Introduction

Now that you have thouroughly investigated your options – and perhaps even made a decision on the system that you’d want to purchase – there is are a few important steps left before all is said and done.

Most importantly, you’ll want to make sure that you get the management on board with your decision. That’s why it’s so important to create a solid business case that’ll clearly showcase the benefits of a new HR system.

1. Create a solid business case

The best way to make any buying process progress smoothly is by ensuring that you have a clear overview of all the benefits the system will bring your company. Being able to present these benefits to your management team in an easily digestible format is key.

While this might sound like a difficult task, creating and proving your business case is a piece of cake if you’ve carefully taken all necessary steps in your buying journey. To help you on your way, we’ve listed some of the most important things to keep in mind when creating your own business case.

    • Highlight the positive impact of your future system on other business functions

      Instead of talking about how your life as an HR professional will be made easier, switch your focus
      to thinking about how the system can support your company’s other business functions at the same
      time.

    • Build a solid business case that uses data from the entire company
      A good approach for building a business case is to move away from the siloed approach common in many companies and to talk directly with the CFO. Have an open discussion about finance’s challenges and goals, then take the time to think about how a new HR solution can support their work.
    • Work with solution providers that help you build new ways of working
      Identify HR solution providers that focus on first identifying the internal processes that matter most and provide a flexible system that can support building your own needs.

2. The importance of HR master data when building the business case

When building your business case, it’s crucial to highlight the importance of HR master data for your organisation, as HR master data will form the foundation for all your future HR processes.

Visualising the impact that HR master data will have on your organisation is a crucial step in securing the approval of your management team when it comes to making the investment, because it will clearly and efficiently show the savings that can be made both in time and money.

Wether we are talking about growth or downsizing, real-time data of your people and their availability is essential for any company. On top of better talent planning and resourcing, a solid HR master data set will also help to interpret trends and enable better forecasting.

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3. Looking for more tips?

Creating and proving a business case is a vital step in your buying journey, so it is only logical that you want to do a thorough job. Are you still feeling a little unsure on how to create a business case or what should be included in this? No worries, we’ve got you covered.

Take a look at our blog post that sheds light on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a solid business case.

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