With SuccessFactors Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll it is possible to map human resources as an entirely independent system in the Cloud. However, many companies have already invested considerable sums of money in existing on-premise solutions from SAP or other providers, and wish to continue to use these. For you to protect these investments and use them with SAP SuccessFactors, SAP offers numerous options to integrate them with SAP systems and also solutions from other providers.
The simplest integration option is the use of SAP Integration Suite. This enables the direct addressing and management of APIs. Furthermore, with Integration Suite it is possible to fall back on the use of special middleware (corresponding to a data hub), such as SAP Cloud Integration (previously Cloud Platform Integration, SAP CPI). This enables a deeper integration with SuccessFactors, which can be implemented either via file transfer or via web services. Using middleware enables integration in real time, while with an integration via data transfer, data needs to be synchronized cyclically. For both options SAP offers numerous prefabricated solutions as well as Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS), which can be easily integrated into already existing systems. Using modern web standards and open file formats for both integration variants allows the integration of both SAP systems and systems from other providers with SAP cloud solutions. In addition to the SAP Integration Suite, SAP Process Orchestration (SAP PO) or Dell Boomi offer corresponding alternatives for integration setup.
In a hybrid environment where one system is responsible for central data storage and management (usually your on-premise system), reliable integration and data synchronizing are crucial. We at HCM ADVICE are happy to support you with the implementation of your integration project, assisting you at any stage of your project. If you are interested, please contact us for more information.