SAP SuccessFactors customers usually have three sets of instances – development, test, and production. The consultant is required to align these instances to ensure common behavior. There are three options to copy or move the configuration.
- Instance sync tool
- Instance refresh
- Manual import and export
Each of them has advantages and disadvantages. This article will provide a snapshot of the options. A detailed SAP SuccessFactors document can be found here
Terminology and usability
|Instance sync||Instance refresh||Import and export|
An instance Sync is a tool that can be accessed from Admin Center.
It allows to move configurations, specific data, and settings to target instance.
|It is a process that completely overwrites database schema of the target instance and replaces with the source instance.||It is a process that completely overwrites database schema of the target instance and replaces with the source instance.|
|Usability||Only moves configuration. It does not change data in the target instance||Completely transfers and produces exact copy of the source instance||Manually importing and exporting data|
Use case scenarios