The Strategic Partnership of SAP and Legion: Simplifying Employee Lifecycle Management

February 16, 2024

by Matt Cromar

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Managing the complexities of workforce management (WFM) and human capital management (HCM) can be daunting for organizations. This is where the strategic partnership between SAP, a global leader in business software solutions, and Legion, an innovative workforce management platform, becomes a game-changer.

SAP’s SuccessFactors and Legion WFM offer a comprehensive solution for simplifying employee lifecycle management, blending advanced technology with user-friendly features. In this blog post, we will explore the key benefits of both platforms and how their integration offers an unparalleled solution for businesses.

Legion is a validated SAP PartnerEdge Build Partner with a listed application on the SAP App Store. With a certified integration to SAP SuccessFactors, Legion and SAP can better serve joint customers looking to get the most out of both platforms.

Legion: A Cutting-Edge Workforce Management Software

Legion stands out as a WFM platform for its ability to automate and optimize labor efficiency. Here are some of the key benefits it offers:

  • Demand Forecasting: With Legion Demand Forecasting, you can improve business agility, accuracy, and labor efficiency—automatically. With intelligent automation, Demand Forecasting can help you get more accurate forecasts across channels, locations, or SKUs in 15-minute, 30-minute, or daily increments. Demand Forecasting continuously improves as new data becomes available. Updated forecasts and labor guidance are instantly generated while allowing human intervention.
  • Labor Optimization: Legion uses AI to create granular, down-to-the-minute task-based labor modeling across all channels automatically. This ensures that the right number of employees with the right skills are scheduled at the right time, leading to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Employee Engagement: Legion WFM empowers employees by giving them control over their work schedules with automated self-service shift swaps and shift claims. They can define when, how much, and where they want to work and update their preferences anytime. Legion’s intuitive app provides access to modern communication and is highly rated by tens of thousands of users, with a rating of 4.8, making it the highest-rated app in the industry.
  • Automated Scheduling: Legion WFM enables intelligent automation to generate optimal schedules that match business needs with employee preferences and skills 96% of the time. Schedules are optimized to ensure you have the most qualified employee scheduled for a shift based on skills, performance, labor rules, budget constraints, and compliance rules.
  • Time and Attendance: Legion makes achieving full, end-to-end compliance easier with its AI-powered, schedule-aware timekeeping system. In addition, all policies are centrally configured during implementation and applied consistently—taking the guesswork out of managing rules and providing prompts for predictive scheduling consent, potential violations, and “clopenings.”

SAP SuccessFactors: An Advanced Human Capital Management Platform

SAP SuccessFactors excels as an HCM platform, offering a range of features that support the entire employee lifecycle. Helping companies understand what their people need, how they work, and what motivates them to keep them happy and engaged is the foundation of the solution. Its key benefits include:

  • Comprehensive Talent Management: From recruiting and onboarding to performance management and succession planning, SAP SuccessFactors covers all aspects of talent management, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience for employees and HR professionals.
  • Global Reach with Local Customization: The platform design caters to global businesses, offering support for multiple languages and local compliance. This global reach, combined with the ability to customize for local needs, makes it an ideal solution for multinational corporations.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: SAP SuccessFactors provides robust analytics tools that help make strategic decisions based on data. This aids in identifying talent gaps, improving employee performance, and planning workforce needs effectively.
  • Integration Capabilities: One of the strongest points of SAP SuccessFactors is its ability to integrate with other systems and platforms, providing a unified view of the workforce and enhancing operational efficiency.

The Synergy of SAP SuccessFactors and Legion

The partnership between SAP and Legion brings together the strengths of both platforms, creating a synergistic solution for employee lifecycle management. Here’s how their collaboration benefits businesses:

  • Seamless Integration: Legion has a validated integration with SAP SuccessFactors, ensuring smooth data flow between Legion’s WFM system and SAP’s HCM suite. This seamless connection simplifies scheduling, time tracking, and payroll, eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing the chances of errors.
  • Enhanced Employee Experience: By combining Legion’s employee-centric scheduling with SuccessFactors’ comprehensive talent management, the partnership allows for a more engaged and satisfied workforce. Employees enjoy greater control and visibility over their schedules and career development, leading to higher engagement.
  • Optimized Workforce Planning: The combination of predictive analytics from Legion and the strategic insight provided by SAP SuccessFactors enables businesses to optimize workforce planning. Companies can anticipate labor needs more accurately and allocate resources more effectively.
  • Comprehensive Compliance Management: Together, these platforms offer robust compliance management. While Legion ensures compliance in scheduling and labor law adherence, SAP SuccessFactors manages broader HR compliance issues. This comprehensive approach reduces legal risks and ensures ethical business practices.
  • Cost Efficiency: The integrated solution helps reduce operational costs by automating many HR and WFM tasks, minimizing manual intervention, and reducing labor costs.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: As businesses grow and evolve, the combined capabilities of SAP SuccessFactors and Legion can scale in the cloud, offering flexibility and adaptability to changing business needs.


The strategic partnership between SAP and Legion is a significant step in simplifying employee lifecycle management. By harnessing the power of both SAP SuccessFactors and Legion, organizations can achieve a more streamlined, efficient, and employee-friendly HR and workforce management process. This integration simplifies complex HR tasks and empowers employees, paving the way for a more productive, satisfied, and engaged workforce. As businesses navigate the challenges of managing a diverse and dynamic workforce, this partnership stands as a beacon of innovation and efficiency in the corporate world. To learn more, sign up for a demo or visit today.