If you read anything about this release, you’ll have seen a lot of information about talent management & development, centred around the aim of “Building Your Future-Ready Workforce”. Whether it be the Talent Intelligence Hub (as the foundation of talent data), Dynamic Teams for connecting people in the teams they work in, or Opportunity Marketplace to enable employees to see how they can develop by connecting them to opportunities. I expect we’ll hear more and more about these areas over the coming releases.
Currently, no technology post would be complete without mentioning AI, so I was intrigued by SAP’s recent news article about their expanding relationship with Microsoft. For SuccessFactors customers this promises new experiences in Recruiting and Learning. In Recruiting, Microsoft’s AI tools will help you build job descriptions and prompt questions for interviewers based on the job description and the candidate’s CV. In Learning, the integration with Viva Learning will be extended to enable employees to use natural language queries to create personalised learning recommendations that align with the employee’s career and development goals.
At Zalaris, the core of our business is Payroll, and the question we often get asked when discussing HR transformation is, “What about Payroll?”. The answer isn’t always obvious, nor the solution easy to reach, as local payroll solutions (big and small) vary in organisations due to size, geography or because of acquisition(s). In this release, SAP have gone one step further than previous releases where Employee Central core HR data could be replicated to different SAP payroll systems by country. Now, in this release, you can replicate HR data to payroll at the legal entity level. More flexibility is good news for customers with complicated payroll landscapes (whatever the reason), enabling them to adopt more cloud payroll over time at a pace that works for their business.
Until Next Time
I hope you have enjoyed our series of posts on the 1H 2023 release of SAP SuccessFactors. If you haven’t read the other posts yet, I encourage you to go back and see which areas spark your interest. Furthermore, please keep an eye on our website and our social media accounts on LinkedIn or Twitter for this release’s eBook covering all the articles – it will be free to download, and you are welcome to share it with your colleagues.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank my #teamZalaris colleagues across the world, for their hard work in bringing you their insights. I also hope that the broader SAP SuccessFactors community has also found them useful. We would love to hear your feedback! (by email or via our social channels on LinkedIn or Twitter).
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We will be back later this year, in November, for the 2H 2023 update with more analysis
Preview instances of SuccessFactors were updated on 28th April 2023, and the production instances are due to be updated on 2nd June 2023.