SAP SuccessFactors 1H 2023 Minor Visual Enhancements in Performance Management & Career Development

SAP has announced the latest updates and changes for SuccessFactors for the first half of 2023.

Preview release is on April 28 with production release on June 2. You can view the full set of documentation in the What’s New Viewer here. For full details on the release cycle, check out the SAP SuccessFactors official product updates blog.

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For your convenience, we’ve summarized the highlights of 1H 2023 minor visual enhancements for Performance Management and Career Development.

Visual Enhancements

There were several minor visual enhancements in this release. The visual enhancements for this release provide a more user friendly and consistent experience.

There are four types of changes:

  1. Text changes (labels, error messages, or roll-over texts)
  2. Iconography (new or changed icons)
  3. Interaction pattern (new position of interaction, new order of list, new or changed buttons)
  4. Styling (layout, spacing, or other design changes)

We will review some of the more notable visual enhancements for Performance Management, 360 Reviews, Continuous Performance Management, Calibration and Mentoring.

Performance Management

Search for users to send completed form to

  • Each set of filters is now below its category name
  • The Search Users button is below all the filters
Search Users

Create New Form from Performance Inbox

When launching a performance form from a user’s inbox, the date fields are now indented and right aligned.

Form Launch

Form Inbox Tooltips

In the Performance inbox, the tooltip for the icon in the Employee column is “View more information about <employee name>”,

Employee Info Tooltip

The tooltip for the icon in the Action column is “Add <form title> to Outlook”.


Cancel button placement updated

The button to cancel an action has been moved to the right.

This change applies to almost all user interfaces in Performance Management, including: Add Objectives from Objective Plans dialog, Send to Next Step page, Ask for Feedback dialog, Stack Ranker page, Comment dialog, Legal Scan dialog, and Print Setup dialog.

Here are some examples.

Adding objectives tot a PM form.

Return to Form button placement

Ask for Feedback dialog

Ask for Feedback Cancel button placement

Stack Ranker

Stack Ranker Cancel button placement

Goal in the goal section or Competency in the competency section

  • The first column header is Goal in the goal section or Competency in the competency section of a performance form. Previously Expand All and Collapse All were inthe first column table header
  • The Expand All and Collapse All options now appear in the top-left corner above the table
Goal section layout

360 Reviews

Cancel button placement updated for 360 Reviews

The Cancel button has been moved to the right for 360 Reviews.

Changes include opened 360 Reviews form, Goal Weights dialog, Add Participants dialog, Send Back dialog, Find Employee dialog, and Add Competencies dialog.

Here are some examples.

Canceling an opened 360 Reviews form

Cancel button placement on 360 Review

Canceling a participant search

Cancel confirmation to next step

Cancel button on Confirmation

Continuous Performance Management

The icon for the Request Feedback on the latest home page has two intersecting talk balloons.

Request Feedback Quick Action

Previously the icon had talk balloons that included a question mark and an exclamation mark.

Achievements on Mobile Device

On the Android app, the Visible to my manager switch and the Mark as Achievement switch have wider tracks, and new color mappings.

Achievements on Android

Career Development – Mentoring

Successful Enrollment Message

When users sign up for an open enrollment or unsupervised program as a mentee there is a “success” message. The message has been enhanced to now include a reminder for the user that they can contact preferred mentors directly if they don’t hear from the mentors for an extended period of time.

Mentoring Enrollment Message

Mentor Participation Approval Request

The Mentor Participation Approval Requests have been updated.

The Approve and Decline buttons are now closer to the message text. The buttons used to be at the bottom of the page.

Mentor Participation Request

Confirmation for Joining Mentoring Program

When signing up for a mentoring program and a user decides to Save for Later, there is now a confirmation message pop up for them to confirm if they want to save the draft for joining the program for later.

Join Mentor Program Confirmation

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