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SuccessFactors 1502 Release: JobPts – Motivate, Recognize and Reward as a Service

According to Gallup’s State of the Workforce report, only 13% of employees are engaged at work.  The report covered over 140 countries worldwide and over 60% of employees responded that they were not engaged – meaning that the employees did not feel that their contributions met their organizational goals or outcomes. 

I wanted to make you all aware of an application that can help address this problem – JobPts. JobPts was developed by a SuccessFactors SAP Partner – Semos.

JobPts is an application that allows companies to inspire achievement with recognition and real rewards.  The application is integrated with SuccessFactors and SAP via the HANA Cloud Platform.  As we can see from the demo below, JobPts automates all of the rewards practices and provides managers, team leads, and HR professionals with a simple easy-to-use interface to recognize and reward their employees.


To recognize an employee, a manager or co-worker can login to JobPts and click on the “Recognize” button. 

1. The employee selects an award level (ie:  $10 or $100).

2. The employee then selects the recipient who they want to be recognized

3. After nominating the recipient, the employee can either enter a comment or personalized note to the recipient such as “Thanks for the help on the project” or “You’re an amazing co-worker”.

4. The employee will then be able to select the “Award Reason” from a list of pre-defined Reasons that can be determined by HR or the manager, and submit the request.

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Workflow Approval

When the request to recognize an employee is submitted, the workflow approval process then goes to the Manager.

1. The Manager receives an email on their laptop or mobile device regarding the employee recognition reward.

2. The Manager is able to approve or disapprove the employee recognition reward, and submit their own comments.

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Redeem Rewards

After the manager approves the reward for the employee, an employee can select where they would like to redeem their rewards from a list of vendors.

1. The employee selects a reward category or merchant directly

2. The employee can select the redemption value, either selecting to use all of their rewards to one vendor, or spend their rewards across multiple vendors.

3. After the employee has selected their reward, they will receive a confirmation email with the link for their voucher.

4. The employee can also pull up the reward on their mobile device and shop directly in stores with the voucher pulled up on their mobile device.


As you can see, JobPts automates the workflow approval process for rewarding employees, and keeps employees engaged through a simple and easy user interface.  Click here to view the demo.

How Developing an Extension on SAP HANA Cloud Platform Helped Semos

As a SuccessFactors SAP Partner, Semos began working with the SAP Development Accelerator Program in 2013, and formally launched JobPts in 2014. Semos was able to leverage the SAP SuccessFactors cloud architecture to meet global security and compliance requirements and launch their product across multiple countries.  I will also discuss a little bit on how Semos integrates with SuccessFactors below. 


It’s always fun to address integration topics.  Currently, JobPts integrates with SAP on-premise (Payroll), Employee Central, SuccessFactors Foundation and SAP Jam.  There are planned integrations with SuccessFactors Talent Modules such as Compensation, Goals & Performance and Learning.  However, the point here is that by developing an application on HANA Cloud Platform, Semos was able to build a new application, extend on-premise applications (Payroll) and extend the SuccessFactors cloud application to meet unique customer requirements. 

JobPts is currently being used at SAP and available for partners and customers to try via the SAP Store. 

As a newcomer to the SAP SuccessFactors Solution Marketing team, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on how to best showcase the extensibility of SuccessFactors to help SAP SuccessFactors continue its momentum as the most comprehensive HCM suite in the market.

**Last but not least, a big thank you to Mark Brandau, Prashanth Padmanabhan, Luke Marson, and Chris Paine for feedback on my initial SCN blog.

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      Author's profile photo Filip Misovski
      Filip Misovski

      Excellent post Andy!  JobPts is also live since recently at SAP internally thanks to the awesome people from SAP HR & IT departments supporting the deployment.  "SAP Appreciate" is the name of the internal HR program for Recognition & Rewards within the SAP Total Rewards team.  That is why "SAP Appreciate" can be seen as the brand in the tool screenshots and video.

      For any customers interested in delivering Quick Wins with SAP HANA Cloud Platform and hearing about the process, change management and overall experience - we can directly connect you to our internal HR leaders & IT experts to hear their story of deploying, adapting, and running SF Extension like JobPts.  And we are just getting started... expect to see more innovative and differentiating HR scenarios to come!

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      Thanks Filip - kudos to you and your team.  Look forward to see many more exciting HR innovations to come. 

      Author's profile photo Christopher Edwards
      Christopher Edwards

      Thanks for the post Andy.  Caught my attention. There are a few of these solutions out there in the market, they need to fill the essential criteria of simplicity for a peer or manager  to regularly make the gesture of appreciation/ recognition. This solution fits that criteria. 😎 .

      As cool as these quick wins are, I would like SAP to apply this accelerated methodology to close compliance gaps in core EC areas such as Benefits in the USA, because if the basics aren't met, I cant get the upsell to this added value app. however fun it is.