Integration Setup for a Core Hybrid SAP ERP HCM Solution

  • by Riishi Riitambhar, Technical/Functional Consultant
  • January 5, 2017
Learn how to configure the integration between SuccessFactors Employee Central and SAP ERP HCM to set up SAP’s core hybrid HR solution.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn how to:

  • Configure the mapping of the infotype fields in SAP ERP HCM to HRIS element fields in Employee Central for the standard integration
  • Configure the mapping of the infotype fields in SAP ERP HCM to HRIS element fields in Employee Central that are not part of the standard integration
  • Filter infotype-specific data replication in SAP ERP HCM instances during replication from Employee Central
Key Concept
In SAP’s core hybrid solution, SuccessFactors Employee Central on the cloud is set up as the system of records for employee master data and talent management, while the SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) on-premise system is set up for other core HR processes, such as time management and payroll. The organizational structure is created as well as maintained in Employee Central and is replicated to ECC as-is. Thus, the definition of the data elements in both systems and their mapping is key to an integrated HR solution.

Companies are increasingly embracing a hybrid SAP HR solution using a mix of on-premise SAP ERP HCM and on cloud SuccessFactors Employee Central. This approach allows companies to use the best components from SAP’s on-premise and cloud HCM solutions. The cloud offering provides industries with leading talent solutions for modules, such as performance, succession, learning, onboarding, recruiting, and so on, and the on-premise offering provides a complete and tested solution for core SAP ERP HCM modules, such as time and payroll. Thus, a hybrid approach enables companies to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Available Deployment Options

When a company is transitioning from a full on-premise SAP ERP HCM solution (option 1 in Figure 1) to a full-cloud solution (option 5 in Figure 1), there are three intermediate deployments possible—options 2, 3, and 4. Therefore, five deployment options in total are available.


Figure 1
SAP ERP HCM and cloud solution deployment options

Riishi Riitambhar

Riishi Riitambhar is technical/functional consultant with over 12 years of experience in the area of HCM applications built on SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors. His special areas of focus include SAP positive Time Management and Payroll integration. Riishi's SuccessFactors Employee Central experience includes extensive implementation experience of Metadata Framework, workflows, and business rules.

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