The second deployment model is called the Full Cloud deployment model. For the Full Cloud deployment model, we did not have a picture that shows all current integrations and the planned integrations in a single slide. So my product management colleagues and I decided to put one together to show the big picture.
Like all diagrams, this one is also starting on paper with probably many mistakes and omissions. But I like the way it is emerging. You can see that Employee Central is in the middle.
Employee Central Integration with 3rd Party Applications
It is connected to specific time, payroll and benefits applications using pre-packaged integrations. There is an integration with BSI for tax calculation purposes. Then there are generic connectors to integrate with time, benefits and payroll providers.
Employee Central Integration with SAP ERP applications
Employee Central is connected with SAP ERP via standard integrations for employee information and cost center information. In the diagram below employee information integration is shown as multiple integrations. I am still thinking about what is the best way to depict this one. I am discussing this information design with my colleague Heike Kolar, who handles the integrations in the Full Cloud deployment model.
Employee Central Integration with on-premise payroll.
Employee Central has a pre-packaged integration with on-premise payroll.
There are several more integrations planned in 2014. The sketch below was my first attempt at depicting all current and planned integrations in context.
|Please take the information in the picture with a grain of salt. Planned integrations are just that. Planned.|
I got a lot of good feedback about the diagram above. I appreciate it very much. My information design partners, Dolphin multimedia helped me turn my sketch into a clean, simple diagram. I have shown this to a few colleagues and they seem to like it better than an integration Excel list with no context.