H2 2020 SAP SuccessFactors Learning Management System Updates

New major updates in Admin Opt-in Configuration Type

Reply-To Email Address Change Option

New Reply-To email address field, which lets you enter an e-mail address different from the administrator and user e-mail addresses. It is populated based on the data configured in the Application Notification Admin Email, or the Application Notification User Email fields.

Screenshot showing the new Application Notification Reply-To Email field in the UI

Support for IAS Identity Management

IAS Identity Management authentication is in limited availability, only to customers who sign up for the early adopter program. Native logon, and BizX platform authentication for external users will be migrated to IAS authentication in upcoming releases.

Course Home Redesign for Blended Content

Blended content for course home is enabled by selecting Admin System Administration  Configuration  System Configuration  LMS Admin  EnableCourseHomeBlended=true


Language Support for Personalized Recommendations

The newly supported languages are:

  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

Supporting additional languages in recommendations meets the requirements of customers for whom English isn’t the primary language. This leads to a better adoption of Learning as well.

Add New Items

Add New for learning items has been incorporated in the new UI along with improved user experience and brings parity between the functionalities of the old UI and the new one.

Some of its highlights are:

  • All the fields in Add New of Items including custom fields reflect the settings done in Entity Configuration.
  • The settings done in User Settings reflect in the New Item page.
  • All the required data are validated before the item is created.
  • The Revision Number field can accept values that are up to 90 characters long.

Virus Scan for .zip Connector Files

.zip connector files are scanned for viruses before they’re processed and file will be rejected or delete if a virus is detected and it is the security enhancement feature.

Sensitive Data Safeguards

Currently, if custom fields are mapped to SPD fields in SAP SuccessFactors Learning, a designated administrator or group of administrators are notified. And when the SAP SuccessFactors User Connector or User Sync is run, no new data is saved, and the existing data is deleted after seven days.

Limit for Maximum Report Runtime

Maximum time for a report to run has been set to 24 hours. By setting a limit, customers can fairly use their reporting resources. The selected values enable reports to run for a definite amount of time and to block reports that can cause system instability, or waste system resources by running indefinitely.

Enhanced Security for Plateau Report Designer

Users can access PRD from Learning Administration in Admin Center of SAP SuccessFactors, and generate a new password to log in to the tool.

Screenshot showing the Generate New Password and Launch PRD buttons in the UI to access PRD.

Printed Exams in Assessments

Administrators can select Menu Print Exam to configure assessments for printing, so that the student can be administered the exam in hard copy format, and their scores can be entered manually by the administrator using the scoring interface.

Learning Administration Assessments page with Menu displayed showing the Print Exam option.

Multiple Contents for Imported Open Content Network Course

The OCN Synchronization is an existing job that periodically updates OCN courses with newly added content. Once the course is updated, the ReassignOCNCourseItemToStudentApmJob runs and assigns the new content to the learners of the course. The system notifies the learners through email about the assignment of newly added content. Multiple contents can be added to an OCN course and these contents are automatically assigned to the assigned learners of the OCN course.

Removal of Flash-Based Administration User Interface

Adobe Flash-based administration user interface is no longer available and administrator experience offered by the SAP Fiori interface is now consistant with the rest of the SAP SuccessFactors product suite.

Learning Administration Fiori-based user interface.

To Learn More

Overall there are 34 items being changed or enhanced in this release for LMS and we didn’t cover every detail here.  For more information, check out the What’s New Viewer here.

Do you need help managing your SuccessFactors Release cycles?  Email info@worklogix.com or download our support services brochure to see how we can help!

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