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2853592 - Different background color contrast in Calibration view and Matrix Grid Reports


The background color contrasts of the placements are different in the Matrix Grid view in Calibration sessions and the Matrix Grid Report page in Succession. In Calibration the Matrix Grid colors are lighter and in the Succession page are brighter.

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  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors Calibration

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Succession > Matrix Grid Report (Performance-Potential or How vs. What);
  2. Generate the report;
  3. The background colors for the cells/placements/boxes are displayed in bright contrast (bold, vivid, pure):


  1. Using the same color codes for the Matrix Grid view in Calibration session, go to Calibration > Open the session;
  2. In the Matrix Grid view, the background colors for the cells/placements/boxes are displayed in pale contrast (light-colored, faded):



This is the expected behavior of the system.


Currently, the background color of the placements in Matrix Grid view on Calibration sessions will show more pale colors, different from the rest of the instance (e.g. Matrix Grid Report in Succession).

There is an open enhancement request to have the same color contrast in Calibration and Succession. Although, there is already an open enhancement for this request, the idea is not yet in the roadmap of future code changes, and we not have an estimated time to when it will be delivered.

To keep track of this enhancement, and provide comments and kudos to the idea, access the following Idea on Confluence page:

Matrix grid colours not consistant across Calibration and Succession


calibration template session succession SCM CAL MXG matrix grid report reports 9-box 9 box Performance-Potential different color colour colored coloured light lighter vivid bright brighter pure bold gradient pale faded light-colored contrast discrepancy no not match , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM-MXG , Matrix Grid Reports (9 Box) , LOD-SF-CAL , Calibration Module , Problem


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