Pathways to the SAP SuccessFactors HR/Payroll Cloud

Author: Walter van den Heever | EPI-USE Global Services Lead

Companies of all shapes and sizes are joining what has become a veritable stampede, in migrating to the Cloud. From an infrastructure provision point of view, the primary beneficiaries of the stampede are cloud computing platform and service provision companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, through Amazon Web Services and Azure, respectively. In the HCM cloud arena, SAP SuccessFactors (‘SAP SF’) offers subscription-based Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions. These are further described, below.

This inaugural report in our ‘In Pursuit of Value’ series examines at a high level, the SAP SF-based HCM cloud solutions and particularly, cloud payroll in that environment. It deals with a range of general considerations and then examines in a greater level of detail, the SAP SF ‘Managed Payroll’ solution scheduled for launch at SAP SF’s SuccessConnect in August of 2016.