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The Q4 release marks the end of both the 2019 updates and Quarterly releases for SAP SuccessFactors. In 2020, they will move to biannual updates delivered in May and November.
Looking overall at 2019 I counted 814 changes which is almost identical to the 2018 total of 817. The top 3 areas of innovation are Employee Central (225 changes), Platform (166) and Recruiting Management (84). It is also notable that during 2019, the proportion of Universal changes increased to 64% from 53% in 2018.
Looking back at the number of changes in 2019 compared to 2018, we can see the areas with the greatest year on year increase in innovation. These are (in order of number of changes, most to least):
|Employee Central Payroll||35||57||-22||-39%|
At the top we see a healthy increase in Platform & Employee Central changes as well as Recruiting Posting as the Multiposting acquired products become more embedded in the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite. I suspect Learning is bottom of this list due to the major work going into re-designing the Learning Admin experience and Recruiting Marketing is due to the fact that in mid-2018 there was a lot of updates related to Candidate Relationship Management (CRM).
I hope you’ve enjoyed our series of posts on the Q4 2019 release of SAP SuccessFactors. If you haven’t read the other posts yet, I’d encourage you to go back and see which areas spark your interest. In addition, please keep an eye on our website / social media for this quarter’s eBook covering all the articles – it will be free to download and you are welcome to share it with your colleagues.
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Preview instances of SuccessFactors were updated with the Q4 release on 8th November 2019, and the production instances are being updated on 6th December 2019.
We’ll be back for H1 2020 (10th April 2020 to Preview, 15th May 2020 to Production) next year!