SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics (WFA)

Make better decisions with SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics–we’ll help you get started!

You don’t have to be a data scientist to benefit from people analytics! With SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics, you’ll gain a reliable view of your workforce and how every employee impacts business results. Through a cloud-based, single platform, Workforce Analytics on HANA (WFA on HANA) provides actionable insights on workforce data to drive your business strategy and help you plan for the future.

Key Features

Workforce Analytics is designed to give businesses actionable insights about their workforce trends. Fully integrated with SuccessFactors, it’s easy to use and provides the insights and tools you need to act. Empower your HR professionals, analysts, and business partners to answer questions quickly and accurately about your workforce. They can drive and influence business decisions with data-driven insights and an evidence-based approach to HR.

For example, do you know how many of your senior managers will retire from the company within the next five years, and, more importantly, do you have a succession plan in place for these positions? Do you know how many of your new hires leave during their first year and how much that’s costing you? Do you know how diverse your organization is? The bottom line is this: what you measure today can be improved tomorrow.

With Workforce Analytics you can analyze where in your organization a metric is making the most impact and how it has changed over time. The business user can select from different time models such as quarterly or yearly and also analyze by different demographics, such as Org Unit, Country & Location, Manager Hierarchy, Job Family, Age Range, Tenure and Gender.


Half the struggle for most organizations is defining what they should be measuring and how they compare to their competitors.

With SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics, your decisions won’t be based on assumptions but instead leveraged by data-driven, proven technologies that provide you with full visibility of your workforce.

SAP SuccessFactors Report Story

Report Story in SuccessFactors presents your SuccessFactors data through interactive and dynamic visualizations. It is a toolset that collects data across all SuccessFactors modules through a single data model. Report Story allows you to create presentation-style reports that use charts, visualizations, text, images, and pictograms to describe data for easier consumption by HR and business decision-makers.

In Report Story you can combine data from different modules into one report. Either as separate pages or even within the same page. For example, if you want to report on diversity you may want to look at your applicant diversity, hiring diversity, and promotion diversity. These metrics are technically in 3 separate data sets, but with Report Story, you can combine them into one as shown below.


The combination of data sets across the SuccessFactors suite modules helps you achieve more accurate and consolidated reporting for your SuccessFactors modules. Report Stories enables easy story sharing if a colleague wants to use the report you’ve created.

Because Report Story is integrated into SuccessFactors and because the data does not leave SuccessFactors, it uses Role-Based Permissions. This means that business users only see the appropriate data for their roles.

Effective People has solid experience within Report Story including building Manager Cockpit, HR Data Quality dashboard as well as content for Employee Central, Performance Management, Recruiting Management, Onboarding, Compensation, Variable Pay, Learning Management, Succession and Development, Workflow Status, and Diversity.

“Thanks to the support of Effective People, we managed to painlessly move our heavily customized on premise SAP to a modern, digital and user-friendly Employee Central solution. This was achieved in only 7 months from kick-off to go-live.”
Olivier Durand. HRIS & HR Processes Director at Danfoss
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Make data-driven people decisions with confidence. If you need help implementing SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics, get in touch! We’ve got 18+ years of experience helping global organizations successfully implement a variety of SAP SuccessFactors products.

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