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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
Directory Search Configure Directory Search General Settings System Configurations Disable directory search for all usersSee More
Directory Search Configure Directory Search General Settings Feature Configurations User DirectorySee More
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows System Configurations Allow delegatees to accept or reject a workflow delegation request See More
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows MDF Object Definitions AdvancedTodoFieldConfigurationSee More
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows MDF Object Definitions AutoDelegateConfigSee More
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows MDF Object Definitions EscalationSee More
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows MDF Object Definitions EscalationDetailSee More
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”
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Workflow Email Configuration & Notifications MDF Object Definitions WorkflowEmailConfigurationSee More
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Workflow Email Configuration & Notifications MDF Object Definitions WorkflowActionDetailSee More
Employee Central Configure Workflows and Employee Central Alerts Manage Workflows Feature Configurations Enable youCalc rules engine for HRISSee More
Employee Central Configure Document Generation Manage Documents Feature Configurations Enable Document GenerationSee More
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions LegalEntitySee More
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions BusinessUnitSee More
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions DivisionSee More
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions DepartmentSee More
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Org Entities MDF Object Definitions CostCenterSee More
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Job Entities MDF Object Definitions JobClassificationSee More
Employee Central Configure Foundation Data Manage Job Entities MDF Object Definitions JobFunctionSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayScaleTypeSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayScaleGroupSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayScaleLevelSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayScaleAreaSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions PayCalendarSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions CurrencySee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions CurrencyExchangeRateSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation MDF Object Definitions UnitOfMeasureSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation System Configurations Enabling company functional currency
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Compensation System Configurations Enable Forward Propagation for Compensation Information (Note: Not applicable for Imports)See More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Comp – EC Integration Feature Configurations Enable Compensation-EC promotion integrationSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Deductions Feature Configurations Enable Deductions ManagementSee More
Employee Central Configure Compensation and Deduction Management Manage Advances Feature Configurations Enable AdvancesSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events General Settings Feature Configurations Enable Business Rules for Event Reason DerivationSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Hire / Rehire System Configurations Enable Database Sequence to generate next Employee IdSee More
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
Employee Central Configure HR Events Hire / Rehire Feature Configurations Enable Enhanced Manage Pending Hires FeatureSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Concurrent Employment Feature Configurations Enable Concurrent Employment ManagementSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Global Assignment Feature Configurations Enable Global Assignment ManagementSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Global Assignment MDF Object Definitions GlobalAssignmentConfigurationSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Leave of Absence Feature Configurations Enable Time Off for Leave of Absence OnlySee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Generate Assignment ID MDF Object Definitions EmploymentSettingsConfigurationSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Alternative Cost Center Distribution Feature Configurations Enable Cost DistributionSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Pension Payout Feature Configurations Enable Pension PayoutSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Termination System Configurations Threshold for processing direct reports and job relationships offlineSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Termination System Configurations Default Event Reason to use when processing direct reports and job relationships offlineSee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Manage All Event Reasons MDF Object Definitions CountrySee More
Employee Central Configure HR Events Hire / Rehire MDF Object Definitions MatchingUserConfiguration See More
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings MDF Object Definitions OptimisticLockingConfigurationSee More
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable validations for mandatory fields in the Dependent’sSee More
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable Address Validations (for the Postal Code format check)See More
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable National ID ValidationsSee More
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable Payment Information ValidationsSee More
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Hide Country Flag from UI (Employee Central and Employee Profile)See More
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Company Settings System Configurations Enable Dependents ManagementSee More
Employee Central Configure Person and Employment Data Picklist Management MDF Object Definitions PickListSee More
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
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Manage Position Objects MDF Object Definitions PositionSee More
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Manage Position Objects MDF Object Definitions PositionTypeSee More
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Position Management Settings Feature Configurations Enable Position ManagementSee More
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Position Org Chart Feature Configurations Enable V12 Position Organization ChartSee More
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Position Org Chart System Configurations Configure Position org chartSee More
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Position Org Chart Feature Configurations Configure Position org chart side panelSee More
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Recruiting – Position Management Integration Feature Configurations Enable Recruiting integration with Position ManagementSee More
Employee Central Configure Position Management & Company Structure Overview Company Structure Overview Feature Configurations Enable Reorganization PlanningSee More
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Settings Feature Configurations Enable Contingent WorkersSee More
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
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Settings System Configurations Contingent workers in org chartSee More
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Contingent Objects MDF Object Definitions WorkOrderSee More
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Contingent Objects MDF Object Definitions VendorInfoSee More
Employee Central Contingent Worker Configurations Manage Contingent Objects MDF Object Definitions PositionRequisitionStatus
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
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
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
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Enable Employee Data Import through Centralized ServicesSee More
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Suppress update of identical records during Employee Central import for supported entitiesSee More
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Company-wide rules execution during importSee More
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Company-wide forward propagation during importSee More
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Import Settings System Configurations Company-wide setting for updating only changes during EC imports
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
Employee Central Configure Employee Data Imports Manage Country Settings System Configurations Enable CSF support for Address in Emergency Contact and Personal Relationships ImportsSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings Feature Configurations Enable Apprenticeship ManagementSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeEventTypeSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeInternalTrainingEventSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeSchoolSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeSchoolEventSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions ApprenticePracticalTrainingEventSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Apprentice Management settings MDF Object Definitions DepartmentApprenticeDetailSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Manage Apprentice Management via Apprentice Management Portal MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeSee More
Employee Central Configure Apprentice Management Manage Apprentice Management via Apprentice Management Portal MDF Object Definitions ApprenticeGroupSee More
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Manage Name Format Feature Configurations Enable Name Format See More
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
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Dismissal Protection Feature Configurations Enable Dismissal ProtectionSee More
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Work Seniority Feature Configurations Enable Work SenioritySee More
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Location- Based Payments Feature Configurations Enable Location Based PaymentsSee More
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Indian Tax Declaration Feature Configurations Enable IT DeclarationSee More
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Indian Tax Declaration Feature Configurations Enable Fiscal YearSee More
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Manage Name Format MDF Object Definitions NameFormatGOSee More
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Address Validation (Address validation as a Service) Feature Configurations Employee Central Address Validation ServiceSee More
Employee Central Other Settings Employee Central Help Feature Configurations Hide Employee Central V2 Help LinkSee More
Employee Central Configure Service Center Feature Configurations Enable Service Center Add-OnSee More
Employee Central Configure Integrations Integration with ERP / S/4HANA oP – UI Integration Feature Configurations Enable UI Integration with SAP ERP SystemsSee More
Employee Central Configure Integrations Payroll Integration Feature Configurations Enable Payroll Integration (Valid for SAP Payroll in ERP Systems)See More
Employee Central Configure Print Form Generation Manage Print Form Generation Feature Configurations Enable Print Forms GenerationSee More
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Enable Payment Information Feature Configurations Enable new Payment InformationSee More
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
Employee Central Configure Document Generation Manage Documents MDF Object Definations DocumentGenerationConfigUIScreenLookUp
Employee Central Configure Document Generation Manage Documents MDF Object Definations DocumentGenerationTemplate
Employee Central Configuring Public Sector Manangement Higher Duty or Temporary Assignment MDF Object Definations HDTempAssignmentConfiguration See More
Employee Central Configuring Public Sector Manangement Employment Differentiators MDF Object Definations EmploymentDifferentiatorGO
Employee Central Configuring Public Sector Manangement Cost Object Assignment MDF Object Definations PSMCostObjectConfigurationGO
Employee Central Configuring Public Sector Manangement Cost Object Assignment MDF Object Definations PSMCustomFieldMappingGO
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Manage Payment Information Settings MDF Object Definations PaymentMethodV3
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Configure Using Customized Pay Types – Optional MDF Object Definations CustomPayType
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Configure Using a Bank Directory – Optional MDF Object Definations BankSee More
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Setting Up the Required Business Rules MDF Object Definations PaymentInformationV3 See More
Employee Central Configure Payment Information Setting Up the Required Business Rules MDF Object Definations PaymentInformationDetailV3See More
Employee Central Configure Integrations Integration with ERP / S/4HANA oP Feature Configurations Enable SAP ERP Integration
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Dismissal Protection MDF Object Definations DismissalProtectionType
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Dismissal Protection MDF Object Definations DismissalProtectionConfiguration
Employee Central Configure Localization Features Dismissal Protection MDF Object Definations DismissalProtectionDataRetentionConfigurationGroup
People Profile Configure People Profile People Profile General Settings System Configurations Encrypt User ID in URLSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile People Profile General Settings Feature Configurations Enable Media Service FeaturesSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile People Profile General Settings System Configurations Configure People Picker – Hide PeersSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Pixel Perfect Talent Card Feature Configurations Employee scorecardSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Pixel Perfect Talent Card Feature Configurations BI Publisher Scorecard IntegrationSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Pixel Perfect Talent Card Feature Configurations BI Publisher Export Scorecard XMLSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Pixel Perfect Talent Card Feature Configurations Export Scorecard Xml with additional InformationSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Rating on Live Profile System Configurations Show in-progress form ratings in live profileSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Rating on Live Profile Feature Configurations Calibration Show In Progress Calibration Ratings In Live ProfileSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Rating on Live Profile System Configurations Display unrated ratings in the live profileSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Rating on Live Profile System Configurations Enable rating label localization on Live Profile trend blocksSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Sections/Subsections/Blocks MDF Object Definitions EmployeeProfilePageConfigSee More
People Profile Configure People Profile Configure Talent Blocks MDF Object Definitions EPUserInfoConfig
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)
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable PM Form Search Competencies
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Performance Management Access Permission
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable Team Overview Access Permission
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Enable the Goal Management-Performance Management Sync up
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations PM v12 Acceleration
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Remove HTML tags for ad-hoc reporting on Performance Management v11.
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Rich text editor for PM and 360
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Stack Ranker for Performance Management – Enable display of all forms but self.
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)
Talent Performance Management General Configuration Feature Configurations Writing Assistant
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Matrix Grid How Vs. What Report (9-Box)
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Matrix Grid Report (9-Box)
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Position Tile View
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Succession Lineage Report [requires Version 11 UI framework (ULTRA)]
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Succession Management
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Succession Planning (enables succession plan creation features)
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Succession Talent Search
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations True Position Hierarchy
Talent Succession General Configuration Feature Configurations Ultra Organization Chart [requires Version 10 UI or Version 11 UI framework (ULTRA)]
Talent Succession General Configuration System Configurations New MDF Pool-based Succession Planning
Talent Succession General Configuration System Configurations Nomination Method
Talent Succession General Configuration System Configurations Use formless nomination approval workflow
Talent Succession Succession Settings System Configurations Remember user’s view in Succession.
Talent Succession Succession Settings System Configurations Disable sort by position title to improve overall performance.
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Allow ranking across readiness
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Allow succession planners with recruiting candidate search permissions to nominate external candidates
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Allow succession reporters to launch future role competency assessments, if they have the appropriate form creation privileges:
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Apply target population to Talent Pool Nominations Permissions.
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Automatically remove nominated successor if that user becomes incumbent.
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Enable ranking of successors
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Filter Current Nominations portlet data by Succession Planning permissions
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Hide pending nominations in the Current Nominations and Successors blocks and Nominations section from all users
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Hide succession nomination history entries prior to this date (leave blank to show all entries)
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).
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Show the # of hidden nominations in Current Nominations portlet
Talent Succession Nominations Setup System Configurations Selected form template for each language
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Display Photo
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Allow succession planners to view successors on org chart nodes/position tile view
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Limit succession org chart visibility to basic org chart target population
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Hide the total team size for faster loading
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Hide the matrix team size for faster loading (Only for Matrix Report Only mode)
Talent Succession Succession Org Chart System Configurations Hide contingent workers in the Succession Org Chart and Position Tile view
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Enable keyword search in Talent Search
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Show Competencies & Behaviors
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)
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Search talents based on all ratings or the latest rating
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Search Job Info based on “As Of Date” or “Date Range”
Talent Succession Talent Search Settings System Configurations Default rating scale for advanced search criteria
Qualtrics Enable Qualtrics Feature Configurations Qualtrics Employee Experience
Qualtrics Enable Qualtrics System Configurations Qualtrics URL
Qualtrics Enable Qualtrics Enable Email Surveys MDF Object Definitions QualtricsEmailSurveyData
Qualtrics Enable Qualtrics Enable In-Application Surveys MDF Object Definitions QualtricsProjectAndSiteData

 

All the remaining configurations are yet to be 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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 Synchronization Tool would work in Configuration Center or vice versa.

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

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

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

No need, it is completely free for customers.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 Synchronization Tool.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. What is the format of the download file?

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

  1. 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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