Change can be a great thing, but only if everything is keeping up. For businesses, it’s no different. As your business grows and your needs change, so should your capabilities and infrastructure. It is beneficial to quickly identify which software or technology is no longer meeting your requirements. This should be followed by an assessment to identify an upgrade or replacement solution straight away.
But what if your solution isn’t obviously struggling? As a cloud HRMS, the SAP SuccessFactors solution is always evolving to deliver superior capabilities. We often see customers go years without really assessing whether their solution is still meeting their needs or if they could be getting more out of it. This is a shame, especially since it’s a relatively easy process to assess and evaluate your SAP SuccessFactors solution. Read below to learn more.
If your business has grown significantly over the years then you’ve probably noticed if your current SuccessFactors configuration is no longer up to the job. Perhaps you have additional SuccessFactors customisations you now need, or your solution is no longer running efficiently enough for your large business.
Unfortunately, it’s not always so easy to tell whether your SAP SuccessFactors solution is still at its best for your business. Here’s why you need to assess your solution even if you haven’t noticed any problems.
Even if you were given thorough training on best practices for your SuccessFactors set-up when it was first implemented, best practices can easily slip over time. Many on your HR team may have forgotten some of the efficiency and best practice tips if they haven’t been used every day.
For many, the working day is so busy that they often forget about some of these best practices. A re-evaluation of your solution can be a good chance to remind the team of some of these practices and put in a new strategy to make sure they’re being used more often.
Perhaps the most obvious reason for re-assessing your SuccessFactors solution and ensuring it’s working efficiency is that your business has probably changed. Over time your business may shrink or grow, or perhaps it’s just changed its focus. While your solution may still be keeping up with all the basic capabilities you need even today, there could be more capabilities that you could achieve with it to better suit your current and future business needs.
There may be more capabilities on offer from the solution than you’re aware of or are currently using. With a range of modules to suit any HR need plus innovative technology being released all the time, SuccessFactors could be capable of more than you’re aware of today. Taking a look at your current set-up and what SuccessFactors is capable of could highlight some areas you’re missing out on.
Just like everything else, best practices can also change. As SuccessFactors evolves and becomes even more capable, there may be more efficient and productive ways of using it. Evaluating how you’re currently using your solution and looking at case studies from other users may highlight better ways of doing things.
So you’ve been convinced it’s time to give your solution a spring clean, but what can you hope to gain when you do? Here are some of the main benefits of assessing your SuccessFactors solution and making the relevant changes so as to get it working better for your business.
No surprises that identifying problem areas with your solution or identifying some areas you could improve on, can result in increased productivity. You may discover that with a few changes your solution is capable of performing a whole range of other tasks that you’re currently not doing at all.
This could give you far superior HR capability and probably significantly more business capability too. You may be able to deliver a better experience to employees or even help them work better, all of which can make for a much more productive company.
Whether you find areas for increased productivity or not, chances are that you can still always be doing your current tasks better. Over time solutions can become overdeveloped and clunky, or maybe you’ve just let some best practices slip over the years.
Either way, evaluating your solution could identify areas where you could be working more efficiently such as by automating some workflows or cutting back on lengthy and over-complicated processes. In business, time really is money, so these efficiencies could seriously benefit your business.
Finally, evaluating your solution gives you a chance to take a look at it in line with your current and future business needs. If your business hasn’t grown already, you likely have goals to do so in the near future. How does your current solution measure up to this? Will it still be capable of meeting your needs in the years to come? Now is your opportunity to align SuccessFactors with your future business needs so you’re working at full productivity and efficiency for the years to come.
Evaluating your SuccessFactors solution is a start, but it can sometimes be hard to know what you’re looking for. While some processes may be obviously outdated, inefficient or simply not capable of delivering your future business needs, there may be other areas you’re not even aware of that could be improved.
Perhaps you’ve been using the same processes for years and were never shown or have forgotten that SuccessFactors could be doing it better. It’s also unlikely that you’re completely up to date with all of the solution’s capabilities.
That’s where our handy health checks come in. Our SuccessFactors health checks are carried out by our team of experts who have years of experience working directly and solely with SAP SuccessFactors solutions. That means we’re always up to date on the latest functionality and have detailed knowledge of the most efficient and productive ways of running the solution depending on your business needs. Here’s how the process works.
Ready to give your SuccessFactors solution a spring clean and take it to the next level? Contact us today to book your health check and start making the most out of your SuccessFactors investment.