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2091525 - How to enable Enforce comment options - Calibration


  • Calibration Enforce comments on Rating Change.
  • What is the “Enforce comments on Rating change feature”?

  • Is there a way to record who authorize rating changes in a Calibration Session?

  • Is there a way to record or comments on reason or justification for the rating change?

  • Is there a way to enforcement user to enter comment for each rating change?


SuccessFactors Calibration


Enforce comments feature allow Calibration Admin to enforce user to enter at least 1 of the following 3 fields when there is a rating change during a Calibration session.  These fields are the following:

  • Authorized by.
  • Reason of change in rating.
  • Comment.

To enable Enforce comments feature.

Step1: Enable Global settings

  • Admin Tools -> Manage Calibration Settings.
  • Select “Global Settings” tab.
  • Select “Enable Enforce Comment Option in Views”.


Step 2:  Enable Enforcement at the Template View level.

  • Admin Tools -> Calibration.
  • Manage Calibration Template -> Select the Template to enforce rating change comment.
  • Go to “Views” Tab. 
  • Select the view (except dashboard and List View).
  • Enable “Enforce comments on rating change”.

Note: Comment enforcement is based on the element selected and not based on the individual “View” screen.   For example, if the current “View” contains “Performance” and “Potential” as the 2 calibration elements and “enforce comments on rating change” option is selected.   The same enforcement will applies to other views which also have “Performance” or “Potential” elements.


Step 3: Selecting Enforcement Options

  • While in Calibration Manage Template. 
  • Go to “Advanced” tab.
  • You must select at least one of  the following options:
  • Authorized By – This will require rater to enter a user name associated with each rating change.
  • Reason Code -  If this option is enabled, you must create or enter a picklist-ID.  This will result in a dropdown menu the rater can select as the reason for changes.    Please refer to the following  Knowledge base articles on Picklists.

      Picklists: What is a Picklist?

      Picklists: Working with Picklists.

  • Comment – This option will enforce comments.




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