GP Strategies has extensive experience with Employee Central global implementations, with a proven track record of SAP Gold Quality awards given to our clients like Swiss Re and Cargotec. We have implemented Employee Central for clients present in 60+ countries.
This experience differentiates us from other partners, and it is the reason why GP Strategies should be your preferred implementation partner if you are considering Employee Central as your next Human Resource Information System (HRIS).
Before you start your journey with GP Strategies, here are some things to consider.
The biggest learning experience our existing HCM clients usually have, is that Employee Central cannot be fully customized into every detail. This is a shift from the traditional on-premise solutions, where every nice-to-have feature can usually, at a cost, be implemented. This is in fact a blessing in disguise. Because with a simpler system closer to the best practice standards, operations and maintenance becomes simpler, quicker and cheaper.
Moving to the cloud, with SuccessFactors and Employee Central, SAP delivers a robust framework where enhancements and fixes are released to all clients at the same time. There is no need for clients to initiate the complicated process of applying patches themselves, or engage consultants for the task.
That said, the framework does allow clients to have their Employee Central instance configured to their needs. Requirements that do not fit into the pre-delivered areas of Employee Central can be added to the system through the Metadata Framework (MDF), which enables basic extensibility. Combined with programming-like business rule logic, there are few limits.
For requirements that are more complex the SAP HANA Cloud platform delivers the capability to provide fully customized extensions to the BizX platform including Employee Central.
You should however still be aware that although Employee Central provides a powerful framework for areas such as approval workflows or leave of absence requests, no pre-delivered content is delivered with the product in these specific areas. Stressing the importance of selecting an implementation partner that has experience with the product including reusable content.
As part of our well established implementation approach, GP Strategies delivers best practice process maps for the most common employee lifecycle events, developed time-off rules for 60+ countries, delivered integrations to all common external systems, and much more.
About GP Strategies
GP Strategies SuccessFactors EMEA Practice has completed more than 900 SAP SuccessFactors projects in more than 80 countries worldwide during the last 17 years. We are covering all major industries and we provide continued operational support and maintenance for more than 90 companies. We are an SAP Gold Partner, and we have been awarded SAP Recognized Expertise in all SAP SuccessFactors areas. Together with our customers, we have won 13 Quality Awards in four years. Contact us if you need guidance on how to get the most out of your SuccessFactors solution.