SAP SuccessFactors – the intelligent solution for your Human Resources Management

SAP SuccessFactors is a comprehensive solution suite used by companies to optimize their entire HR work. SuccessFactors focuses on talent management. The advanced SAP solution paves the way for your HR department and for the success of your employees. No matter whether you use SAP SuccessFactors as a single solution or in combination with the established SAP HCM solution: in either case you will benefit from a networked solution for your HR team.


FIS is your competent partner for cross-industry SAP implementations in the HR area. With more than 25 years of experience and more than 100 successful SAP projects in the area of Human Resources, FIS supports you from consulting to go-live and offers continued technical support. Together with you, we will find the best solution for your HR Management.


Cloud computing is one of the main future topics and is playing an increasingly important role for the management of employee and applicant data and personnel processes. The reasons are obvious: In a digital world, mobile devices and social media play a significant role. This leads to continued changes and innovations you can respond to more flexibly and quickly in the cloud. In this way, you assist applicants at any time and offer an advanced recruiting process.

Companies, however, do not only want to benefit from a flexible application. They also wish to keep the security of an on-premise application. The appropriate solution is a hybrid implementation model. Some of your HR processes are still provided as on-premise software while quickly changing topics, such as talent management, will be ever more often mapped in the cloud.

To do so, the employees of your personnel department can benefit from SAP SuccessFactors, a well-established cloud solution with high talent management performance. For other HR core competences, you can rely on the well-tried SAP on-premise landscape using the SAP HCM Suite.


Within HR, data protection and security is of particular importance. Our SAP optimization for migration and revision provides you with additional protection of your employee data and audit-compliant development. The FIS/hrd solution, which is individually adjusted to your company, completes the comprehensive all-in-one package for advanced HR management.

Efficient processes and data protection in one package

The combination of cloud (SuccessFactors) and server-based applications (SAP HCM, FIS/hrd) results in an efficient business system ensuring a convenient and modern optimization of all personnel processes. At the same time, it significantly increases the data security of your employees. Use the benefits of this comprehensive FIS portfolio for your company’s long-term success.


Service scope of SuccessFactors:


  • Recruiting and applicant management

    Recruit specific professional and managerial staff for your company. The direct control of job advertisements and the assessment of applicants enable you to receive a comprehensive picture of the recruiting in your company.

  • Central HR data management

    The HR data of a company is stored in Employee Central, centrally and globally accessible and yet well protected

  • Onboarding

    The on-the-job training of new employees can be specifically scheduled and controlled so that you can get a good impression of the new employee at any time and avoid an imminent resignation during the teach-in phase.

  • Learn management system

    Knowledge is a competitive advantage in the digital world. SAP SuccessFactors enables you to specifically plan the further training of your employees, view certificates and get reminded of dates.

  • Performance review and target agreement

    Centrally stored performance reviews and agreements based on appraisal interviews help you promote the talents of your employees and get an overview of the skills within your company.

  • Succession and development planning

    If an employee resigns, it is important to close this gap as quickly as possible. In the system, you recognize the resignation of employees at an early stage (e.g. retirement) and see who would be a suitable successor.


SAP HCM service scope:


  • Personnel administration
  • Time management
  • Payroll
  • Travel expenses
  • Employee and organizational management
  • Workforce planning
  • Personnel cost planning



Your additional benefit from the services of the FIS/hrd toolset:


  • Data protection
  • Audit compliance
  • Traceability of all changes
  • Time saving and high data quality
  • All results can be compared (time evaluation, travel expenses, payrolls)
  • Individual adjustment through Customizing

Personnel management with SAP WHY CURRENTLY A HYBRID APPROACH?

SuccessFactors is an SaaS (Software as a Service) solution which covers different areas of Human Capital Management (HCM) and therefore provides an integrated and cloud-based all-in-one solution for HCM. However, this software originates from talent management and is currently most powerful in this area. When selecting a hybrid implementation approach, you can further benefit from sophisticated processes of the server-based SAP HCM solution and, at the same time, tread new paths in talent management.


Whereas many SAP modules can only be implemented with other modules, SuccessFactors is also suitable for companies without an existing SAP ERP system.


In the digital world, SAP SuccessFactors provides numerous recruiting functions as well as the flexibility of cloud computing to enable you to flexibly respond to changes.


To benefit from the functional added value of SAP SuccessFactors and SAP HCM, the following integration options are available for your SAP landscape in addition to the full cloud and on-premise installations:

Talent Hybrid


When using the talent hybrid model, a company benefits from parts of the classical SAP HCM as well as from individual and innovative cloud processes that are important for the company. The HCM Suite, for instance, is used for core processes, such as time management and payroll, whereas further training and recruiting are processed in SuccessFactors. In this way, you can benefit from the strengths of either HR solution and correspond to the high innovation speed in talent management.




Here, you use the cloud (SuccessFactors) or a server-based application (SAP HCM) as basis software. However, both applications are very closely connected so that all employees worldwide have access to the same basic data. This simplifies global networking and subsidiaries, which are often smaller than their parent companies, are more flexible since they do not need to introduce SAP HCM.


Core Hybrid


Here, all HR tasks and data are processed in the cloud except for payroll and time management. In this way, a company benefits from full cloud computing flexibility and worldwide data availability. Nevertheless, the payroll and time management strengths of SAP HCM are also used and, for instance, sensitive salary data protected by mapping it in the server-based solution.



Our references – the best evidence

Irrespective of the implementation approach you select, FIS optimally integrates the HR module into the existing IT landscape of your company. Do you have questions or would you like to learn more about this topic? Do not hesitate to contact the FIS consultants via phone or e-mail.

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Dirk Schneider
Dirk Schneider
Head of Sales – Business Unit Smart Business Solutions