Initial Load / Migration of HR Data from SAP ERP HCM to SuccessFactors Employee Central (EC)

Existing ERP HCM customers who move to SuccessFactors Employee Central (EC) need to initially load their HR data from the ERP HCM system to Employee Central (EC). The process of moving all required HR data accurately to EC is an effort that should not be underestimated.
In implementation projects, it should be avoided to build custom migration tools since the effort is significantly higher than using our standard tools. In addition, you need to consider that if standard integration interfaces are enhanced, our standard tools are adapted accordingly. This is also important especially in the case of phased go-live implementation projects.

To ease the process of data migration from SAP ERP HCM to Employee Central, we offer standard migration tools for initially loading/migrating employee master and organizational data from ERP HCM into EC.
This initial load serves at the same time as preparation for subsequent regular data integration from EC to ERP downstream systems in which ERP processes are still running, such as e.g. Payroll, Time Mgmt, Financials, Logistics, IDM, GRC, Travel, E&HS.

This leads us to our vision of a holistic migration and integration approach:

Initial Load / Migration of HR Data from SAP ERP HCM to SuccessFactors Employee Central (EC)

With our migration tool we want to help our customers to

  • minimize the time for the cut over process from ERP HCM to Employee Central as master system of data records & processes
  • eliminate coding effort and keep configuration effort as little as possible
  • ensure correctness of data mapping for subsequent regular EC to ERP integration

The migration tool is part of and delivered with the SAP ERP HCM Add-On PA_SE_IN 100 (software component).
This is the add-on software component for our productized EC / ERP integrations.

To get a first impression of the tool see the following facts:

  • Migration tool is designed for the initial data load into EC to support a smooth replication process back to ERP HCM
  • Both employee master data and organizational data supported
  • Sample content (predelivered field & value mapping) available for accelerated configuration allowing you to concentrate on project specialties (deviations from standard)
  • Configuration-based
  • EC data model and picklist values are imported into ERP for easier field & value mapping
  • Data extraction from ERP into a ZIP File to avoid individual file upload and to ensure correct upload order into EC
  • Extensibility features to support custom specialties, e.g. custom data not stored in standard infotypes
  • Elaborated Migration handbook structured along the migration project phases available

The migration process looks like this:

Initial Load / Migration of HR Data from SAP ERP HCM to SuccessFactors Employee Central (EC)

To get the complete picture along with guided procedures and most recent innovations, make sure to access and read our migration implementation guide, which walks you through the entire initial load / migration process and is always up-to-date with the most current release features.

It includes topics like

  • System preparation and configuration of SAP ERP HCM and EC
  • Data extraction sequence and import steps for different object types
  • EC entities supported for migration
  • Communication channel for data migration
  • Default customizing / sample templates
  • Import data model & picklists from EC
    Define field and value mapping
  • Data extraction from ERP HCM
  • Data import into EC
  • BAdI implementations
  • Setting up the middleware (for key mapping table update)

This guide called Migrating Data from SAP ERP to Employee Central can be found along with all other Employee Central user & implementation guides on SAP Service Marketplace under
Products -> Installation & Upgrade Guides ( -> Cloud Solutions from SAP -> Success Factors -> Employee Central -> Migrating Data from SAP ERP to Employee Central.