KALTech Group recently had successful SuccessFactors implementations. While it was an exciting phase delivering these solutions, it was equally rewarding to see our customers fascinated by the easy to use functionalities that the product offers.
The purpose of this blog is to highlight the ‘Platform’ solution, which is a core set of functionality that is common across the entire software suite. Whether you deploy the entire HCM Suite or just one module, Platform forms a part of any implementation at no additional cost. I chose this area of our implementation to highlight due to the level of appreciation it received for its simplicity.
The Home Page is the default landing page when you enter the system. It provides access to all the activities and processes in the system and gives you a bird’s eye overview of the status of your activities. Information on the Home Page is organized in Tiles, which can be moved around the page and configured based on company preferences.
Two tiles that our clients endorsed were the Welcome Tile and the To-Do Tile. The Welcome Tile can be updated regularly to provide general process-related information and the To-Do Tile centralises all tasks to be completed. Tasks requiring actions are active links that seamlessly directs the user to the requested action or form to complete the task.
Example of the landing page
The SuccessFactors Org Chart shows a visual image of how the organisation is officially connected. The Org Chart may be used to view up, down and laterally throughout the organisational structure.
It was rewarding to see the excitement of our customers when they first saw their organisational structure in such a user friendly and simplistic way.
Sample of Org Chart Display
Public Profile can be likened to a business card with basic contact information. It displays the employee’s name, photo, title, department and contact information, which everyone in the company can see.
Public profile also displays badges after they have been awarded. It is widely used by our clients to publicly recognise each other’s good work and effort.
The diagram below illustrates a use of Badges
Public Profile snapshot
Centralised employee profile provides a comprehensive view of employee skill sets, expertise, experience, and career interests. These profiles may combine information from any number of SuccessFactors BizX applications. Through an intuitive profile-driven interface, employees can update their own information. Colleagues or managers can view information such as previous work experience, educational background, certificates, licenses, language skills and much more to ensure they have a comprehensive view of the organisation’s skill sets.
This is an area we encouraged our clients to leverage in order to record as much information as possible through custom portlets.
Another feature that I would like to highlight is People Search. It uses predictive text that allows partial text, user ID, or tag entries and displays picture thumbnails to assist with locating an individual. People Search is accessible from anywhere within the system.
SuccessFactors predictive text search
Any module that we implement is built on this strong foundation of core functions. If understanding your organisation’s structure, capabilities and interests has been a challenge for you, then try this intuitive profile-driven interface. We at KALTech Group, have the experience and skills to help you in this endeavour – experience the KALTech difference.