SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics

Top 3 Favorite Advancements in SAP SuccessFactors Reporting

The Q4-2017 updates have just been published and they include some exciting stuff on the Reporting front for SAP SuccessFactors customers.   Below are my top 3 favorite advancements in-the-works. #1 – The Report Center and Unified Reporting Solution: To date, the focus has been on the launch of the Report Center, specifically making a more user friendly unified front end for accessing all reporting in SAP SuccessFactors.  So far approx. …

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Can I use Workforce Analytics for Payroll Reporting?

I am often asked about the ability to report on HCM and or payroll data in SAP SuccessFactors using Workforce Analytics.  Each time I get the question I find myself explaining the important difference between reporting and analytics. This blog outlines the 3 main reasons why customers may need a solution for both. Reason 1 – It’s Reporting vs. Analytics For starters, SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics (WFA) is not a …

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Create a new report with existing pages in Analytics and edit using Report Center in 5 simple steps

We often need to reuse the pages in the report and create a new report from the existing pages in analytics. Follow these 5 simple steps mentioned in the article.This article will also show how one can directly edit and duplicate a report from report center with the new 1708 release (Q3 2017). Creating a new report with existing pages Step 1: Access to Report designer : Go to Analytics …

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Get Better People Insights with SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics on HANA

Many articles have been written about People Analytics and the value of converting people and HR data into actionable insights to gain competitive advantages. 2017 seems to be the year of digital transformation everywhere – and analytics is an important part of the business case. If you just have time to read one short story on the topic, I would recommend this inspirational article https://lnkd.in/dTTJ5FD by David Green that describes …

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Applying predictive analytics to manage employee turnover

One of the top concerns for people in leadership position is employee turnover. “Increase efforts to retain critical talent” is one of the top five goals of human capital management based on a survey of CEOs and other senior organizational leaders [SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics & Strategic Workforce Planning]. Retaining critical talent requires addressing a range of conceptually simple, but operationally complex questions, such as “Who are among the top 1% …

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Analytics Q3 SAP SuccessFactors  – a quick overview

A lot of new functionality is coming for the SAP SuccessFactors Q3 – therefor I have decided to produce multiple blogs for the different areas I work with currently. This blog is concerning the Q3 for analytics – I will not go through all the functionality, but only the parts I find relevant. Sadly no screenshots yet – you will have to wait. Overall the Q3 major release is expected …

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How predictive analytics helps improve human capital management

SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics & Planning (WFA&P) provides a set of analytical and planning capabilities to simplify accessing data from multiple and disparate sources for Human Capital Management (HCM). WFA&P consists of Embedded Intelligence (Report Designer, Ad-Hoc Reporting, etc.), Workforce Analytics (Headlines, Benchmarks, etc.), and Workforce Planning (Forecasting, Risk Analysis, etc.). It can answer questions such as “Is turnover an issue?”, “What type of employee tend to leave voluntarily?”, and …

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Workforce Data in the Hands of Company Decision Makers

Workforce Data in the Hands of Company Decision Makers with the New Connector between SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom As you probably know, we currently have packaged integration content that brings together SAP SuccessFactors with many of the SAP solutions, including SAP S/4HANA and SAP Fieldglass. For our latest*, we’ve extended our integrations to include the pairing of our SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics solution …

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Why Doesn’t the HR Function have Institutional Power?

  This is a question that has intrigued me over the past forty years is why doesn’t the HR function have the same institutional power like the Finance function. I can remember thinking about this question in the mid 1970’s when a former manager of mine resigned as the Queensland State Human Resources Manager from a major Australian retailer whom I worked for in HR after graduating. Over the seven year …

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My mining metaphor for thinking about Workforce Analytics.

My mining metaphor for thinking about Workforce Analytics.     Over a number of years I have used a mining metaphor to explain how I think about Workforce Analytics. The mining industry broadly works on a three step process when in exploration mode: Seismic surveying. This is a form of geophysical survey that aims at measuring the earth’s properties by means of physical principles such as magnetic, electric, gravitational and …

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