SAP has announced new and updated features to their SuccessFactors HCM Suite that will make it easier for HR leaders worldwide to comply with data protection and privacy laws. The announcement was made at this week's 2018 UNLEASH Conference & Expo in London.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply as of May 25, and with advanced data protection and privacy capabilities within the SAP SuccessFactors solutions, customers can adopt better personal data* management and governance.
“We’re committed to helping customers adhere to data protection and privacy regulations, and protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their data in our highly regulated world,” SAP SuccessFactors President Greg Tomb said. “We’ve addressed previous regulations by standing up data centre operations in countries like Russia and Brazil. With GDPR now on the horizon, we’re supporting customers in their compliance journey by providing tools that not only help them comply with these laws, and thereby avoid losses and exposure to fines, but also improve governance. Most important, we are helping organisations create value by earning and sustaining trust with employees and candidates.”
By enhancing existing product features and adding new capabilities, SAP SuccessFactors solutions support customers in properly handling and protecting sensitive employee, candidate and customer data. Updates include a variety of features designed to protect personal data, whether or not the person concerned remains with the organization:
Globalisation and digital disruption are pressuring businesses of all sizes to rely on their people to drive organisational agility and thrive in times of change. Over 6,400 customers in 193 countries rely on industry-leading SAP SuccessFactors solutions to support their efforts in complying with global and local data protection and privacy requirements, such as the General Data Protection Regulation, and to help attract, develop and retain the best people — tapping into their full potential and meaningfully connecting them to the company’s purpose and mission. Because purpose drives people, and people drive performance.
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*Personal data is defined here as data that can be used to identify a natural person – this could be an employee, a candidate, an external learner, or a customer, for example.
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