Integrated Human Capital Management (HCM) provides the most cost effective and streamlined business intelligence solution for your organization. When it comes to implementing a new HCM solution its success depends on the front end planning and strategy that is laid out. Here are some key considerations for implementing a fully integrated HCM solution.
1. Preparing for implementation success
- Secure executive support for the implementation;
- Engage a diverse HCM implementation team;
- Clearly define what is in-scope and out-of-scope for this project;
- Know your business requirements;
- Set measurable objectives that align with your strategy, and more.
2. Preparing your organization for change
- Start communicating about the change well before it takes place;
- Document all process changes and share them throughout your organization.
3. Your responsibilities vs. vendor responsibilities
Your vendor knows their software best. Here are a few ways they can add the most value:
- Helping you focus on the need-to-haves rather than the nice-to-haves;
- Providing a detailed project plan and identifying key milestones;
- Providing implementation workbooks so they can understand your set-up requirements;
- Mapping and converting your existing data into the new solution, and more.
You know your business best. You can add the most value by:
- Clearly articulating your current and future desired state;
- Providing dedicated resources when required for training, testing and go-live;
- Knowing your data and providing clear descriptions, and more.
4. Follow best practices
- Use the data conversion as an opportunity to cleanse and verify the data you currently have;
- Build in a contingency fund;
- Provide documentation of your current practices and of your desired state to your vendor;
- Have one point of contact and clearly define responsibilities and deadlines of all those involved;
- Set a realistic timeline and assess any roadblocks that could impact implementation, and more.
5. Measuring HCM implementation success
At the end of the implementation, conduct a review of the implementation and acknowledge successes and insights that can be applied to future implementations.
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