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Why does SAP not use IDOCs for SuccessFactors Employee Central Core hybrid integration?

Dear all,

It's now common knowledge that for EC to ERP HCM masterdata replication scenario, SAP has a very sophisticated add-on called PA_SE_IN. Having used this add-on, I can really vouch for its veracity.

But, there are always anomalies in the system. I have a Brazilian customer who wants to use ALE/IDocs for EC to ERP HCM masterdata integration. They say and I quote, "why not use the PA IDoc, powered by FM, IDOC_INPUT_HRMD_PAD".

I am not an IDoc expert. I did have a brief look at the FM and it seems to be quite exhaustive too. The customer understands that this is not as exhaustive as PA_SE_IN in terms of confirmation message/logs etc. But, they're nevertheless ok with it.

Should I go ahead and implement this? What are the potential pitfalls, if at all any?

Cheers, Marty

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  • Apr 10, 2017 at 07:14 PM

    Data is coming from EC, hence we don't have change pointers there, we rely on last modified date/time

    i would recommend to stick with standard migration contect, can you advise what issues you see with standard one?

    Although we rely on change pointers for ERP to EC Migration

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