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2691114 - How to add custom form to a process - Onboarding 1.0


This KB article provides information on how to add a custom form in a process.

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SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 1.0


  1. After creating a custom form and mapping the fields to Onboarding keys, custom forms need to be added to a process.
  2. Navigate [SAP SuccessFactors HCM > Onboarding 1.0> Reference Files > Forms]


  3. Click the "View Assigned PDF Forms by Groups" and Click "All PDF Forms by Groups" and click "Create"


  4. A window pop-up will appear, create a PDF Form so it can be added to a process. Click the selection option, illustration below shows the button to click.


  5. Select the newly uploaded PDF form

  6. Scroll down and Click 'Create' button to save


Note: Manager Reason, Applicant Reason, Translator Reason, Multiplate Suffix, Client Code, Form culture can be left empty.

  • Name: The name of the form.
  • Order: Determines the order the form will be presented on the Signature page. Enter a high number (90+) if you want to ensure that it will be at or near the end of the Signature page.
  • Manager Reason (or Corporate Representative): Enter special verbiage, such as “I authorize…” or “I agree…” for a Manager or Corporate Representative, if applicable.
  • Applicant Reason (or Employee): Enter special verbiage, such as. “I authorize…” or “I agree…” for an Employee, if applicable.
  • Translator Reason: Enter special verbiage, such as “I authorize…” or “I agree…” for a Form I-9 Preparer/Translator, if applicable.
  • Number of Copies: Select number of copies to print if applicable
  • Multiplate Suffix: If there is many PDF forms, this setting determines which values should be mapped from a specific line of a data table. The Multiplate Suffix is the number of the table’s line. NOTE: For PS Technical Team Only.
  • Client Code: This attribute value must be unique.
  • Form Culture: Allows the setup of a cultural identifier for a PDF form to run culture-specific information, such as an associated language, sublanguage, country/region, calendar, or other cultural conventions.
  • Save Form: Select the checkbox. Allows the PDF form to be saved in the document repository.
  • Foreground Sign Mark: Check this box when a PDF form has been converted from a TIF format.
  • Print Form: Allows the PDF form to be included in the manager’s Print Package.
  • Employee Print Form: Allows the PDF form to be included in the employee’s Print Package.
  • Lock: Prevents editing of the PDF form.
  1. Create a Form Group or use an existing one

    a. Create a Form Group and select the process to which the forms will added.


    b. Use an existing group that are mapped with a process

    Once group selected, click 'Move' and a window pop-up will appear to add the form to the group.

    Select the created form from the left column and click ">". Click "Close" to finish.


  2. Once the form is added, administrators can now edit the form on what step in the process the document will show.


  3. Administrators can verify if the form is added in a process by clicking 'View Assigned PDF Forms by Processes'

  4. Click the Process and click 'Search' button afterwards


  5. Once you confirmed the Form is part of the Process, try to create a test candidate until you verify that it is showing in the Signature Step and Print Package.

For Implementation Partners/Consultants

SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 1.0 Implementation Guide: How to Upload and Map a Custom Form

NOTE: It is only possible to add a form to a process and its steps. It is not possible, for example, add a form to a "Wizard", which means that is not possible to add within a notification a form.

See Also

  • KB article 2224514 - How To - Create a New Custom Form and Connect PDF Values to Onboarding Keys - Onboarding 1.0
  • KB article 2242569 - How To - Update a Custom Form - Onboarding 1.0
  • KB article 2626057 - How To - Arrange Sequence Of PDF Forms in Print Package - Onboarding 1.0
  • KB article 2609573 - How To - Show Value of Forms in Uppercase - Onboarding 1.0


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