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Making SAP SuccessFactors Stories in People Analytics a Priority in 2021

What is Stories in People Analytics?

SAP SuccessFactors Stories in People Analytics (Stories) is the next generation of SuccessFactors reporting included with all SuccessFactors modules. It has been generally available since the H1 2020 release, and key features include:

Stories will be the eventual replacement for the existing SuccessFactors reporting tools, which include Table/AdHoc, Canvas/ORD/Advanced Reporting/Detailed Reporting, and Tile-based Dashboards.  

Why is Stories in People Analytics so important?    

There are three big opportunities:

1. Simplify, simplify, simplify

Going forward, Stories in People Analytics will be the single tool used for SuccessFactors transactional reporting: list reports, charts, dashboards, and other interactive visualizations will be created in this tool.      

Chances are you have created dozens or even hundreds of reports in your existing reporting tools. With Stories, you have a two-pronged opportunity:

  • Analyze and understand your existing reports to determine which ones your report consumers absolutely need going forward.
  • Re-imagine how you can meet your organization’s HR data needs with this new toolset.

2. Become a more data-driven organization

A data-driven culture is a critical component of a modern HR organization’s success. And for data-reluctant individuals or teams, list reports or data dumps into Excel are a significant impediment to becoming data literate. Interactive visualizations and dashboards like those you can create with Stories can be a key driver to spurring data literacy in your organization.  

3. Reduce visualization rework in other tools

With Stories’ visualization tools, you now have the ability to create great visualizations directly with your live SuccessFactors transactional data. As mentioned previously, RBP integration enables you to increase the reach of your data so division heads, directors, and line managers see only the appropriate organization data in these reports.

The best run businesses use real-time data to make important decisions quickly and efficiently. Stories in People Analytics offers the ideal visualization toolset to do just that.

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GP Strategies Corporation

GP Strategies is a leading workforce transformation partner—a truly dedicated global provider delivering custom learning solutions—from the frontline to the C-Suite. Our transformation focus, combined with deep listening, a customer-centric approach, industry innovation and workforce expertise help clients achieve superior business and operational results through our evidence-driven and technology-agnostic recommendations. We’re at our best when driving innovation—integrating leading technologies, developing new learning paradigms, and instituting fresh business processes and measurement approaches. Working with 121 of the Global 500 customers, we’re proud to say our loyal clients see us as a valued extension of their team. Whether your business success requires a change in employee performance and mindsets, implementation of new learning technologies, or refinement of critical processes, GP Strategies is the transformation partner you can trust. We’re passionate about what we do and are ready to get to work.