SAP SuccessFactors: Core HR and Payroll Software


SAP SuccessFactors extensible solutions can help you manage global benefits and payroll, improve employee self-service, automate HR processes, and strengthen compliance. They can also make it easier to define and execute successful people strategies and to provide information and services that improve the employee experience and add value to your business.
Our core HR and payroll solutions allow you to streamline and automate your processes in the cloud. They also include technology and tools for time tracking, document management, and digital workspaces that all seamlessly integrate on one platform.
  • Efficient payroll management
    Increase speed of execution by automating payroll processes and taking corrective measures without delay.
  • Automated payroll calculation
    Remove manual work with built-in retro calculations and off-cycle support.
  • Proactive payroll information
    Leverage actionable payroll advice based on real-time insights, key statistics, and proactive payroll alerts.
  • Employee payroll self-services
    Provide consumer-grade employee experiences with self-service payroll functionality in a mobile application.


What is the meant by core HR and payroll?

To begin with, Core HR and payroll software centralizes and consolidates basic employee information and processes, such as managing payroll, enrolling in benefits, and income tax withholding. SAP SuccessFactors solutions for core HR and payroll allow companies to automatically track and manage employee information, time and attendance, work permits and visas, and compliance – and act on data-driven HR insights. Of course employees benefit from a user-friendly experience with easy, self-service access to a help desk, other services, and profile information.

Is payroll part of SAP HR?

Yes, SAP HR software includes payroll management, administration, and processing through SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll. Most important, the cloud solution can integrate with other human resources and enterprise processes. It also supports localization and compliance for more than 45 countries, tracking and sharing legal regulations to help companies effectively navigate emerging complexities.

What is SAP Payroll?

In essence, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll is SAP’s payroll software. The software unifies global payroll management and administration on a single platform for more accurate and compliant processing. Payroll at SAP not only manages core payroll functionality, but it also manages global legal compliance. It integrates with enterprise processes such as HR and finance to provide real-time insights, and supports localized tax compliance management. With timely, accurate payroll administration, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll increases employee trust, reduces overall costs, and improves the user experience for managers and employees.

Is SAP HR and SAP HCM the same?

SAP SuccessFactors is SAP’s go-forward and innovation focused HR software. SAP HR has previously been used to refer to a module within SAP ERP called SAP ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) which is on-premise HR software that is still used by many companies, but following the SAP acquisition of SuccessFactors in 2011, and the focus on our SAP SuccessFactors cloud solutions the term “SAP HR” is now commonly used to refer to the SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) suite. Our Human resources software allows HR departments to standardize and automate processes for managing local and global workforces throughout the employee lifecycle. In sum, SAP’s cloud solutions support efficient HR, benefits, workforce management, payroll, service delivery, centralized document management, and more.

What is SAP used for in HR?

SAP SuccessFactors is SAP’s HR software (also known as SAP HCM). In other words, It allows human resources departments to standardize and automate processes for managing local and global workforces throughout the employee lifecycle. SAP’s cloud solutions for core HR support efficient payroll, work visa and permit management, service delivery, centralized document management, and more.

What is SAP time management software?

In short, SAP’s time management software is a feature within SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. Most important, it simplifies processes for tracking and managing employees’ time and attendance, including timesheets, leave requests, and absences. In the same way, the software automates calculations for time and pay. On balance, it collects and analyzes employee data to provide strategic intelligence for business planning.  In addition, the SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking solution provides more advanced attendance functionality, including clock terminal integration, attendance tracking across midnight, and single record approval.


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