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Key SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite features of H2 2022: Part 1

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Meet the Experts

  • Luke Marson

    SVP Human Experience Management, The Silicon Partners (TSP)

    SAPinsider Expert since 2021

Key Takeaways

⇨ SAP introduced a number of cross-platform enhancements in the H2 2022 release of SuccessFactors.

⇨ The updates are designed to make it easier to jump to certain actions from anywhere in the SAP SuccessFactors system.

⇨ Many of these enhancements address specific regions and laws across countries.

New Features

On December 9, 2022, SAP put its SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite H2 2022 into production. The new release is filled with various enhancements to improve your business processes and system usage. We will run through a number of the key features across a series of three articles, beginning with the Platform, Employee Central, Employee Central Payroll, and Mobile enhancements.


SAP introduced a number of cross-platform enhancements in the H2 2022 release.

  • UI enhancements – There are numerous UI enhancements across the platform, as well as for specific modules. Most of those enhancements relate to button orders, spacing, icons, button placements, and general visual styles. They make the UI easier to use and create a better user experience. SAP customers can get a full list here.
  • New Actions available in Action Search – SuccessFactors has the following 11 new actions in the Action Search:
    • Career Explorer
    • View Activities
    • View team absences
    • 360 Executive Review
    • View 360 Reviews Forms
    • View my profile
    • View my personal information
    • View job information for…
    • View my job information
    • View my organizational information
    • View organizational information for…

These enhancements make it easier to jump to certain actions from anywhere in the SAP SuccessFactors system.

  • New Global User ID for use across SAP applications –The new Global User ID has been added in order to identify users across SAP applications and services. The Global User ID is available through SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication Service (IAS) and replicated to SAP SuccessFactors through Identity Provisioning Service (IPS) or System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM) APIs. Global user IDs can also be created in third-party identity management tools and replicated to SAP SuccessFactors. This enhancement makes integration across multiple systems possible when different IDs are used in each system.
  • Deprecation of Scheduled Jobs tool – The Scheduled Jobs tool will be deleted on May 23, 2023. Customers should transition to the Scheduled Job Manager tool.
  • The Latest Role-Based Permissions application supports change history of Permission Roles – The change history of Permission Roles can now be viewed in the latest Role-Based Permissions. You can also compare two versions of a Permission Role to check which permissions have been added or removed. This enhancement enables auditing of changes to Permission Roles both for tracking who performed changes and for troubleshooting permission issues after changes are made.
  • Search Data tool is deleted –The Search Data tool has been deleted. Customers should use Manage Data to search for data.
  • Copy configuration and non-user transactional MDF data – You can now copy field values from one record to another record for MDF objects under Configuration and Non-User Transactional categories in Manage Data. This enhancement enables new data records to be created quickly without introducing errors.
  • Add MDF Object Definitions to a Transport Bundle in the Configure Object Definitions – You can now add the MDF Object Definitions to a Transport Bundle from the Configure Object Definitions page. This enhancement makes it easier to create transports of object changes without navigating to other parts of the system.
  • Get Picklist Value Label function now supports MDF Picklists – The Get Picklist Value Label function in business rules now supports MDF Picklists. With SAP SuccessFactors moving from legacy Picklists to MDF Picklists, this enhancement closes a gap with the rule function. It also enables you to use your Picklists in business rules.
  • Restrict access to APIs based on IP addresses – You can now restrict access to all SAP SuccessFactors APIs by users based on the IP allowlist in Set API login exceptions. This creates greater security for access to sensitive data via the SAP SuccessFactors APIs.
  • General Display Name – You can now configure employee names that can be displayed consistently across the entire SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite. This enhancement improves the user interface and consistency of data displayed across the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite.
  • Deprecation of HTTP Basic Authentication for APIs – Access to APIs based on HTTP Basic Authentication will reach end of maintenance on May 26, 2023. It will be deleted on November 20, 2026. Customers should update the method of access to APIs prior to November 20, 2026.
  • Deprecation of To-Do APIs – Three To-Do APIs—To-Do Category, To-Do Action, and To-Do EntryV3—will be deleted on May 26, 2023. Customers should use the TodoEntryV2 API instead and update their integrations before May 26, 2023.
  • Deprecation of MDF Object Definitions and data sync configurations from the Instance Synchronization Tool – MDF Object Definitions and data syncing of Background Data, Goal Forms, Performance Management Forms, Succession Management Positions, and User Data configurations from one instance to another using the Instance Synchronization Tool will not be possible as of May 26, 2023. Customers should use the Configuration Center instead.
  • Selective anonymization of data in Instance Refresh – When creating an Instance Refresh request, you can now choose specific fields to be anonymized in the target system instead of anonymizing all the data fields. This enhancement improves data privacy and prevents sensitive data from being refreshed into an instance where it should not be present.

Employee Central

Enhancements for Employee Central were covered in this article.

Employee Central Payroll

As usual, Employee Central Payroll saw a number of enhancements in the latest release.

  • Enhancements to replication in Status Monitor report – Report RP_HRSFEC_REPLICATION_STATUS has been enhanced to include the differences in the XML files between Employee Central data used in the current replication and Employee Central data used in the last successful replication, as well as the history of the Employee Central data when there are changes to time slices. This enhancement enables better support troubleshooting replication.
  • Management of push replication events moved to the Event Subscription Management tool –Management of push replication events have moved from the Event Notification Subscription tool to the Event Subscription Management tool. Likewise, you now manage your Employee Central Payroll endpoint URL subscriptions in the Event Subscription Management tool. This enhancement gives you a single place to manage the connection between Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll.
  • Deprecation of Pay Statement (Fiori-like) integration for Employee Central Payroll – The Pay Statement (Fiori-like) integration is being deprecated on April 26, 2024. That is because the Pay Statement (direct) integration was released in the H2 2020 release to replace the Pay Statement (Fiori-like) integration. Customers using the Pay Statement (Fiori-like) integration should look to begin the process of moving to the Pay Statement (direct) integration.
  • Replication of Planned Working Time to Substitutions Infotype after termination date – The Termination Offset field on the Planned Working Time Replication Period object has been introduced to determine the time in months that Planned Working Time data should continue to replicate from in Employee Central to the Substitutions (2003) Infotype in Employee Central Payroll. This enhancement enables customers to process planned working time after termination in payroll for the countries or regions where it is required.

In addition to these enhancements, there are also a number of legal changes and country-specific enhancements.

SuccessFactors Mobile

Below are the H2 2022 enhancements to SuccessFactors Mobile:

  • UI enhancements – The SAP SuccessFactors Mobile app has adopted the latest SAP Fiori design standards for Authentication, Time Off, People Profile, and Feedback in the latest Continuous Performance Management. These—with the exception of Authentication—apply to both the Android and iOS versions; Authentication only applies to the Android version.
  • Text Customization for Mobile app – You can now customize text in the Mobile app using the Manage Languages tool. This enhancement enables you to align texts in SAP SuccessFactors and the SAP SuccessFactors Mobile app.
  • Screen Capture and recording restriction – You can now restrict users from screen capturing or screen recording in the Mobile app. This enhancement can be used to prevent employees from taking screenshots or recording video of sensitive employee data or company information.
  • Display employees with Global Assignments and Concurrent Employment in Org Chart – You can now search for employees with global assignments and concurrent employment and display them in the Org Chart. This enhancement provides users with greater visibility into their workforce on the SAP SuccessFactors Mobile app.

There are also module-specific capabilities listed under each module in this article. Additional capabilities will be listed in the forthcoming parts two and three.

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