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Setup for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll

This page explains how to connect SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll to SAP Cloud ALM.

Currently, the following monitoring applications are supported for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll tenants:

Setup Video

The following video demonstrates the setup steps to set up Integration & Exception Monitoring for SAP S/4HANA private cloud edition.

A textual step by step description for all setup steps is provided in the sections below the videos.


Set Up Monitoring for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll

  • Prerequisites for this video:
    • Download SAP Cloud ALM service key
    • Ensure prerequisites for the ABAP system are met as described in the section "Prerequisites"


Configure the PUSH Data Provider

Monitoring for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll uses a PUSH mechanism to push monitoring data to SAP Cloud ALM. 

  1. Log on to the production client
  2. Call transaction /n/SDF/ALM_SETUP
  3. Enter "Target ALM Description"
    • To create a new ALM Destination, enter a name (e.g. CALM) and press the "Enter" key
    • To change an existing ALM destination, select one from the F4 input help and press the "Enter" key
    • After pressing the "Enter" key the subsequent fields will be filled.
  4. Maintain HTTP Destination
    • Click "Update destination"
    • You can copy&paste the content from the JSON file created during the enablement of the SAP Cloud ALM APIs by clicking "Paste Service Keys"
    • Or you can enter the required fields for connecting Cloud ALM manually:
      1. Token Endpoint: SAP Cloud ALM service key parameter "url" + /oauth/token 
      2. Client ID: SAP Cloud ALM service key parameter "clientid"
      3. Client Secret: SAP Cloud ALM service key parameter "clientsecret"
      4. Proxy User (if required by your network infrastructure)
      5. Proxy Password (if required by your network infrastructure)
      6. Proxy Host (if required by your network infrastructure)
      7. Proxy Port (if required by your network infrastructure) 
      8. Root URL: Enter the SAP Cloud ALM service key parameter "Api" without /api, e.g.
    • Click "Ok" to close the pop-up.
    • To delete a destination click on "Delete destination"
  5. Enter background user and register system    
    • Enter the background user you created to perform the data collection
      • Make sure that it has the authorizations as described on tab "Required Authorizations" under "Prerequisites"
    • Click on "Register" to call SAP Cloud ALM and register the system. If it is successful, a LMS ID is retrieved and is displayed.
    • To unregister a system, click the "Unregister" button. Caution: This stops all data collection and heartbeat measurements
  6. Select the use cases you want to collect and push data for

After the successful setup the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll tenant will show up as "Registered" service in the Landscape Management application of your SAP Cloud ALM tenant. 
The data collection for Integration & Exception Monitoring will be activated automatically.

Next Steps

After setting up the monitoring PUSH to SAP Cloud ALM in the managed service, the data collection for the use-cases selected in the communication scenarios will be activated automatically with default monitoring configurations. 

You can adjust the monitoring setup within the monitoring application. Find more information on the configuration on the "Setup & Configuration" pages for the application. 


To troubleshoot any issues with the setup or the data collection for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, please follow the documentation on page Troubleshooting for Managed ABAP Systems.