SAP SuccessFactors - Employee Central

SuccessFactors Employee Central provides an option to manage key HR operations and contains HR master data like employee name, identification, user name, etc.

The most important features of Employee Central are listed below −

  • As SuccessFactors is a cloud solution and manages quarterly, you can easily accommodate an organization’s changing work force structure.

  • SuccessFactors Employee central manages different events occurred in the life cycle of an employee. You can track basic events like new hire, promotion, transfer and new assignment, and other activities in Employee Central.

  • Integration of SuccessFactors Employee Central to ERP is more robust and provides better quality HR solution.

  • It provides additional functionalities like increased cloud solution portfolio, integration with third party products, outsourcing function, etc.

The following diagram shows the integration of SAP SuccessFactors with SAP ERP and other modules for better management of HR functions and events.

Integration of SAP SuccessFactors

Employee Central Integration

SAP ERP depends primarily on HR data. The HR system takes various data from other SAP modules. The first integration started for SAP ERP cost center in SAP Financials to SuccessFactor. Various other integration scenarios were developed at later stage.

SuccessFactors Employee Central can be integrated with the following systems −

SAP ERP to SuccessFactor Employee Central

This includes providing cost center from SAP Financial to SuccessFactors to accommodate costs for cost centers, maintenance of employee to cost center assignment and other activities.

SuccessFactor to ERP Integration

You can integrate SAP SuccessFactors to SAP ERP for master data. Various master data can be used from ERP to SuccessFactors for HR functions −

  • Employee Data Integration − Integration of employee data related to key activities like time reporting, travel request, expense report for adhoc requests, etc.

  • Reporting Line Integration − Reporting line information like employee to line manager information is managed in SuccessFactors employee central as part of employee job information.

  • Employee to department assignment integration − The employee department assignment integration is interpreted within SAP Organizational Management as the relationship between the employee’s position and the appropriate organizational unit.

  • Employee to Cost Center assignment integration − The integration of cost centers from SAP ERP to SuccessFactors Employee Central allows assignments of cost centers to employees. This information is back to ERP system for managing cost information to employee position.

Employee Central Payroll

SuccessFactors Employee central payroll is a cloud solution to manage payroll related activities, like run payroll, tax and other benefits.

Employee Central Payroll is a system provided by SAP −

  • Cloud customers who want to run the payroll on cloud features.
  • Customers who are using ECC to manage payroll run.
  • Customers who want to integrate their Human Resource system to Employee Central cloud solution.

Major differences between Employee Central Payroll and On-premise Payroll system are given below −

  • EC Payroll is hosted by SAP, whereas a customer owned HCM solution is hosted by the company or a third party vendor.

  • Support package management is performed by SAP as per latest releases for SuccessFactors in EC Payroll, whereas the BASIS team performs On-premise solution patch management.

  • EC Payroll has latest release pack for SuccessFactors, whereas On-premise system is as per company defined support package policy.

  • In EC Payroll, there is no access to Operating system, whereas in On-premise HCM system you have OS level access.

The integration between On-premise ERP HCM and EC Payroll for master data is done using a middleware known as Dell BOOMi.

Now HCI HANA Cloud Integration is being provided for replicating the master data to HCM system. Employee Central and HCM are both SAP solutions, which makes it easier to be integrated seamlessly.

There is an option for customers to select SAP HCI or Dell Boomi when purchasing a SAP SuccessFactors Enterprise Package.

On the Home tab, click Payroll from the dropdown list.

Click Payroll

When you click the Payroll button from drop down list, you will be redirected to Payroll Control Center or the Payroll Cockpit as shown below. As per your role, you can see the screens to run the payroll like Payroll Manager.

Payroll Cockpit

The following is a list of the supported countries in Employee Central Payroll: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.