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SAP SuccessFactors Terminology and Abbreviations

This document provides a number of acronyms and other terms that are commonly used in relation to the SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite.

Suite

Term Definition
HXM Human Experience Management
EX Employee Experience
360 360 / Multi Rater
CDP Career Development Planning
CMP Compensation
Comp Compensation
EP Employee Profile
GM Goal Management
JPB Job Profile Builder
LMS Learning Management Solution
MDF Metadata Framework
ONB Onboarding
PM Performance Management
PMGM Performance & Goal Management
REC Recruiting
RCM Recruiting Management
RMK Recruiting Marketing
S&D Succession & Development
SP Succession Planning
VAR Variable Pay
Var Pay Variable Pay
WFA Workforce Analytics
WFP Workforce Planning
ATS Applicant Tracking System
JRDM Job Requisition Data Model

Architectural, Technical, and Integration

Term Definition
ALP Architectural Leading Practices
API Application Programming Interface
FO Foundation Object
GO Generic Object
IDP Implementation Design Principles
IaaS Integration-as-a-Service
iFlow Integration Flow (an integration add-on)
OData Open Data Protocol (see www.odata.org)
PaaS Platform-as-a-Service
PI SAP Process Integration
SaaS Software-as-a-Service
SFAPI SuccessFactors API
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SSO Single Sign-On
UDF User Data File

Security

Term Definition
AD Administrative Domains [deprecated in Q2 2019 release]
OAuth Open standard for authorization
RBP Role-Based Permissions
SAML2 Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SSO Single Sign-On

Miscellaneous

Term Definition
CS Customer Support
CSV Comma Separated Values
UI User Interface
UX User Experience
V12 V12 Revolution UI
WACA Writing Assistant and Coaching Advisor
XML eXtensible Markup Language

Abbreviations and Terms not used or no longer used

Term Definition
EC Employee Central
ECP Employee Central Payroll
EC Payroll Employee Central Payroll
J2W Jobs2Web (not Recruiting Marketing)
JDM Job Description Manager
SAP Cloud Payroll Old name for Employee Central Payroll
SFSF SuccessFactors New York Stock Market listing name
BizX Business Execution Suite
NWPI SAP NetWeaver Process Integration
RX Recruiting Execution
PEPS Product Expert Professional Services
HCI SAP HANA Cloud Integration
HCP SAP HANA Cloud Platform
ODS Operational Data Store
SAIL Social Media ABAP Integration Library
IRR Internal Release Readiness
CPI SAP Cloud Platform Integration

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      .... and that will all remain true until the next iteration 😀

      Thanks for sharing Luke, I usually keep a "secret" xl list of acronyms on my desktop!!!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      UDF : User Data File

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Rana. This is a public document so you amend it with other terms. However, I'll add this in now.

      Author's profile photo Paul Tormey
      Paul Tormey

      Hi Luke,
      Is this document still public and available for edits and additions? I was not able to see any edit options.
      Thanks,
      Paul

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      I don't know if under the new SCN whether it can be edited publicly or not like in the old SCN, but if not drop me a note and I'll update.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      OH? Employee Central has a new name now? sorry, I didn't keep track of the nomenclature, but I am curious now...

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Well, it's just not "EC" - it's "Employee Central" 🙂

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Oh, and don't get started about "BizX"...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for sharing about Abbreviation. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks to Stephen Burr for adding some new abbreviations to the document. WACA is a great one!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for sharing Luke.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Luke,

      I just started to search about Success Factors HCM Suite. So it is good point to start 🙂

      Regards

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for sharing Luke.

      Author's profile photo Niladri Bihari Nayak
      Niladri Bihari Nayak

      Thanks a lot Luke !

      Author's profile photo Sarah Ben Hadj
      Sarah Ben Hadj

      Thank Luke you for this. Could you confirm the signification of SFCC?

       

      Thank you

      Sarah

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson
      Blog Post Author

      I'm not aware of the abbreviation SFCC I'm afraid Sarah.