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2078697 - Other's Rating Tab Permissions in Performance Management


  • How ratings work and are displayed in a PMv12A form is very different from a PM v11 form
  • PMv12A introduces a new "Other's Rating" section on the form
  • What is Ratings from Others section on the PMv12A form and how do we permission it?

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SAP SuccessFactors Performance Management


  • Other's Ratings collects a kind of audit trail of users’ ratings in the rating of record field (item-­‐rating)
  • These are then displayed in the Other's Rating tab
  • In the Modify Stage, the logged-in user ALWAYS sees his/her ratings & comments on the left side of the form
  • In all stages, other users' ratings and comments are viewable on the right side of the form, but usually you have to click to find them

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Other's Rating Tab Permissioning

  • Within PM v12A, you can set permissions to the Other's Rating Tab within Manage Templates.

    • These permission settings support granting and restricting access to specific roles within specific route steps as well.

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  • To access these permissions, navigate to Admin Center > Performance Management > Manage Templates > [Select the template]

    • Notice these permissions in the "General Settings" menu by clicking "Show Advanced Options" and then clicking the "Other's Rating Tab Permission" link
    • If you do not have a route map linked to the template, you will not be able to see these permissions

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  • It is also possible to control the visibility of Other's Rating tab per section. Please refer to KBA 2516933.
  • The others-rating-tab-item-permission defines access on a field level within the Other's Rating tab
  • This configuration controls the visibility of the ratings and comments within the Other's Rating tab
  • It can also be defined in each goal (objective), development, or competency sections

Example of the XML code to use below the field permission:

<others-ratingtab-item-permission type="none">
       <tab-item refid="item-rating"/>
       <route-step stepid="1"/>
       <route-step stepid="2"/>

Note: in order to make changes in the XML, please contact your Implementation Partner. If you don't have a Partner, you can find for SAP Certified Partners via the SAP Partner Finder or, alternatively, speak with your Account Executive or Customer Engagement Executive about Professional Services options.

Partners: Refer to the PMv12A Implementation Guide. For Configuration or Implementation assistance, please submit your questions to Partner Delivery Community (KBA 2116056).

Relabeling the Ratings from the Others Tab

  • Change the label of Ratings from Others via Admin Center > Text Replacement
  • (Currently available only for English US and English UK. For other languages, please refer to Manage Languages feature)

See Also

  • KBA 2516933 - How to define the Others Rating Tab per section and not for the whole PM form - Performance Management
  • KBA 2250186 - SCR Form: XML Software Change Requests for PM / 360 Reviews Performance Processes / Templates


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