Since 1992 and R/3, SAP offers the first software package to run without a mainframe computer. This has lead SAP to become a frontrunner in many countries worldwide. SAP Human Capital Management (SAP HCM) is a crucial part of R/3, which allows users to automatize all aspects of human resources. SAP HCM includes Payroll, Time Management, HR Master Data, Organizational Management, Travel Management and much more. Additionally, with Employee Self Service (ESS) and Manager Self Service (MSS) SAP offers tools which enable employees to complete certain tasks themselves.
In 2012 SAP bought an American company SuccessFactors, the leading provider of cloud based talent management solutions, and has since then integrated their own services. This has established SAP as a market leader in cloud based HR solutions. The SuccessFactors Suite includes modules such as Performance & Goals, Onboarding, Learning, provides Analytics tools and Workforce process management. As SuccessFactors is cloud based, customers are provided with quarterly updates that include new functions or improvements of existing features, without extra maintenance. Legal changes are automatically adapted into the suite as well, to ensure customers are always up-to-date.