solution overview | march 2014
The Cloud Challenge
Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM)
Cloud applications provide companies the depth
and breadth needed to transform their Human
Resources (HR) processes for maximum efficiency
and business agility. However, depending on
the implementation method and acceleration
approach, a typical cloud implementation
initiative may not be always as swift, cost
effective and simple as companies might wish.
In our experience, traditional Oracle HCM Cloud
implementations do bring a host of challenges
that could delay time to value, decrease user
adoption and introduce additional complexity to
the overall solution. For example, data migration
activity could be complex and lengthy in the
absence of data conversion templates. Company
line-of-business executives may not have visibility
into the standardized business processes that
are available in the cloud. Integration with
legacy application can be complicated if prebuilt
connectors are not available.
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The Cognizant Cloud Accelerator enables our
clients to implement Oracle HCM Cloud in a much
simpler and quicker manner so the business can
start realizing benefits from the beginning of
the project. Experience indicates we have saved
our clients on average 20% to 30% of overall
time and budget vs. a traditional approach to
implementing Oracle HCM Cloud.
Cognizant Cloud Accelerator is an integrated
and preconfigured HR and Talent Management
solution built on Oracle HCM Cloud. It can
be adopted in the public cloud (Software as
a Service), private cloud and on-premises
deployment models. Cloud Accelerator adheres
to a rapid implementation methodology,
helping customers cut down on the costs and
effort involved with lengthy implementation
projects. The solution delivers process modeling,
configuration workbooks, prebuilt data migration
and integration tools. Clients can leverage our
prebuilt HR reports and dashboards to achieve
even higher business value.
Oracle HCM Cloud with Cognizant Cloud
Accelerator can be deployed in as little as six
to eight weeks for a standard implementation.
What this means to the HR business team: The
technology can be deployed rapidly, speeding their
ability to deploy improved talent management
processes while minimizing risk.
Speed the Time to Value of Your Oracle HCM
Cloud Implementation With Cognizant Cloud
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Cognizant Cloud Accelerator’s Unique
Cognizant Cloud Accelerator offers companies
• Accelerated time to value while adopting
industry best practices.
• Rapid implementation.
• Predictable costs with a business-outcome-
• Reduced program risk with no surprises.
• Predefined scope with core features.
• “Land and expand” model lays the foundation
for future expansion.
• Alignment with Oracle HCM Cloud roadmap
and latest trends.
Cognizant Cloud Accelerator covers these HR
functional areas: recruiting, learning, core HR,
time and labor, compensation, benefits, talent
management and payroll.
Cognizant Cloud Accelerator Tool Kit
Our clients have the option to pick and choose
from the following list of tools in our accelerator
• Industry-standard processes, including
simplified compensation planning, simplified
goal management, guided performance
management, talent review and performance
• Standard data sets, including predefined
compensation plans, compensation
statements, competencies, goals, rating
models and feedback questions.
• Key performance indicators (KPIs), such
as headcount-detailed report, performance
status summary, performance rating
summary, year-over-year performance rating,
rating distribution summary.
• Data migration data collection templates.
• User interface (UI) layout questionnaires.
• Prebuilt training materials and scripts
prepared in accordance with the Oracle User
Productivity Kit (UPK).
A Complete Portfolio of HCM Cloud
We have assembled an innovative portfolio of
HCM Cloud Accelerator services so clients have
the power of choosing the right options to meet
their unique needs:
• High-end consulting services to map HR
business processes to our HCM Cloud
Accelerator delivered industry best practice
• Implementation of our pre-configured
solution, which provides a content-rich layer
on top of the vanilla Oracle HCM Cloud
• Ability to leverage our SaaS instances prebuilt
with Cloud Accelerator for Oracle HCM Cloud
product familiarization, conference-room
pilots and user training.
• Choice for selecting and deploying prebuilt
reports and dashboards to drive industry best
practices KPIs for HR.
• Add–on services for expansion and higher
• Integration services to enable coexistence
with legacy Oracle HCM and third-party
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Our Success Stories
Leading manufacturer of automation components and medical equipment
We recently led an implementation of Oracle HCM for a leading automation manufacturer in two waves.
For Wave I, we introduced standardized HR administration, absence management and integration with
payroll providers including ADP. In Wave 2, we will deliver performance management, goal management,
talent review and compensation management. Our implementation is aligned with the OUM (Oracle
Our client was able to standardize HR processes across different countries with support for multi-country
HR processes. We delivered a robust system with end-to-end information visibility that is expected to
substantially reduce the client’s total cost of ownership.
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For more information on Cognizant’s Oracle solutions, contact us: OSP_Marketing@cognizant.com