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Understanding the New US W4 Tax Form in 2020

Jan 23, 2020 6:33:09 AM

Because of the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018, the new 2020 US Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate is very different from previous versions. The American Payroll Association (APA) has provided detailed information which both employees and payroll professionals will find useful. In this blog, I’ve shared highlights of this information (courtesy of the APA).

  1. Do I need to complete the new W4 Tax Form?
  2. How to complete the W4 Tax Form
  3. Find out more from the APA
  4. Easy reconciliation: check out Pay Recon

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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.