Nailing your next HR system implementation project

By Søren Hammer Pedersen
21.01.2019

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For anyone thinking about implementing an HR solution - Make sure to read this first!

Since our company’s beginnings almost a decade and a half ago we’ve implemented our HR solution for more than 700 different organisations. It has become a familiar process to our project managers, even though every customer is different and has unique needs. It means a lot to us that we have become known in the HR community for being a reliable and trustworthy partner that delivers successful implementations.

But that doesn’t mean that the organisations we work with do not sometimes find the prospect of an IT implementation project pretty nerve wracking. After all, who hasn’t read stories about such things going wrong?

We’ve written a brief guide that sets out what we’ve found to be best practice in implementations. It draws on all our expierence and will hopefully help you minimise stress and worry and maximise your outcomes. It’s not just about putting our customers’ minds at rest, it’s also about helping companies plan implementation projects. After all, it’s not something that just happens to an organisation, it needs sharp attention and active collaboration from both parties in order to succeed.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be stressful. The pitfalls are common enough to pop up again and again, meaning that successful, tried-and-tested strategies to counter them also exist. We collected all our most useful tips into our guide in order to help organisations avoid the most common traps and to turn readers into experts in IT – especially HR solution implementations.

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The pitfalls are common enough to pop up again and again, meaning that successful, tried-and-tested strategies to counter them also exist.

We are excited to be able to present a practical guide with steps to ensure a successful HR solution implementation, to help you stay in control and play an active part in steering the project.  We’ve collected real-life examples and the best of advices from our project managers, system consultants and other experts into this guide to help you avoid the most common traps and become an expert in HR solution implementations.

Here’s a tip we can share right now: one of the biggest factors in really effective implementations is having both the vendor’s team and your own internal team fully committed to the project’s success. For you, the choice of project manager is vitally important.

A good solution provider will always bring to the table not just a thorough understanding of the technology but also of the subject; in Sympa’s case human resources. Another key requirement for good technology providers is to actively seek a thorough understanding of customers’ business.

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A good solution provider will always bring to the table not just a thorough understanding of the technology but also of the subject.

We’ve had the pleasure and the privilege of working with scores of such people over the years who have been committed to achieving the best possible outcome for their colleagues. People love a challenge and good ones always seem to step up when they’re needed.

So here you are –THE GUIDE - we hope it will be helpful.

Do check it out and let us know what you think!

Read the eGuide here

Author

Søren Hammer Pedersen
Country Director

Søren is Country Director for Sympa in Denmark, where he helps Sympa’s costumers digitalise both their HR data and their processes. His experience is that we all too often seem to forget that successful change requires strong human project management and a focus on user experience – after all, technology is nothing without the people using it.

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