SAP SuccessFactors Q4 2017 Release Highlights
Time is running fast. It’s already November and our Q4 release was delivered two weeks ago. We have a lot of enhancements in this final release of the year. My favorites are health and well-being, continuous performance management and SAP Best Practices packages.
The first one I want to talk about is health and well-being as part of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. “Unplug and Recharge” gives them access to a collection of tips, guidance and best practices from experts – all within Employee Central.
Image 1: Health and Well-Being – educational content from Thrive, an Arianna Huffington company
As for the continuous performance management updates – with this release your employees can now find a feedback tab. By using this tab employees can ask for feedback and provide feedback throughout the year – independent from the formal review process. In addition, managers can request feedback for his/her employees as well. Please check out Lara Albert’s blog “Announcing Ad Hoc Feedback: Assume a More Holistic, Always-on Approach to Employee Feedback”
Image 2: Performance and Goals – Continuous Performance Management
Lastly, you can speed up your implementation by using SAP Best Practices packages, which can now be accessed via the Upgrade Center. With SAP Best Practices packages, you can benefit from business best practices. Now, we offer a set of best practices for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central for position management, total workforce, integration and localized content for time off and time management.
Where to find more about this release:
- EC Time Management Q4 2017 Features blog by Volker Ruof
- Core HR SuccessFactors Q4 2017 Release Highlights blog by Frans Smolders
- Business Beyond Bias Alerts: Turning Data into Instant Action blog by Lyndal Hagar
- SAP Jam Collaboration, release 1711 summary blog by Roger Noia
These are just a few of the great enhancements you will see in this release. Read our Q4 2017 Release Highlights document and listen to our new head of product, Amy Wilson, in our release video on YouTube.
And, more information on this release can be found on the product update pages in our SAP SuccessFactors community – registration required.
Our next release is planned for Q1 2018. We’ll send you a summary of release highlights shortly beforehand. However, you can review a detailed release summary, which is published in our customer community, four weeks prior to the release.
For SAP SuccessFactors Professional Edition, some features may not be available or may become available at a later date.