101 Free Tips, Tricks & Step by Step Guides for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

October 3, 2017

This list of free tips, ticks & guides is for all HR Administrators and HR Systemadministrators. I hope it will benefit you and your work with SAP SuccessFactors.
I will be working on this list continuously. I will grow this list over the next few weeks.


How to Switch the Language of the SAP SuccessFactors Interface?
In this example I will show you how to change the language from English to French.
Just follow the same steps for any other language that is available in your SAP SuccssFactors Employee Central System. Just click on the Image below to view the



How to Search for an Inactive Employee in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central?

I have created a guide and a cheat sheet. Please click on the Image to view.



How to save a draft when hiring an employee in Employee Central when the
add new employee process cannot be completed?
Follow this guide.

Hire Date Change
How to Change the Hire Date of an Employee?
In this guide it is done within employee central and without the Need to import again the user data. Follow this link.

How to add multiple Employments for an Employee?
Follow this link.



Just click on the Image below to view the guide and cheat sheet.


Same Effective Date: Termination and Rehire
Follow this guide.

Data Changes

How to Change the Personal Address in Employee Central?
Click the link for the guide and quick help Card.


User Name
How to change the username of an employee?
Follow this guide.



How to Terminate an Employee?
In this example I send an HR employee in early retirement – wishful thinking :-)?
Please click in the Image below to open the guide.

Change the Termination Date
Please click on the Image below to view the step by step guide.


Delete the Termination Date
Please click on the Image below to view the step by step guide.




How to Change, Correct or Remove the Termination Date ?
Please follow this link.

Global Assignment

Total Report Count
Please watch out for the total Report coutnt in OrgChart.
Read this article.




How to Proxy as Another User?
Please click on the Image below to view the guide.

How to Give Procy Rights to Another User for Your Profile?
Just click the Image below to open the guide.


Emplyoee Self Service

Time-Off Request
How to request time off in employee central?
Just click on the image to open the step by step guide.



Manager Self Service



Data Import
Employee Data Import Steps
Please see this guide.

How to Import employee data?
Follow this link.

Mass Changes
How to do mass changes in Employee Central
Here is the Manual.

Upgrade Center
Please note users with access permission to the Admin Center have
access to the upgrade center.
Please see this post about the implication this has.

Meta Data Framework

MDF Object
How to manually create or add data for an MDF object?
Follow these instructions.

Custom Foundation Object
How to create a custom foundation object?
Here is the manual.

Custom Field
How to create a custom field for a MDF Object?
Please use this guide.



Advanced Reporting
Please use this guide.



Audit Framework
Please see this page.


SuccessFactors Support

SuccessFactors Community
How to access the successfactors community
Please follow this guide.

Incident Prioritization
When to choose the P1, P2 or P3 category?
Follow this advice.

SAP ONE Support Launchpad
Email and Password required

Schedule an SAP SuccessFactors Expert
Customer with SuccessFactors Preferred Care can
schedule 30 minutes sessions.
Follow this link.

Independent Support Groups
Global SAP and SuccessFactors Community Linkedin Group
Click here.
Slack SuccessFactors Group


Implementation Employee Central Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks for the implementation from Support
Please see this page.

Foundation Objects
Take a look at this guide.

Data Models
Please follow this link.

Business Rules
Please see this guide.

Follow this manual.



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Compensation Mindmap

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My summary as a mindmap of the new enhancements of the different presentations I have seen, calls, I have attended and various posts shared by Jarret Pazahanick and Erik Ebert I have read.

For a complete list please consult the article from Nadia Casagrande: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lead-your-digital-transformation-engaging-intelligent-casagrande

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