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I am sure everyone had a wonderful start in 2015. We at SAP/SuccessFactors have been busy too getting the next release ready for you. Before I knew it, it was already time for the next blog with the news about the latest release!

Last release we included an enhanced search engine, which enables you to have a similar search experience just as in the internet. Now, we have enhanced it even further so you can also easily search for reports and dashboards.

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Image 1: Enhanced action search

But, this is not all. With the Q1 2015 release we deliver several new impactful solutions, new user interfaces as well as continuous improvements across the SuccessFactors® HCM Suite.

Every core HR not only provides the foundation for all other HR processes but also ensures that the company is compliant with local regulations. We ensure our customers are compliant too. In this Employee Central release, we added the latest regulatory reporting functionality for US, Russia and the Netherlands.

Additionally, we improved our Employee Central payroll time sheet. Employees, today, work in projects spanning several cost centers. With the Q1 2015 release employees can now record hours to multiple cost centers helping in accurate tracking.

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Image 3: Employee Central payroll time sheet

Our release is not all about Core HR only. In addition, we delivered exciting things for our Talent Management solutions. For example, you now can compare talent search results based on multiple criteria defined by the user. This enables faster decisions.

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Image 4: Compare talent search results

SuccessFactors believes in the strength of helping people work together. We have also extended our solution to help employees develop themselves easily. Our new training room work pattern brings instructors and learners together to work throughout the employee training lifecycle.

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Image 7: SAP Jam Training room work pattern

With our first release in 2015 we have improved and delivered new add-ons for SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors HCM Suite. Just to mention a few examples:

  • A new productized integration for customers who use SuccessFactors Performance & Goals, Succession & Development as well as Employee Profile solutions. With this they can integrate employee data from SAP ERP HCM to the SuccessFactors Employee Central solution and use the information in Talent Management as well.
  • With the productized integration with SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI), you can connect SuccessFactors Recruiting solutions with the assessment vendors PeopleAnswers (Infor) and SHL Talent Measurement™ to conduct candidate assessments
  • Add-on to differentiate between new hires and rehires in SucessFactors Employee Central.

These are only some highlights of our latest release. Keep an eye out for the SuccessFactors Q1 2015 release blog series in the coming weeks to learn about product specific details on the new features and tips on how you can get the most out of this release.

You can find our release video on YouTube. And, you can learn more about the release in our SuccessFactors customer community (registration required).

Our next release is planned for Q2 2015. We’ll send you a summary of release highlights shortly before the release. However, you can review a detailed release summary, which is published in our customer community, four weeks prior to the release.

For SuccessFactors Professional Edition, some features may not be available or may become available at a later date.

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