Things to consider

In addition to the configuration of your Employee Central instance, it is important not to forget other key areas such as migration and integration. These are areas that usually require more effort compared to other SuccessFactors implementations when doing Employee Central.

  • Migration: When implementing Employee Central, it is a minimum requirement to migrate current employee and organisational information. Most clients decide to migrate at least some historical data as well, considering cost, effort and benefits. Together with the client, GP Strategies will asses the pros and cons during a pre-analysis, providing the project team with the knowledge required to take a well-informed decision.

    The product automatically generates import file templates, and GP Strategies additionally provides assistance understanding the templates and analysing any issues in the data during migration. SAP also provides tools for migrating data from HCM on premise systems into Employee Central.

  • Integration: Implementing Employee Central often means replacing an existing core HR system. A task not easily done, as the HR system is usually the heart of any IT landscape providing critical information's to most systems from access badges to payroll providers. Hence, time and resources need to be planned to ensure that all integrations are ready for the go-live of Employee Central. SAP provides multiple pre-delivered integrations through Dell Boomi or SAP Hana Cloud Integration, which are both middleware tools who offer options for supporting transport, mapping and logging in case of errors for all types of integrations.

Dell Boomi


  • Should you prefer a different middleware option, for reasons of e.g. internal knowledge or IT architecture governance, Effective People can assist with our extensive knowledge of the standard delivered SAP APIs. Latest innovations from SAP in this area is the Integration Centre making it easy for HR admins to create basic integrations and the Event Centre giving the ability to push data to third party systems and create real time integrations.

Employee Central Integration Center

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