Seriously, would you even dream of investing in one of the latest smartphones and only using it as … a phone? Doing so would be unwise and a lamentable waste of technology. That’s why, to be certain your Workday implementation is on point, you need a partner. While deployment is obviously key, you still need to squeeze the most from your new system, and you need assistance doing it. Specifically, you need a team that knows all about Workday’s features.
Here’s what you need to know about ensuring a successful Workday implementation.
Here’s a fun fact: some 80% of IT clients use only 20% of their new software’s features. You don’t want that to happen with you and Workday. You need to bring someone in to help you, if you haven’t already, if your operations aren’t becoming more efficient, or if you’re seeing no measurable benefit from your investment. Your already overworked IT team likely lacks Workday expertise to get in front of issues rather than simply react to them.
Things to Know About Workday
While Workday provides a full, unrivaled suite of functionality, the fact is that such systems are complex. It can be confounding to establish just the right process for, say, payroll. Either that, or the process can be confounding. And sure, Workday offers a variety of ways to customize the system to best suit your needs, it can be hard to determine when to come up with your own option or stay with a certain feature.
To solve that, you need to determine what Workday areas are not up to snuff for your company or users. Then, do the same for things that DO work, while considering ways even those can be enhanced. You should also become familiar with Workday best practices and provide your staff with the training and resources it needs to fix any future issues.
Why Workday Partnerships are Important
The software vendor has put together a list of global and regional firms that it has partnered with to help organizations with Workday implementation and continual adoption of new capabilities. These partners have loads of training and expertise with the cloud software. Long story short, you need a partner to help you wring the maximum from your investment. Just be sure to pick the right one.
How Mercer Can Help You
A Workday partner for seven years, Mercer is an international leader in talent, retirement, health, and investments that operates in more than 130 countries.
To complement its technical adroitness, Mercer is wholly knowledgeable of HR best practices and financials, which translates into faster launches, a better return on investment, and ongoing process enhancements and improvements.
Mercer is committed to understanding your business and how it works, your talent strategy, and why you took the plunge with Workday. It then uses all that input to craft a roadmap for you that’s based on your business goals.
Put another way, Mercer works to line human capital management up with your business requirements and processes, then builds Workday into your employee management strategy. The consultant also ensures that you get a superior return on investment through financial data optimization, and that HR/finance collaborations are optimized.
Ensuring a successful Workday implementation means enlisting the help of a company with deep knowledge of the system, that is if you want to fully benefit from the software that can take care of financial management, human capital management, business planning and analytics. But because every company is different, your system needs tailoring. That’s why it’s vital that you choose the right partner … and we have determined that the smart money is on Mercer.