DON’T MISS SAPRadio Changing the Game with HR Episode 6: “HR On-Premise: Should I Stay or Should I Go?” – on Changing the Game with HR Radio – August 4 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET – Follow us on Twitter: #SAPRadio.


This episode is part of a 10-episode SAP SuccessFactors radio series that started on May 26 and will continue to air every other Thursday at 11 AM PT/ 2 PM ET on the VoiceAmerica network Business Channel, SAP Radio Changing the Game with HR. The series will run through to the end of September and all shows will be recorded and available for download or playing via the website. Our previous show, “Workforce Analytics: Your Competitive Secret Sauce” is available here.

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HR is now, more than ever, is primed to lead transformation in both people and technology enablement. The pace of change in business is rapid. When considering the impact on and by people in the context of change, processes and systems must be fluid enough to accommodate change while minimizing disruption. Global workforces that span multiple generations, nationalities, and time zones, requires various forms of access and management. HR needs a comprehensive and robust human capital management (HCM) technology suite that provides meaningful insights into the impact and effectiveness of workforce strategies across diverse populations, allowing for better decisions and more flexible work practices.

When deciding on the benefits and drawbacks of moving a HCM enterprise solution from an on-premise installation to a cloud platform, discussions tend be focused solely on technology. These are missed opportunities to have important business dialogue that drives the HCM agenda forward. Yet, companies that have invested significant dollars, hours, and mindshare in their on-premise solutions over the past decades are inundated with technology messages about digitalization, easier upgrades, and other technology speak.


Technology messages do little help HR decision-makers understand or make a meaningful and timely case to move their HR systems from on-premise to the cloud. While on-premise solutions have enabled HR to create a system of record, upgrades and accommodating large changes such as organizational restructuring requires significant time and money. The work to create change is often disruptive and tends to result delays. Moving from a model where changes could be months of work to one where large scale transformations take days, the impact to the speed of business is immense.

This radio program will explore why and how HR can adopt new perspectives and refocus on-premise to cloud conversations based on business impact by covering topics including:

  • Why the conversation of migrating to the cloud should about “when” and now “if”
  • Benefits of moving from a customization mindset toward a standardization model
  • Implications to manager and employee accessibility and engagement
  • What is different and what stays the same when migrating from on-premise to the cloud


Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she talks with panelists:

  • Sheila McGovern, Global SAP SuccessFactors Lead, IBM
  • Eric Ernst, Executive Director, Enabling Technologies, Advisory Services at Ernst & Young
  • David Ludlow, Group Vice President, Solution Management, SAP SuccessFactors
  • Todd Asevedo, SAP Successfactors, VP HCM Strategy North America

To learn about transforming HR for the digital workforce go www.successfactors.com 

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