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SAP SuccessFactors HR Tool Enables Affinity Education's Vaccine Compliance – Inside SAP Magazine

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Affinity Education, a privately held company that provides early childhood education, has met the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements set by the states of Victoria and NSW by utilising the SAP SuccessFactors HR (human resources) tool that allows employees to enter their health and vaccination status.
As a major early education and childcare services provider in Australia, Affinity Education employs more than 3,400 direct staff. It offers a variety of career pathways in over 150 childcare centres, preschools, kindergartens, and outside school hours care (OSCH) locations across the country. Acknowledging the need to help employees comply with legal requirements surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination and to reassure its network of childcare workers, parents, and families, the organisation decided to implement the Health and Vaccine Portlet within the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution.
Introduced in Q4 2020 along with other service offerings in the Back to Work package, the Health and Vaccine Portlet enables employees to share their vaccination information, which can then be combined with other employee and company data to assist in establishing reopening strategies and travel recommendations. For Affinity Education, customising the SAP SuccessFactors HR feature based on the needs of individual employees allowed them to conveniently upload their vaccine certificates to comply with Public Health Orders (PHO).
SAP ANZ President and Managing Director Damien Bueno commented:
“At a human level, providing Affinity Education with a connected HR platform means that we are supporting a safe transition back to individuals’ place of work, and making it as seamless for employees as possible. At the same time, we are helping Affinity Education manage government vaccination requirements, which is especially important in the childcare sector, and critical in building confidence among the communities in which it operates.”
All people working at a school or early education and care facility in NSW must be fully vaccinated by the 8th of November 2021, according to the NSW PHO. This includes any work at an early education and care facility and also covers centre-based childcare facilities, family daycare, and school-based childcare. By utilising the SAP SuccessFactors HR solution, Affinity Education achieved 100% compliance with vaccination requirements in NSW’s ‘LGAs of Concern’ in just a few weeks.
According to the company, the Health and Vaccine Portlet was quickly adopted because most employees used the SAP SuccessFactors mobile app to add their vaccine certificates. Meanwhile, Affinity Education’s staff in Victorian facilities were likewise keen to implement the solution, with 70% of individuals uploading their proof of vaccination within two weeks of the portlet’s launch.
“With fast access to real-time vaccine tracking information, we have peace of mind that we are compliant with legislation and that we are doing all we can to provide our community of educators, workers, parents, and families with as much support as possible during what can be quite a stressful time,” Affinity Education Chief People Officer Linda Carroll stated.
Considering its implementation of human experience management (HXM) solution SAP SuccessFactors in 2013 and the employee self-service (ESS) modules in 2017, SAP described the process of integrating the Health and Vaccine tool as “a seamless next step” for Affinity Education. Expounding on its collaboration with SAP, Carroll noted that the organisation immediately saw the benefits of having an automated system when it shifted its HR system to SAP SuccessFactors a few years ago. She said that the solution allowed employees to spend more time with children.
“As a result, everyone from the CEO to our educators are very comfortable with the SAP SuccessFactors platform, and implementing the vaccination portlet was an easy way to help employees manage their health information,” Carroll further explained.
Aside from leveraging the Health and Vaccine Portlet within the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution, the company intends to integrate the Onboarding and Recruiting modules into its platform to ensure consistency from hiring to onboarding and to help the HR department staff with their tasks.


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SuccessFactors New Release Focuses On Returning to Work – HCM Technology Report

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SAP SuccessFactors launched new features to help employers return employees to the office after 12 months of remote work. In addition, its 2021 first half release included new tools to optimize workforce planning and improve the employee experience.
The update’s primary feature is a free health and vaccination monitoring portlet, added to SuccessFactors Employee Central. The portlet allows employees to share their vaccination status. That data can be combined with other employee and company information to help create reopening strategies and provide travel recommendations. The system can also identify and support employees who are considered at high risk because of their location, age and area of work.
Meanwhile, Work Zone for HR, the digital workplace launched by SAP last year, added a new guided experience to provide personalized information and recommend actions employees need to take before they return to the office.
Within SuccessFactors’ People Analytics, the Stories reporting feature was expanded to include data from SuccessFactors Learning, such as information on training compliance and skills development.
Several items included in the update are meant to provide users with a more consumer-grade experience. Among them:  
Earlier this month SAP competitor Oracle launched Oracle Journeys, which extends its approach to guided employee actions within Oracle Cloud HCM. The company describes Journeys as a platform HR can use to create and deliver customized workflows to address personal and workplace tasks.
By using, HR teams can help employees access resources and tasks across the organization. Employees can access and complete their Journeys on any device including desktop, mobile, chat applications, or Oracle Digital Assistant.
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SAP technology helps Stater Bros. recover from pandemic-related challenges – Grocery Dive

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Though many retailers closed their doors during the pandemic, grocery stores flung theirs wide open. As essential businesses, grocery stores were tasked with providing the population with food as the nation battled COVID-19. Unexpected supply chain disruptions left many grocers with bare shelves, frustrated customers and a sudden shortage of critical frontline staff.
Stater Bros. Markets, a grocery chain operating 170 supermarkets with 18,000 employees across seven California counties, quickly recognized the need to pursue digital transformation as a means to avoid future challenges like those faced during the pandemic.
Like other grocery sellers around the United States, Stater Bros. found their existing technology solutions tested as COVID-19 began to spread. Constantly shifting health guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), California Department of Public Health and local governments required the retailer to communicate rapidly changing policies across its workforce.
“Everything was moving quickly in the grocery space,” said Gil Salazar, senior vice president of information technology for Stater Bros. Markets. “We’ve got 18,000 team members across the company and our biggest challenge was our ability to connect and communicate with them.”
The legacy system used by Stater Bros. wasn’t built to handle the workforce challenges generated by a global pandemic. The existing technology lacked the proper functionality to track COVID-19 infections among employees and manage related leaves of absence associated with mandatory quarantine periods. It also hindered the company’s efforts to rapidly hire new team members.
“Other industries were crippled by the pandemic, while demand for our products grew significantly,” Salazar said. “We had to go through a pretty rapid hiring and onboarding process, and our current systems didn’t facilitate an easy transition. At the height of the pandemic, we ramped up hiring to about 3,000 additional teammates. That created significant stress on our existing resources to do the majority of that in a manual way.”
Though the company got the job done with its existing systems, the Stater Bros. leadership expedited a search for a new Human Capital Management System (HCMS) that would help them better manage their employee base in the future.
“We established enough confidence in our foundational systems to take a step back and focus on what the pandemic did and how we should respond as a business,” said Salazar. “We unanimously agreed as a leadership team that our number one focus should be replacing our foundational HCMS. It became obvious we needed to do something dramatically different.”
After an exhaustive RFP process that included input from across the Stater Bros. organization, the retailer awarded SAP’s SuccessFactors talent management solution as its new HCMS solution. SuccessFactors was selected for its organized structure, granular capabilities and ability to streamline a transition from existing legacy technology.
“Within the SAP SuccessFactors platform, everything is at our fingertips,” said Salazar. “We have full 360-degree contributions from all angles of our business. The foundational organization chart was appealing to the HR team; retail evaluated how different capabilities would impact the employees out in the stores; the distribution and warehouse leaders explored how they could create advantages for their teams through the platform; public relations focused on the ability to connect and communicate with all teammates in stores and the distribution center. We collectively came together and recognized that SAP’s capabilities led in these areas.”
The digital transformation at Stater Bros. Markets didn’t stop at talent management. Prior to the pandemic, the grocery chain had already initiated a sourcing process for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. COVID-19 put that search on hold, but the need for a new ERP became clear as the company managed a volatile supply chain.
Stater Bros. has 12 major systems focused on moving products to stores, supply chain replenishment and customer delivery. The existing legacy mainframe and associated solutions perform these functions in batch processes, offering little in terms of useful data or real-time supply chain management capabilities.
“We have to be in a position to make rapid decisions, especially when you think about the challenges the pandemic presented. We were faced with stockout situations where our suppliers weren’t able to deliver in a timely manner. They were actually eliminating SKUs to focus on products they could move quickly. We were challenged in our ability to maneuver, adapt and respond to the changing market,” Salazar said.
While most of these challenges weren’t new, they were definitely exacerbated by the pandemic. Stater Bros. had already planned to change the way it aggregated, batched and processed data. Like other companies using legacy systems, Stater Bros. found its foundational system had become difficult to maintain due to a lack of skilled COBOL programmers who could understand, support and modify it. As with their HCMS solution, they turned to SAP after a similar RFP and evaluation process.
“SAP was a clear winner for us for its ability to solve the majority of our business needs and help us become a more responsive and data-driven company,” Salazar said. “Today we spend 80 percent of our time wrangling the data and 20 percent making business decisions on the data. We’re really trying to reverse that and get to a point where it takes us 20 percent to wrangle the data and 80 percent consuming the data and making critical business decisions. We feel like we’re in a good position to actually do that by leveraging SAP’s capabilities.”
Given the purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon, recent news of technology investments by Kroger and similar grocery industry news in recent years, the leadership at Stater Bros. recognized the need for an ERP that would empower data-driven business decisions. As more grocery retailers strive to recover from the pandemic and pursue organization-wide agility and resiliency, digital transformation efforts will undoubtedly accelerate in the grocery space. 
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SAP : Changing Our Reality for the Better by Moving Toward a Sustainable World – marketscreener.com

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Gone are the days when companies discussed the why of sustainable business practices. Today, it is all about the how.
How can businesses take climate action? How can they turn linear processes into circular resources and product flows? How can they ensure socially responsible value chains? And ultimately, how can they integrate economic, environmental, and social performance into strategic decision-making?
These questions are top of mind for executives. In 2021, sustainability became the top trending topic for the C-suite.
At SAP, we deliver answers to these questions through our products. Our customers can benefit from solutions that help them achieve zero emissions, zero waste, zero inequality, as well as holistic steering and reporting of their sustainability efforts.
Last year, we launched three new solutions: SAP Product Footprint Management, SAP Responsible Design and Production, and SAP Sustainability Control Tower. All are embedded SAP S/4HANA cloud-native applications that are delivered in a modular way and built on top of SAP Business Technology Platform.
What is more, we are embedding sustainability across SAP’s entire solution portfolio. A recent example is the inclusion of product footprints in SAP Integrated Business Planning, so customers can monitor the greenhouse gas emissions from their production plants. Another example is the integration of SAP Sustainability Control Tower with SAP SuccessFactors solutions, enabling customers to obtain insights into how their organization is faring on crucial aspects such as diversity and inclusion.
For the last 50 years, our innovative solutions have helped our customers transform their business processes and stay ahead in rapidly changing business environments. And we will continue to take and enable organizations of any size and in any industry to take a transformative approach to sustainability as well.
Quick fixes that do not get to the root cause of problems won’t make businesses more sustainable in the long run. Fragmented sustainability strategies won’t help. Sustainable business strategies will. That is why we support companies in integrating sustainability into the heart of their business processes.
Our approach pays off. Today, the most sustainable companies run our software. According to our analysis of S&P Trucost Limited data and S&P Global ESG Scores for 2021, SAP customers with high digital maturity – those adopting SAP’s latest technologies – on average have 75% better environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores compared to their industry peers. They also produce 24% less CO2 emissions than the market average.
To further facilitate the sustainability transformation for our customers, we recently launched a new offering. SAP Cloud for Sustainable Enterprises is a flexible bundle of sustainability-specific applications. It allows businesses to adopt our solutions based on the current stage of their sustainability transformation. Depending on where they stand, they can implement holistic management or start with specific areas of sustainability performance.
The past year has been all about delivering the tools that help businesses transition into sustainable enterprises. So, what’s next? 2022 will be the year to implement these tools globally in close collaboration with our customers and partners.
Ultimately, the transition to a more sustainable global economy is not something one company can achieve on its own. In today’s interconnected world, we must rely on our ecosystem to ensure sustainability across the entire value chain. Let’s make 2022 the year we transition toward a more sustainable world, together.
Thomas Saueressig is a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE leading SAP Product Engineering.
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