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Mike was kind enough to give me an overview of some of the details of the MDF, as well as some of the upcoming functionality.
In this blog I’m going to provide a high-level overview of the MDF, how it works, and what it means to customers and consultants.
All of this means that Success Factors can deliver features faster as they do not need to write code and customers can extend their system without the need to write a single line of code.
Customers cannot overwrite standard Success Factors objects, but through the MDF they can configure standard objects with their own customers-specific attributes.
For more detail on the process of creating new object types see this blog.
In Success Factors – as we have seen – the process for creating an object is based in a single screen and is significantly simplified.
MDF v SAP HCM The principles and technical aspects of MDF differ from SAP HCM.
Within SAP HCM when you create an object type, very little object-specific information is maintained.
Metadata Objects can leverage effective dating if required and labels and data can be maintained in multiple languages if any are enabled in the system.
About the MDF The MDF is a UI-based configuration and extension framework that provides creation, modification, maintenance, and deletion of custom objects (called ) within the Success Factors HCM suite.