There are lots of blogs in scn about Successfactors. It is a relatively new thing, so this may be the best source of information for the moment. Look for blogs by Jarret Pazahanick and Vinay Naithani to name just two.
I have written some blogs on SuccessFactors and been to their SuccessConnect event this year, as well as HR2012 (Vegas and Milan) and SAPPHIRE.
SuccessFactors offer solutions for HR (Employee Central, BizX, JAM, Workforce Analytics etc). These will eventually becomes SAP's core solutions for HCM. Employee Central is their core HR system and is quite immature now, but it has 200 SAP developers working on it as we speak. BizX includes the Talent Management solutions and is now SAP's "go forward" solution for Talent Management.
Have you engaged with SuccessFactors about the project yet? It's hard to provide any specific information without the client requirements.
A SAP HCM Consultant is likely to be functional; performing requirement gathering, blueprinting, field mapping, integration design, configuring (not customizing), training etc.
As SAP consultant you cannot directly go into success factors and start configuring. I agree in the different steps/tasks Luke is mentioning, but in terms of configuration you need to attend a one week course and get a sertificate, if not you will not be able to access the system. This you will probably get for free if you/your company is a success factor/SAP partner.
Hopefully, SAP will soon provide a standard interface and some more documentation.
Thanks for the useful info.
Could you kindly provide more info about this course? course name, availability in SAP EDUCATION site, certification procedure, cost etc....
How do I attend this course and certification? what are the prerequisites to attend this course/certification?
Thanks for your sharings on Success Factor,
Presently we are creating Z reports(I am not involving more) and using some of HR data for success factor,
but I don't have any clear guidelines from my Head to go further on this when & where,
and also I am not involving more on this due to some other issues
Ok if I got chance to work then I will come back with more doubts on this.
Thanks to all for sharing valuable information and also requesting updates on the same.