People Profile  is the new version of Employee Files  which uses latest responsive web design  technique. Principle of responsive web design  is that as the user switches from their laptop to iPad or mobile,  the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size which leads to

smooth navigation and excellent user experience.

Responsive web design technique is the latest trend in web environment and I am happy that SuccessFactors is offering latest and greatest rich user experience to it’s customers.

Below is the new look and feel of People Profile

Advantages of People Profile:

Access to  information in one click :  Before People Profile , employee data was grouped into multiple views (for example, Personal Information, Employment Information, Talent Information , Time Off , Benefits etc. )  so user has to click on each view in employee files to access the specific information.

Sometimes this may be annoying navigate to different views to view different information, in contrast People Profile shows complete information (It completely respects Role Based Permissions) in one page and provides a menu bar on  top with section names. As user scrolls down though the information , corresponding section in the menu bar highlights automatically.

In short user can navigate to any section in one click either using menu bar or using scroll down option.

More Visualization :  There is more concentration on visualization in People Profile than in the past, like displaying the country flags next to country names,  displaying the manager profile picture next to HR-Manager  or Matrix Manager in Job relationships,   showing the location in the map for Time Zone field etc.

Time Data :   Time Off section in People Profile shows snap shot of leave balances and upcoming time off requests.  

                     Time Sheet shows planned and recorded hours for today, tomorrow and for whole week.

I feel  user would like the idea of  showing high level information of both Time Off and Time Sheet information in same place.

Change Profile Picture /Background image : User can change profile picture or background picture using the header option as below.

How to enable People Profile: This is an opt-in feature, so it  must be enabled in provisioning. Below is the feature which should be enabled.

Add/Remove Section: It is now made extremely flexible and easy for Administrator to choose which sections to be displayed and which sub section to be displayed under parent section using drag and drop option.

By enabling People Profile feature, “Configure People Profile” option replaces the “Configure Employee Files” and this new features is quite convenient for Administrators.

Admin can add any number of new sections and rearrange the existing sections quite easily just by drag and drop.

Configure Header Fields : Administrator can configure the fields to be displayed on header section. Now it is possible to choose up to 3 additional custom fields to be displayed addition to the standard fields available in public profile so far.  This feature is extremely useful as majority of the customers would like to see additional information at header level.

Role Based Permissions for Sections/Views:  Like earlier, once views are configured in “Configure People Profile”, they can be permissiond in Employee Views .

Contingent Workforce:


In People Profile “Contingent Worker “caption has been added in header section for contingent employees, which makes it easy to identify  contingent employees.     For contingent workers , People Profile only shows the relevant sections unlike  normal employees.

Summary: I feel People Profile adds more value to customers as it has greater user experience and latest responsive web design technique.  This also reduces the number of clicks to view different sets of information which span across different sections.  Complete employee data including Talent, Personal Information, Employment information , etc. can be viewed in one page.

I hope this blog may help readers in the community to give basic idea about People Profile.

Reference to my previous blogs.

SuccessFactors Employee Central Time Sheet and Time Valuation

SuccessFactors Employee Central and Compensation Integration

SuccessFactors Employee Central Global Benefits

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  1. Marcos Andrade

    Hello Dodda,

    thanks for sharing. It followed the basis of people profile app for on premise solution although this one is more comprehensive and consist of different data.

    very good 🙂

    Regards,

    Marcos

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  2. Stephen Burr

    Just a small note that customers can/should use the Upgrade Centre to switch on this feature … Provisioning access not required.

    Has anyone experienced an application error (pop up) after switching to People Profile when accessing both the homepage and People Profile?

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    1. Pérsio de Andrade Tanga

      Stephen,

      I had some errors (popups) due to missing permissions.

      Maybe you can review your roles, because it seems that new People Profile enables more functionalities than the previous version.

      Hope it helps,

      Regards,

      Pérsio

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  3. Mat Larman

    Great Article.  We will definitely give this a try.  Did you experience any loss of functionality? (are all features associated with the People Profile still available with responsive version?)  And how was performance for you? 

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  4. Choon Min Loh

    Hi All,

    With regards to the application error (pop up) after switching to People Profile, how did you all resolve this error? I am getting the same error in my instance when viewing the people profile of Carla Grant. It seem to be an issue with the Personal information section.

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    1. Ram Dodda Post author

      Hi Paul,

      Configure Employee Files is replaced by Configure People Profile  if  People Profile is enabled. You can find all portlets over there. example as below.

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    1. Erik Ebert

      The Employee Profile Background Section needs to be created in the SM data model first.

      Then it can be added as a block in the People Profile (PP3).

      Remember to set permissions for the respective RBP roles to View or Edit the new Employee Profile Background Section.

      Side note, the PP3 can combine Employee Profile Background Sections, Employee Central sections and Employee Profile User Data Fields more flexibly than the v12 Employee Profile.

      Side note 2: the PP3 does support deep linking to specific blocks and sections, but it does not allow deep liking from within a Performance Manager form. This is on the road map, no ETA yet.

      Best regards

      Erik Ebert    

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  5. Goedele Panis

    Hi Erik,

    you indicate that pp3 supports deep linking to specific blocks – can you give an example of the url for this?

    Thanks in advance,

    Goedele

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  6. Nicolai van der Merwe

    Hi Erik,

    I see there are Custom Blocks that can be added. Do you perhaps have quick guidelines on how to add a block for a UI already created?

    Thanks in advance.

    Nicolai

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  7. Junwoo Park

    Hi,
    I am SF LMS administrator.
    I want to know which LMS information contain in people profile?
    I could not find people profile material for SF LMS.

    regards,
    Leo

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