The authors of »SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central«

Luke Marson

Luke Marson is a leader, architect, principal consultant, and globally recognized expert for SAP SuccessFactors solutions and is a certified professional in Employee Central. He is the founder and CEO of the North American office of iXerv, a global SAP SuccessFactors consulting partner that focuses on SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite implementations and Employee Central in particular.
Luke has delivered more than 40 projects in multiple countries across North and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to organizations of various sizes (up to 240,000 employees) and types in different industries and sectors, including oil and gas, defense, retail, manufacturing, the public sector, telecommunications, and media.
In addition to being an author or coauthor of four SAP PRESS books, a speaker, and a go-to expert on HCM and SAP SuccessFactors topics, Luke is an SAP Mentor alumni, an Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) volunteer, and an active contributor to the SAP Community Network (SCN).

Murali Mazhavanchery

Murali Mazhavanchery is the senior director of product management at SAP focusing on Employee Central design and development. He has over 15 years of HRIS project management experience. Murali has been in around HR functionality for all his professional life. In his past roles, he was an industrial relations manager, an HCM systems implementation consultant, and has now transitioned to building software.

Rebecca Murray

Rebecca Murray is an experienced HCM consultant and a partner at Cultiv8 Consulting. She specializes in the design and integration of HRIS and talent management solutions including both SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors. Rebecca has completed numerous global and multi-national implementations in both SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors and is considered a thought leader in the field of Employee Central.
Combining her specialized knowledge with her love for teaching and learning, Rebecca teaches Employee Central Academy classes for SAP Education and actively participates in planning the course's content. She is a HR Advisor for SAPexperts and she speaks widely on her experiences at industry conferences and trade shows around the globe. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. She is an SAP SuccessFactors Certified Professional Consultant in Employee Central and a Dell Boomi AtomSphere Certified Process Developer.

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    SuccessFactors with SAP ERP HCM
    Business Processes and Use

    Amy Grubb, Luke Marson

    644 pages, hardcover

    Become a pioneer of SAP’s next-generation, cloud-based HR solution with this comprehensive guide to SuccessFactors! From cloud computing basics to implementing processes and transactions, get the know-how you need to simplify your HR operation. Updated and revised, additional coverage includes More about the book

    from $59.99


    E-book | Print edition | Bundle
    • SuccessFactors: what it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
    • Explore the SuccessFactors suite for your entire HR workflow
    • Simplify business processes in Employee Central and other SuccessFactors modules

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    SAP SuccessFactors Data Migration: SAP ERP HCM to Employee Central

    Luke Marson

    93 pages

    Learn how to migrate data from SAP ERP HCM to Employee Central with the PA_SE_IN integration add-on from SAP. Get step-by-step instructions for importing metadata, mapping values and fields, and configuring middleware. Extract your data and load it into Employee More about the book



    • Accelerate your HR data migration for full cloud, cloud hybrid, and side-by-side implementations
    • Configure the data migration piece of SAP’s integration add-on (PA_SE_IN)
    • Extract data from SAP ERP HCM and load it into Employee Central