SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Certification Training

Core configurations, implementation, management of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. Become an SAP SF EC Consultant.


   Office Productivity, SAP, SAP SuccessFactors

  Language - English

   Published on 01/2022



A warm welcome to the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central course by Uplatz

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central is an integrated suite of human capital management (HCM) web-based applications.

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central is a core module and the most important one within the SAP SuccessFactors suite. With the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution, the businesses can manage their people locally while supporting the business globally with localized compliance. In addition, you will be able to integrate core data with talent and business processes for better insight, strategic decision making, and, ultimately, better business performance.

Employee Central is intended to serve as a company's HR system of record by uniting SuccessFactors's core HCM applications including SuccessFactors' Talent Management, Workforce Analytics and Succession Planning software. Because the software is cloud-based and is updated quarterly, SuccessFactors contends that it can accommodate an organization's changing workforce structure better than a traditional, on-premises software. SAP owns SuccessFactors, and an integrated, hosted version of SAP's on-premises payroll software serves as SuccessFactors' Employee Central Payroll application.

SuccessFactors Employee Central provides an option to manage key HR operations and contains HR master data like employee name, identification, user name, etc. SuccessFactors Employee Central goes beyond basic automation to deliver a suite of applications for your most demanding business priorities. The next-generation Core HR system (HRIS) is designed for the global enterprise workforce and delivered securely via the SuccessFactors cloud, serving more than 27 million users.

In essence, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central drives information related to employees and organization. It captures information relating to organization, pay, job structure and employees. Data in Employee Central module is smart, it allows you to capture history, create associations, use effective-dated objects, define automated workflows and configure options for on-screen selections.

The most important features of Employee Central are listed below −

  • As SAP 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.

SAP SuccessFactors gives businesses the employee central mindset they need to drive growth and profitability. Plus, with superior insights and streamlined workflows all in one place, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central makes organizing the workforce easier and quicker than ever. SAP SuccessFactors solutions help you to accommodate and capitalize on the diversity of today’s global workforce, including all types of workers such as full-time and part-time employees, interns and apprentices, and external contributors such as contractors and agency workers.

With SAP SF Employee Central you’ll get superior HR software designed to boost enterprise productivity and provides leaders with critical talent insights to enable more effective business decisions. In simple words, SuccessFactors Employee Central is an integrated suite of human capital management (HCM) web-based applications.

Providing visibility into the entire workforce, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central also lets you combine people data with financial and operational information from external systems, giving you holistic insights that enable you to collaborate with business leaders on decisions. Simple reporting tools, access to more than 2500+ built-in metrics in the SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics solution, bench-marking and trended data, and drill-downs for analyses give you the ability to define the right people strategies and measure their impact on the business for continuous assessment and improvement. SAP SuccessFactors Talent solutions leverage the same core platform as SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, making it the central hub for everything about people and talent.

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central provides comprehensive, integrated, searchable people and organizational information. With position management and organizational charting, you are able to create the right structures for an agile organization that supports departments, teams, and individuals. Smart automation, with intelligent services and HR workflows across system and business functions, enables you to manage processes, not just transactions.

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central is a complete, cloud-based, core HR solution that facilitates regulatory and legal compliance. Automatic updates due to changes in regulations enable you to comply with current business practices, legal requirements, and statutory reporting. SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central provides a global view of internal and external workers and connects them to strategic talent management capabilities – all with a consumer-grade user experience that improves employee engagement.

Course Objectives

This course will equip participant with the knowledge of SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud Suite platform, perform configurations to common elements, and populate user data. Participant will gain the skills necessary to perform the core configuration for a SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central system and become familiar with the resources and support available to configure additional features. Other key objectives are:

  • Configuring EC with Extensible Markup Language (XML)

  • Setting Up the EC Environment

  • Turning on enhanced features in Employee Central, Employee Central (EC) and the value of an integrated and strategic HRIS

Uplatz provides comprehensive SAP SuccessFactors Training covering all concepts and features of SuccessFactors Employee Central (EC) and EC Payroll modules with practical demonstration of the configuration and management of SF EC and SF EC Payroll applications. This course teaches implementation consultants, implementation partners, and support representatives basic configurations necessary in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central.

The course will start with an overview of Employee Central, and will include demonstration of Core HR for employees, managers, and HR administrators. The course will include how to affect organizational and position management, as well as how to set up rules and workflows. You’ll learn about Global Payroll and Benefits, and country-based benefits using Employee Central Payroll and the Payroll Control Center. You’ll also learn how to configure deductions and advances, as well as reporting and analytics. Finally, you will learn how to configure Employee Central for absence management and time sheets. The course will end with a recap of Core HR.

This course teaches implementation consultants, implementation partners, and support representatives basic configurations necessary in SuccessFactors Employee Central. Over the course of this SAP SuccessFactors Training, delegates will be taken through all they need to know about the SuccessFactors Employee Central module. The training will equip end users with the skills to use the Employee self-service system to effectively manage their employee data. Delegates will gain hands-on experience with a variety of the system’s abilities, including managing holiday and absences, completing self-assessments and customizing their self-service portal.

By the end of the SF EC course you will come to appreciate how easy it is to connect to strategic talent management capabilities and manage your data with the SuccessFactors Employee Central system. This course will help you understand the core concepts and functionality of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central system with practical demonstration of concepts. SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Training program is designed as per the updated course release of the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central certification exam. The SAP SuccessFactors training course is structured to equip you with proficiency and hands-on experience to drive any business in this area or switch to a premium job in this field.

This training is intended for both - the consultants and the end users.

Course Outline

  • Systems used to configure SuccessFactors

  • Resources available to consultants

  • Implementation and Integration Information

  • Management of data, user records, and security

  • Configuration of Rating Scales, Route Maps, and the Employee Profile

  • SuccessFactors Language Packs

  • Analytics

  • Explain Employee Central as an HRIS, including features and functions from both an end-user and implementation viewpoint and how it is used as a System of Record

  • Prepare a basic EC test environment

  • Foundation Table creation, configuration and management

  • HR Data configuration and management

  • Implement Role-Based Permissions (RBP)

  • Implement Self-Service including Events/Event Reasons and Workflows

  • Describe and configure MDF, Rules Engine, Reporting, Time Off, and Integration (HRIS-Sync and API Users)

  • Describe the role of the EC Consultant in Payroll and Benefits

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Course Syllabus

  1. SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Introduction

  2. Instance Provisioning and Data Models

  3. Proxy Management

  4. Add New Employee

  5. Role Based Permission

  6. Foundation Object

  7. Custom Object

  8. Association

  9. Picklist

  10. Workflow

  11. Business Rule

  12. TM overview

  13. Holiday, Work Schedule

  14. Time Account Type

  15. Time Profile

  16. Example of Time Profile

  17. Reporting

  18. HRIS sync, Check Tool, Mobile

  19. Global Benefits

  20. New Updates

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Certification Exam

The SAP SF Employee Central certification is mainly targeted to those candidates who are from SAP SuccessFactors & business consulting background and wants to build their career as a SAP SF EC consultant. The SAP SF Employee Central Certification Exam verifies that the candidate possesses fundamental knowledge and proven skills in the area of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. This exam validates that the candidate has a good and overall understanding within this consultant profile, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under guidance of an experienced consultant.

The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Q4/2019" certification exam verifies that the candidate acquires the basic knowledge in the area of the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central application. The SuccessFactors Employee Central Certification validates that the candidate has a basic and overall understanding within this consultant profile of the industry solution, and can impose this knowledge practically in projects under the supervision of an experienced consultant. It is mandatory as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central.

  • Exam Name - SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Q1/2020

  • Exam Code - C_THR81_1911 » SAP SF EC Certification Online Practice Exam

  • Level - Associate

  • Exam Price - $550 (USD)

  • Duration - 180 mins

  • Number of Questions - 80

  • Passing Score - C_THR81_1911 - 71%

  • Reference Books - THR80, THR81, EC Master Implementation Guide

  • Schedule Exam - SAP Training

  • Sample Questions - SAP SF EC Certification Sample Question

  • Recommended Practice - SAP SF EC Certification Practice Exam

Certification Exam Topics

  • Topic Areas

  • Data Models

  • Generic Objects

  • Position Management and Employee Data

  • Workflow Configuration

  • Business Rules

  • Event Reason Derivation

  • Importing and Exporting Data

  • Foundation Objects

  • Manage System Security

  • Global Settings and Language Implementation

What skills you will learn in the SuccessFactors Employee Central training?

In SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central module, you will learn core HR requirements and management processes such as:

  1. Employees data & position Management

  2. Configuration of workflow & business rules

  3. Data import & export

  4. System Security Management

  5. Language setting & implementation

Who this course is for:

  • SAP SuccessFactors Consultants & End Users
  • HR and HCM Professionals
  • SuccessFactors Implementation Consultants EC
  • SAP SuccessFactors Project Managers
  • Business Analysts & Business Process Architects
  • Beginners aspiring for a career in HR and SAP HCM domains
  • SuccessFactors Programme Managers - Payroll & Data Migration
  • SuccessFactors Sales Executives
  • SuccessFactors EC Lead & Managers
  • HR Systems Analysts
  • HRIS Manager/HR Systems Manager - SuccessFactors
  • SAP Solution Lead & SuccessFactors EC Lead
  • SAP Support Analysts & SuccessFactors Analysts
  • Anyone interested in learning SAP SuccessFactors module with focus on core Employee Central
  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Transformation Architects
  • ERP & SAP Professionals
  • IT System Analysts - SAP SuccessFactors

What Will I Get ?

  • End-to-end practical implementation & configuration of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

  • Prepare for SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Q4/2019 (C_THR81_1911)

  • Become an SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Consultant / Power user

  • Introduction to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central module

  • Instance Provisioning and Data Models

  • Proxy Management

  • Add New Employee

  • Role Based Permission

  • Foundation Object, Custom Object, Association, Picklist

  • Data Models - Describe how to set up the various Data Models in Employee Central

  • Generic Objects - Describe the structure and function of generic objects

  • Position Management and Employee Data - Describe how to update employee files

  • Workflow Configuration - Describe how to create and set up workflows

  • Business Rules - Define the rules for Employee Central

  • TM overview, Holiday & Work Schedule

  • Time Account Type and Time Profile, Example of Time Profile

  • Event Reason Derivation - Troubleshoot event reasons and workflows

  • Importing and Exporting Data - Describe the processes for importing and exporting data

  • Foundation Objects - Describe the structure and function of foundation objects

  • Manage System Security - Explain the steps for managing system security

  • Global Settings and Language Implementation - Verify the technical setup of Employee Central and explain the processes for the implementation of languages

  • Reporting, HRIS sync, Check Tool, Mobile

  • Global Benefits and New Updates

  • Become a top HR Professional by mastering the core concepts of SAP SF EC


  • Enthusiasm and determination to make your mark on the world!

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