Julia Quintel

Release Highlights April 2019 – SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

Dear SAP SuccessFactors Community,

It’s time again to share the latest scope enhancements and updates on SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. The first release of the year was a very big one and I’m excited to share with you the enhancements of our pre-defined business configuration, hope you like them as much as I do 😊

Let’s look at our localized country version first. To serve our customers in Japan and South Africa, I am happy to announce that we built SAP Best Practices for them.

Each localized country version comes with the enabled language, currency, date format, and country-specific fields, picklists, validations, with a sample organizational, employee and pay structure, etc. Depending on the requirements of the countries, we added further country-specific configuration.

The country version for Japan includes localized configuration for EC Core, Dependents Management and the Integration with EC Payroll. Time Off configuration is not yet available, but the team is working hard to make it available with the next release in 1905.

The country version for South Africa includes EC Core, Time Off, Dependents Management and the Integration with EC Payroll. Worth mentioning is certainly that the indirect valuation of pay components is configured as part of EC Core. For Time Off we deliver the configuration for the 3 years sick leave requirement.

Besides those two new localized country versions, we have enhanced the existing ones as well.

Here in brief:

Brazil: Enhanced pre-configurations for EC Core where we added a Business rule where changes of the employee need to be done on the first day of the month. This is relevant for Comp Job Info and Payroll Information.

Canada: EC Core: added country specific pay components, for Time Off: country specific Time Types, added scope items for Dependents Management and Integration with EC Payroll.

Spain: Added Indirect Valuation as part of EC Core, as part of Time Off we enhanced country specific sickness time types, annual leave for working and natural days.

Switzerland: For Switzerland (CH) we enhanced EC Core. In the coming release we plan to deliver Time Off as well as the Integration to ECP.

United States: as pat of EC Benefits for US, we enabled Flexible Spending Account (FSA), FSA Limited, Health Saving Plan, Dependent Care for open enrollment.

With that the scope looks as follows:

You may recognized that we slightly changed some scope item names and that we adapted the scope item grouping a little bit. I’m sure it is now even more comprehensive.

One other big major enhancement, I’d like to share is the following. We enabled Document Generation and as part of that we provide the following templates pre-configured:

    • End of Probation Period (available for customers with and without position management)
    • Extension of Fixed Term Contract
    • Extension of Fixed Term Employment (available for customers with and without position management)
    • Employment Verification Letter
    • Statement of Service

These templates can get generated by an HR Administrator either via Actions in Employee File or via Admin Center. Customer can deploy this SAP Best Practices Document Generation on top of EC Core as a separate Configuration Block via SAP Upgrade Center.

In our Workbooks you can get a more detailed overview of the configuration which we provide. Workbooks can be found on SAP Best Practices Explorer (http://rapid.sap.com/bp/BP_SFSF_EC). To be safe and to not miss any document updates, we started publishing a new document where we note down all document changes. The document is called Latest Document Updates and can be found on package level:

Hope you like the enhancements of this release.

Should you have any feedback, please reach out via e-mail: http://rapid.sap.com/bp/




Scenario Product Manager for SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central