SuccessFactors Launches New Social Collaboration and Mobile Tools to Engage Today’s Workforce

Contributed to by: Andrea Meyer/1.415.370.7329 ameyer@successfactors.com

Enhancements to the BizX suite provide a more holistic approach to talent management
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 6, 2012 – SuccessFactors, an SAP company and the global leader in cloud-based business execution software today announced new social collaboration and mobile features along with an enhanced user interface in its Business Execution (BizX) Suite. The company is incorporating these capabilities within each solution area of its BizX Suite by combining formal talent management with innovative social and informal tools that capture the experience of today‘s consumer applications and replicates them in the workplace. These enhancements were developed to address and leverage global workforce trends – the proliferation of mobile devices and tablets, a more global and diverse workforce, and the growing adoption of social technologies in the workplace. The result is more modernized talent management that drives business value using SuccessFactors‘ BizX Suite.
“The modern workplace is more dynamic, continuous, and social than in the past,” said Dmitri Krakovsky, vice president, global product management, SuccessFactors. “As a result, the business systems to support today‘s corporate world need to evolve. While some vendors would like you to believe that the only solution is to discard existing formal processes, we believe otherwise. To run an effective organization, leaders need to drive continuous improvement for their talent, every day and have a formal process to ensure alignment around core goals and equity of rewards. Not one or the other — both. SuccessFactors delivers this.”
The new features enrich SuccessFactors‘ holistic approach to talent management, which are continuous, social and connected. They include:
  • Touchbase is a new mobile feature that modernizes the 1:1 meeting and enables today‘s on-the-go workforce to touch base‘ on issues and items from any place, at any time with a synchronized, mutual list of items. It creates a continuous feedback loop that not only makes it easy to keep track of issues, but also helps accelerate productivity. Touchbase items are captured and can be incorporated into a formal performance review.
  • Who’s In the Meeting is a new mobile feature that provides one-click access for all meeting attendees to see the Employee Profile or LinkedIn profile of other meeting attendees. This feature enables team members to better understand who is in the meeting and their individual role within the organization.
  • Enhanced, Intuitive Interface for Reviews optimizes reviews to provide deeper context and information to managers and HR professionals without adding complexity. Part of SuccessFactors Performance and Goals, new functionality, such as Team Overview and Ask for Feedback, guides managers to deliver a more balanced review. In addition, an upgraded Competency Library helps ensure reviews are more relevant to today’s workforce.
  • New Social and Mobile Learning Functionality includes a catalog search for both formal and informal/social content, courses and communities; functionality to automatically add a social community to a formal course; and a mobile on-the-job check list to help ensure task-based learning objectives are completed.

SuccessFactors will also update the overall BizX Suite user experience. These updates will include moveable tiles that provide managers and employees with a more personalized, dashboard view of goals, performance, metrics, and additional BizX solutions. Every user will be able to personalize their experience by moving, adding, or removing tiles based on their interests and needs.

For more information on the SuccessFactors BizX suite, visit: http://www.successfactors.com/business-execution-software.

About SuccessFactors
SuccessFactors is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, and delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries. With approximately 15 million subscription seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, we have more than 3,500 customers in more than 168 countries using our application suite in 35 language.

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