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#S4HANA use case series: 5a – Engage talent across the organization (biz view)

Engage your talents before they leave: easier said as done

In this new use case we want to add a new dimension to SAP S/4HANA: the people dimension. Every business is looking for differentiators which allow them to remain competitive.  Know-how, innovation and intuitive power create the main advantages that companies can have over their competitors. Innovation is fostered by great talents. Companies need to attract talents, the ticket to stay ahead of the competitors and be successful. To support this, innovative and engaging HR software systems are mandatory today.

The reality is often different: the complexity of legacy technology often shackles HR teams with multiple, fragmented HR tools and a lack of a global, actionable view of the entire workforce. Quite often, an HR function is “siloed” and disconnect from the other, like recruiting is not directly linked to learning. Beside this, key employee records are store in different HRIS preventing company to have single point of truth for HR data. ERP data like financial data are separated, and every question on alignment between talent data and financial data starts with an IT integration project.


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The unique value of SuccessFactors

To engage talent across the organization, customers need to combine the next-generation business suite with the next-generation HCM suite, SuccessFactors. SuccessFactors provides a unified, comprehensive solution that simplifies talent management – so you can proactively act, easily measure and clearly communicate talent results and business impact. The talent management solution from SuccessFactors includes Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance & Goals, Compensation, Succession & Development and Learning solutions.

So SuccessFactors enables to attract and engage with the right people, for the right role, at the right time. Moreover the solution also helps to develop top people by continuous focus, feedback and relevant learning experiences. This helps companies retain the top talents and also supports them by recognizing, growing and rewarding the talents based on facts from the HR system.

To get more insights about this winning combination between S/4HANA and SuccessFactors have a look at this blog.

SAP S/4HANA and SuccessFactors: the power of one

SAP uniquely provides a winning combination of the most modern solutions to attract and engage and retain talents:  SuccessFactors and SAP S/4HANA.  The solutions are seamlessly integrated (understand the technical details in the IT blog) and bring the “power of one” to SAP customers:

  • Drives operational alignment between HR and Finance to optimize capabilities and align with the business
  • Enables consolidated access to real-time data to provide insights and measure the business impact of HR
  • Integrates end-to-end processes across financials and HR to help manage budget and headcount planning
  • Leverage an engaging, unified user experience along the processes by on role and responsibilities with SAP Fiori

The seamless integration of SuccessFactors to SAP S/4HANA – regardless of the deployment option of S/4HANA – will give that “power of one to customers”.

What is the value for customers?

With the SAP solution, customers will drive operational alignment between HR and other core processes like Finance. This cross-function alignment leads to resource optimization across the company department’s boundaries. In addition, leveraging the end-to-end integration for financial and HR processes will give customers a consolidated access to real-time data, giving insights on the real business impact of HR, with tangible and quantifiable results:

  • reduce the employee turnover thanks to more engaged talent
  • increase HR productivity thanks to a linkage with the business
  • better cross company insights with a faster access to HR and financial data

Stay tuned for the next use cases and follow me via @SDenecken for latest news.


Overview of SAP S/4HANA use cases: #S4HANA – the use case series – Intro & Overview

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