Jump-Starting the Implementation of Cloud Solutions

Leading practices from SAP Digital Business Services and the SAP SuccessFactors process library can help organizations keep their cloud-based HR transformation on track.

After opting for SAP SuccessFactors solutions, companies want to know how best to implement them and which approach is the quickest and most cost-effective. The leading practices and the SAP SuccessFactors process library from SAP Digital Business Services provide a direct route to user-oriented, efficient, and flexible working — and to becoming more attractive to new talents.

In the past, companies spent a lot of time defining their requirements and configuring software to suit their business. But now, the SAP SuccessFactors process library enables organizations to adopt tried and tested HR processes and speed up their implementation of SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

When it comes to digitally transforming HR departments, even companies from different industries with varying business models find that their processes are similar or even the same. By offering these leading practices and the process library, SAP has created a sort of manual on harmonizing global HR processes quickly and cost-effectively.

Tread in the Footsteps of Other Companies

Leading practices are based on the experience of dozens of SAP experts who have worked on hundreds of projects. They are predefined approaches that when used, help reduce the time needed to implement SAP SuccessFactors solutions and the associated costs. Customers can configure them to suit company culture, local legal requirements, and the technology used. They are an ideal starting point for organizations that want to move HR processes to the cloud because they incorporate numerous lessons learned at other companies.

Leverage the SAP SuccessFactors Process Library

The bulk of this knowledge is documented in the SAP SuccessFactors process library and is configured in the form of standardized processes in SAP Model Company for Human Resources. The process library contains SAP’s wide-reaching expertise and is updated continuously. It assists organizations with moving their HR processes to the cloud by helping them get the most out of the solution. This leads to optimal design decisions, harmonized processes, and perfect preparation ahead of implementation.

The resources in the process library help implement and deploy SAP SuccessFactors solutions. The information available includes:

  • Leading practices: SAP’s recommendations for HR departments on implementing and deploying SAP SuccessFactors solutions.
  • Process summaries: Documenting the main purpose of a sub-process — where it begins and ends, who is involved in the process, and how it fits in with other processes.
  • Process flows: All relevant activities for major user roles, such as HR business partners, centers of excellence, and shared services.

The efficient approach suggested by SAP Digital Business Services and the expertise stored in the process library help significantly reduce the time required to prepare the implementation. Preparation generally takes two to three months, but it is often completed in less time. Most of the resources in the process library can be downloaded from the SAP SuccessFactors community free of charge.

SAP Model Company for Human Resources

Using SAP Model Company for HR is among the fastest ways of implementing SAP SuccessFactors solutions and benefiting from the leading HR practices. SAP Model Company for HR is a pre-configured package that builds on the leading practices and the SAP SuccessFactors process library. At this time, it is available for most SAP SuccessFactors solutions and has been localized for more than 10 languages and 15 countries.

Opportunity to Change HR Processes

SAP SuccessFactors solutions offer customers a simple way of introducing new processes and, as such, improving their company. After all, redefining HR processes can significantly increase the value of projects. The golden rule to remember is to configure as little as possible and follow leading practices as often as you can. Taking this approach can save both time and money.

Leading practices from SAP Digital Business Services can fast-track implementation of solutions and help to lower costs and reduce risk.

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