About three years back Adobe talked about Flash & The Future of Interactive Content. And announced Flash end-of-life (EOL), i.e. their plan to stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020. For all the SAP SuccessFactors Learning customers, partners and consultants out there this of course raised the question about what this means for SAP’s learning solution.

And now, with the latest release of SAP SuccessFactors Learning, we –the SAP SuccessFactors learning community – can experience hands-on what this means: a delightful newly reworked SAP SuccessFactors Learning solution specifically for learning adminstrators, that went way beyond a pure technical replacement effort! This great blog Flash-Based Learning Administration Interface Deprecated Within Second Half 2020 Release – Innovation Alert has all the details.

Also, this has been the call for us in the SAP Best Practices teams to lift all our available 3rd generation assets to the new HTML5-based configurations. And here they are. The 4th generation of SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors.

This new version addresses all available scope items in the package:

Learning Management

This process supports the creation of different learning items such as classes and online items. It supports the creation of curricula and programs to structure learning content. Through various assignment methods, such as automatic, mass and self-assignments, learning items can be assigned to employees. Learners search and browse learning catalogs for learning items. Learning items with online content in iContent and through Open Content Network (OCN) are supported.

Learning Evaluations

Learning evaluations based on surveys facilitate the evaluation of user satisfaction with a course (Course Feedback Survey) and the evaluation of the learner’s ability to apply knowledge (Follow-up Survey)

Learning Assessments

An assessment is an approach for measuring users’ understanding or mastery of content. Learning assessments come in two flavors: quiz assessments and exam assessments. Quizzes are designed with simplicity in mind and are a set of questions and rules. Exams have been designed to take care of more complex assessments and are supported by a question library which allows to share questions among exams.

Learning Groups with Jam

SAP Jam integration allow to bring together the world of more formal learning with the more informal social learning. Learning groups within SAP Jam can be either associated with learning items or with complete programs (in the Learning Program Jam tile) so that learners and users can share content and ideas.

Learning Competencies

In an integrated scenario with Career Development Planning, learning activities can be added to the development plan and refer to learning items in SAP SuccessFactors Learning that support the development of certain assigned competencies (competency-based catalog search).

Mobile and Offline Learning

Mobile and Offline Learning empowers learners with the flexibility to learn at their convenience, anywhere anytime – even when they are offline. On iPad® as well as on Windows® laptops, learners can easily access their learning assignments or search for courses in learning catalogs. When they find a course they’d like to take, they can simply assign it.

Training Planner

With the Training Planner organizations have the ability to manage training budgets. The training planner allows companies and learning departments to run training planning cycles for a specific planning period where employees can raise training requests for courses they would like to take in the future.


Over the past quarters we have seen such a strong continuous demand and consumption of the SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors Learning, that we are deeply grateful and confident to contribute with this updated version to safeguarding and supporting our customer’s journey to this new technology.

Please visit SAP Best Practices for SAP SuccessFactors Learning on the Best Practices Explorer and let us know if this helps you making the transition to the new SAP SuccessFactors Learning a ‘flashy’ and smooth one.

Randa Khaled

Randa Khaled

Author Since: November 19, 2020

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