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Is People Analytics the same as SAP Analytics Cloud?

Jan 13, 2020 7:36:04 AM

SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics is NOT the same as SAP Analytics Cloud. I think this is the area that causes the most confusion in the marketplace, and appears to be a bit of a pivot from earlier SAP messaging.

For clarity, the SAP Analytics Cloud technology will be embedded into the People Analytics solution. This was explained by SAP SuccessFactors Director, Solution Management, Kim Lessley:


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Are you worried about Data Replication between SuccessFactors & SAP?

Dec 16, 2019 5:58:14 AM

We have a new term in the HCM landscape that is trending now: Data Replication. Data replication is a fancy term for making sure your correct data exists in the right systems. Essentially, it’s the process of storing data in more than one place to improve the availability of data, and it often involves copying data from one place to another.


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Top 3 ways to stay in the know with SAP SuccessFactors

Nov 6, 2019 8:09:29 AM


As outlined in my earlier blog titled Staying in the Know with Quarterly Updates from SAP SuccessFactors, I like how easy it is to stay in the know on the latest updates for our Human Capital Management systems. SAP SuccessFactors continually makes key information available to customers and partners. Below are my top three ways to stay in the know with SAP SuccessFactors:

  1. SAP SuccessFactors Release Updates
  2. SAP SuccessFactors Road Map Updates
  3. Subscribe to Let’s Talk HCM Blog

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Payroll Reporting in SAP SuccessFactors

Oct 21, 2019 11:21:06 AM

If you are an SAP SuccessFactors customer, it’s likely that you have heard that the future of all reporting for Human Capital Management is via SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics. The picture below gives you a look at where People Analytics fits within the overall strategy for the Intelligent Enterprise, and you can read more in this blog, including what I learned at last month’s annual SAP SuccessConnect conference.


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SuccessConnect 2019: Major changes for SAP Payroll Clients

Sep 28, 2019 2:56:04 PM


What many SAP insiders have long suspected was officially announced at the DSAG Annual Congress, and at the SAP SuccessFactors SuccessConnect Annual event held in Las Vegas last week. SAP SuccessFactors has made a few announcements regarding the journey to the cloud for its customers. To follow the journey from the start, please check out The Ultimate Guide: SAP HCM & Payroll options for existing customers.

Here are some highlights from the SuccessConnect Event: