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Workforce Planning and People Analytics 

With extended planning and analysis (xP&A), you can unlock the future of strategic workforce planning and analytics.

Strengthen collaboration between HR, finance, and the rest of the business


xP&A brings together financial and operational plans, including headcount and workforce plans, to help organisations become more agile, aligned, and ready to respond to any situation. Explore how SAP supports the xP&A capability with smooth integration between your plans and SAP applications.

Build workforce readiness

Workforce planning

Evaluate your workforce to determine the steps you must take to ensure ​your organisation has the right people in place at the right time. ​Plan for the future plan with SAP SuccessFactors solutions and SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Analyse, forecast, and plan workforce supply and demand and assess workforce gaps
  • Determine target talent management interventions and create action plans 
  • Create an optimal workforce mix that aligns with financial goals 

Workforce analytics

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. 

  • Answer workforce-related questions quickly
  • Adopt a culture of evidence-based decision-making
  • Uncover hidden workforce trends


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Frequently Asked Questions

Search the list below to find answers to frequently asked questions for analytics and workforce planning.

The SAP Analytics Cloud solution and SAP SuccessFactors solutions are bidirectionally integrated, so you can use the latest HR data to build workforce plans. Resulting effects on costs are calculated automatically and can be adjusted to assess overall impact. When the planning exercise is completed, you can transfer the results to a financial planning model within SAP Analytics Cloud, creating a closed-loop planning process between the HR and finance functions.  

The SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics solution empowers your HR professionals, analysts, and business partners to answer questions quickly and accurately about your workforce. Data-driven insights can help you influence business decisions with an evidence-based HR approach. The solution offers an extensive catalogue of predefined HR and talent metrics, data trend tracking, and actionable analytics. It can also integrate data from multiple HR systems. With these evidence-based tools, you can answer workforce-related questions quickly, analyse workforce trends, and make decisions with confidence.

To meet customer demand for responsive, high-quality service, you must schedule the right people with the right skills to work at the right time. The SAP Workforce Forecasting and Scheduling application by WorkForce Software provides intelligent forecasting, scheduling, and optimisation capabilities that can help you engage employees, empower managers, and improve compliance with local labour laws. For industries with variable demand, such as retail, hospitality, and leisure, the application helps create a highly accurate, location-specific business forecast and converts it into exact workforce requirements for meeting your organisational needs. 

HR analytics tools from SAP are delivered through SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics. The solution provides data-driven insights into all your HR processes and offers an extensive catalogue of predefined HR and talent metrics, data trend tracking, and actionable analytics. It can also integrate data from multiple systems, such as core HR and talent management applications. With these evidence-based tools, you can  answer workforce-related questions quickly, analyse and spot workforce gaps and trends, and make decisions with confidence.

HR shift planning capabilities at SAP are provided through the SAP Time and Attendance Management application by WorkForce Software. The cloud-based application combines historical data such as customer traffic, card scans, and payment data with future projections, allowing managers to create data-based shift schedules that meet their business and employees' needs. It also includes a mobile app that lets employees view their schedule and quickly accept offered shifts. With efficient HR shift planning, you can lower overtime expenses, decrease labour issues, and reduce dramatically the time spent on manual shift planning.

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