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A Safe Return to the Workplace with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

As the world inches closer to a new normal, organizations of all sizes are reopening and looking to bring employees back to the workplace. For many, this can be an exciting time to return to the comfort of pre-pandemic life. But for others, the continued uncertainty and potential health risks are top of mind. To combat these fears and maintain a safe work environment, organizations must look for innovative ways to manage this long-awaited return.

Vaccinations and contact tracing have proven to be critical in helping to track and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Just as governments around the world have implemented these strategies, businesses and other organizations are looking to do the same. While this may seem like a daunting and expensive task, it does not have to be. SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central customers have access to a free tool to monitor employee health and vaccination data.

Leveraging the flexible metadata framework (MDF) technology already built into SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, a new Health and Vaccine Tracking Portlet enables customers to store and monitor key data. This portlet, developed by SAP, is available within the Upgrade Center at no cost and can be customized to meet a variety of monitoring needs:

  • Monitor and track employee health and vaccination status within People Profile
    • Vaccination status (fully vaccinated, first dose complete, planned, declined, etc.)
    • Health status tracking through common questions derived from various health authorities worldwide (WHO, CDC, etc.)
  • Produce analytics to identify and support high-risk employees based on location, business unit, department age, work area, and more


Always consult with legal counsel to ensure compliance with local data privacy laws and regulations



Employees can access the portlet directly within their People Profile and can input key health and vaccine information (Figure 1). By combining this with existing SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central data, practical real-time analytics can be used to help safely bring employees back to the workplace (Figure 2). Identifying high-risk areas enables organizations to determine which employees can return to the workplace or be approved for travel.

Figure 1: People Profile


Figure 2: Report Story


To enable the portlet, HR admins can visit the Upgrade Center within SAP SuccessFactors and select “Health and Vaccine Tracking” from the Optional Upgrades section:

Figure 3: Upgrade Center


Within the Upgrade Center, customers will also have access to a “How-to-Guide” with detailed information on the features and functionality of the portlet. For enhanced implementation support and guidance, be sure to check out the disruption response services from SAP Services and Support.

SAP is committed to helping businesses of all sizes respond to the pandemic and ever-changing uncertainty. The Health and Vaccine Portlet within SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central is just one example of how innovative technology lays the groundwork for a responsive and successful business. With extensible solutions and comprehensive compliance features, SAP SuccessFactors solutions can help your business run at its best.

To learn more about core HR and payroll solutions from SAP SuccessFactors, click here. Also be sure to read our white paper to discover how localized HR technology can help organizations maintain legal and regulatory compliance.

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      Author's profile photo Syambabu Allu
      Syambabu Allu

      Hi Jeffery,

      Great blog.Thanks for sharing.

      Thank you,


      Author's profile photo Nicole Ramirez
      Nicole Ramirez

      Great read! Thank you for sharing your insights on this topic.

      Author's profile photo Brian Risch
      Brian Risch

      Very timely. Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Divya Deendyal
      Divya Deendyal

      Hey Jeffrey Glauber ,

      My understanding of the Story report is that it needs to be built and there isn't a ready-to-run template available at this point ?




      Author's profile photo Jeffrey Glauber
      Jeffrey Glauber
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Divya! We provide a "How-To" guide within the Upgrade Center opt-in item that outlines how to build a Report Story. This allows customers to create a customized Report Story based on their specific needs. For more information, I recommend taking a look at this blog written by Rinky Karthik. Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Divya Deendyal
      Divya Deendyal

      Thanks  Jeffrey Glauber  !