SAP Human Capital Management began as an on-premise SAP ERP module, but with the acquisition of SAP SuccessFactors in 2013, the SAP Human Capital Management strategy shifted to the cloud.  SAP SuccessFactors is now the primary SAP Human Capital Management offering, with products covering core HR, payroll, and talent management.

SAP Human Capital Management solutions

A wide range of solutions are available for SAP Human Capital Management.

  • SAP ERP HCM is the traditional on-premise core HR offering that is still the SAP Human Capital Management solution in use for thousands of SAP customers. deliver exceptional end-to-end student experience ranging from courses, grades, research, billing, scholarships, etc.
  • SAP Payroll is also an on-premise tool, but its functionality is now available in the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central is SAP’s core HR system of record solution.
  • SAP Human Experience Management (HXM) is SAP’s rebranding of SAP Human Capital Management that focuses on employee-centric HR and includes employee experience management tools. help mine student engagement and deliver higher quality, tailored education and meet revenue goals
  • SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management is a true expansion of capabilities beyond what SAP Human Capital Management on-premise offerings could accomplish. The Talent Management suite includes offerings such as Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance Management, Learning, Succession and Development, and the Opportunity Marketplace.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning and People Analytics offers HR-focused data capabilities for headcount and workforce planning and diving deep into workforce-related trends.

SAP Human Capital Management began as an on-premise SAP ERP module, but with the acquisition of SAP SuccessFactors in 2013, the SAP Human Capital Management strategy shifted to the cloud.  SAP SuccessFactors is now the primary SAP Human Capital Management offering, with products covering core HR, payroll, and talent management.

SAP Human Capital Management solutions

A wide range of solutions are available for SAP Human Capital Management.

  • SAP ERP HCM is the traditional on-premise core HR offering that is still the SAP Human Capital Management solution in use for thousands of SAP customers. deliver exceptional end-to-end student experience ranging from courses, grades, research, billing, scholarships, etc.
  • SAP Payroll is also an on-premise tool, but its functionality is now available in the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central is SAP’s core HR system of record solution.
  • SAP Human Experience Management (HXM) is SAP’s rebranding of SAP Human Capital Management that focuses on employee-centric HR and includes employee experience management tools. help mine student engagement and deliver higher quality, tailored education and meet revenue goals
  • SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management is a true expansion of capabilities beyond what SAP Human Capital Management on-premise offerings could accomplish. The Talent Management suite includes offerings such as Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance Management, Learning, Succession and Development, and the Opportunity Marketplace.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning and People Analytics offers HR-focused data capabilities for headcount and workforce planning and diving deep into workforce-related trends.

Many SAP customers adopt a hybrid SAP Human Capital Management approach, maintain SAP ERP HCM on-premise with SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management tools in the cloud. SAP has set an end of mainstream maintenance of 2027 for SAP ERP HCM, but is offering SAP S/4HANA sidecar options for customers to extend their on-premise capabilities until 2030.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders:

SAPinsiders are finding success with SAP Human Capital Management with SAP and its partners.

  • Webinar: Skills are key to unlocking the employee lifecycle. Watch this on-demand webinar from Eightfold to discover specific steps on taking a skills-oriented approach at every point in the employee lifecycle.
    • Boosting productivity gains through better employee experience. Read this analyst insight based on SAPinsider research to discover how organizations are achieving better employee productivity with an employee experience-focused approach.
    • How SAP SuccessFactors brings the X-Factor to SAP Human Capital Management. Read this interview with Amy Wilson, SVP of Products and Design at SAP SuccessFactors to learn more about SAP’s transition from HCM to HXM.