employee central

By Susan Galer, Communications Director at SAP.

(Originally posted on SAP Community Network)

I’ve been writing about the inexorable journey of Human Resources (HR) software to the cloud, and thought it would be interesting to spotlight how one company is aligning solutions to its growth strategy. I recently caught up with Marc Farrugia at the 11th annual SAPInsider Human Resource (HR) 2014 Conference, where he gave me the lowdown on why his Michigan-based company, Sun Communities, took HR processes into the cloud, and how this strategy has paid off in terms of business outcomes.

When Farrugia arrived at Sun Communities as Director of Human Resources two and half years ago, the department’s HR processes were 90 percent manual. With an aggressive growth strategy based on acquisitions, he knew that workforce scalability… Continue reading

By Eva Woo, Director Product Marketing, SuccessFactors

The 80s have called… and they want their old-school HR user experience back! Back in the 80’s, HR transactions were overly complicated, tedious, and fraught with red tape. What should have been simple procedures (like requesting payroll advances, adjusting deductions or even a simple address change) required filling out forms in triplicate and routing them through interoffice mail to the HR department. It would take over two weeks before (what could have been a straightforward process) was completed – about how long it took my permed hair to relax.

Well, with Employee Central, you can ditch the 80’s HR user experience along with the shoulder pads and big hair! 

What’s New with Employee Central?
Since the February release of Employee Central, companies can empower their employees to… Continue reading

By Eva Woo, Director Product Marketing

(Originally posted in the SAP Community Network)


In original episodes of Star Trek, actors dressed in red shirts that were beamed down to the planet would die (73% chance). Once on the planet, their job was to step in harm’s way between the alien (Romulan my favorite) and Captain Kirk. Aliens didn’t have a speaking part -, maybe a few close up shots -  job done.


The actors in red shirts were considered contract employees. Their role was well defined and it was very clear where they fit in the hierarchy of the Star Trek Enterprise. The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise would be considered the permanent employees.


Put the 2 groups together add business partners, outsourcing partners, interns, etc., and you have a total workforce. Just… Continue reading

By Vinod Choudhary, Senior Manager Cloud Architecture Product Marketing

(The original blog was posted on the SAP Community Network)

Businesses need a single source of truth and business efficiency demands connected processes. Today, end to end integration of business process is more important than ever. Driven by the need for rapid innovation that often out-paces corporate IT’s ability to deliver, business leaders are increasingly adopting cloud-based applications. But departmental adoption of cloud solutions can create “application silos,” breaking business processes and scattering critical business information across disparate cloud and on-premise systems. The challenge is how to support business’s needs to move quickly while maintaining the integrity of business processes across cloud and on-premise systems.

In today’s cloud-enabled world, connection is real-time, always-on and continuously evolving. Enterprises have to connect – and keep on connecting – in ways that… Continue reading


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