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VanessaLi
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Background

SAP SuccessFactors plans to make the latest version of goal management opt out in the 1H 2024 release followed by a universal push around the March 31st 2025 release. For more details visit this link: https://groups.community.sap.com/t5/product-and-customer-updates/plans-underway-to-make-latest-versi...

As part of our broader effort to redesign the goal experience, SAP SuccessFactors has also made the decision to retire some features that were available in legacy goal management. 

List of deprecated features

 

Feature

Reason for deprecation

Replacement

Availability of Replacement

Group goals

Similar feature exists

Team goals. The feature allows you to create team goals and have the option to choose to assign it to yourself or not, which as a result surfaces that assigned goal on your own performance goal plan. Customers that were using group goals may use Team Goals to support the same business process. There are some new RBPs introduced for Team Goals, please learn about those here.



Already available

Mass Assign via the goal plan through CSV file

Low feature usage

Import Performance Goals in Admin Center

Already available

Import or export goals directly from a goal plan

Low feature usage

Import Performance Goals in Admin Center

Already available

Add goals using the SMART Goal Wizard

Replaced by a different feature

Creating goals with Generative AI.  This will offer an AI-driven approach to creating goals that meet all the facets of “SMART’ goals. 

1H 2024

Layout configuration of the goal plan, including custom Learning Activities

Does not conform to new UX design pattern

There are no replacements for this feature.

Not applicable

Automatic goal numbering

Does not conform to new UX design pattern

There are no replacements for this feature.

Not applicable

Indenting goals

 

Does not conform to new UX design pattern

There are no replacements for this feature.

Not applicable

Moving goals up and down the goal plan

 

Does not conform to new UX design pattern

There are no replacements for this feature.

Not applicable

Tasks or targets of subgoals

 

Similar feature exists

Milestones. This feature allows users to breakdown the goal into achievement milestones, which are timeboxed and can define actual/target values for each milestone. If you use Tasks, you can still use Milestones as a replacement since we support the same fields.

Already available

Spell check

 

Similar feature exists

Browser’s spell check.

Not applicable

Summary section of goals on the goal plan

 

Low feature usage

There are no replacements for this feature.

Not applicable

Navigating from goal plan to Goal Alignment Spotlight

 

Low feature usage

There are no replacements for this feature.

Not applicable

Field types:
bool; checkbox; link

Low feature usage

bool: no replacements.

checkbox: no replacements

link: custom text/textarea fields

Not applicable

Add to Outlook

Low feature usage

There are no replacements for this feature.

Not applicable

Allow duplicate assignment of group/team goals during import and on the UI

Low feature usage

There are no replacement for this feature.

Not applicable

Please leave a comment if you have any questions!

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