SuccessFactors and “The Cloud”
Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted – been too long.
Today I want to talk about my experience as a SuccessFactors consultant. For those who are not familiar with what SuccessFactors is – something for everyone on http://www.successfactors.com/en_us.html
SuccessFactors is a cloud solution – by cloud I do not mean anything that involves rocket science – the CLOUD is the internet – a network of servers, all of us probably use it everyday, if we’ve accessed our emails online, you’ve used the cloud, when you’ve accessed Gmail, Dropbox, Google docs – ahem that wasn’t hard now was it. Now some of these servers are for storage and then again the others run applications. We have two types of apps – desktop and web, a web app doesn’t require installation it runs in the cloud and opens on a browser unlike desktop apps.
Enough said about the CLOUD, moving onto SuccessFactors – SuccessFactors a cloud product was acquired by SAP and the idea behind the acquisition was to eventually phase out SAP HCM modules whilst replacing it with the SuccessFactors core – Employee Central and the Talent Management Suite. Well they have a roadmap for it and the plan is to have SAP completely replaced by 2020.
I’ve worked on Goals – Performance – Calibration – 360 Reviews – Career and Development Planning of the talent suite, I must say it’s been a whole new experience for me after having worked on their drab grey – white SAP screens. The underlying framework drives organizations towards simplification of HR processes. Customization is possible yes but within the design framework, that’s possibly one of it’s limitations, however it’s on the “CLOUD” remember so all clients must work within the jurisdiction of the framework.
With vibrant UIs and easy to configure applications it’s opened up new doors in the world of consulting.
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P.S. BTW I forgot to mention that I’m now working with http://www.ddg.biz/news/news1.php – one of Asia’s leading Consultants / Implementation / Service partners for SuccessFactors. Can’t believe the energy that the team brings to the table everyday .. whoa !
Bonjour for now my lovelies ..