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2820468 - 1908 - Employee Profile Release Information FAQ


This FAQ is to document all important enhancements to be aware of in the 1908 release.

***Please be aware that the documentation links provided in this KBA will not work correctly until after the preview release has been deployed***


  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central - b1908 Release


Product Documentation

The following documentation can be also found on the SAP Help Portal under SAP SuccessFactors Release Information, quick links to the "What's New" section in each document can be found below for the latest release.

Module Specific Enhancements and Features





Before & After

Additional Information

LOD-SF-EP-PHO EDU-12570 Added information on the permission to view photos on People Profile. The permission to view photos controls the visibility of photos in people search results, directory search results, Badge block, Org Chart (block level), notes list in Notes block, note viewers list in the Add Note page, PDF Print Preview for Badge and Org Chart, and the Manager field in User Info block as well as the profile header.

Before: Prior to 1908, the role-based permission to view photos only controlled the visibility of profile photos in the People Profile header

After: Now, this permission is extended to control the visibility of photos in other areas of the instance.

Granting Permissions to View and Edit Photos
LOD-SF-EP-JOB EDU-14011 Added more information for background data Imports Extended user information Import screen has changes on confirmation dialogs, UI texts, tooltip messages, and e-mail templates. The “Import by overwriting existing data but skipping unchanged data (Recommended)” option has been renamed to “Import by overwriting existing data (Recommended for optimized performance)”. Note that once you select an import option, a dialog with detailed descriptions of the option will pop up confirming whether you want to proceed. These enhancements are made to help you better understand the import behaviors.

Before: Prior to 1908, a popup displayed when trying to run an import with overwrite option, asking if the user wants to proceed

After: Now, this popup provides an in depth explanation of the selected import option, with example, as well as a checkbox asking the user to confirm if they have backed up the data prior to proceed with the import.

KBA: 2671373
LOD-SF-EP-MOB EDU-14020 Mobile App enchanced profile photo selection In the iOS and Android SAP SuccessFactors Mobile apps, when uploading a new profile picture or background image in People Profile, you can either choose an image from Image Galley or directly take a new photo using the camera. 

Before: When we clicking "Upload new photo" button in SuccessFactors mobile app, the image gallery opens, however the users cannot take a new photo.

After: Now there is an option to either choose an image from your Image gallery or take a new picture using the camera.

LOD-SF-EP-JOB EDU-14009 Imports of the same type will not run conturrently. To avoid data conflicts, import jobs on the same background information cannot be run concurrently. The current job will wait in the queue and not start until the previous job completes.

Before: You could start many of the same import Job (Background Import for example) at the same time, which could cause data conflict or other data issues.

After: Now one job will be queued, and wait for the other job of the same type to finish.


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