1H 2022 Release Highlights: SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Global Benefits

The 1H 2022 SAP SuccessFactors release contains significant enhancements to our SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Global Benefits solution. Already in preview as of April 15, 2022, the 1H 2022 release will be in production on May 20, 2022. Here’s a summary of the key enhancements, defect fixes, and other important announcements. Let’s get started!

Key Enhancements

Following is a list of key enhancements for 1H 2022:

  • Support Past-Dated Enrollments Using Jobs
    With this enhancement, you can update the enrollment records for past effective date. For example, in scenarios such as retroactive change to the salary leading to changes in employee contribution, or changes to insurance rates, there is a need to update the enrollment retroactive to a past effective date. In such cases, the Create or Update Benefit Enrollments for Benefit Master Data Changes job can create or update the enrollment accordingly effective from the date of change of the salary or insurance rates.
    For more information, refer to What’s New Viewer.
  • Insurance Rate Chart Configuration Based on Additional Standard or Custom Fields
    You can configure insurance rates based on additional standard fields or custom  This allows you to define rates based on multiple parameters, such as legal entities, countries/regions, job codes, and so on.
    For more information, refer to What’s New Viewer.
  • Enable Email Notification for Benefits Exception
    When a benefit exception is created either manually or by lligent Services Center (ISC) events, an email notification is sent to the employee with details, such as exception start date, exception end date, and so on.
    For more information, refer to What’s New Viewer.
  • Employee Private Contribution to Medical Insurance for the United Kingdom
    the United Kingdom, as an administrator, you canfigure an Insurance Plan that allows employees to make an additional private contribution towards the medical insurance provided by their employer.
    For more information, refer to What’s New Viewer.
  • Payroll Integration for Workplace Pension Plan
    For the Workplace pension plan, the Employer Contribution AmountEmployer Contribution Percentage, and Additional Voluntary amount fields are now loyee Central Payroll.
    For more information, refer to What’s New Viewer.
  • Enhancements to Create or Update Benefit Enrollments for Benefit Master Data Changes Job
    New filters Legal EntityPay Group, and Employee Person ID have been introduced in the Evaluate Eligibility Based on Benefit Master Data Change object for the Create or Update Benefit Enrollments for Benefit Master Data Changes job. You can also enable or disable logs in the Execution Manager Dashboard from Admin Center.
    For more information, refer to What’s New Viewer.
  • New Job to Clear a Benefits Open Enrollment Cart
    A new job Clear Benefits Open Enrollment Cart has been developed to clear benefits from an open enrollment cart that were added for the past benefit periods but were not submitted or enrolled.
    For more information, refer to What’s New Viewer.

Defect Fixes

Several customer-reported defects have been fixed. For more information about the notable fixed issues, refer to Notable Fixed Issues. Search with Module as “Employee Central” and “Reference Number” as “BEN” to view the resolutions to defects and customer-reported issues released as part of the 1H 2022 release for Global Benefits.

Important Announcements

We would like to announce the replacement of the Benefits Auto Enrollment Job with new tracker- based jobs. We recommend that you use the new tracker-based jobs instead of the Benefits Auto Enrollment Job from 1H 2022. After May 19, 2023, Benefits Auto Enrollment Job will be deleted, and you will not be able to use the job for any automatic enrollment changes. So, by May 19, 2023, you must set up the Create or Update Benefit Enrollments for Benefit Master Data Changes and Create or Update Benefit Enrollments for Employee Master Data Changes jobs.
For more information, refer to What’s New Viewer.

For a full view of the 1H 2022 release, please check out the What’s New Viewer.