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2978690 - Differences Between Full and Functional Users for Employee Central License


 Differences Between Full and Functional Users for Employee Central License

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  • Employee Central - Personal Information
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Core


Full User:

  • Active employment in Employee Central

  • Employee Central is the system of record

Functional User:

  • Non-employee (including contingent workers/contractors)

    Contingent worker flag set to Yes in Employee Central

  • Employee Central is not the system of record

    This means that user has read-only access to Employee Central

  • Employee Central is the system of record, but employee does not have access to the system

  • Seasonal workers
FAQ - Additional Information 

Q) Where Can I get Further information?

A) Please See Here:

@Employee Central Product Support: See internal memo for further guidance

See Also

  • 2584658 - HRIS Sync - How to Check if a User is an EC User using the Integration Center
  • 2092931 - Employee Central: Some users do not Synchronize via HRIS Sync and do not appear in Ad Hoc and ORD Reports (IS_EC_SYSTEM_OF_RECORD) 
  • 2784798 - Active User and Active Functional User - Learning Usage Measurement


Full User, Functional Users, Employee Central, License, Contingent worker, compliance , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-ADM , Admin Tools (EC Core only) , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-PLT , Platform Foundational Capabilities , LOD-SF-ANA , Analytics & Reporting (Ad Hoc, YouCalc, ORD) , How To


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