Choosing the right HR system – a procurement story
With the main target of improving HR practices, Alandia Insurance decided to acquire a comprehensive HR solution. With clearly set goals, a good requirement specification and the support of the management team, the project became a textbook example of how to approach the procurement process of an HR System.
Anne-Christine Silander is a senior HR manager with Alandia and has a wealth of experience in the field. She has long been determined to steer their HR processes into the digital age. “We had been discussing the option of implementing an HR system for a long time,” Anne-Christine says. “Finding the right HR system was an important step in our journey. After much consideration we decided we should wait until the time was right, as choosing an HR solution is a major decision and most definitely not one to be rushed.”
To Anne-Christine, being thoroughly prepared was essential to the project’s success. “We had a clear vision of what we wanted to achieve, and we needed to consider whether the existing processes were appropriate and how we would need to adapt them to the new digital environment.”
Getting management involved early makes a big difference
Anne-Christine succeeded in getting the active participation of her management colleagues. “There was strong support for the investment among the management team,” she says. Something that was an important factor in the success of the procurement.
“It was clear to everyone, including the management, that we needed an HR-tool that made it possible to work digitally with our HR-processes,” she continues.