You’re also behind. After all, the future of your company’s people, processes and performance is at stake.
PwC’s HR Technology Survey 2020 states that ‘Cloud users are more likely to report gains in productivity, improved employee experience and better workforce insights compared to those using on-premise solutions’ and KPMG’s Future of HR 2020 survey says 95% of organisations are focused on improving their employee experience – we can help you achieve this!
PwC also states that 72% have or will have core HR applications in the cloud by 2020. Simply put, the advantages of a cloud HCM solution have simply become too great to ignore, don’t be left behind!
Perhaps you’re still trying to squeeze more life from disparate legacy systems. Unfortunately, the longer you wait, the more you actually stand to lose. That doesn’t mean moving to the cloud is “easy,” but the right partner and solution should bring unequivocal value in a reasonable timeframe.
Begin with a firm commitment beyond your HR department. Cloud HCM changes corporate cultures for the better, fostering stronger collaboration and outcomes – but not just because you’ve successfully migrated data, completed proofs of concepts, and conducted extensive parallel testing prior to going live.
The true power and impact of cloud HCM doesn’t emanate from the system. Ironically, it comes from the human element.
Your people can fully embrace new ways of doing things while adopting better practices and potentially new processes.
Direct Connection or Out of Touch?
- Increase efficiency and productivity: putting people first by allowing them to work more effectively and assume greater ownership of everything they do.
- Improve the employee experience: management and staff aren’t waiting for answers. They can get what they need “on demand”, yet with the highest level of security and privacy protections.
- Attract and retain talent: training and other forms of professional development are more effective with cloud-based innovations.
When done properly, cloud HCM elevates collective and individual performance. It’s a direct connection to the digital mindset of today’s diverse enterprise environment – from in-office employees, contractors and gig workers to remote personnel. Cloud HCM literally puts people in position to achieve their highest potential.
In an SAP podcast entitled “Your Digital Workforce: Rethinking How to Empower Employees,” Zalaris CEO Hans-Petter Mellerud put it this way, quoting Swedish visionary in business and leadership Jan Carlzon:
An individual without information can’t take responsibility. An individual with information can’t help but take responsibility.
A proven cloud HCM solution essentially enables everyone to work more effectively and assume greater ownership of everything they do. Productivity tools, analytics and other resources foster stronger engagement and better decision making. Traditional HR functions are handled with sharper proficiency and accuracy, including recruiting/onboarding, time/attendance management and workforce planning to learning/development, performance management and compensation processes.
Administration and access are streamlined through a portal-based shared services model. Instead of spending precious time focused on tedious manual tasks, your HR team gains bandwidth for more strategic endeavours. Management and staff aren’t waiting for answers. They can get what they need “on demand” yet with the highest level of security and privacy protections.
Training and other forms of professional development are also more effective with cloud-based innovations. In addition, employee satisfaction and retention rates are likely to go up when you have the power of cloud HCM at everyone’s fingertips.
Practical and Strategic Realities
- Maintenance isn’t your focus as updates are made automatically.
- Integration is simplified with standardised interfaces.
This isn’t wishful thinking. We’re talking about profound advances, both practical and strategic, that only a unified global core HR system makes possible — supporting all downstream functions while reducing data duplication, mapping and conversion efforts. Maintenance isn’t your focus as updates are made automatically. Integration is simplified with standardised interfaces.
The facts are undeniable. You don’t have to listen to all the hype surrounding cloud solutions today. The only outlook that really matters is your own.
Keep in mind that an experienced partner will put you on a faster, more effective path from the beginning. Regardless of industry, that provider selection may, in fact, be your most important decision. As for when to make your move to cloud HCM, that should be more than obvious.