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SAP SuccessFactor Employee Central Installation For S/4 HANA On Premise


SAP SuccessFactor Employee Central is a robust cloud solution to streamline core human resource processes. It allows to integrate core data with talent and business processes for better insight, strategic decision making and ultimately better business performance.

Below is the product category flow

  • Human Capital Management
    • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
      • Core Human Resources and Payroll
        • SuccessFactor Employee Central

Reference: SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Deployment Options For Integrating EC With SAP S∕4 HANA

Core Hybrid HCM
You use Employee Central as the system of record holding HR data, but existing HR processes such as payroll, time management, or custom processes still run in an SAP S∕4 HANA system landscape. If you use this deployment option, the HR data mastered in Employee Central needs to be replicated to the SAP S∕4 HANA system to support the local processes running there.
Full Cloud HCM
All HR processes run in SAP SuccessFactors. If you use this deployment option, SAP SuccessFactors is the system of record holding all HR data and hosting all HR-related processes. But non-HR processes, such as financials or project management, still run in an SAP S∕4 HANA system landscape. Some of these processes need HR data, that’s why the HR data mastered in Employee Central needs to be replicated to an SAP S∕4 HANA system.
Data replication means converting the data from the Employee Central to the SAP S∕4 HANA data model or the other way round.
Replication from Employee Central to SAP S/4 HANA On Premise
Software Component:
PA inbound Service Enabling (PA_SE_IN) – Required to replicate employee data, organizational objects from Employee Central to SAP S/4 HANA
Replication from SAP S/4 HANA On Premise to Employee Central
Software Component:
Master Data Replication FI (ODTFINCC) – Required for the replication of cost center master data using IDoc/XML messages and CSV files.


SAP SuccessFactor Employee Central Add-On Installation


Take a database backup for both SystemDB and TenantDB before add-ons installation

Call SAP maintenance planner & plan a software change

Download the required packages using SAP download manager

Move the packages to SAP download directory for e.g.
Check maintenance certificates
Tcode – Slicense

Check SPAM Version

SPAM/SAINT update to latest version is mandatory before any add-on or support package upgrade.

Log on in client 000 & load the relevant installation packages into your system.

Tcode – Saint


Define the installation queue or we can define the queue manually.

Since we often install more than one add-on at the same time, we must first select the add-on packages to be installed. The system calculates the installation queue from the add-on packages that are selected, that is, all packages that the installation consists of in the correct order.

Extend the installation queue with Support Packages.

If, in addition to the add-ons to be installed, we also want to add support packages to the installation queue, we can select support packages to be installed for every software component on the support package selection tab page.

Optional: We can include modification adjustment transports into the installation queue.

If we have already adjusted a modification (for example, in the development system) and have created an adjustment transport for it, then we can include this in the installation queue in the follow-on systems.

Define the start options or check those selected.

We can define start options for
the individual modules according to your system requirements. If we confirm the dialog field without changing any settings, the import tool uses the default start options, in accordance with the selected import mode. If we change any settings, we can save them as a template for future import activities.

Install the queue.

The selected start options determine when the queue installation will begin. For example, if we have selected the option immediate start for the preparation module, then the installation starts straight after we have confirmed the start options.

Depending on the import mode selected, SAP Add-On installation tool executes the installation.


System Status
Also check installed packages from SPAM > Imported Support Packages

SPRO Option For “Integration With SuccessFactor Employee Central”

Tcode – SPRO

SAP reference IMG >
Personnel Management > Integration with SuccessFactors Employee Central


In this blog post, you now have the understanding of basics of SAP SuccessFactor Employee Central, its deployment models for SAP S/4 HANA, replication scenarios from SAP S/4 to EC & EC to SAP S/4. Furthermore, technical steps for installing SAP SuccessFactor Employee Central components are also explained.


SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite (HXM)
SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
SAP note 2529973 – SuccessFactors Employee Central SAP ERP integration documentation

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      Author's profile photo Siddharth Rajora
      Siddharth Rajora

      Good blog and nicely listed steps to see the add ons and how the magic download happens

      Author's profile photo Deepak Kalra
      Deepak Kalra
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Siddharth Rajora

      Author's profile photo BALASUBRAMANIAN AP

      Useful blog...

      Author's profile photo Rachid OUAATCHANE
      Rachid OUAATCHANE

      Many thanks for that nice blog!

      What about Replicating Time Data to SAP HCM S4 HANA ? SAP did not provide any documentation dedicated to Replication of Time Data from EC to S4.

      There is documentation for classic SAP HCM on premise. Does that doc apply for S4 too?