Extensibility enables us to innovate in the cloud and bring world-class HR “Add-on” solutions to customers faster. However, it is sometimes difficult for customers to understand the value of Extensibility when looking at their current deployments of on-premise HCM and SuccessFactors. Why?
Imagine you told people from the year 2007 that they can either buy a Nokia phone for $49 or a 64GB Smartphone for $749. Their reference point for a cell phone was a system that holds “master data” of contacts and makes “transactions” like calling other people and sending text messages. Nobody believed that people from 2007 want to know something about the phone storage or the concept of apps as extensions to the core “transactions”. Yet today, the idea of a 64GB smartphone is a normal daily routine for all of us (unless you are a retro fan and love your Nokia).
The 2007 moment when smartphone revolution started is exactly how it feels today with Extensibility in Human Capital Management. We are on a transition not only to the Cloud for HR processes, but to a “Smart HCM”. Partners like Accenture continue to be excited about the possibilities and advancements they can deliver with the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Early adopters at customers like Timken and SAP HR & IT are already realizing the potential firsthand. Some may still not understand the value and fear the costs as barrier for adoption. So let’s talk about these costs and value customers get with Extensions on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
Read here further about the two major paths on how to unlock “Smart HCM” at your company.