A 2016 Guide to the SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors Reporting Landscapes and Solutions (Part 2)

  • by Danielle Larocca, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management, EPI-USE Labs
  • January 5, 2016
Review the available SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors reporting options, including the pros and cons of each.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will gain an overview of the:

  • Different landscape scenarios and where your data resides for reporting
  • Available reporting solutions as part of the SAP ERP HCM solution portfolio
  • Different reporting solutions available as part of the SuccessFactors solution portfolio
  • Individual solutions that are available within each of the families of SuccessFactors reporting
  • Pro and cons of each solution and the access shortcuts for solution use
Key Concept
Hybrid reporting refers to any scenario in which you are reporting on data from your SAP ERP HCM system in addition to data from any SuccessFactors module. A real-world example is reporting on Payroll data from SAP HCM and reporting on Employee Central data from SuccessFactors.

In its Q4 update, SAP announced that there are approximately 14,000 SAP customers globally with 830 customers who have moved to SuccessFactors Employee Central, a 79-percent customer growth year on year. As companies begin to make the shift from on premise to cloud, and with the multiple landscape options in between, where the data resides and how it is accessed from a reporting perspective continues to be confusing.

In this article, a follow-up to my “A Guide to SuccessFactors HCM Reporting Options (Part 1),” HR Expert article, I explain the different deployment options and the pros and cons of each. As more companies move toward the cloud, users need to understand their options for reporting on their SAP ERP HCM and SuccessFactors data.

Danielle Larocca

Danielle Larocca is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management for EPI-USE Labs. Previously she was the Executive Vice President of Operations/Chief Knowledge Officer at a technology start-up. She has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national business, business process re-engineering, and project and people management. Danielle is an expert on SAP Human Resources (HR) and reporting and has authored four best-selling books on SAP. She is a regular speaker at numerous conferences around the world on topics such as HR, technology, change management, and leadership. She is an official SAP Mentor, a global designation assigned to less than 160 professionals worldwide, who serve as influential community participants in the SAP ecosystem. This group is nominated by the community and selected by the SAP Mentors’ Advisory Board to keep SAP relevant. Danielle also serves as an expert advisor for SAP Professional Journal.

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