From an HR technology perspective, 2013 saw the promise of cloud but a lack of adoption. 2014 was the year that cloud went mainstream, especially in HR. As the economic downturn leveled out, and some regions saw signs of growth or at least a form of stabilization, HR departments everywhere came to realize that technology support has fundamentally changed and it’s time to act. What’s different this time is that new HR technology is not meant to make the HR department more efficient, but focuses beyond HR, to increase the user experience, to add value across the business, and to improve competitiveness. In 2015, HR must focus on digital transformation: the use of new technologies to drive significant business improvements.
In 2015, we expect companies to take a more realistic approach to the cloud, now they start to understand it better. More experience with cloud solutions means a better insight into the benefits and a more transparent view on pros and cons.