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2090998 - Badges Block - Employee Profile


Badges allow employees and managers to recognize each other outside of the normal performance and compensation management processes. Employees and managers can add Badges to each other's profiles. Users cannot add badges to their own profiles.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Profile


First it is necessary to check if the Badges Background Element already exists in the instance. To do that folow the steps below:

  1. Go to Manage Business Configuration;
  2. Under Employee Profile, choose Background Elements;
  3. Look for sysScoreCardBadge

If the block is not there, create it following the example in the screenshot below, making sure the Type id is an unique number among other background elements:

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If you have access to provisioning the same can be done by adding the element directly in the data model, like so:

<background-element id="sysScoreCardBadge" type-id="49">
<label>SF Badges</label>

After making sure the element exists in the system, go to Configure people profile, and add the badges block, making sure to fill in the block name and translations if applicable, and saving it.

Give Permissions:

    1. Go to: Manage Permission Roles;
    2. Choose the Permission Role you want to give badges permission to;
    3. Click on: Permission;
    4. Give permission to actions: Employee Data > SF Badges.

Please refer to the entry on Badges Block in our help portal for further information on usage, permission and translations of badges.

Please have in mind that badges can be added via People Profile, Action Search (Give a Badge To...), My Team Tile and Org Chart, but cannot be massively added through import - if you consider this an important subject for your business requirements we encourage you to submit an enhancement request by following the instructions listed on KBA 2090228.

Note that is only allowed to add comments up to 300 characteres in any way you added, even if there is not a statement about this like when you add via Action Search. When adding via Action Search and you exced 300 characters you will receive a message: [COE0019]Could not call add note. If you want to change this behavior please consider open an enhacement request.