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Simplify your move from on-premise HCM to the cloud

Migrate from traditional human capital management (HCM) software to cloud-powered SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

Move to the cloud with proven expertise that only SAP can offer


Our migration program helps existing SAP ERP HCM customers move to SAP SuccessFactors solutions. With specialized tools, assets, and services, we can help make the journey smooth and straightforward. 

As part of our program, we help our customers take advantage of the latest innovations: 

  • Enhanced core HR functionality with improved configurability and localization 
  • A time management solution that delivers advanced time and attendance capabilities 
  • Accelerated payroll innovation in the cloud 
  • Streamlined data integration between on-premise and cloud solutions 


Ready to start your journey?

Plan your move with our complimentary readiness check.

Don’t just take our word for it

Learn how our customers transformed their HR processes with SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

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On demand webinar

Hear how SAP SuccessFactors solutions are addressing top HR trends.

Build a business case for migrating to the cloud

Top 10 reasons to move to the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors solutions

Discover the top benefits of migrating from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

Considerations for migrating SAP ERP HCM Payroll

Avoid the large-scale rip and replace effort of a new payroll implementation by migrating the investments you’ve already made in SAP ERP HCM Payroll to the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll solution.

Why shift to a cloud-based HR strategy?

Based on a 2022 research report from PwC, organizations are reaping the benefits of moving their core HR to the cloud.​



improved productivity​.



increased employee engagement.



improved data security.



saved money.

Start your migration with tools and services from SAP

You can shorten your time to value, enable long-term adoption, and achieve strategic business goals in your journey from SAP ERP HCM to the cloud.

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Gain detailed insight into your current on-premise landscape and prepare for a smooth migration to the cloud.


SAP Human Experience Management Movement (SAP HXM Movement) is a program that helps customers of on-premise SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) move to human experience management solutions from SAP. This program is a commitment by SAP to help our customers get the most value from your investment in SAP ERP HCM and help you innovate by moving to SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite. We have products, guides, tools, and an ecosystem of partners to help. We aim to provide guidance and transparency into our HXM vision. We have a significant product investment strategy based on customer feedback to enhance and create capabilities across core HR, time management, and payroll to meet the needs of our customers. We support customer migration from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SuccessFactors solutions by eliminating product gaps, increasing organizational readiness, and providing transitional steps to make the move.


Whether you are taking your first step toward HR digital transformation or you have already started your journey, SAP HXM Movement is designed to support you in every stop along the way.

  • What are some tools, assets, and services available to help me in my journey to SAP SuccessFactors solutions?
  • SAP provides standard tools, such as the “Infoporter” tool, to make it easier to move employee data from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SuccessFactors solutions.
  • We have an entire ecosystem of partners who have built innovation solutions to make it easier to migrate.
  • We have detailed implementation design principles for SAP SuccessFactors solutions to help make it easier for you to understand best practices in moving to the cloud.
  • We are focused on supporting your journey by providing leading integrations across our entire product portfolio (SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite), as we recognize that we will have hybrid customers for a while and want to make it as easy as possible.
  • We provide services for SAP SuccessFactors solutions to help with the journey.
  • We have a board-approved four pillar product investment strategy to fill current gaps that we have heard about through direct customer feedback.

Upgrade2Success was our previous program for existing on-premise customers of SAP ERP HCM, and SAP HXM Movement is an evolution of this. The new program builds on the old program with significant additional focus and investment to improve the product to meet the needs of our existing customers. Our ultimate goal is to reach functional parity with SAP ERP HCM, and this program allows us to do it faster. We have current customers who want to move to the cloud but, due to their complex needs, there may be gaps in functionality. This program is intended to meet the needs of our customers and help you expedite the move to the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors solutions. The investment is in addition to existing product enhancement plans.

SAP HXM Movement is an investment to help our existing customers of SAP ERP HCM achieve business success. No one knows our existing customers better than us, and this program is designed to help you move to the latest cloud technology to meet the challenges of the modern world and the expectations of the modern workforce.

We know there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to move to the cloud, and many customers will continue to have hybrid models. A key piece of our commitment with SAP HXM Movement is helping ensure that you can migrate at a pace that is most beneficial to your business needs while safeguarding existing investments. A core pillar of our investment includes an effort to streamline data integration for hybrid customers in order to enable best practice-based processes. This will help customers who are moving to the cloud in a step-by-step approach to be as successful as possible.

The product investments included in SAP HXM Movement build on our existing capabilities with accelerated innovation in these mission-critical areas. This includes enhanced core HR with improved configurability and localization, streamlined data integration between on-premise and cloud solutions, SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking (a cloud-based solution that delivers advanced time and attendance capabilities), and accelerated payroll innovation in the cloud.

We have multiple programs to help you address digital transformation to meet you wherever you are in your journey for HR alone or for HR and ERP.


SAP HXM Movement is our specific program for existing customers of SAP ERP HCM customers to help you move to the cloud regardless of what is happening with the rest of your ERP landscape. This includes tools to simplify the steps, best practice content to guide you, services for SAP SuccessFactors solutions, and a robust ecosystem to meet additional needs. We also have a massive product investment across four key areas (core HR, suite integration, time management, and payroll) to cover gaps that customers have told us they need filled to support the cloud journey.


RISE with SAP for HXM is about helping you accelerate your people transformation while providing a solid foundation for ongoing digital transformation. The RISE with SAP offering combines the power of SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite and is relevant when transforming ERP and HR. You can choose from three packages that can be included with your enterprise transformation, bringing together the solutions and services needed to modernize your people strategy at the pace that works for you.

  • Migrations from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SuccessFactors solutions using SAP HXM Movement streamline project implementations for customer success.
  • HR data migrations to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central utilize best-practice content, such as our implementation design principles.
  • Data migrations for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central utilize tools, such as “Infoporter”.
  • Tools, services, and guides are provided to speed up implementations of SAP SuccessFactors solutions involving migrations from SAP ERP HCM.
  • Our experts can help you understand how SAP SuccessFactors solutions help you along your journey and why cloud HR is important for your business success.
  • Our experts can help you build a business case and understand the business benefits of your upgrade from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite.

Yes, our SAP SuccessFactors readiness check tool provides detailed insights into customers existing SAP ERP HCM landscapes including: functionality implemented, degree of customization, number of interfaces, existing data footprint, and much more. See more information in this blog post.

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