Integrating SuccessFactors Employee Central with SAP ERP HCM On Premise

  • by Priynk Gautam , SAP ERP HCM/SuccessFactors Consultant
  • June 11, 2015
Learn how to integrate SuccessFactors Employee Central with your SAP ERP HCM on-premise system. Once the integration has been successfully completed, Employee Central becomes the system of record for master data and any changes to master data in Employee Central can be copied to the SAP ERP HCM system using iFlows.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will understand:

  • The steps for integrating SuccessFactors Employee Central with SAP ERP HCM on premise
  • The replication process from Employee Central to SAP ERP HCM on premise
  • The extensibility features
  • The key functionalities available
Key Concept
For integration between the SuccessFactors and on-premise SAP ERP systems, SAP delivers preconfigured Integration Packs for middleware. The Integration Packs contain the required mapping between the Employee Central data fields and the corresponding fields in the SAP ERP HCM system. These Integration Packs are also called iFlows. Once iFlows are configured and deployed, replication of master data can be run, and SuccessFactors Employee Central becomes the system of record for master data. Any changes to master data in Employee Central are automatically copied to the SAP ERP HCM system at scheduled intervals. The middleware performs and monitors the inbound data replication into the SAP ERP back-end system.

Integrating SuccessFactors Employee Central employee data with SAP ERP HCM on-premise employee data allows companies with existing SAP systems that are considering implementing or have already implemented SuccessFactors Employee Central to support their business processes (such as payroll) by continuing to run these processes on their existing SAP ERP HCM systems.

This process is initiated when HR master data is sent from SuccessFactors Employee Central and updates the corresponding infotypes in the SAP ERP HCM system. Since different countries have different payroll requirements and need different sets of data (e.g., infotypes) to be copied from SuccessFactors Employee Central to the SAP ERP HCM system, companies can configure their SAP systems based on country-specific requirements. The entire integration process requires careful analysis and planning up front, including project managers with experience integrating SuccessFactors with SAP ERP HCM.

Note
Readers of this article should have SuccessFactors Employee Central and SAP ERP HCM implementation experience. Minimum setup for the SAP on-premise ERP system is required as well as up-to-date versions of the required SAP Notes. For detailed set-up requirements, refer to the current version of the SuccessFactors Employee Central and SAP ERP Implementation Handbook on the SAP Service Marketplace under Products  > Installation & Upgrade Guides > Cloud solutions from SAP > SuccessFactors > Employee Central, or click this link (log-in required): Implementation Handbook.

Priynk Gautam

Priynk Gautam has been working with SAP ERP HCM for five years, specializing in the SAP ERP HCM Personnel Administration and Organizational Management modules, as well as SuccessFactors Employee Central. His recent experience includes integration between Employee Central and SAP ERP HCM on-premise systems using Boomi Middleware. Prior to that, Priynk worked with SAP Talent Visualization Solution by Nakisa.

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