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2249577 - How Administrators Can Self-enable Instance Features for Goal Management


The "Goal Management Feature Settings" view allows administrators to self-enable some Goal Management features that might otherwise require a Cloud Product Support consultant to enable.

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SAP Successfactors Goal Management


The following features may be enabled:

  • Disable TGM link in Quick Cards: Disables the link to go plans via quick cards. Quick Cards are the small rolodex-card icons shown next to each employee’s name in most name lists in the system.  Disabling the link will disable the link to goal plans globally from the quick cards.

  • TGM/CDP Goal Transfer Wizard: SuccessFactors Goal Management has the ability to enable "Copy Goal From Other Objective Plan". Using this feature, it is also possible to transfer a goal from one plan to another in a few simple steps. This feature is to allow a user to copy from their own goal plans, not from another person's plan.

  • Enable Goal/Objective Management Access Permission. Requires “Version 11 UI framework (ULTRA): This provides the ability to allow you to hide the Goals tabs from the navigation of the system for specified users.

  • Goal Import: Enables a feature that allows users to import goals and goal related data into the system via batch.  This will enable Beta Goal Import and the legacy Import Goal tools.

  • Enable Group Goals / Group Objectives 2.0: Enables Group Goal 2.0 – which allows the creation of group goals 2.0, which supports tasks/targets/milestones, calculated rating and allows fields to be made editable by group goal members.

  • Enable target population for group goals: Some permissions can only be exercised with the presence of a people group (target population), which the permissions can act upon.  A target population is a group of users whom the granted users above can have access to. For example: Your organization has 5 departments, but you only want Administrator Joe to Change User Information for Department A only. In this case, the target is 'Department A'.  With this switch, Admins can set up permission roles for viewing goal plans and assigning group goals separately.

  • Enable Team Goals: Enables the Team Goal feature in the application and provides permissions to grant appropriate access. Team Goals has been designed using the existing Group Goals 2.0 framework and supports all the feature of Group Goals 2.0

  • Enable Initiatives: Enables to create departmental, corporate and division level initiatives and allows employees to actively associate their personal Goals to the Initiatives. This feature greatly helps when you work with Goals that are specific to departments and divisions.

  • Enable Delete Team Goals Share: Enables you to share Team Goals with other users and grant them the right to delete the Team Goals as well. This permission allows primary owner and the co-owners of Team Goals to delete the goals. 

To Enable:

  1. Go to Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles
  2. Click on Permission
  3. Choose Manage Objectives and check “Objective Management Feature Settings
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  1.  Navigate to Admin tools and type Goal Management Feature Settings in the Tool Search.
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See Also

2256900 - Admin Guide for Goal Management - Implementation Guide - Goal Management


Goal Management; Feature Settings; Objective, SF, success factors, GM , KBA , LOD-SF-GM-ADM , Admin Tools, Settings, Permissions , How To


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