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Delta Data Transfer From SAP To SuccessFactors Is Now Available

SAP delivered SAP-SuccessFactors Integration Package 1 in May 2012.  This package extracted employee and organizational data from SAP HCM OnPremise and created a file that can be uploaded to SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite.

The functionality for delta data extraction is now available. Customers will be able to run a program to extract employee and organizational data that has changed since the previous extraction and create a file that contains only the content that has changed. This ‘delta file’ can then be uploaded to the SuccessFactors business execution suite.

If you are a current SAP – SuccessFactors Hybrid customer, you can access the integration package and the updated administrator guide from service market place.

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  • Thanks for the update Prashanth can say is “about time” as this should have been part of first release back in May. I know the team is working hard and there is a big task ahead but asking customers to do full file loads everyday was not acceptable in my book so I am glad we are at least past that. One thing that is clear is that “real” and “seamless” integration is still a long ways away.

  • Hi Prashanth,

    I can’t find any reference to these improvements in the service market place.

    only the existing guide/solution.

    http://service.sap.com/~sapdownload/012002523100008544122012E/SFI_AdminGuide_110.pdf

    http://service.sap.com/~form/sapnet?_SCENARIO=01100035870000000202&_SHORTKEY=01100035870000747094&_OBJECT=012002523100008544122012E

    This went GA 10 August, but I can’t see any other addons or packages.

    Is there a different area that I should be looking in service market place?

    Thanks,

    Chris

      • Hi Chris,

        Yes, it is a part of service pack 1 for the integration add-on. Implemented the package earlier this month and the delta functionality is there – program: RH_SFI_SYNCHRONIZE_EMPL_DATA and table: HRSFI_D_EXTR_LOG is created to track and maintain the delta handling.

        So it have been live for some time.

        /Christian

        • Thanks Christian,

          Jarret, the delta handling was released pretty much the same time as GA of the solution. In this case as SP01 for the component was there 7/8/2012 and GA was 10/8/2012.

          Delta handing has been in there since GA of the solution, restricted availability was indeed as of 11/5/2012 (available since May) and I’m sure that no customer that asked was refused access to the ramp-up (although I’m sure that many would have had to suffer an SAP/SuccessFactors consultant as part of the process).

          It seems strange that any customer that wasn’t part of a ramp-up wouldn’t already know about this – they would have seen the support packs coming from a mile away (and if they could use Google translate, they would have have read the associated note)

          Guess then that this blog was to inform the rest of us 🙂

          On the other had, I had been hoping for integration into the ALE change pointer process so that SuccessFactors could be managed as just another system feeding of the HR Masterdata. but a custom solution in this space will just have to sate me until we hear more about PI onDemand (and the hopefully free licencing model 😉 )

          Chris

          • Hi Chris

            I might have missed something as I was told repeatedly by SAP that delta processing was coming and it was referenced in the presentations that way as well so surprised to see it was released from Day 1 (if your understanding is correct) as if so SAP did an extremely poor job of communication.

            Hopefully Prasanath came provide some clarity.

            Jarret

  • Hi Prashanth,

    Thanks for the blog pointing this out – it is the first avenue that I (and maybe the guys above) have heard through. I’m delighted that this functionality is offered with integration package 1.0, even if through a support package. Hopefully SAP will give us some other nice suprises as time goes on.

    Best regards,

    Luke

    p.s. I added some tags to your blog so that it will be picked up in the appropriate areas of SCN.