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3011096 - SAP SuccessFactors Operations Best Practice: Business Process Analytics and Improvement


You operate SAP SuccessFactors and want to know about SAP Best Practice Cloud Operations. You want to establish efficient and effective Business Process Analytics and Improvement of this cloud solution.


SAP SuccessFactors (SaaS)

Reproducing the Issue

You need to design, adjust, or otherwise establish Business Process Analytics and Business Process Improvement for your SAP SuccessFactors environment.


SAP Best Practice Cloud Operations are not yet followed.


Business Process Analytics and Improvements allows the analysis and visualization of business documents/transactional data throughput and backlog as well as quality of master data.


Ensure the structured and visual identification of functional pain points for improvement purposes (ITIL: Continuous Improvement, Business Analysis).


Business Process Improvements (BPImp) is offered as SAP Solution Manager 7.2 functionality and is supported by a set of pre-configured business process Key Performance Indicators (KPIs, also known as key figures) and business document details collected by the Business Process Monitoring (BPMon) infrastructure. In case one or multiple of those Business Process KPIs indicate an abnormal behavior, a detailed analysis is necessary.

Business Process Improvement

Business Process Improvement provides a set of predefined analysis paths materialized in an analysis application (aka Business Process Analytics) as well as dashboard canvases (aka BPO Dashboards via Dashboard Builder or Focused Insights). These applications guide the enduser through a certain problem situation. Target is to provide the enduser with clear recommendations, how to solve a certain business-related problem situation.

Business Process Improvement

Business Process Improvement is relevant for cloud centric as well as for hybrid solution landscapes. It addresses mostly line of business (LOB) users, but also techno-functional IT personnel esp. in an Operations Control Center. To date, the following Business Process Improvement key figures are available for SuccessFactors, which can be configured and consumed in and via SAP Solution Manager.

Monitoring Object

Key Figure


Success Factors – Job Requisitions

Job requisitions created


Job requisitions with applications


Job requisitions without applications


Job requisitions closed


LT: Job requisition -> first application [days]

Lead Time

LT: Time to Fill from SF [days]

Lead Time

LT: Job requisition -> hiring (Time to Fill) [days]

Lead Time

Job requisition creation to applicant hired (Time to Fill)

Process Progress

Success Factors - Applications

Job applications created


Job applications in status 'applied'


Job applications in status 'not applied'


LT: Time to Hire from SF [days]

Lead Time

LT: Job applications -> hiring (Time to Hire) [days]

Lead Time

LT: Job application -> first offer [days]

Lead Time

Job application creation to applicant hired

Process Progress

Success Factors – Job Offers

Job offers created


Job offers expiring in x days


Job offers expired


LT: Job offers creation -> expired

Lead Time

SuccessFactors - Candidates

Candidates created


For further information about SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Business Process Analytics and Improvement, please refer to SAP Help Portal.
For further information about the above key figures (and KPIs for further SuccessFactors modules and processes in future), please refer to Central KPI Catalog.
For further information about setup and configuration of Process Analytics and Improvement in SAP Solution Manager 7.2, please refer to SAP Support Portal.

See Also

Knowledge base Articles:


OCC; Oprations Control Center; CCOE; Customer Center of Expertise; E2EHO; SFSF; SuccessFactors; Cloud Operations; Cloud Monitoring; Business Process Monitoring; Business Process Analytics; Business Process Improvement , KBA , XX-SER-MCC , Mission Control Center - Knowledge Management , How To


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