Many organisations we work with have been looking to domain-specific cloud-based SaaS solutions to modernise their core ERP business applications. They offer many advantages, including superior functionality, flexibility and usability, as well as the chance to reduce costs and complexity by moving to the cloud. However, they can be more complicated to implement than traditional ERPs due to challenges around data and integration and many program teams underestimate the complexity and impact these two areas will have on their ERP transformation. In this blog I’ll draw on several experiences consulting on enterprise SaaS ERP… Read More
Our work with multiple HCM systems implementation programs has revealed that integration and data architecture are critical to successful HCM transformation. They are also two of the most difficult elements. Gartner shared this opinion stating that ‘by 2022, 75% of all cloud-based human capital management software projects will fail to meet objectives due to an insufficient focus on addressing integration challenges.’ (HCM Integration Strategy: Key Planning Considerations, 2020) Embedding any modern system into a legacy environment comes with considerable integration demands, and human capital management proposes unique challenges. In this article I’m going to… Read More
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is experiencing rapid growth due to its capacity to automate manual and repetitive rule-based tasks such as accounts payable and claim processing previously performed by humans. As the RPA market has accelerated, the tools have started to mature and we see an opportunity for RPA to play a more strategic role in the integration digital ecosystem (a concept discussed earlier by my colleague Riaan Ingram) as well as providing the foundation for future Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing technologies. The Data Integration RPA Use Case Despite… Read More
Most people we talk to know that APIs can streamline integration and improve business agility. But with all the different products and approaches in the market, what they’re really grappling with is the best place to start and what technology they need to support their API strategy. In this blog I’m going to discuss the key areas you should focus on when starting down the path of API-led connectivity.
There are several streams of work that any organisation planning or initiating a digital transformation program should address to ensure long term success. Through our engagements in each of these streams we know there are clear technology and architectural paths to achieve any desired outcome – having a strategic foundation to these choices will be the key driver of success.
Cloud-based ERP solutions (SaaS) have exploded in recent years and human capital management (HCM) has been no exception. Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance that is making it easier for businesses to manage their HR, recruitment and payroll processes. Read More
Just about every business is being impacted by digital technology or is embarking on a digital transformation program and our clients are no exception. In this blog I will share with you some of the common themes we are seeing in successful digital transformation programs and the technologies that are enabling them. Digital Transformation Drivers Let me begin by highlighting some of the common drivers for digital transformation initiatives. Customer Experience Customers, whether they be external or internal, now expect business technology to match the experience of their personal technology. They want to be able to self-service; that is… Read More