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2383059 - Enabling Job Profile Builder (JPB)


This article provides basic information on how to enable Job Profile Builder (JPB).


  • SAP Successfactors Job Description Manager
  • SAP SuccessFactors Job Profile Builder



  • Job Description Manager (JDM) is enabled by default in all environments, and there is no option in Provisioning to disable it per instance.
  • Job Profile Builder can only be enabled and data migrated via Provisioning.
  • As a customer, you do not have access to Provisioning. Please engage a Certified Partner to assist with this configuration.

The JDM data migration is a mandatory step when implementing Job Profile Builder. Below you can find basic migration steps to follow when implementing JPB:

  1. Run Check Tool for Job Description Manager in Admin Center (Check WIKI JDM & JPB Check Tools);
  2. Fix the issues found by the checks, if any;
  3. Enable Job Profile Builder and migrate the JDM data to JPB:
    1. Go to Provisioning > Company Settings;
    2. Enable the option "JDM v2.0/Skills Management", and save changes;
    3. Still in Provisioning > Company Settings, under the option "JDM v2.0/Skills Management", click "Migrate";
    4. Provide an admin user as Job Owner, and run the job;
    5. Now, go to Provisioning > Monitor Jobs, to verify if job completed successfully, by searching for the job type "JDM Old to New Sync".
  4. Run Check Tool for Job Profile Builder in Admin Center to identify possible data sync issues (Check WIKI JDM & JPB Check Tools);
  5. Fix the issues found by the checks, if any.

In the WIKI JDM to JPB Migration Scenarios and Best Practices you have access to the detailed documentation on data migration common scenarios and behaviors, common causes of failed migration of JDM data to JPB framework, and Best Practices for implementing JPB.


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