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4 Things You Need to Know About the IBM Kenexa and SAP SuccessFactors Integration

Fotolia_83875231_XS.jpgBy now, many organizations are aware of the IBM Kenexa and SAP SuccessFactors alliance. The cloud-to-cloud integration helps make it simple, agile, fast, and cost efficient to deploy an end-to-end, best-in-class set of HCM solutions. This frees your HR Organization and operational management teams to have more time to focus on improving the contributions of your people (your most important asset) to business success and results. By leveraging both systems you can:

1) Maximize your existing investments in HR solutions

The integration between the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution and IBM Kenexa’s Talent Acquisition Suite enables IBM customers to move their HR information systems (HRIS) to the cloud with the leading core HR solution from SAP SuccessFactors. This helps IBM customers protect their recruiting investments, and provides Employee Central customers with a broader set of options for recruiting, assessment, and onboarding of candidates. In addition, your organization can leverage IBM Kenexa Assessment on Cloud, IBM Kenexa LCMS Premier, and IBM Kenexa BrassRing, which align with modules in SAP SuccessFactors, including Recruiting, Learning, and Employee Central.

2) Easily continue your HR journey from wherever you are

With a cloud-to-cloud integration, your organization can future proof its strategy and increase its efficiency by accessing your HR systems and people data from wherever, whenever via mobile devices, tablets, etc.

3) Make better decisions with more insights by leveraging both SAP and IBM Kenexa data

Connecting data about work and people from both these powerful tools allows you to make informed decisions, instead of guesswork. The IBM Talent Frameworks job architecture enables you to define the work you need your organization to do, and apply it across, for example, Talent Acquisition, with a clear description of the skills you need. These are supported by the tools to assess the capability to succeed and accelerate onboarding time to productivity. As a reference, it provides Job Profile data for more than 2,800 jobs in 18 industries, developed and validated over the past 25 years. Beyond that industry benchmark, each job profile includes skills-specific interview questions for Capability Based Interviewing, SMART Goals and Coaching for accelerated onboarding, and Learning and Career Matrix for engagement, succession and development. These tools enable you to show your organization “what success looks like.” 

4) Implementation partners are available to help

3D Results has been an SAP SuccessFactors implementation partner since 2008, and now uniquely provides services across the cloud platform alliance between IBM Kenexa and SAP SuccessFactors. 3D Results provides integration packages for clients to leverage both systems for improving and accelerating their HR business strategy.


Build a winning talent strategy by leveraging two of the most powerful HR platforms in the cloud today.

For more information about IBM Kenexa, check out their blog, which offers insight on industry trends around workforce analytics and employee engagement.

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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has over 13 years of experience in HR and HRIS. As a Consultant at 3D Results, Brandon works with clients as a product expert on the 3DR Cube and IBM Kenexa suite as they relate to the SAP SuccessFactors system.

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