SAP has been continuously improving SuccessFactors reporting over time. Where the landscape was very scattered a couple of years ago, everything is now becoming highly centralised. SAP started this journey a couple of years ago with the introduction of the Report Centre, a hub where the HR team can find all the reports they have created or that have been shared.
Using the Report Centre, it’s also possible to launch all the reporting tools in SuccessFactors, including:
By centralising all the reporting tool into one hub, SAP had taken an initial large and necessary step toward unified reporting across the platform. SAP had to introduce a new tool to make unified reporting possible: People Analytics, also known as Report – Story. People Analytics enables you to report on all SuccessFactors data using a single tool* and combine data from different modules more easily. This new reporting functionality allows you to create a visually attractive dashboard which can include tables, heatmaps, (stacked) bar charts and geomaps. The visualisation possibilities are almost endless.
* At the moment of writing, learning data and onboarding 1.0 data are not available. Onboarding 2.0 data is already available.
For this tool, SAP integrated its own SAP Analytics Cloud into SuccessFactors (SAC). Integrating this tool instead of using the already available data connector to SAC offers some additional reporting advantages for HR. You can use all the capabilities from SAC without needing to worry about data modeling. The data that you are working with is live operational data. And when it comes to privacy, everything is handled by the permissions already configured in SuccessFactors.
People Analytics comes in three editions:
Before you can get started, it’s necessary to first comply with two prerequisites:
After fulfilling these requirements, there are plenty of actions you can take to prepare your organisation for the transition to People Analytics.
People Analytics has become available in all productive data centres in H1 2020, but should you now already step over to this new tool? There are a couple of limitations which should be kept into consideration. Some of those limitations might be blocking for your reporting needs.
As of HY 1 2020, SAP is still responding to the following limitations:
People Analytics offers new reporting capabilities for all modules in SuccessFactors, and is available for you to implement in your production environment. You can already make the move to People Analytics, as long as current limitations don’t interfere with your reporting needs. Otherwise, now is a great time to start exploring the new tool.
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