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2144432 - Originator Role in 360 & Performance Management


Explanation of Originator (O) role usage in 360 Reviews and Performance Management forms.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Perfomance Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors 360 Multi Rater


The originator is the person who physically generates the new 360 or Performance form. The person who generates a new form automatically assumes the role of Originator.

The only responsibility of the Originator is to create a new form. The originator is often a Human Resources staff member, the employee, or the employee's manager, but it may also be a system-defined user if forms are automatically launched. Please note there can only be one originator.

As used in Form Template permissions

O = originator when relative to JDM or Performance
O = (For Employee Central Users) O can refer to Other Role - A role to be used in the workflow
OM = originator's manager
OP = originator parent (for use when aligning private goals)
OC = originator child (for use when aligning private goals)

Note: You cannot apply section permissions or field permissions for the O role.

As used in a Route Map

O = Originator
OM = Originator's manager


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