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Core HR and Payroll Software

Manage a global workforce with flexible cloud solutions for core HR, payroll, time & attendance, and service delivery.

Meet the needs of your people and your business with a global HR and payroll system

Our extensible, mobile-friendly solutions can help you automate core HR processes, improve employee and manager self-service, and strengthen compliance. They can also help to enhance the overall employee experience and add strategic value to your business by managing global benefits, time and attendance, and payroll on a single cloud-based people platform.


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Product Overview

Our core HR and payroll solutions allow you to streamline and automate your processes in the cloud. They also include technology and tools for time tracking, document management, and digital workspaces that all seamlessly integrate on one platform.


People, profiles, and transactions

Apply HR data and practices to standardize processes and transactions, run employee self-services, and simplify compliance management.

Organizational management

Model and visualize your company and use embedded analytics to get real-time insight into your entire workforce.

Time and attendance tracking

Track time, attendance, and absences for all employees, while automatically calculating employee time and pay.

Global benefits management

Simplify and streamline the management of employee benefits across the globe.

Using SAP SuccessFactors solutions, we now have standardized HR processes and data-driven insights across the globe, helping us achieve excellence in global talent planning and HR management.

Mark Morrissey, VP Global HR Operations, Whirlpool Corporation


Efficient payroll management

Increase speed of execution by automating payroll processes and taking corrective measures without delay.

Automated payroll calculation

Remove manual work with built-in retro calculations and off-cycle support.

Proactive payroll information

Leverage actionable payroll advice based on real-time insights, key statistics, and proactive payroll alerts.

Employee payroll self-services

Provide consumer-grade employee experiences with self-service payroll functionality in a mobile application.


Streamlined time administration

Configure, monitor, and update time management processes with auto-approvals, mass approvals, alerts, and embedded reporting.

Improved employee experience

Provide employees, managers, and administrators with intuitive, personalized role-based access to time sheets from any device.

Controlled labor costs and minimized compliance risk

Configure systems for corporate and collective agreements and local laws, including break and overtime rules and premiums.

Integrated landscape

Use prebuilt integration to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll and import planned working time data.


Integrated HR knowledge base

Provide easy access to your HR knowledge base, enabling self-service and minimizing ticket load.

HR ticketing

Route issues to the right agent and provide the information that agents need to resolve issues.

Embedded HR service analytics

Gain insight into employee interactions, common issues, HR bottlenecks, and the quality of the resolutions provided.

Service-level agreement (SLA) compliance

Analyze employee interactions and issues to measure and improve HR service quality with predefined SLA compliance reports.


Streamlined document management

Access and manage documents with a single solution to increase service levels and accelerate responses for shared services.

Simplified access to employee documents

Gain a centralized view of complete employee digital files and use full text search to locate employee documents quickly.

Compliance management

Support compliance with HR regulations and legal requirements with retention rules and employee file completeness checks. 

Automated HR document generation

Use predefined, flexible templates to more easily create personalized employee correspondence. 


One location

Provide easy access to relevant business applications and processes, information, and communication with a unified entry point for work across multiple systems and from any device.

Guided experiences

Guide employees through complex, end-to-end processes that span across multiple business applications. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Search the list below to find answers to frequently asked questions for core hr and payroll.

Core HR and payroll software centralizes and consolidates basic employee information and processes, such as managing payroll, enrolling in benefits, and income tax withholding. SAP SuccessFactors solutions for core HR and payroll allow companies to automatically track and manage employee information, time and attendance, work permits and visas, and compliance – and act on data-driven HR insights. Employees benefit from a user-friendly experience with easy, self-service access to a help desk, other services, and profile information.

Yes, SAP HR software includes payroll management, administration, and processing through SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll. The cloud solution can integrate with other human resources and enterprise processes. It also supports localization and compliance for more than 45 countries, tracking and sharing legal regulations to help companies effectively navigate emerging complexities. 

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll is SAP’s payroll software. The software unifies global payroll management and administration on a single platform for more accurate and compliant processing. Payroll at SAP not only manages core payroll functionality, but it also manages global legal compliance, integrates with enterprise processes such as HR and finance to provide real-time insights, and supports localized tax compliance management and multiple currencies and languages for over 45 countries. With timely, accurate payroll administration, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll increases employee trust, reduces overall costs, and improves the user experience for managers and employees.

SAP SuccessFactors is SAP’s go-forward and innovation focused HR software. SAP HR has previously been used to refer to a module within SAP ERP called SAP ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) which is on-premise HR software that is still used by many companies, but following the SAP acquisition of SuccessFactors in 2011, and the focus on our SAP SuccessFactors cloud solutions the term “SAP HR” is now commonly used to refer to the SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) suite. Our Human resources software allows HR departments to standardize and automate processes for managing local and global workforces throughout the employee lifecycle. SAP’s cloud solutions support efficient HR, benefits, workforce management, payroll, service delivery, centralized document management, and more.  

SAP SuccessFactors is SAP’s HR software (also known as SAP HCM). It allows human resources departments to standardize and automate processes for managing local and global workforces throughout the employee lifecycle. SAP’s cloud solutions for core HR support efficient payroll, work visa and permit management, service delivery, centralized document management, and more.  

SAP’s time management software is a feature within SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central. It simplifies processes for tracking and managing employees’ time and attendance, including timesheets, leave requests, and absences. The software automates calculations for time and pay. It collects and analyzes employee data to provide strategic intelligence for business planning. And it supports compliance with global, regional, and industry regulations. In addition, the SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking solution provides more advanced attendance functionality, including clock terminal integration, attendance tracking across midnight, and single record approval.

We have a program dedicated to helping existing SAP ERP HCM customers. Learn more about our SAP Human Experience Management Movement program

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