Transforming Human Capital Management

The Human Capital Management (HCM) transformation will rebuild the core human resources structure. Upgrading from SAP to SuccessFactors (an integrated, cloud-based core human capital management solution) will transform the way we manage people processes. By implementing an organizational structure as our foundation, we will be able to utilize automated work and approval flows.

SuccessFactors will deploy January 1, 2019, with cut-over or ‘pause’ activities starting mid-December. SuccessFactors’ engagement sessions designed to introduce redesigned processes started in July 2018 with business management. Training materials and course invitations will become available starting October 2018.


The following SuccessFactors modules will be implemented:


Recruiting – All hiring (faculty, staff and student) is automated through one system as SuccessFactors eliminates Taleo, SEMS recruitment and any other recruitment system.


Onboarding – New hire information, including tax forms and I-9 Employee Eligibility Verification are collected through a streamlined, automated process. This process also includes simplifying system access for the new hire.


Learning – An integrated learning management system (LMS) that streamlines registration, training schedules and offers better reporting.


Goals –  Supervisors can set and distribute goals to team members. Employees can view and acknowledge completion of goals. Goals integrate with Performance module for the staff evaluation process.


Time and Leave – Paper timecards and Kronos are replaced with SuccessFactors, eliminating manual data entry. Exception reporting will allow supervisors/managers to quickly view needed information. To see a demonstration of how the new processes for time documentation and approval and leave request and approval will work, view the project’s taskforce presentation to supervisors.  


Performance – Supervisors and staff can create goals that integrate with the streamlined staff annual evaluation process.


Organization –  Employees and managers can view their own departmental org chart, including vacant positions. Various search capabilities make viewing org charts easy.


Employee Data Changes –  Online forms or ‘actions’ replace current paper forms. Employees can change their own personal data through Profile. Other data requests such as job reclassification, change in FTE, etc. are automated through SuccessFactors.


Careers –  First, the newly designed job family structure brings transparency to both career paths and career planning. Secondly, all employees (including students) have easy access to open positions through the Careers module.


Compensation – Enables employees to view annual compensation statement through Employee Self-Service and streamlines merit planning and Bravo Award nominations.


Payroll – Automated calculations replace manual calculations requiring special forms, formulas and tracking.


Offboarding – Offboarding is automated, saving time and resources. By simply initiating a request to terminate an employee, SuccessFactors will notify all the proper departments (payroll, benefits, etc.) of the employment change.


The following presentations or demonstrations have been utilized across campuses.

Recruitment Prototype Presentation – Presentation facilitated across all three campuses, specifically reviewing recruitment for faculty positions and SuccessFactors’ integrated process.

HCM Project Update – Presentation facilitated at various departmental meetings in July 2017, updating on current human resource process changes.

HCM Project Update – Regional Campuses – Presentation facilitated by Linda Baer, project director, at both Purdue Northwest and Fort Wayne campuses in March 2017 as an update on redesigned processes and SuccessFactors functionality.

Summer Pay Prototype – This prototype was used at several project update meetings across all three campuses, and was highlighted in the President’s video.

SuccessFactors Sneak Peeks

Demonstrations of steps within SuccessFactors

HCM Overview

HCM overview document

Guide to SuccessFactors

Guide to Sucess Factors

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