If you have read any of my previous release blogs, you may have noticed that I am rather fond of using appropriate quotes from people far more erudite and cleverer than myself to make a point, or simply to entertain, and this blog is no different, so let’s get straight to it with my first one:
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” This is a quote by Stephen R. Covey, author of the time management matrix and the international bestseller: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which talks about how we manage our own work time on a personal level.
OK, but what does this quote have to do with this article, Paul? How does this help me to better manage time at an employee, managerial or organizational level? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s about the word “investment”. We here in SAP SuccessFactors-land have been investing our time into improving how you can manage your time in your organization. Like all worthwhile investments, the fruits of the labor are not always immediately evident, but the buds are beginning to show with this release, which is an appropriate if somewhat obvious metaphor for springtime.
SAP has been around for almost 50 years. We’re in this for the long haul, and we’re excited at what we’re delivering in this release and what is to come.
Before I get to the specifics, it’s important to understand our strategy around Time and Attendance Management, which is – appropriately – based on what you, our customers have told us. Many of you have said that while you don’t need the full workforce management suite that we provide through our solution extension applications, you definitely need some additional functionality above and beyond what we have delivered thus far with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. You inhabit what I like to call the “white space” in between, so I’d like to meet you there in this space and I’m bringing along our latest time management solution – SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking.
Now you’re probably thinking: “That’s nice, but how does SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking differ from SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Time Management? Pull up a chair and I’ll tell you…
Firstly, it’s important to know that all Time Off features will remain as part of Employee Central. Not only will they remain, but we have plans to significantly update and enhance these features