With the exciting solution revolution in Cloud HR technology led by SuccessFactors, Workday and others, which is transforming the HR IT landscape and revolutionizing the HR operating model, does it make sense that we still undertake the traditional, RFP-led vendor selection process? Maybe the traditional vendor selection model with its tick-box RFP where everyone says ‘YES’, its functional wish list built on ill-informed dreamy concepts, and its implementation quotations which are wildly divergent in cost, inclusions and timescale, is dead.
Having just returned from HR Tech in Amsterdam I am sure many who attended noted the palpable euphoric rush to take HR into the cloud with many conversations focused around the cage fight between SuccessFactors and Workday. My concern though, is that in the headlong rush to get HR into the mystical Cloud, are organizations missing the opportunity to truly transform?
Earlier this month, NGA Human Resources once again exhibited at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. My first time at the event, I was impressed at both its size and scope, and by the fact that so many of the attendees and exhibitors knew each other from previous years. With a significant focus on talent acquisition, cloud, and big data, the sessions were on point with the key issues HR and IT managers face today; how can companies find and retain the right employees?, how do growing organizations, especially those with global footprints, manage vast amounts of data in a way that ma