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2472724 - Employee Central Company Structure Overview


Further Information on the Company Structure Overview Feature.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Company Structure Overview


The Company Structure Overview feature for Employee Central is available in the 1705 release. Please utlize the Company Structure Overview implementation handbook for further information

Company Structure Overview enables companies to visualize one or even more Company Structures. Therefore you make use of MDF object types (e.g. Business Unit, Division, Department, Cost Center) and their relationships. Furthermore customers are able to define the UI per defined Company Structure.

This feature enables you to provide one or several views for different target users in your Company Structures. Hereby users can directly start transactions from the Organizational Structure e.g. edit a Business Unit or start an action for an employee.




Enabling the feature

  • Navigate to Admin Center > Manage Employee Central Settings
  • Under the "Others" section, switch the "Company Structure Overview" feature ON
  • Save the change





Grant Permissions

Grant permissions to End Users accordingly  -:

  • Navigate to Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles
  • Select the Role you wish to grant the permission for
  • Click "Permissions..." and then scroll down to Administrator Permissions section > Company Structure Overview
  • Select the permissions
  • Click "Done" and then click "Save Changes"

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Also you will need to grant permissions to the objects also. Make sure the View permissions are granted to any users using the feature, and that Edit and Import/Export are granted in addition for Admin users



Creating a Company Structure

  1. Navigate to Admin Center > Manage Data > Create New and select "Company Structure Definition"
  2. Insert a unique "Code" value and give the Company Structure Definition a label
  3. Add 1 item (the structure to follow) for example we will add Legal Entity & Department relationship -:



  • Target Object = The Object ID of the Object you want to filter on
  • Relationship Name = The Association Name of the Association definition on the Target Object
  • Source Object = The Object ID of the Object which the Relationship Name points to

In our above example, the Target "Department" has a "Valid When" association "cust_toLegalEntity" to the LegalEntity object.

You can also configure the "Relationship Type" to "Field". For example if the Department object has a custom field defined as Generic Object > LegalEntity (example field name - cust_LegalEntity) you can also create the Structure from this type of association. In that scenario, the "Relationship Name" would be the name of the LegalEntity field on the Department object. The Source and Target values would remain the same.


Accessing the Company Structure Overview

  • Navigate to Company Info > Company Structure Overview
  • Admin Center > Configure Company Structure Overview


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Maintaining/Checking the Structures

Over time, the Structure of the objects may change due to customer needs. In this event you can use the Check Tool for the Company Structure Overview to Check Company Structure Definition and Company Structure UI Configuration

  • Navigate to Admin Center > Check Tool
  • Select "Company Structure Overview" from the drop-down menu
  • Select the check "Check Company Structure Definition and Company Structure UI Configuration"
  • Click "Run 1 Checks"
  • Review the output and correct the issue



More Information

Please utlize the Company Structure Overview implementation handbook for further information

Known Limitations

  • Currently, only MDF Foundation Objects supported by the Company Structure Overview feature. Legacy Foundation Objects (Location, Pay Grade, etc.) cannot be used for configuration as of the current system design. The following enhancement request is available in the SAP Influence site for upvoting:
  • 3061344 - How To Hide Contingent Workers In the People Count Field of the Company Structure Overview

FAQ - Additional Information

Q) Where can I get information on this from the Guide?

A) Guide:Employee Central Company Structure Overview

See Also


Company Structure Overview, business unit,Company Structure , permission, CSO, EC , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-CSO , Company Structure Overview , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , How To


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