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SuccessFactors Terminology and Abbreviations

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


Term Definition
360 360 / Multi Rater
CDP Career and Development Planning
Comp Compensation
EP Employee Profile
GM Goal Management
JPB Job Profile Builder
LMS Learning Management Solution
MDF Metadata Framework
ONB Onboarding
PM Performance Management
REC Recruiting [combination of Recruiting Management and Recruiting Marketing]
RCM Recruiting Management
RMK Recruiting Marketing
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
API Application Programming Interface
ESR Enterprise Services Repository (integration content for HCI and NWPI)
FO Foundation Object
GO Generic Object
HCI SAP HANA Cloud Integration
HCP SAP HANA Cloud Platform
IaaS Integration-as-a-Service
iFlow Integration Flow (an integration add-on)
OData Open Data Protocol (see
ODS Operational Data Store
PaaS Platform-as-a-Service
PI SAP Process Integration
SaaS Software-as-a-Service
SAIL Social Media ABAP Integration Library
SFAPI SuccessFactors API
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SSO Single Sign-On
UDF User Data File


Term Definition
AD Administrative Domains
OAuth an open standard for authorization
RBP Role-Based Permissions
SAML2 Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SSO Single Sign-On


Term Definition
CS Customer Support
CSV Comma Separated Values
IRR Internal Release Readiness
PEPS Product Expert Professional Services
UI User Interface
UX User Experience
V12 V12 Revolution UI
WACA Writing Assistant and Coaching Advisor (Performance Management feature)
XML eXtensible Markup Language

Abbreviations and terms no longer used

Term Definition
EC Employee Central
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
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