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We performed a comparison between and SAP SuccessFactors based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"I really like the ability to run campaigns with pipelines and events. Matching prospects based on skills and the calibration process has been most valuable.""This solution has made our team more collaborative. The recruiting team is easily able to see what the other team members are working on, what candidates are in process and how they can share candidates amongst themselves. They are now able to prevent work duplication due to increased visibility. Eightfold is candidate centric.""This solution has also been easy to use for people visiting our career site. Our survey report shows that 79-80% of users marked the application process to be very easy on our website.""This solution has allowed our team to focus on higher value activities and to make sure that they are optimizing time to identify talent and match it to opportunities. They can then focus on the layers where humans are necessary.""The ability to get matched to candidates is certainly valuable. In real time, you are able to adjust your description of the work and the project you need done in order to match you with the best candidates.""It really expedites the whole process and helps the end-customer hone in on what they need. With the evolution to remote work that we are currently going through, there's much more of a need to tailor recruiting.""The most valuable feature has been the ease at which people can set up their profiles by simply uploading their CV or Linkedin profile. We previously had very low levels of adoption.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is the insight we receive on current employees."

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"The performance goals and learning management solutions are the product's most valuable features.""SAP SuccessFactors is a stable solution.""The performance and goal management is good, and it has a fairly detailed employee central.""The tool's most valuable feature is its integration capabilities with on-premise ERPs and other systems.""SAP SuccessFactors, in my opinion, is the best cloud-based HR solution tool for any size business.""The most valuable features of SAP SuccessFactors are onboarding, recruiting, marketing, and performance.""This solution can be used for reporting related to employee information and contacts""One of the most wonderful features is the ability to customize the modules and workflows. So far, we've done a fair bit of customization and it is helping us a lot and really adds to the value we already get from SuccessFactors."

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"There is room for improvement with regards to sourcing and attribution and to be more efficient with connecting leads.""The tagging feature is not as in depth and easy to use as I would've hoped for. Although you can create tags for candidates, there's no way to report all those tags and see what tags are already created.""Eightfold could be improved by focusing on the employee experience. It is important that Eightfold understands how it forms part of the entire experience, especially as they continue to scale. Eightfold should make sure they understand how it connects with other solutions in our technology ecosystem to drive the full user experience.""Eightfold could be improved if they had more round table conversations about features and their roadmap. They should actively seek out feedback from their customers.""We have had a couple of challenges with some of the things that we're currently trying to build out in our HCM application, and other things within the portfolio, but those aren't customer-facing issues.""It would be interesting to enable Eightfold to have a user experience that is seamless in terms of single sign on to and from core systems of record. That is, the ability for a user or hiring manager/recruiter to go in and out of Eightfold back into their core system, whether that be Oracle, Workday, SuccessFactors, Cornerstone, etc. It would great to be able to go back and forth with a single sign on capability so that you don't have to log in and out of applications, where it's a bidirectional single sign on.""We're doing user testing now, and on the calibration page, there's no publish button. I have to go to overview to publish it. It could be user error, but it would be nice to be able to easily figure out where buttons are and what they do.""An opportunity for Eightfold to improve on is to open up their environment to allow us to own our application maintenance and development environment. We would like to be able to make some of the configuration changes and improvements ourselves."

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"The reporting and cloud integration could be done better in this solution.""LMS, Learning Management Systems, needs improvement because there were some stability problems.""There are some limiting aspects to this product.""We would like to see improvement in the initial launch of the product, as it is currently quite slow.""SuccessFactors could be improved by making it usable on mobile and making its features less rigid.""he user interface could be improved.""SAP SuccessFactors functionality doesn't meet the expectation of our end users. There are other solutions that have better functionality, such as Workday, which is one of the top applications. Additionally, the solution could be easier to use.""There are a few features that are missing. There are specific features on the HTM, such as telecom safety, that just isn't there. It's not a very detailed solution in that sense. However, it is maybe not expected to have those kinds of features on the surface level of the product."

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  • "The pricing is fair compared to the market."
  • "This is a fairly expensive solution compared to others on the market. However, the solution offers functionality of a number of other different solutions combined. From that perspective, it is competitively priced."
  • "The pricing is fairly competitive. The licensing is fairly flexible to have all employees take advantage of it in any given capacity."
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  • "The licensing fees are based on the number of modules that are being used, and the number of users."
  • "I don't want to comment on the license cost, to be honest. It could be about $1,000 approximately per customer. However, it's very flexible in terms of the licensing costs depending on the volume and depending on the deal of installation."
  • "If you go by best practices and do it right from the outset, the setup won't be a costly endeavor. In terms of setup, there is a lot of flexibility compared to three years ago."
  • "It could be cheaper."
  • "We have a yearly license. There are no additional costs."
  • "SAP SuccessFactors requires an annual subscription."
  • "It is not expensive because it is a complete suite with a module-based cost."
  • "For SAP, the product is pricey, both CAPEX and the OPEX. It's something that could be improved."
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    Top Answer:It really expedites the whole process and helps the end-customer hone in on what they need. With the evolution to remote work that we are currently going through, there's much more of a need to tailor… more »
    Top Answer:We're looking at how can expand into our corporate landscape and potentially adopt some of our technologies. AI is one of their biggest selling points and capabilities, but there are some… more »
    Top Answer:I help align within our corporate portfolio, primarily with our human capital management (HCM) application and some of our other lines of business, to help in the recruiting process. We… more »
    Top Answer:Differences between Workday, Oracle Cloud,w and SAP SuccessFactors:w Oracle: "simple interface and deep customization to suit the purpose." SAP: Multiple functionalities that increase process… more »
    Top Answer:When it comes to user experience, SuccessFactors is unquestionably superior, as it provides end users with a new experience and an advanced user interface. Additionally, the entire concept of SF is to… more »
    Top Answer:The tool is easy to use for performance management. We haven't experienced any issues with SAP SuccessFactors for performance management, which is great. However, since we're still learning to use it… more »
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    Overview’s Mission? The Right Career for Everyone in the World.

    SAP SuccessFactors is a valuable human resource management system (HRMS) solution that streamlines numerous HR tasks and activities, such as payroll, talent management, and people processes, to help make the entire HR process run more smoothly and improve the overall employee experience. It is primarily developed to meet the needs of enterprise-class organizations. SAP SuccessFactors can also help users to boost business processes and achieve desired outcomes.

    SAP SuccessFactors is cloud-based and built as a Software as a Service (SaaS) tool. It can integrate seamlessly with any existing ecosystem. This solution can easily be accessed from any web browser, from any location, with any device.

    SAP Success Factors Key Features

    • Improve core HR and payroll process: SAP SuccessFactors can help users improve productivity by simplifying everyday tasks, streamlining processes across the organization, establishing consistent business practices, and improving the bottom line by reducing risk. SuccessFactors core HR tools include time and attendance, payroll management, document management, and additional core HR services to meet regulatory and compliance needs.

    • Staff planning and HR analytics: SuccessFactors can facilitate an improved DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) environment using intuitive people data measurements. The solution can help create action plans to ensure that hiring goals are met in a timely manner, preventing critical staffing gaps and ensuring that productivity and profitability goals are consistently being achieved.

    • Employee welfare management: SuccessFactors allows users to respond in a timely manner to employee needs and concerns, to better understand employee motivations, to keep employees happy and involved, to specify employee dissatisfiers, and to help improve the overall employee experience. The solution will also facilitate employee performance using an intuitive holistic approach, improve employee benefits, and guide and administer the entire employee career growth. SuccessFactors provides valuable opportunities for employee growth through intuitive individualized learning and career development opportunities. It also rewards and recognizes good performance and provides pathways for successful career growth. The solution will help to attract and retain the best available talent in the marketplace.
    • Succession Planning: The solution can be used to assist with talent sourcing, candidate management, and improving the overall candidate experience to include new hire onboarding, offboarding, and more. SuccessFactors also provides action plans for performance and compensation management, education and career development, talent reviews, leadership planning, and even sales performance management, goal setting, and quotas.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “We are using it for a lot of things: HR, performance management, and learning management. There are a lot of features embedded in SuccessFactors. We recently implemented a learning platform that employs the individual staff to actually manage their own learning. They can do it at their own pace. SuccessFactors allows you to manage your team, have calibration for promotion, and you can generate reports and see how you're doing.” - Alaba O., IT Asset Management Lead at Dangote Industries Limited

    “SuccessFactors Talent Management tools help us in managing the entire employee journey. HR and managers can use the succession and development tool to create career paths and staff development plans. When combined with the learning tool, these development objectives can help employees gain the skills they need to advance their careers within the company.” - Yamen Z., SAP Project Manager at a manufacturing company

    Sample Customers
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    City of Cape Town, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., TransAlta Corporation, Keolis, PT XL Axiata Tbk, National Football League (NFL), Plan International, Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, China Talent Group (CTG TMO), Umicore S.A., Butterfield Bank, Skril
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Educational Organization5%
    Manufacturing Company26%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization45%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    SAP SuccessFactors vs.
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about SAP SuccessFactors vs. and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
    768,415 professionals have used our research since 2012. is ranked 11th in Talent Management with 9 reviews while SAP SuccessFactors is ranked 1st in Talent Management with 90 reviews. is rated 8.4, while SAP SuccessFactors is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of writes "Talent intelligence platform that optimizes the matching of talent with opportunities in a scalable way". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP SuccessFactors writes "Offers many useful modules and integrations, and helps companies adhere to best practices". is most compared with Gloat, Phenom TXM Platform, Oracle HCM Cloud, HiredScore and Microsoft Viva Insights, whereas SAP SuccessFactors is most compared with SAP HCM, Workday, Oracle HCM Cloud, PeopleSoft and Oracle Taleo. See our SAP SuccessFactors vs. report.

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