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Top 20 SAP HCM and SuccessFactors Articles of 2012

It is that time of year where the 3rd Annual SAP HCM and SuccessFactors articles of the Year are announced and if you missed enclosed are the “winners” from 2011 and 2010. I pulled all the information from the SCN Human Capital Management Category as of December 11th to do my research and was happy to see there were 192 articles written. This was a 71% increase over last year and in total they generated 287,582 page views with 1080 comments since the new SAP Community was launched

SAP Mentor Luke Marson wanted to see more blogs on SCN as it was his number 1 priority listed in My 2012 SCN SAP HCM Wish list and the community listened. Special kudos should go to the SAP HCM product team as they made a real commitment to blog in 2012 providing more than 50 blogs and a majority of them were extremely well written. It is for that reason I have decided to expand this to a Top 20 blog listing my top 10 for SAP Employees and Top 10 for Non-SAP. I reviewed every article and it was a very difficult exercise as there were many strong candidates. My only rules were they had to be on written on the SAP Community network in 2012, no person could have more than 2 (even if deserving) and none of my blogs were eligible. I tried to find blogs that provided cutting edge information, strong opinions or started important conversations and discussion and happy to announce the “winners” for 2012 in no specific order.

Top 10 SAP/SuccessFactors HCM Blogs by Community

HCM Processes & Forms (Great 6 Part Series) by Christopher Solomon

Integration Q&A: Managing EE compensation using SAP HCM and SuccessFactors by Luke Marson

Analytics for Talent Management (Great 5 Part Series) by Luke Marson

The Reality of Integrating SAP HCM with (anything) by Steve Bogner

Some Things Change, Some Things Stay the Same by Paul Fraser

Gartner report on SAP’s HCM strategy, post SF acquisition by Venki Krishnamoorthy

SuccessConnect 2012 Sydney – a personal viewpoint by Chris Paine

Nakisa Partner Forum 2012 by Stephen Burr

So what’s the big fuss about cloud computing and HCM? by Vinay Naithani

Where the Rock Stars and Heroes ASUG-SAPPHIRE 2012 – 20 of my top picks by SherryAnne Meyer

Top 10 SAP/SuccessFactors HCM Blogs by SAP

Shop Talk – Long live SAP HCM Core On-premise! by Robert Moeller

Hybrid HCM Solutions Are a Solid Option for Organizations by David Ludlow

SAP’s approach to HCM solutions by Jean-Bernard Rolland

What is a cloud and on-premise hybrid solution by SAP? by Jean-Bernard Rolland

SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors Business Execution Integration by Heike Kolar

New: Predefined HR Analytics for executives and HR business partners by Frans Smolders

What happened to HR Reporting and Analytics in EHP6 and HR Renewal 1.0? by Frans Smolders

Enabling Shared Services: Streamlined Shared Services Delivery (3 Part Series) by Carrie Lande

On-premise or Onto the Cloud? by Kouros Behzad

Integration Technology Options & Licensing Info For Customers Using SAP HCM & SuccessFactors by Prashanth Padmanabhan

It is a great collection of articles and there is an impressive amount of content in the growing HCM community. If you are wondering the best way to get on the “extremely” prestigious list in 2013 the first task is to publish some new content and with the new SAP Community Network platform that is easier than ever.

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  • Hi Jarret,

    Great collection of blogs and I’m honoured to get 2 entries. My wish has come true and big kudos should be given to SAP for their engagement this year. I hope this is the start of things to come!

    Best regards,


    • well, as I was involved in one of Luke’s blogs (the Q&A on compensation integration), I will bathe in a little reflected glory 😉 – watch out for my very first “own” blog, to be published next week. Unlikely that this will overtake all others and make it into the SAP top 10, but you never know 😉

    • Thanks Luke as it was tough to narrow it down to 2 as you had so many great posts this year. Kudos for all your hard work and you are the only 3 time member as you were also on the 2010 and 2011 list.

  • Wonder, how you managed to pull this 🙂 . Should have been more difficult than a go-live. Yes, it is very heartening to see the SAP Solutions team get into social media in a big way.

    • It did take me awhile to pull together the information but is was enjoyable to see everything in one place (aka my excel spreadsheet). Congrats on making the list and hopefully you have many more blogs planned for 2013.

  • Hi Jarret,

    I feel humbled to be in such company. Luckily you didn’t include your own blogs or allow Luke to have more than two mentioned, no-one else would have got a look in….


    • Thanks Paul as I have really enjoyed your blogs and hope you have many more planned for 2013.

      As far as Luke Marson he has made the list 3 years in a row so hopefully he isnt crying to much about only having two 🙂  

  • Jarret, that’s very modest of you to not include your own great blogs around HR Renewal amongst other subjects. Like Paul I feel humbled to be acknowledged. The SCN is much richer in content for functional guys now and I have experienced the transformation from SDN to SCN.

    • Thanks for the kind words Vinay and your blog started an important conversation.

      Much like you I am happy to see more content being aimed at customers and functional folks and fully agree we are seeing a transition from SDN to SCN.

  • Hello Jarrett:

    Thank you for recognizing some great work by a great bunch of Solutions Owners! I worked with most of the SAP authors on your list, and can say that each of their blogs has an interesting backstory. Seeing up close the inspiration that spurred Robert and Kouros to write their entries is something you remember like it happened yesterday.

    • Thanks Frans and congrats for making the list (multiple times) and your blogs struck a great tone or got an important conversation started (mobility) so very well deserved.