Gartner studies indicate that 70 percent of IT implementations fail, and cloud migration assessments indicate that overcoming an organization’s cultural barriers is a frequent challenge. But there’s a difference between knowing you have to change and knowing how to make the change. That is why we at Renew HR’s Organizational Change Management Consulting for SuccessFactors is uniquely able to combine HR Advisory services, our in-depth HR knowledge, ERP HCM and SuccessFactors implementation expertise and experience with end-user environment to understand the way people and teams work to help organizations adapt to and adopt SuccessFactors.

One must also understand that SuccessFactors isn’t a turnkey solution. Rather, just like any other software on premise or in the cloud it demands process and talent framework, data migration, integration, testing, training and support, even though the nature of many of these are very different in the cloud than it was in the on premise software.

Our change management plan enables HR to secure stakeholders’ buy-in, and clarify everybody’s roles and responsibilities throughout the change process —from the SuccessFactors implementation, to its adoption and beyond. The change management and communication plan helps HR leaders to keep employees informed from the start, show them how their jobs will change and help them develop the skills they need to use on the new system.

As discussed earlier the approach that you take depends on various factors and something what has worked for one company in a different situation may or may not work for you. The approach that we recommend is something that is inter connected with SAP’s Activate methodology for SuccessFactors implementation, this helps in having an integrated plan for both Change Management as well as SuccessFactors Implementation.