Overcoming OCM Obstacles with HRIZONS

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Key Takeaways

⇨ SAP organizations often adopt new technologies or processes to add additional capabilities to their toolkit, but all too often these fail to take hold.

⇨ HRIZONS offers their HRZ Change Essentials solution to offer tailored OCM support that educates users about their new technologies to encourage adoption and helps executives to facilitate the move.

⇨ Companies must find a trusted partner with the experience needed to walk them through all aspects of a change and receive buy-in at all levels of the organization.

With a global economy that is constantly shifting, businesses must be able to pivot their internal processes and strategies to keep pace. SAP organizations often adopt new technologies or processes to add additional capabilities to their toolkit, but all too often these fail to take hold.

Change management challenges are the top reason that these types of projects can fail. Upper management and users are often disconnected – while executives may only consider the benefits of these projects, users are invested in the systems they have used to execute their functions. Businesses must ensure that they have a solid Organizational Change Management (OCM) plan in place ahead of any digital transformation.

Overcoming OCM Obstacles

To help companies enact changes successfully, the HCM experts at HRIZONS offer their HRZ Change Essentials solution. This offering provides tailored OCM support that educates users about their new technologies to encourage adoption and helps executives facilitate the move.

Change Essentials is a scaled solution to OCM for clients that require the integrated “people-centric” approach to Change Management but might not need the full suite of tools. It is also an ideal solution for clients on a strict budget who realize that business user adoption is a critical facet to project success.

Change Essentials affords a client direct access to a HRIZONS OCM expert via office hours where the client can gain practical guidance on how to implement change management priorities using their own internal expertise.

HRIZONS has over 25 years of OCM experience, helping companies to ensure that users are leveraging all the aspects of their new environments well after the go-live date. OCM is a multi-faceted skillset and companies may not be prepared to enact all areas of an OCM strategy if they go it alone.

A successful OCM strategy begins well before the go-live date. HRZ Change Essentials offers workforce planning and transition assistance, as well as organizational design and governance to ensure that all areas of a company are accountable for digital transformation success.

Users can also expect assistance in ensuring organizations culture and talent are aligned to meet the objectives of the change. Companies will receive training for their critical team members to equip them to operate effectively in the new system. HRIZONS OCM provides unique and enhanced methods of organizational communication ensuring that all stakeholders are aligned with project objectives.

HRZ Change Essentials provides tailored OCM support on a global scale that makes lasting contributions to our customer’s success. We collaborate with users to build collegial layers of user support within our client’s organizations. These internal super-user networks serve as support networks for business users at go-live and beyond. Collectively, these strategies and practical tactics educate and encourage adoption while enabling change leaders to facilitate smooth, company-wide transitions to cloud-based HR digital solutions.

EmTeeGee Partnership

One of the key issues plaguing OCM projects is the disconnect between systems integrators and IT professionals and the rest of the workforce. These functions are tasked with managing the systems and their architecture, but often fall short when it comes to working with people to leverage those systems.

HRIZONS works with EmTeeGee Partners to provide HRZ Change Essentials solutions, to help facilitate OCM plans by working with SIs and other IT professionals through role-based training and develop a strategic plan to maximize the ROI of a systems change.

SIs and IT cannot enact an entire digital transformation on their own, they need experienced partners to address user awareness, organizational alignment, end user training, and support. Partnering with change management experts allows tech experts the bandwidth to do what they do best.

Conclusion

SAP organizations are undergoing significant changes due to technological advancement and adoption, so it is critical that these companies ensure that these projects are successful.

OCM is a key strategic necessity to ensure that companies mitigate risks and maximize their investment when it comes to digital transformation. A trusted partner like HRIZONS, with the experience and methodology required to guide clients through every aspect of a system-wide transformation, allows those undertaking a transformation initiative to rapidly move to a future of innovation enabled by enhanced systems functionality.

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