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Configuration Center: New way to view, download and transport configurations on your SAP Successfactors HXM Tenant

Introduction

 In b2105 release, SAP SuccessFactors HXM suite provides new admin self-service capability i.e Configuration Center which enables categorized view of configurations based on application area aka configuration area, download or transport configuration across tenants. This capability is described in the SAP Help Portal.

In this blog, I would like to give overview of the new self-service capability.

Note: Early Adopter Care Program Extended till May 12th, 2021. If you are interested to enable the tool in your tenant before b2105 release deployment to preview and production environments then register here.

How to View Configurations:

 If you would like to view configurations specific to a business scenario ex: view Org Entities within Employee Central configuration area. Then select ‘Employee Central’ option from Configuration Area drop down on the landing page which would bring all the configuration part of Employee Central and organize in a tree structure. Expand the tree to the level i.e Manage Org Entities and click on MDF Object Definition node to view all the entities.

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Categorised View Of Configurations based on Business Scenario

 If you would like to view the complete definition of an entity ex: BusinessUnit then click on the configuration name which would take you to the configure object definition page.

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View Configuration Definition

If you just want to review who and when the entity modified then on the Configuration Center page itself you can view the Last Modified Date and Last Modified By username.

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View When and Who modified the configuration

 

How to Download Configurations

 When you are working on multiple parallel projects or learning new features then best way to do it is backup the configurations before proceeding with modifications or if there is an issue with specific to a business scenario then select configuration at any level and Initiate  Download from Configuration Center. These downloads will be packed into a zip file and each configuration will be exported in native formats ex: MDF Object Definition, Feature Configuration and System Configurations in .CSV, Routemaps and RatingsScales in .JSON formats.

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Download Configuration Bundle

How to Transport Configurations

 If you want to bring in controlled configuration change management process with detailed tracking at each configuration level. Each configuration import tracked with when, by whom and status of import along with detailed status message for failures.

Configuration Center forks transport flow into multiple steps:

  1. Export in Source.
  2. Validation in Target.
  3. Import in Target.

Once configurations are bundled and exported in source the export status would change to Ready for Import:

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Review transport status on Source Tenant

That is when admin is expected to login to target tenant to proceed with import. But before import there is validation step which is mandatory which would help admin to understand any know issues before importing to make sure import would end up creating corrupted configurations and eventually affecting productive environments.

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Trigger Validation against available transport bundle on Target Tenant

When you run a validation against your bundle, system would run all the checks and provide detailed report. Through which you can review the failures and take necessary action then validate again to fix any existing issue before proceeding with import.

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View Validation Report

Once you are convenience with validation then you can proceed with import by triggering import action against your transport bundle.

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Trigger Import against validated transport bundle

System would try to import all the configurations that are added to the bundle and prepare detailed import report.

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View Transport Import Audit Report

Import will not be enabled when validation fails for all configurations in the given bundle to avoid any configuration corruptions. But import will be enabled if validation is successful for few of the configurations.

Supported List of Configurations

Configuration Area Feature group Category Configuration Type List of Configurations Supported Release
Directory Search Configure Directory Search General Settings System Configurations Disable directory search for all usersSee More H1 2021
Directory Search Configure Directory Search General Settings Feature Configurations User DirectorySee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows System Configurations Allow delegatees to accept or reject a workflow delegation request See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows MDF Object Definitions AdvancedTodoFieldConfigurationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows MDF Object Definitions AutoDelegateConfigSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows MDF Object Definitions EscalationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows MDF Object Definitions EscalationDetailSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows Feature Configurations Enable Business Rules for Workflow Derivation (Do not activate together with \Enable Youcalc rules engine for HRIS.)”) See More” H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Workflow Email Configuration & Notifications MDF Object Definitions WorkflowEmailConfigurationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Workflow Email Configuration & Notifications MDF Object Definitions WorkflowActionDetailSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows Feature Configurations Enable youCalc rules engine for HRISSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Document Generation Manage Documents Feature Configurations Enable Document GenerationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions LegalEntitySee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions BusinessUnitSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions DivisionSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions DepartmentSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions CostCenterSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Job Entities MDF Object Definitions JobClassificationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Job Entities MDF Object Definitions JobFunctionSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayScaleTypeSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayScaleGroupSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayScaleLevelSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayScaleAreaSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayCalendarSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions CurrencySee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions CurrencyExchangeRateSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions UnitOfMeasureSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation System Configurations Enabling company functional currency H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation System Configurations Enable Forward Propagation for Compensation Information (Note: Not applicable for Imports)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Comp – EC Integration Feature Configurations Enable Compensation-EC promotion integrationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Deductions Feature Configurations Enable Deductions ManagementSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Advances Feature Configurations Enable AdvancesSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events General Settings Feature Configurations Enable Business Rules for Event Reason DerivationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Hire / Rehire System Configurations Enable Database Sequence to generate next Employee IdSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Hire / Rehire System Configurations Enable log in with old user name in case of a rehire with a new employmentSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Hire / Rehire Feature Configurations Enable Enhanced Manage Pending Hires FeatureSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Concurrent Employment Feature Configurations Enable Concurrent Employment ManagementSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Global Assignment Feature Configurations Enable Global Assignment ManagementSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Global Assignment MDF Object Definitions GlobalAssignmentConfigurationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Leave of Absence Feature Configurations Enable Time Off for Leave of Absence OnlySee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Generate Assignment ID MDF Object Definitions EmploymentSettingsConfigurationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Alternative Cost Center Distribution Feature Configurations Enable Cost DistributionSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Pension Payout Feature Configurations Enable Pension PayoutSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Termination System Configurations Threshold for processing direct reports and job relationships offlineSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Termination System Configurations Default Event Reason to use when processing direct reports and job relationships offlineSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Manage All Event Reasons MDF Object Definitions CountrySee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Hire / Rehire MDF Object Definitions MatchingUserConfiguration See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings MDF Object Definitions OptimisticLockingConfigurationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable validations for mandatory fields in the Dependent’sSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable Address Validations (for the Postal Code format check)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable National ID ValidationsSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable Payment Information ValidationsSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Hide Country Flag from UI (Employee Central and Employee Profile)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable Dependents ManagementSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Picklist Management MDF Object Definitions PickListSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable validations for mandatory fields in the Emergency Contact’s details section See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Manage Position Objects MDF Object Definitions PositionSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Manage Position Objects MDF Object Definitions PositionTypeSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Position Management Settings Feature Configurations Enable Position ManagementSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Position Org Chart Feature Configurations Enable V12 Position Organization ChartSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Position Org Chart System Configurations Configure Position org chartSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Position Org Chart Feature Configurations Configure Position org chart side panelSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Recruiting – Position Management Integration Feature Configurations Enable Recruiting integration with Position ManagementSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Company Structure Overview Feature Configurations Enable Reorganization PlanningSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Settings Feature Configurations Enable Contingent WorkersSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Settings Feature Configurations Enable Concurrent Employment for Contingent Workers (Caution: Once this feature is enabled, it cannot be disabled)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Settings System Configurations Contingent workers in org chartSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Contingent Objects MDF Object Definitions WorkOrderSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Contingent Objects MDF Object Definitions VendorInfoSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Contingent Objects MDF Object Definitions PositionRequisitionStatus H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Maximum threadpool size for Employee Central and Foundation data imports(maximum allowed is 5)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Set the batch size to import employee and foundation data (Note: Please enter a numeric value between 1 and 200)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Scheduled Jobs Retention Period in days (minimum allowed is 2 and maximum allowed is 180)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Enable Employee Data Import through Centralized ServicesSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Suppress update of identical records during Employee Central import for supported entitiesSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Company-wide rules execution during importSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Company-wide forward propagation during importSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Company-wide setting for updating only changes during EC imports H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Company-wide setting for executing rules and propagation against no_overwrite during importSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Country Settings System Configurations Enable CSF support for Address in Emergency Contact and Personal Relationships ImportsSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings Feature Configurations Enable Apprenticeship ManagementSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeEventTypeSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeInternalTrainingEventSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeSchoolSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeSchoolEventSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticePracticalTrainingEventSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions DepartmentApprenticeDetailSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Manage Apprentice Management via Apprentice Management Portal MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Manage Apprentice Management via Apprentice Management Portal MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeGroupSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Manage Name Format Feature Configurations Enable Name Format See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Manage Name Format System Configurations Enable the name format selected in Configure People Profile to apply globally (Global Header, Org Chart, Quickcard, People Search)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Dismissal Protection Feature Configurations Enable Dismissal ProtectionSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Work Seniority Feature Configurations Enable Work SenioritySee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Location- Based Payments Feature Configurations Enable Location Based PaymentsSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Indian Tax Declaration Feature Configurations Enable IT DeclarationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Indian Tax Declaration Feature Configurations Enable Fiscal YearSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Manage Name Format MDF Object Definitions NameFormatGOSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Address Validation (Address validation as a Service) Feature Configurations Employee Central Address Validation ServiceSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Other Settings Employee Central Help Feature Configurations Hide Employee Central V2 Help LinkSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Service Center Feature Configurations Enable Service Center Add-OnSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Integrations Integration with ERP / S/4HANA oP – UI Integration Feature Configurations Enable UI Integration with SAP ERP SystemsSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Integrations Payroll Integration Feature Configurations Enable Payroll Integration (Valid for SAP Payroll in ERP Systems)See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Print Form Generation Manage Print Form Generation Feature Configurations Enable Print Forms GenerationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Enable Payment Information Feature Configurations Enable new Payment InformationSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure HR Events Global Assignment System Configurations Show all active employments (for Global Assignment and Concurrent Employment) on Quickcard, Org Chart, and Global Search resultsSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Document Generation Manage Documents MDF Object Definations DocumentGenerationConfigUIScreenLookUp H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Document Generation Manage Documents MDF Object Definations DocumentGenerationTemplate H1 2021
Employee Central Configuring Public Sector Manangement Higher Duty or Temporary Assignment MDF Object Definations HDTempAssignmentConfiguration See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configuring Public Sector Manangement Employment Differentiators MDF Object Definations EmploymentDifferentiatorGO H1 2021
Employee Central Configuring Public Sector Manangement Cost Object Assignment MDF Object Definations PSMCostObjectConfigurationGO H1 2021
Employee Central Configuring Public Sector Manangement Cost Object Assignment MDF Object Definations PSMCustomFieldMappingGO H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Manage Payment Information Settings MDF Object Definations PaymentMethodV3 H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Configure Using Customized Pay Types – Optional MDF Object Definations CustomPayType H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Configure Using a Bank Directory – Optional MDF Object Definations BankSee More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Setting Up the Required Business Rules MDF Object Definations PaymentInformationV3 See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Setting Up the Required Business Rules MDF Object Definations PaymentInformationDetailV3See More H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Integrations Integration with ERP / S/4HANA oP Feature Configurations Enable SAP ERP Integration H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Dismissal Protection MDF Object Definations DismissalProtectionType H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Dismissal Protection MDF Object Definations DismissalProtectionConfiguration H1 2021
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Dismissal Protection MDF Object Definations DismissalProtectionDataRetentionConfigurationGroup H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile People Profile General Settings System Configurations Encrypt User ID in URLSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile People Profile General Settings Feature Configurations Enable Media Service FeaturesSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile People Profile General Settings System Configurations Configure People Picker – Hide PeersSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Pixel Perfect Talent Card Feature Configurations Employee scorecardSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Pixel Perfect Talent Card Feature Configurations BI Publisher Scorecard IntegrationSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Pixel Perfect Talent Card Feature Configurations BI Publisher Export Scorecard XMLSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Pixel Perfect Talent Card Feature Configurations Export Scorecard Xml with additional InformationSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Rating on Live Profile System Configurations Show in-progress form ratings in live profileSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Rating on Live Profile Feature Configurations Calibration Show In Progress Calibration Ratings In Live ProfileSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Rating on Live Profile System Configurations Display unrated ratings in the live profileSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Rating on Live Profile System Configurations Enable rating label localization on Live Profile trend blocksSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Sections/Subsections/Blocks MDF Object Definitions EmployeeProfilePageConfigSee More H1 2021
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Talent Blocks MDF Object Definitions EPUserInfoConfig H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable New Competency Picker (Prerequisites: Job Profile Builder is enabled and data migration to Job Profile Builder is successful) H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable PM Form Search Competencies H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Performance Management Access Permission H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Team Overview Access Permission H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable the Goal Management-Performance Management Sync up H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations PM v12 Acceleration H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Remove HTML tags for ad-hoc reporting on Performance Management v11. H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Rich text editor for PM and 360 H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Stack Ranker for Performance Management – Enable display of all forms but self. H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations The rich text editor cleans up text pasted from Microsoft Word (currently, this only affects pages that use common Performance Management code) H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Writing Assistant H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Matrix Grid How Vs. What Report (9-Box) H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Matrix Grid Report (9-Box) H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Position Tile View H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Succession Lineage Report [requires Version 11 UI framework (ULTRA)] H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Succession Management H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Succession Planning (enables succession plan creation features) H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Succession Talent Search H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations True Position Hierarchy H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Ultra Organization Chart [requires Version 10 UI or Version 11 UI framework (ULTRA)] H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration System Configurations New MDF Pool-based Succession Planning H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration System Configurations Nomination Method H1 2021
Talent Succession General Configuration System Configurations Use formless nomination approval workflow H1 2021
Talent Succession Succession Settings System Configurations Remember user’s view in Succession. H1 2021
Talent Succession Succession Settings System Configurations Disable sort by position title to improve overall performance. H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Allow ranking across readiness H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Allow succession planners with recruiting candidate search permissions to nominate external candidates H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Allow succession reporters to launch future role competency assessments, if they have the appropriate form creation privileges: H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Apply target population to Talent Pool Nominations Permissions. H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Automatically remove nominated successor if that user becomes incumbent. H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Enable ranking of successors H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Filter Current Nominations portlet data by Succession Planning permissions H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Hide pending nominations in the Current Nominations and Successors blocks and Nominations section from all users H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Hide succession nomination history entries prior to this date (leave blank to show all entries) H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations n “Add Nomination” dialog, show separate fields for “Position” search and “Incumbent” search (recommended for better performance with extremely large number of users and positions). H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Show the # of hidden nominations in Current Nominations portlet H1 2021
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Selected form template for each language H1 2021
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Display Photo H1 2021
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Allow succession planners to view successors on org chart nodes/position tile view H1 2021
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Limit succession org chart visibility to basic org chart target population H1 2021
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Hide the total team size for faster loading H1 2021
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Hide the matrix team size for faster loading (Only for Matrix Report Only mode) H1 2021
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Hide contingent workers in the Succession Org Chart and Position Tile view H1 2021
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Enable keyword search in Talent Search H1 2021
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Show Competencies & Behaviors H1 2021
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Enable New Competency Picker (Prerequisites: Job Profile Builder is enabled and data migration to Job Profile Builder is successful) H1 2021
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Search talents based on all ratings or the latest rating H1 2021
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Search Job Info based on “As Of Date” or “Date Range” H1 2021
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Default rating scale for advanced search criteria H1 2021
Qualtrics Enable Qualtrics Feature Configurations Qualtrics Employee Experience H1 2021
Qualtrics Enable Qualtrics System Configurations Qualtrics URL H1 2021
Qualtrics Enable Qualtrics Enable Email Surveys MDF Object Definitions QualtricsEmailSurveyData H1 2021
Qualtrics Enable Qualtrics Enable In-Application Surveys MDF Object Definitions QualtricsProjectAndSiteData H1 2021
Talent Performance Management General Configuration System Configurations Hide Delete Icon Inside Form H1 2021
Talent Performance Management Manage Templates Performance Review Form Templates H2 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Target Population for Mass create form instances. H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable document transfer for HR Manager change H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration General Configuration Feature Configurations Legal Scan H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration General Configuration Feature Configurations Spell Check H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration General Configuration System Configurations Disable Mass Create Form Instance and Schedule Mass Form Creation H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration General Configuration System Configurations Enable Document Transfer for Matrix Manager Change H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration Matrix Grid Report Configuration System Configurations Matrix Grid Report Configurations H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration Matrix Grid Reports: Retirement Eligibility Settings System Configurations Retirement Eligibility Settings H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration Matrix grid report icon configuration System Configurations Matrix Classifier Configuration H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration Rating Scale All Rating Scales H1 2021
Talent Cross-Talent Configuration Route Map All Route Maps (It is referred as workflow in Instance Synchronization Tool) H1 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Disable TGM link in Quick Cards H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Delete Team Goals Share H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Goal Management Access Permission H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Goal Management People Selector H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Goal Management V12 H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Group Goals 2.0 H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Group Goals 2.0 Push-down Update for Inactive Users H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Initiatives H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Team Goals H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable target population for group goals H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable target population of Group Goal Deletion permission – requires “Role-based Permission” H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable target population of view goal plan template when assigning group goal 2.0 H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable the Goal Management-Performance Management Sync up H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Goal Import H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Goal Management Suite H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations My Goals Tab – For V10 and Ultra H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations TGM Version 10 UI  H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management General Configuration Feature Configurations TGM/CDP Goal Transfer Wizard H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management Feature Configurations Total Goal Management H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management Goal Alignment Chart All Goal Alignment Charts H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management Manage Initiatives MDF Object Definitions InitiativeBean H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management Manage Initiatives MDF Object Definitions InitiativeGroupBean H2 2021
Talent Goal/Objective Management Manage Templates Goal Plan Form Templates H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews General Configuration Feature Configurations 360 Multi-Rater H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews General Configuration Feature Configurations 360 Reviews – SAP Fiori Version H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable 360 Executive Review Page – requires 360 Multi-Rater and Role Based Permission H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews General Configuration Feature Configurations Graphical Report (360) H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews General Configuration Feature Configurations Performance Appraisal Smart Form H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews General Configuration Feature Configurations Rich text editor for PM and 360 H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews General Configuration Feature Configurations Stack Ranker for 360 H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews General Configuration Feature Configurations Writing Assistant H2 2021
Talent 360 Reviews Manage Templates 360 Multi Rater Form Templates H2 2021

 

All the remaining configurations (MDF Data, MDF Picklists, Business Rules, Data Models, Role-Based Permissions & Groups etc) are NOT supported in Configuration Center till then please follow your existing configuration change management process.

FAQs:

1.When to use Configuration Center vs Instance Synchronization Tool?

We suggest using Configuration Center if you have tenants enabled with Employee Central, Talent Management (PMU, 360 Multi-Rater and Succession Management) and Qualtrics. If you would like to view who and when a particular configuration is modified, download configurations to backup or share it with SAP cloud support for troubleshooting the issues or transport configurations (MDF object definitions with incremental purge, System Configurations and Feature Settings). Please use Instance Synchronization Tool if you want to transport all other types of configurations like MDF data, Data Models, Rules etc

2.If I enable Configuration Center what will happen to Instance Synchronization Tool?

No effect on Instance Synchronization Tool if you enable Configuration Center. Both the tools can be enabled and used simultaneously.

3.Do I need to do separate pairing for Configuration Center and Instance Synchronization Tool? Or pairing done in IST will be ported in Configuration Center?

Instance pairs added trough Instance Synchronisation Tool would work in Configuration Center or vice versa.

4.Can I see the sync report from Instance Synchronization Tool into Configuration Center or vice versa?

No, Sync reports from Instance Synchronisation Tool will not be visible in Configuration Center or vice versa.

5.Do I need to buy license to use Configuration Center?

No need, it is completely free for customers.

6.What is the different between Download Mode vs Transport Mode?

Please choose Download Mode in Configuration Center when you want to download configurations from your logged in tenant to back up or share it with someone. If you would like to migrate your configurations from one of your tenant to other tenant ex: Test -> Preview.

7.What is different between MDF Object Definition import between Configuration Center and Instance Synchronization Tool?

Configuration Center uses ‘Incremental Purge’ vs ‘Full Purge’ MDF Import in Instance Synchronisation Tool.

8.Will configuration center replace instance sync tool?

Eventually yes. The vision for configuration center is to have a central place to manage configurations from a central place. However, while we are working on building existing capabilities in instance sync tool within configuration center, both the tools will coexist. Through SAP help documentation and our Implementation Design Principles guides, we will recommend what tools to use when. We will officially communicate the plans around sunsetting instance sync tool when we are ready to do so.

9.What will happen to instance refresh tool?

Instance refresh tool serves different purpose. Instance refresh is a process of copying data and configuration from one of tenants into another. Basically instance refresh creates an identical copy of customer tenant in the target tenant. Configuration center allows to view and download only configurations and selectively transport the configurations across tenants. We recommend you to evaluate your need and use the right tool.

10.When will configuration center have broader support outside of Employee Central?

We are continuously working on providing broader support in an incremental manner. Our official roadmap would reflect our plans for upcoming releases.

11.Can I edit the configurations from configuration center itself?

Not in the EAC program version of Configuration Center. Editing configuration from configuration center itself is a part of the broader vision. SuccessFactors will be evaluating this capability. However for now, configuration center will provide hyperlink which will navigate you to the page from where configurations could be edited. For example, if the configuration exposed in configuration center is MDF object definition, when you click on the hyperlink of a particular external code, a new tab showing configure object definition will open up in your browser displaying all the information regarding the selected external code.

12.Will configuration center provide configuration change audit capabilities?

Currently, we are evaluating the requirement around configuration change audit capability. Please provide your inputs to us through Product Enhancement Request Form or through EAC program feedback. However, we are displaying last modified by and last modified date against configurations exposed within configuration center, wherever this information is available. This information is available for download as well.

13.What is the format of the download file?

Downloaded files are available in the native format. For example – excel, xmls, etc.

14.How do I check that Configuration Center has been enabled in my environment after the software has been released?

As soon as b2105 is deployed all the tenants should have Configuration Center permissions listed under Admin RBP permissions section.

 

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      Author's profile photo Antonio Ferreira Vicente
      Antonio Ferreira Vicente

      Thank you for sharing. That´s import this blog!

      Author's profile photo Srinivas Prabhu
      Srinivas Prabhu

      Good blog, Hariprasad. Thank you for sharing this overview. Eagerly waiting on the broader support outside of EC for this.

      Author's profile photo shyamsundar r
      shyamsundar r

      Hariprasad Gudivada Hi Hariprasad, This is a great summary of Configuration Center. Thanks! Reminds me of SAP Transport Tool! Look forward to trying it out soon!

       

      btw, there a few typos and numbering errors. Please check it out when you get a chance!

      Author's profile photo Hariprasad Gudivada
      Hariprasad Gudivada
      Blog Post Author

      Hi shyamsundar r, Thanks for the feedback. Errors are corrected now. Please try the tool and share your comments and suggestions.

      Thanks,

      Hari

      Author's profile photo madhavi hota
      madhavi hota

      Hi Hariprasad,

       

      Thank you for the information. However is it possible to run this as a job hourly or daily to download the configuration . Also can this configuration center be view via ODATA API.

       

      Regards,

      Madhavi Hota

      Author's profile photo Hariprasad Gudivada
      Hariprasad Gudivada
      Blog Post Author

      Hi madhavi hota , Could you please share more details? Why do you want to backup configurations Hourly and Daily? What are your use cases around having oData API?

      Thanks,

      Hari

      Author's profile photo madhavi hota
      madhavi hota

      Hi Hari,

       

      I just wanted to know if there is any possibility to back up the configuration using  IC by using configuration center  so i have asked if it is possible to view the details for configuration center using odata API.

       

      Thanks & Regards,

      Madhavi Hota

      Author's profile photo Hariprasad Gudivada
      Hariprasad Gudivada
      Blog Post Author

      We don't yet support back up of configurations.

      Thanks,

      Hari

      Author's profile photo Norbert Stieber
      Norbert Stieber

      How can I upload a configuration, which I had downloaded before ?

      Author's profile photo Hariprasad Gudivada
      Hariprasad Gudivada
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Norbert Stieber , The download is provided for you to share it SAP cloud support or with partner to troubleshoot any issues caused by configuration or have it as a backup for later reference. For now we are not providing any upload capability.

      Thanks,

      Hari

      Author's profile photo Timmy Becker
      Timmy Becker

      Thank you for the blog, good overview.

      What is not covered is the transport routes. As of now it seems a bundle can only be transported only to one instance. When you want to move those changes first to preview and then to PROD you have create a second bundle. Depending on the amount of objects this can be some effort.

       

      Have not found a way to reuse a bundle and move it a second time to another instance.

      Do you know any workaround?

      Thanks.

      Regards,

      Timmy

      Author's profile photo Hariprasad Gudivada
      Hariprasad Gudivada
      Blog Post Author

      For now there is no workaround available. Unfortunately have to wait it Transport Routes are supported.

      Author's profile photo Dagmar Hirsch
      Dagmar Hirsch

      Hello,

       

      is it possible to sync users (user profile, position attributes, etc.) between two instances?

       

      Thank you

      BR
      Dagmar

       

      Author's profile photo Timmy Becker
      Timmy Becker

      Hi Dagmar,

       

      I don't think so. Configuration has some limitations and as per my understanding it supports to move object definitions but not objects. E.g. when you add a field to cost center object this config can be moved. But a cost center itself that you have created in SF not.

       

      So user profile should not be supported. If you add a field to the position object definition you can move it.

      Please find below the URL for the limitations of configuration center.

      Limitations and Important Notes While Using Configuration Center - SAP Help Portal

       

      Regards,

      Timmy