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Manager Dashboard Update for SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics

[UPDATE 26th January, 2022:

Due to planned technical changes to the SAP Best Practices Manager Dashboard, the SAP Best Practices report story is not available via the Report Center Content Store at this point in time anymore. Thanks for your understanding.

In the meantime please have a look into the rich portfolio of available Template Stories in People Analytics.]


[UPDATE 15th December, 2021:

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce our latest H2 2021 package version for SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics (aka Manager Dashboard) which just went live a couple of hours back on the Best Practices Explorer.

In this release we have focused on

  • regression testing all queries and the report story against the 2H 2021 SAP Best Practices for Employee Central and Recruiting Management,
  • simplifying all queries by removing not needed table columns and
  • making the Manager Dashboard report available through Content Store.

This new version has really be designed to further drive adoption of People Analytics Report Stories via this evolved Manager Dashboard template.]


With the new Q1 SAP Best Practices portfolio update, we provide you with an updated version of the Manager Dashboard built with SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics. Mid of last year we have created the first version of this SAP Best Practices package and talked about how to Equip Your Team Leaders with a Manager Dashboard for SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics.

As a short re-cap, the Manager Dashboard brings together the most relevant insights for managers and business leaders from multiple areas of the SAP SuccessFactors HXM suite: Workforce (e.g. headcount, FTE, job levels), Diversity (e.g. gender, age), Recruiting & Hiring (e.g. vacancies, job requisitions, hires), Leaves & Absences (e.g. sick leave), Compensation (e.g. total target cash), Terminations (e.g. exits, reasons).

For each of these critical business areas the dashboard sources live data from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, Time Management, Compensation and Recruiting Management taking into account the permissions that users have to access sensitive HR data.

The Manager Dashboard is delivered as one report story which uses several data sources (queries) to feed the live data into the story pages.

These data sources have been created against data objects which come with the SAP Best Practices configurations for Employee Central as well as Recruiting Management.

With this approach, we can ensure that the Manager Dashboard is a plug-and-play deployment and runs out-of-the-box in environments that have been setup with SAP Best Practices. In our Q1 package update that has been made available on Best Practices Explorer, we have validated our report story, queries, charts and report tables with the latest H2 2020 SAP Best Practices packages releases to exactly deliver on the plug-and-play promise the best we can.

To deploy the Manager Dashboard, please download the relevant .acn file from the attachment section of the package SAP Note. Currently, the report file is not available via the Report Center Content Store due to it’s cross-SAP SuccessFactors modules nature.

We provide you as well with comprehensive technical documentation (in so-called configuration guides) on Best Practices Explorer, that support you in understanding the story content and in possibly adapting and/or rebuilding the Manager Dashboard in an preview environment, which is not based on SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors configurations.

With this pre-configured dashboard we strive for jump-starting and facilitating your journey to People Analytics as customers and partners and complement the increasingly rich portfolio of standard report templates for People Analytics with a dedicated Manager Dashboard for your team leaders.




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      Author's profile photo Mike Hoekstra
      Mike Hoekstra

      This is a great update to this Story template!  I've added this article to my Stories in People Analytics learning resources article:

      Author's profile photo Rainer Faulstich
      Rainer Faulstich
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you, Mike, for the feedback and for adding to your blog. Very much appreciated! Regards, Rainer

      Author's profile photo Ashish Brahmbhatt
      Ashish Brahmbhatt

      Hi Rainer,

      Do you know, if SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors People Analytics available now? I couldn't find it on SAP Best Practices Explorer.


      Ashish Brahmbhatt

      Author's profile photo Rainer Faulstich
      Rainer Faulstich
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ashish,

      thanks for checking back. The Manager Dashboard has not been republished and is not available on Best Practices Explorer. Actually I currently do not have a concrete timeline that I could communicate about the Manager Dashboard story at this point in time. I therefore trust and hope that the available template stories cover what you require in terms of metrics and charts and are a good basis for further story and report development.



      Author's profile photo Alexander Pelaminraj
      Alexander Pelaminraj

      HI Mike ,

      the SAP Note is missing with the ,acn file , can you point out the right location where i want to import this template and test

      Author's profile photo Rainer Faulstich
      Rainer Faulstich
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Alexander,

      unfortunately we so far have not released a reworked version of the Manager Dashboard. Therefore the content file has not been made abvailable as .acn file anymore and neither through the content store.

      As mentioned above, I trust that the portfolio of available Template Stories in People Analytics helps in building report(s) similar to what we used to provide with the SAP Best Practices Manager Dashboard.