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"The integration between the different models like personnel administration, work management, payroll, and time management are the most valuable and key features.""The most valuable feature, in my view, is the level of exceptions or error messages that come back when something goes wrong.""The master data where most of the reports were run from was the most valuable. We were quite satisfied with this module.""All of the core processes are very valuable aspects of the solution. These include personnel, administration, organizational structure, and payroll.""The stability of the solution is good.""The user interface is the solution's most valuable feature. It makes it easy for us to use.""HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources.""The most valuable feature is Organizational Management (OM)."

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"Talent Acquisition and Learning features are best in class.""We use the cloud version to maintain all the employee records, payroll, etc. We use everything that comes with the HR suite.""The best features that were working well for us was the Goal Management and Performance Management. They were the most valuable to our organization.""It's brought to our organization a big big improvement. We would give it a good rating.""The interface is really useful and it's very easy to combine different information. For example, we can easily get reports that we need. It's very easy to create reports.""The most important feature is the ability to follow up on the yearly performance of the team. It's very good for management to understand how people are performing.""The interface is user-friendly. It is very simple and intuitive, so it's good.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the performance management module."

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Cons
"On the personnel administration side, it's very difficult to do custom development.""It takes a long time to apply an update patch to the system.""It is a bit tedious and manual to work with.""The organizational structure visualization could be improved in future releases. The solution has a very poor interface.""SAP is not ready to sell the license on time and delays the progress of projects. It's better to work with a competitor like Oracle. Those that are selling the product just go through powerpoints and don't have the knowledge necessary to sell. They can't answer any questions.""The implementation of the solution can be a bit difficult. They should make it easier. If it could be as simple as the SuccessFactors implementation that would be ideal.""SAP now does the most innovation for the cloud solution and less innovation for the on-premises client.""This solution needs to be more configurable and user-friendly."

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"The Reporting/Analytics and User Interface need improvement.""Analytics could use some work.""They should improve the reports.""We have many interruptions and disconnection points into processes, which is why we are looking to another solution. We are not so happy with the system. We believe we have in the market better solution, so we are looking for alternatives but so far the system has been used a lot.""Some of the screens aren't that user-friendly, older employees especially have a hard time with it. They have some problems with it.""LMS, Learning Management Systems, needs improvement because there were some stability problems.""There should be more connectivity with other systems.""The GUI needs to be enhanced to be in line with the latest and complete version of the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"In my view, this product is a waste of money for SMB because there are much better products available and licensing is an issue.""You pay per license. There not any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""SAP is extremely expensive. The integration costs and customization costs are also a lot.""SAP is expensive, but if you're using the product, then the expensive product becomes inexpensive. Considering its performance and features, I find it quite reasonable."

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"The licensing fees are based on the number of modules that are being used, and the number of users.""I don't want to comment on the license cost, to be honest. It could be about $1,000 approximately per customer. However, it's very flexible in terms of the licensing costs depending on the volume and depending on the deal of installation.""If you go by best practices and do it right from the outset, the setup won't be a costly endeavor. In terms of setup, there is a lot of flexibility compared to three years ago.""It could be cheaper."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SAP HCM is the one of the best ERP for an organization with a small to large scale business. It has the most efficient payroll functionality. Regards : SAP HR classes in pune
Top Answer: HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources.
Top Answer: We've found that the solution has the capability to scale.
Top Answer: Differences between Workday, Oracle Cloud,w and SAP SuccessFactors:w Oracle: "simple interface and deep customization to suit the purpose." SAP: Multiple functionalities that increase process… more »
Top Answer: Overall, it's excellent performance management.
Top Answer: It's my understanding that the licensing is paid on a yearly basis, however, I cannot speak to the cost. The project manager handles that aspect of the product. It's my understanding that SAP as a… more »
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Overview

SAP HR (Human Resource Management), also known as "Human Capital Management" (HCM), is an important module in SAP ERP systems that supports all of the human resource management processes in the enterprise.

SAP HR records the data from the hiring of an employee to its final termination in the organization. It stores employee data such as designation, role, salary details, working shifts, address, etc.

SuccessFactors helps organizations align strategy with objectives & manage people performance to ensure execution & results. Execution is the difference.
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Sample Customers
City of Cape Town, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., TransAlta Corporation, Keolis, PT XL Axiata Tbk, National Football League (NFL), Plan International, Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, China Talent Group (CTG TMO), Umicore S.A., Butterfield Bank, Skrill Group Ltd.
City of Cape Town, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., TransAlta Corporation, Keolis, PT XL Axiata Tbk, National Football League (NFL), Plan International, Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, China Talent Group (CTG TMO), Umicore S.A., Butterfield Bank, Skril
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company27%
Government9%
Construction Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider22%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Media Company5%
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Manufacturing Company23%
Recruiting/Hr Firm18%
Computer Software Company14%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise70%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise80%
Find out what your peers are saying about SAP HCM vs. SAP SuccessFactors and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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SAP HCM is ranked 5th in Talent Management with 12 reviews while SAP SuccessFactors is ranked 2nd in Talent Management with 22 reviews. SAP HCM is rated 7.0, while SAP SuccessFactors is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP HCM writes "Some capabilities are self-service for the employees which cuts down on administrative time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP SuccessFactors writes "Highly flexible and gives full visibility into our workforce management processes". SAP HCM is most compared with Workday, Oracle HCM Cloud, ADP GlobalView HCM, PeopleSoft and UKG, whereas SAP SuccessFactors is most compared with Workday, Oracle HCM Cloud, PeopleSoft, Oracle Taleo and Cornerstone Learning. See our SAP HCM vs. SAP SuccessFactors report.

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