applications in our Q3 release read Babak Ghoreyshi's blog.

And again, we’ve added new intelligent services events such as “onboarding step completed”, “offboarding step completed”, “creation of activity in continuous performance management” and some more.

In our Employee Central solution our innovations for global benefits include support for US open enrollment, adding attributes to improve premium calculations for insurances, and easier configuration of savings plans. 

In our Talent Management solutions, we added some new enhancements to our continuous performance management, which we introduced in Q1 2016. Employees can now request immediate feedback from peers. Read Lara Albert's blog What's new in Q3 Reelase: SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals? For starter, peer feedback to learn more on SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals management.

Image 4: Request Feedback

Do you want your learners, managers and administrators create a list of their favorite content links from anywhere like public web, direct links to courses and more? If yes, check out our new collection feature, which we introduce in our Learning solution.

Image 5: Learning Collections feature

In our SAP SuccessFactors Succession and Development solution external candidates can be added from the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution as a successors in the succession org chart.

Image 6: Add external candidates in Succession and Development

Since Q2 2016 we have made it easier to access the analytics panel from wherever you are in the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite with just one click. Now, in the Q3 2016 release analysts and HR business partner can easily analyze workforce issues and answer questions in less time. Check out this blog by Kouros Behzad to learn more about our Q3 2016 Analytics highlights.

Image 7: Human Capital Analytics – Investigate Feature

These are just a few of the great enhancements you will see in this release. Check out our Q3 2016 Release Highlights document and listen to David Ludlow in our Q3 2016 release video on YouTube.

Check back in this blog as I will add more information from time to time. 

For detailed information on the release, navigate to the product update pages in our SAP SuccessFactors customer community (registration required). And, if you want to learn more join us at SuccessConnect in Las Vegas!

Our next release is planned for Q4 2016. However, you can review a detailed release summary, which is published in our customer community, four weeks prior to the release.

For SAP SuccessFactors Professional Edition, some features may not be available or may become available at a later date.

I hope you enjoy our summer release!

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