Buying and selling holidays

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http://scn.sap.com/people/josef.sysel/blog/2016/06/06/buying-and-selling-holidays

Many times you can face the requirement that employees should be able to buy or sell their vacation. As it is not standard functionality of SuccessFactors you need to find some workaround. We can easily use Metadata framework and business rules to deliver this functionality.

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Event derivation or manual choice of event reasons

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http://scn.sap.com/people/josef.sysel/blog/2016/06/06/event-derivation-or-manual-choice-of-event-reasons

Event reason is an activity derived from events that drives changes in employee data. These events are predefined for all instances and cannot be added (as of 1508). Of course, you can deactivate part of them or rename the current events if needed. Standard events delivered from SuccessFactors are listed below (today we will focus on those marked green). The reason why to focus only on these is that they are all available in MSS and we will try to find a the right approach how to offer the managers a simple way to use the SuccessFactors to manage employees.

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Automatic User ID generation

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http://scn.sap.com/people/josef.sysel/blog/2016/06/06/employee-central-automatic-user-id-generation

When implementing Employee Central you can see some tough questions and it is good to prepare some answers. One of them is automatic generation of UserID. This UserID is used in whole system and all employee data are relevant to this ID. In data model it is called person-id-external and it is used for employee data import and many more. The typical question is how to populate the UserID automatically to cover our business processes.

We will go through several options today. The first option is to create UserID manually according to rules that you have. These rules can be so complex that you cannot cover them by EC rules configuration. This offer the biggest flexibility that you can use everything you want. You can combine names, numbers and special characters. This is the least recommended solution.

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