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2144432 - Admin 101 - Originator Role in 360 & PM


Explanation of Originator role as used in 360 process and performance forms.



What is the difference in the O role for a 360 form vs. a PM form?


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The originator is the person who physically generates the new 360 or PM form.

In the SuccessFactors Application, the person who generates a new form automatically assumes the role of Originator. The only responsibility of the Originator is to create a new form. The Originator is often a Human Resources staff member, the employee, or the employee's manager. It may also be a system defined user if forms are automatically launched. There can only be one originator.


As used in form template permissions.

O = originator when relative to JDM or Performance
O = For Employee Central Users O can also refer to Other Role - A role to be used in the workflow

OM = originator's manager

OP = originator parent (for use when aligning private goals)

OC = originator child (for use when aligning private goals)


As used in a route map

O = Originator (only supported in PMv11, not above - PMU-1254 )

OM = Originator's manager (only supported in PMv11, not above - PMU-1254 )


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