This blog will provide an overview of the SuccessFactors Implementation design principles(SFIDP) document – SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central: Optimizing Business Rules For Specific Scenarios.
The SuccessFactors Business Rules engine is a very powerful tool which can be used to meet a variety of business needs such as legal regulations, company policies, data validations, defaulting values, hiding/showing fields, eligibility calculation or other custom requirements. These requirements vary from customer to customer and depend on how the system has been set up. As such business rules are highly configurable. In many cases business rules can get very complex with extensive logic, multitude of conditions, decision trees etc., which might affect the overall response time of the application/transaction and maintainability of such business rules.
The Employee Central master implementation guide and the Business Rules in SuccessFactors guide available on SAP Help provide guidance for configuring business rules in an optimum way for common business scenarios.
The implementation design principle document identifies opportunities for efficiencies and improvements while adhering to the guidance. This is explained in the form of example business rules created for common scenarios drawn from implementations. The intent of the document is to provide examples which can be applied for similar situations