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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!  


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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.