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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. 


A SuccessConnect 2017 Recap from SAP Mentor Danielle Larocca

Sep 16, 2017 8:53:28 PM

A Quick SuccessConnect 2017 Recap 

I recently had the opportunity to attend the annual SuccessConnect 2017 event held in Las Vegas. It was reported that there were 3,414 attendees, including 121 customer speakers. This is the first year that the event was sold out in advance and I suspect that is in correlation with the increase in SAP SuccessFactors adoption from existing SAP HCM customers. The published numbers are shown below.


A Quick Look at SAP QuickViewer

Sep 3, 2017 1:08:04 PM

What is the SAP QuickViewer (Transaction Code SQVI)?

SAP comes pre-delivered with a handful of reporting utilities including the query-based reporting utilities, SAP Query and Ad Hoc Query (InfoSet Query). There is also a utility called SAP QuickViewer (Transaction Code SQVI) that is available for quick data retrieval.

Following my last blog - Fixing duplicate line reporting in SAP HCM - I received an inquiry about QuickViewer, so I wanted to share a blog note on it.