Place learning in the flow of work – by leveraging integrations of SAP SuccessFactors Learning and Microsoft
It has become more important than ever to place learning in the immediate context of employees’ day-to-day activities. While formal learning processes are fairly time-consuming, learning in the flow of work makes learning content both contextual and convenient. Employees can focus on what they need to know and when they need to know irrespective of where they are as they don’t have to switch applications. Accelerated by the pandemic learning while working is getting even more the new normal, and we want to support our customers to foster greater productivity and collaboration through learning in the flow of work. With the announcement of Microsoft Viva Learning, now generally available, learners will be able to access the SAP SuccessFactors Learning course catalogue directly within Microsoft Teams..
“We are excited to announce that SAP SuccessFactors is now integrated with Microsoft Viva Learning, bringing their learning content library and tracking features into the flow of work. SAP SuccessFactors’s tailored learner experience and regulatory compliance capabilities represent a critical learning category that our customers highly value. With Viva Learning, we’re lowering the barrier to learning by providing these capabilities within the apps and tools people already use during their workday.”
– Seth Patton, General Manager, Microsoft 365 Next Gen Productivity & Employee Experience
Today, learners can view and access their content library from SAP SuccessFactors Learning in the Viva Learning app in Microsoft Teams to help support eliminate barriers to learning.
Later this year, deeper integrations will enable features like:
- View learning assignments from SAP SuccessFactors Learning in the Viva Learning My Learning view
- Teams notifications to keep on track of new assignments and upcoming due dates
- Course completion records for content consumed in Viva Learning syncs back with SAP SuccessFactors Learning
Here are instructions about how to configure SAP SuccessFactors Learning as a content source for Microsoft Viva Learning.
And this is just a first step as we are looking forward to developing even more integration scenarios between SAP SuccessFactors Learning and Microsoft. Learners will benefit from these joint use cases to leverage learning at the point of need. Interested to find out more: Viva Learning announcement and Learning Integrations Improve Employee Collaboration | SAP News Center.
And I also want to highlight that with our 2H2021 release there will also be an integration with Microsoft Teams available through virtual learning system (VLS) so that customers can now leverage the following integration scenarios between SAP SuccessFactors Learning and Microsoft Teams:
- Administrators can assign Microsoft Teams as a Virtual Learning System (VLS) when creating or editing a class
- Users and instructors can launch the Microsoft Teams meeting from their class registration record in SAP SuccessFactors Learning or via notification links
- Automatic recording of attendance can be set in SAP SuccessFactors Learning for item completion (based on desired configuration) when users attain the attendance threshold
You can find more information in the SAP SuccessFactors What’s New Viewer: Microsoft Teams Supported for Virtual Learning (sap.com)
We have already received great feedback from our joint customers on these features. For example one of our customers, an India’s leading business conglomerate, just run a pilot very successfully with a team of 15 trainers who delivered digital two-hour training workshops to 2,700 employees in six days using Microsoft Teams and SuccessFactors Learning. They have received great feedback from their instructors and learners.
Learning in the new normal needs to be at the point of need, digital, collaborative, connected and personalized. SAP SuccessFactors Learning and Microsoft solutions help organizations to set up a successful learning strategy in this hybrid working environment: Come Explore the Future: Workplace collaboration
It's great to see that our SuccessFactors Learning is being so readily integrated to our partner Microsoft's new Viva Learning product. Together, we can bring the power of learning in the flow of work!
Great blog! Thanks for sharing Margit Bauer.
Great Blog and exactly the integration our Org envisioned ! Is SF EC a pre-requisite for this to happen ? Looks like the Learner record sync needs to be enabled ?
SF EC is being planned and so is Azrure integration, are there any other options without EC and Azure user sync in place ?