SAP SuccessFactors - Landscape HCI

Using SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI), you can implement various business processes like synchronization, etc. You can use Eclipsed based integration that allows you to perform mapping of business operations and messages and set up those on SAP HCI platform.

The SAP HCI tool kit contains features to develop and configure integration flows. It allows the integration of data between On-premise and cloud applications.

Integration option in HCI allows you to integrate business processes across multiple organizations, companies or multiple departments in an organization.

Following are the prerequisites to install HCI −

Component Prerequisite

Eclipse Platform


Operating System

Windows 8 64-Bit

Note: The SAP HANA Cloud Integration Tools are not supported for MAC OS

Java Runtime

JRE version 1.7 or higher

As shown in the following screenshot, HCI is a separate kit. So you can see two different firewalls- FW1 and FW2 in system landscape.

FW1 and FW2

Instance Types

Depending on the customers’ purchase agreement, they may be starting their configuration from one of the following types −

BizX Suite Bundles

  • SuccessFactors Align & Perform
  • SuccessFactors Perform & Reward
  • SuccessFactors Talent Management Suite
  • SuccessFactors Recruiting Plus
  • SuccessFactors Learning Plus

Professional Edition

It is tailored specifically for small businesses (1-500 employees). This automated and easily configurable web-based solution includes four core modules −

  • Employee Profile
  • Goal Management (GM)
  • Performance Management (PM)
  • Jam

PE also offers the following additional modules −

  • Compensation Planning
  • Recruiting Management
  • Jam (Premier Edition)

Job Code

A Job Code is assigned to each employee to “map” the competencies for their role to the Job Code.


A portlet is a configurable object on the SuccessFactors screen. Portlets provide resources, charting, or features for users to assist them with performance processes.

In the following screenshot, you can see a To-do Portlet that shows the to-do tasks for a user. You can also customize the portlet as per your requirement. We have explained the customization of a portlet later in this tutorial.

To-do Portlet

Role Names

Role Names or codes are used to designate to whom a form should be forwarded using the route map. Examples include −

  • E – Employee
  • EM – Employee’s Manager
  • EMM – Employee’s Manager’s
  • Manager or 2nd Level Manager
  • EH – Employee’s HR Representative