SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the SAP® SuccessFactors® app center, an open hub providing a directory of partner software offerings that can be connected with the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite. This announcement was made at SuccessConnect®, taking place August 29–31 in Las Vegas.
With plans to feature over 100 partners at launch — including ADP Added Value Services, Benefitfocus, Castlight, Dell Boomi, DocuSign, First Advantage, Limeade and WorkForce Software — the SAP SuccessFactors app center will offer clients insight into the solutions and applications that can be connected to help better manage their human resources (HR) operations. By taking advantage of the SAP PartnerEdge® program, partners will be able to help drive further value for customers by leveraging open APIs, intelligent services and SAP HANA® Cloud Platform to extend SAP SuccessFactors solutions.
Roger Murff, vice president of Business Development at Box, said: “The SAP SuccessFactors app center will be a great resource for businesses seeking tools that improve the way people work, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it. With our deep new integration into SAP SuccessFactors,* we’re helping HR departments across the globe work securely in the cloud and become more collaborative and productive.”
Dev Ghoshal, senior vice president of Global Alliances & Customer Success at CipherCloud, said: “CipherCloud has worked closely with SAP SuccessFactors to provide enhanced security and encryption key management for its customers. We are pleased that we will be featured on the SAP SuccessFactors app center so customers and prospects can learn more about CipherCloud and our enhanced encryption capabilities.”
Chuck Fontana, vice president of Corporate & Business Development at Okta, said: “We are excited to introduce our HR-Driven IT Provisioning integration with SAP SuccessFactors. This integrates Okta directly into core HR systems so that SAP customers can help manage IT tasks throughout an employee’s lifecycle seamlessly, based on user identity. As people management software and services evolve and become more cloud-based, it’s more important than ever for both HR and IT to make sure identity comes first when implementing a variety of vendors, which is what the SAP SuccessFactors app center will help enterprises to do.”
The SAP SuccessFactors app center is intended to give customers easy access to partner software applications that are integrated with SAP SuccessFactors solutions. The app center will also serve to encourage developers to think about add-on offerings in the HR space, knowing there is now a marketplace for these applications.
“In my view, with the pace of digitalization today, no one company will ever own all the innovation possible in the world around us,” said Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors. “The SAP SuccessFactors app center will give our clients access to innovative apps we and our partners create, and it also provides a compelling reason for millions of developers out there to innovate and build HR apps that talk to our platform and support our clients.”
The SAP SuccessFactors app center will be demoed at SuccessConnect, the premier HR event, taking place August 29–31 in Las Vegas. A preview is available at www.successfactors.com/appcenter. The app center will be released in Q4 2016.
*SAP SuccessFactors is a new brand name launched in January 2016 and is used here to mean the offerings, employees, and business of acquired company SuccessFactors, which continues to be our legal entity until integration with SAP is complete.