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Top 10 Tips for a Successful HCM Cloud Implementation - James King, Oracle & Duncan Davies, Cedar Consulting

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Cedar Consulting Head of Cloud Solutions, Duncan Davies and Oracle’s HCM Expert James King will discuss the some of the keys area to consider when planning an implementation in
the Cloud.

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Top 10 Tips for a Successful HCM Cloud Implementation - James King, Oracle & Duncan Davies, Cedar Consulting

  1. 1. Top 10 Tips for a Successful HCM Cloud Implementation James King, Oracle Duncan Davies, Cedar Consulting
  2. 2. Remember it’s a Service • Mindset • Renting / Buying • When we Rent we adapt • When we buy we knock through • Why? • Ease of upgrades in the future • Ease of taking new functionality in the future • Speed / Cost of implementation
  3. 3. Project Structure
  4. 4. Sponsorship • Get a strong sponsor • This was always a good idea • In the Cloud world.. • Because you don’t knock through • Because there is change • Someone will need to remind everyone else it’s a service!
  5. 5. Environment Management
  6. 6. It’s not Magic… • if Managers or Employees didn’t use the old system…. • Systems don’t change culture • Change Management is still important • If the data was not up to date or maintained • Systems don’t fix poor or unfollowed process • Change Management and good • (non system) process is still important
  7. 7. Self Sufficiency
  8. 8. Avoid Complexity… • Many point to point integrations where never a good idea • Cloud amplifies the need for clean, simple integration points. • Adapt rather than knock through • Updates and Patches are a fact of life – so keeps things simple
  9. 9. Updates and Upgrades
  10. 10. It’s Dynamic – so be ready • It will change, develop, it will not stay still • The business needs to be set up to cope
  11. 11. Accept Change…
  12. 12. 1 Remember it’s a service – adapt when you can 2 Strong project governance – clear, decisive actions 3 Strong Sponsorship is a real help 4 Have a clear environment strategy 5 It’s not magic – good practice still applies 6 Do it Yourself 7 Avoid Complexity 8 Plan for upgrades 9 Be ready for change 10 Accept change Counting Down the Top 10!

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