We are not seeing the option 'Generate Document' as self-service while we have activated People Profile.
SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central: Document Generation
Reproducing the Issue
Goto Employee --> My Employee Files --> Take Action. 'Generate Document' option is not available.
The role for the user does not have permission to 'Update employment records (displayed as 'Take Action' button)' under Employee Data > HR Actions in the same role.
Update the role to also have permissions to 'Update employment records (displayed as 'Take Action' button)'. Below is the screenshot for reference.
Refer to the guide in 'See also' section for more details.
Gudie: Generating a Document via Self Service-
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