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Our summer release – the Q3 one – is out!

Before you travel to SuccessConnect, I want to talk about my personal highlights of this release.

The first one pertains to operational headcount planning, which is part of the SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning solution. In the last release, we shared that operational headcount planning enables managers to continuously view and update workforce plans, including current and planned positions. In this release, integration between operational headcount planning and SAP RealSpend solution is now available. With this, managers get clear visibility into their financial cost forecast from within their operational headcount plan, enabling real-time visibility into planned headcount costs, improving cost controls and alignment with Finance by using the same data source.


Image 1: Operational Headcount Planning – Integration with SAP Realspend solution

Dealing with a large amount of data is always a challenge for HR organizations. It’s a huge effort capturing, managing and storing the HR data. Plus, data needs to be available for users at anytime, anywhere. Now, with SAP SuccessFactors Extended Enterprise Content (ECM) Management by OpenText, employee data can be stored in a centralized location. The ECM is secure and meets legal and regulatory requirements. To learn more about ECM check out this blog.


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SAP SuccessFactors Extended Enterprise Content (ECM) Management by OpenText


Another great highlight is the new Report Center – the place to go to for all reporting needed for your daily work. With the simplified navigation, it is easy to build any type of report. To learn more about the Report Center, check our Robert Wood's blog "SuccessFactors Reporting & Analytics - let's make it simple"

Image 4: SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite – Report Center


Another one of my favorites is the new Assessment Builder in our SAP SuccessFactors Learning solution. With the Assessment Builder, you can create and manage quizzes and exams. After the assessment is done, the learner’s knowledge and retention can be measured, as well as the course effectiveness. Learn more on the Assessment Builder in Emily Wilson's blog.

Image 5: Assessment Builder in SAP SuccessFactors Learning


Check out Volker Ruofs' blog on EC Time & Attendance to learn more about our new features in the Q3 2017 release.

If you want to learn more about Mentoring, pleas check out Lara Albert's blog. And, Lara also published a great blog on Continous Performance Management link.


These are just a few of the great enhancements you will see in this release. Read our Q3 2017 Release Highlights document and listen to our new head of product, Amy Wilson, in our release video on YouTube.

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

And, more information on this release can be found on the product update pages in our SAP SuccessFactors customer community (registration required).

Learn more about the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite and these release highlights at our next great SuccessConnect conference taking place in Las Vegas August 29-31

Our next release is planned for Q4 2017. We’ll send you a summary of release highlights shortly beforehand. 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.

Enjoy SuccessConnect!