I recently blogged about a new job offering regarding a new proposed marketplace for HR-specific extensions:
Establishing the Platform Extensions as a leading offering for HR Line of Business customers to satisfy growing needs for custom applications.
Becoming the first choice for Partners to build their next partner solution on, and promote their product.
A screencast by the Hana Cloud Portal Team was released today and provides more technical details about the usage about such extensions in SuccessFactors.
HR Extensions in action
We’ve heard about these extensions in the past but now we finally get to see them in action in SuccessFactors.
The extensions marketplace
One specific part of the screencast caught my eye.
The screen shows a list of extensions that are available. My assumption is that this data is coming from the HANA Cloud Portal and is tenant-specific so that the content in this environment is matched to the context in SuccessFactors.
This might be the perfect location for the extension marketplace depicted in the job offering – imagine having the ability to select new extensions and rapidly be able to use them.
Despite the obvious appeal of this possibility, there are process-related aspects that are still unclear:
- Since the extensions appear to be hosted in the HANA Cloud Portal, who should have rights to administer new extensions? SuccessFactors administrators or HANA Cloud Portal administrators? These roles will usually be performed by different individuals.
- Should the marketplace only be available in the HANA Cloud Portal. SuccessFactors administrators would then be presented with a list of preselected extensions without the possibility to purchase new extensions?
- How might business users purchase new extensions?