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4 Options for SAP Payroll Customers

Dec 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

What are the 4 options for existing SAP Payroll Customers?
SAP has approximately 9,000 active on-premise Payroll customers today. In 2012, it was announced that support for all on-premise SAP HCM would be guaranteed through calendar year end 2025. The goal of SAP SuccessFactors is to transform its on-premise SAP HCM and Payroll customers to cloud-based solutions, leveraging not only the SaaS platform but also the latest technology available. While the option for core HCM is obvious (Employee Central), the options for payroll can be a bit less clear. In this blog, I want to introduce the four main options available today for existing on-premise SAP Payroll customers.

What is Fiori - and what does it mean to me?

Nov 29, 2017 8:09:30 AM

Users have always been able to complete tasks using SAP products, but as technology evolved this wasn’t sufficient, as users expected more. SAP realized this, and created a user experience to allow users to complete the same tasks in a more user-friendly and pleasing way. This is known as SAP Fiori. The purpose of this blog is to give you a quick overview of what Fiori is, and some samples of how the technology benefits you.

Staying in the Know with Quarterly Updates from SAP SuccessFactors

Nov 20, 2017 2:09:23 PM

I had the pleasure of attending the ASUG Best of SuccessConnect Roadshow in several cities over the past few weeks.  This past week in Atlanta, Georgia, Kevin Kress, HCM Solution Principal at SAP SuccessFactors, shared the latest SAP® HCM Roadmap including an update on the strategy, recent innovations and planned direction for SAP SuccessFactors.

40 SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors Influencers to Follow Online

Oct 24, 2017 10:29:21 AM

We all want to remain up-to-date with the latest advancements in our SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors ecosphere. Before 2012, we had a long stretch of ‘business as usual’ in the SAP HCM space. With the advent of HR Renewal, SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors and the launch of SAP SuccessFactors Managed Payroll, there is new information of interest every single day.

To help you stay in the know, I have compiled a list of my Top 40 favorite SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors influencers (in no particular order) to follow on Twitter. I hope you find them as informative as I do!  

Trying to Compare Query Manager and SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics is like trying to compare Apples and Oranges

Oct 8, 2017 8:04:21 PM

Comparing Apples to Oranges

Query Manager is the leading reporting solution used by thousands of SAP HCM customers around the world every day to solve SAP HCM reporting challenges, including:
1. Reliance on IT to produce reports (using technology like custom-coded ABAP)
2. Multiple solutions/utilities + Excel needed to create reports for various modules
3. Transactional and Payroll data not included in BW

As SAP HCM became more mature, and with the acquisition of SuccessFactors, Query Manager has added functionality that allows users to execute reports via a browser (including mobile devices) and includes the ability to report on data from both SAP and SuccessFactors at the same time.

Some of the most common themes about Query Manager reporting include:

1. No implementation required to install (it’s simply an SAP transport), you can be up and running in minutes
2. All data is live, in real time, and you can include data from virtually any data source*
3. The tool is easy to use and automates the delivery of reports via email, your portal MSS, etc.

Query Manager sounds great, so why is comparing it to the highly regarded SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics like comparing apples to oranges? In this blog, I review three of the main reasons why.