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Standard Content for SuccessFactors now available for SAP BW/4HANA 2.0

The very first content release for SAP BW/4HANA 2.0 (BW4CONT200 SP00) is now available for installation and delivers content for the most used content components as shown below.

The most of these content components are sourced from SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA applications and were already available with SAP BW/4HANA Content 1.0.

But there is one new content area that was anticipated by many customers and now exclusively shipped for SAP BW/4HANA 2.0: standard content that is based on data structures sourced from the core SAP SuccessFactors component Employee Central.

 

What is included in the first SuccessFactors Workforce Management content?

InfoObjects are provided to store the time dependent data for Person, for JobCode, for Position and for the Employment History per Employee. The information stored in these InfoObjects can be used for master data reporting. Potential use cases are the analysis of the current and historic workforce by different dimensions such as gender, country, business unit, etc., the analysis of hires and terminations or reporting on vacant positions across the entire company.

You can access the full online documentation of the content objects in the SAP BW/4HANA Content 2.0 Documenation.

 

How do I get the data from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central into SAP BW/4HANA 2.0?

For the data integration, we would recommend to use the OData API adapter provided by SAP HANA Smart Data Integration that is seamless integrated with the SAP HANA DataSource in SAP BW/4HANA 2.0. You can find more information about how to setup the connectivity in SAP Note 2776343 – Connectivity to SuccessFactors for SAP BW/4HANA Content.

 

In the coming weeks we will post some videos here about how to use the content and show case some of the features of the content.

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  • Hi there

     

    Great article.

    Is there any support for BW4HANA 1.0 on this?

    Our DB is on 2.0 but our App server is still running 1.0 SP8. Do we have to upgrade this to take advantage of the integration?

     

    Thanks

    Garth

    • Hi Garth,

      thanks for your question!

      To take advantage of the seemless integration between SAP BW/4HANA using the OData APIs in SuccessFactors Employee Central via HANA Smart Data Integration, yes you would need BW/4HANA 2.0.

      One of the missing functionality in SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 is the ability to call the SuccessFactors OData APIs with the so called provisioning parameters to fetch not only the current records but also the historical data. That is needed especially for EmpJob – without it you would get only the current valid record of an employee (SAP Note 2578195).

      There are some workarounds though which are either costly or which at least are not so nice. For example and depending on your HANA version (SAP Note 2584924) you could call the OData API via SDI with the provisioning parameters fromDate and toDate and persist the data in a HANA table. From there you can load it into BW/4HANA via HANA DataSource. For this option you would need a HANA Enterprise license. Another alternative would be to use SAP DataHub – or you could do the load via file load using the SuccessFactors Integration Center.

      That’s at least what I am aware of, maybe the community has more input…

      All the best,

      Andreas