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Author's profile photo Curtis Weldon

When Should I Migrate to the New Onboarding?

Many of you have heard that SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 1.0 (the original Onboarding) is approaching the end of life.  While we wait for the formal announcement with dates coming in the next several weeks, you might have a few questions.  The fact is, Onboarding 1.0 will go offline in the future. There are many reasons to move to the new Onboarding sooner than later.

The new Onboarding shares the same platform and codebase as Employee Central.  This eliminates all of the duel maintenance that comes with Onboarding 1.0.  No longer will you have two corporate structures, two security systems, and maintain two field sets and picklists.  Redundant configuration becomes a thing of the past. The new Onboarding brings a new life of consistent user experience that can bring your organization a lower operating cost.

As you begin the thought process of migration, here are several items to consider.  First, if you have not seen a recent demo of the new Onboarding, you can watch it here. As you watch the demo, remember that the two systems are vastly different. In fact, moving to the new Onboarding allows the SAP SuccessFactors product team to stretch the concept of what new hires want and what companies need.  Not to mention, you have complete configuration control in the front end of the software. To get you thinking more about what your organization might need in the new Onboarding, we encourage organizations to complete a Transition Planning Workbook. This will allow you to take an inventory of what Onboarding 1.0 contains today and how it might fit in the new Onboarding system.

A transition to the new Onboarding may seem daunting, but with careful planning and internal support, it can be much easier than you think. Take some time to watch this webinar on Transitioning to the New Onboarding to get insight into the process.

Have you already moved to the new Onboarding?  Let us know your thoughts on the process and how the system works by sharing your comments.

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      Author's profile photo Ana Silva
      Ana Silva

      Hi Cutis,

       

      I just participated in you presentation on the "Webinar: Preparing for SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 1.0 Transformation" where you shared somany usefull links on this matter. i'm not able to find the slides on the link of the presentation:

      https://partneredge.sap.com/content/partnerexp/en/library/education/psd/2022/oct/e_oe_te_w_pfss_27401.html

       

      Can you please share where i can find these slides?

       

      Thx

      Author's profile photo Curtis Weldon
      Curtis Weldon
      Blog Post Author

      You can find it here on my LinkedIn page.  (30) Post | Feed | LinkedIn

      Author's profile photo Ana Silva
      Ana Silva

      Hi Curtis,

       

      Thank you for your replay and sorry to bother you again with this. I can't fond the slides from the webinar in your LinkedIn post. I need them for a meeting with a customer that I will have soon. Do you have a link to it and for the recording of the session?

       

      Thank you,

      Ana Silva

      Author's profile photo Mathias Raffel
      Mathias Raffel

      Hi Curtis,

       

      thank you for your blog post!

      We just went live with ONB 1.0. Looking at the next release I am curious if we can migrate to ONB w/o implementing Employee Central?

      Where can I download the webinar slides to share with coworkers?

      Thanks and with best regards,

      Mathias

      Author's profile photo Mathias Raffel
      Mathias Raffel

      You explained it in the webinar further down the line. We would need to setup the EC Mini Master.

      For the Slide deck I just emailed Andy.

      Thank you very much!

      Mathias

      Author's profile photo Ana Silva
      Ana Silva

      Hi Mathias,

       

      I'm struggling to get the slides that can be shared with the customers, I see that you were able to get them, can you share them with me or share Andy's email so I can request them also?

       

      Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Curtis Weldon
      Curtis Weldon
      Blog Post Author

      Here is the link to the EC Mini Master Scoping information.  SAP Partner Portal | Config Workbook Onboarding

      Author's profile photo Paula Salo
      Paula Salo

      Hi,

      we using both versions, and biggest issue to us is behaviour of username. When onboardee is hired in EC, we used to get new company username immediately from AD, but this caused issue with Onboarding module. Company username overwrites Onboarding username and access to onboarding portal was lost. We have built workaround, but still not 100% happy with this.

       

      Paula

      Author's profile photo Sol Barrera
      Sol Barrera

      Hello Curtis Weldon , do you know if there has been a recent communication from SAP about end of life for Onboarding 1.0?
      A client mentioned they read it was announced for the second half of 2023, but I haven't been able to validate that information.
      Thanks,

      Sol

      Author's profile photo Mathias Raffel
      Mathias Raffel

      Same question I had. I could not find any update either.

      Author's profile photo Luis Barros
      Luis Barros

      Hi Sol and Mathias, we received.

       

      It's planned to end in the 2H 2024

      Author's profile photo Christopher Parmar-Saville
      Christopher Parmar-Saville

      Sol Barrera Mathias Raffel Luis Barros Hi, I am the Solution Transition Program Manager for the Onboarding 1.0 Transformation. We have NOT yet announced the deprecation timeline for Onboarding 1.0. Please subscribe to this blog https://groups.community.sap.com/t5/product-and-customer-updates/onboarding-1-0-resources-and-transformation-info/ba-p/142344 for updates and we are working to be making an announcement as soon as possible. There will be full communications when we do have it available.

      Rgds

      Chris Parmar-Saville, SAP Solution Transitions Team