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This blog provides an overview for the SAP tools available for SAP SuccessFactors data integration scenarios.

Keeping up with technology changes introduced by SAP SuccessFactors:

Choosing between “Point To Point” Integration pattern and “middleware” based approach is often the biggest challenge.

Here are the quick decision points on the advantages of using SAP SuccessFactors Integration tools:


The below table explains the capability of the SAP SuccessFactors Integration tools.

                               Integration tool

Integration tool Capability
SAP SuccessFactors Integration Center
Cloud Integration
Extract data using CompoundEmployee API

Support for complex message transformation

Support for scripting in the integration flows
Extract data using SAP SuccessFactors OData APIs
Data extraction from SAP SuccessFactors to SFTP
Data extraction from SAP SuccessFactors to FTP
Send data directly to a SOAP/REST based 3rd party API end point from SAP SuccessFactors
Support for SSH key based authentication to SFTP
Consume data from a SOAP/REST based 3rd party API end point into SAP SuccessFactors
Support for EDI format
Support for file Encryption/Signing through
PGP keys
Support for multiple SFTP destinations in single integration flow
Support for high frequency-based integrations
Ability to extract history/future date/as-of-dated information from SAP SuccessFactors
Ability for scheduling the integrations
Ability to send email notification for success/failure of the integrations
Support for both server/client-side paging mechanism
Suitable tool for productized integration development/Lifecyle management
API payload enrichment by calling a different source/target API in the integration flow
Support for 3rd party certificate-based authentication
Support for 3rd party OAuth2 based authentication
Support for OAuth2 based authentication to SAP SuccessFactors


Please read through the Implementation Design Principle SAP SuccessFactors Integration: Integration Center and Cloud Integration – Section #7 for the detailed tools capability.