2088630 - Custom Badges - Platform

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2088630 - Custom Badges - Platform


  • The Custom Badges feature was implemented in the (1402) February 2014 release and gives administrators the ability to modify the image and label associated with Badges feature in Employee Profile.  This enhancement allows administrators to align the Badges used in their system with their company values  and brand by customizing the badge image and badge name.


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New Feature or Update

  • Custom Badges.



   This feature is available to any customer who meets the following system prerequisities:

  • Legacy SF Badges feature enabled
  • V12 UI Framework
  • V12 Profile
  • Generic Objects enabled
  • Role-Based Permissions 



     There is no new configuration setting to turn on the Custom Badges feature itself.  To learn more about configuring badges in role-based permissions (RBP), please click here.

  •   In the Manage Badges UI, you will see the SuccessFactors default Badges:


  •  Any badge can be disable with one click. Greyed-out badges are disabled:


  • Default badges cannot be edited or customized.
  • To add a new badge, click “Create A New Badge” to open the Create Badge UI:



  • User can upload a photo (up to 2MB) and crop it using the standard photo cropping tool (used in Employee Profile).
  • User can add a badge name in the blank text field.  It can be up to 30 characters, but the name will be truncated in some places if more than 10-12 characters.
  • Custom Badges need both an image and a name before they can be saved.
  • User can also choose to localize the Badge by adding the name in other languages used in their system.  This is optional.
  • When a custom badge is saved, it is still DISABLED (greyed-out):


  •  It must be enabled to be made available to users :


  • After saving, a custom badge can still be edited or deleted at any time, as long the ‘pencil’ and ‘x’ icons appear.
  • Once a badge has  been used in the system (given to at least one user), then it is locked and can’t be edited or deleted:


  •  All enabled badges are available to users in the Give A Badge UI:



  • Up to 8 badges can be enabled at one time and made available to users for peer-to-peer recognition.
  • All badges—default and custom, enabled and disabled, locked and editable-- are visible in the Manage Badges UI, as a record of employee recognition used everywhere in the system.
  • Once required changes are made to the Badges Ad Hoc report, reporting functionality is unchanged.


Ad Hoc Reporting

  • Ad hoc reporting is still available with custom badges.  However, there are some configuration changes that you must make after enabling custom badges.  Please click here to learn more.


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