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Human Resources is in a period of transformation. To achieve an optimized, talent‑driven organization, more companies are moving from legacy personnel management to more strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) models.
Cognizant has partnered with leading software provider, SuccessFactors an SAP company—to provide best-in-class solutions paired with comprehensive service offerings.
The Cognizant OneHCM group is working with clients across business sectors and with companies of various sizes to provide industry-specific solutions and accelerators for rapid deployment.
“The Cognizant team was the linchpin for the successful integration of the three system providers. It would not have been possible, within the timeframe, to have implemented this program successfully in our operations, without them. This program is a game-changer for our business.” - Vice President, Supply Chain, Global Packaging Solutions Company
“Selected Cognizant for this mission-critical engagement because of its consulting-led approach, its extensive experience in our industry, and its expertise in SAP enterprise applications. By replacing disparate legacy systems from multiple acquisitions and harmonizing business processes, Cognizant is supporting our growth strategy and helping us provide the best customer experience worldwide”- Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Leading Global Providers of Critical Technical Information
“Thank you, for a successful go-live, and an incredibly smooth zero business disruption transition to the new system. I am in awe of your collective systems and SAP skills, your incredible stamina, your perseverance through many many obstacles we encountered along the way and your stewardship of the best and most comprehensively planned and most flawlessly executed large IT project I have ever been a part of. Successful, zero issues implementations like this do not happen every day.”- Chief Information Officer, US Based Specialty Healthcare Company
“We could not have accomplished our SAP upgrade without Cognizant team’s substantial contribution and integration within the project organization. Based on our actual previous operations costs and anticipated Azure costs, we estimate a financial economy of at least 25% per annum after starting running SAP on the cloud.”- Chief Information Officer, Leading Contracting Company in the UAE
“Cognizant leadership and the efforts of your team have enabled us to be successful in these initiatives. AMS support has also been very strong and fundamental to our ongoing operations. Thank you for the great work and we look forward to continued strong performance as we move forward with future work efforts."- Vice President, Business Applications, Global Packaging Solutions Company
The client needed a state-of-the-art, international HR system to support the organization spread across the globe. This included a hybrid model connecting the core SAP HCM applications for central governance and other central global processes.
We designed a globally aligned HR master data process in line with the organization‘s business and HR needs by creating a global template of the solution; we are currently rolling it out to a pilot site in five phases while adhering to the BizX implementation methodology.
resulting in increased HR efficiency and removal of duplicity/inconsistencies
leading to better interconnectivity
through modules deployment in cloud
resulting in quick ROI
The Indian subsidiary of a global publishing company wanted to move to a cloud-based HR system that has the capability to scale as the organization grows, while maintaining employee data from different business units in a single system.
We implemented Success Factors Employee Profile to simplify data maintenance and ensure smooth business process transformation to the new SuccessFactors system through training and meetings with employees.
via a single global HCM system
for employees through the new performance management system
resulting in reduced manual work
enabled HR team to analyze workforce
through modules deployment in cloud
The client wanted an integrated performance management and recruiting system to address the problems of non-integrated systems supporting performance, goals and recruiting processes and the absence of real-time reporting.
We implemented the HR master data system–Employee Profile, Performance and Goal Management and Recruiting modules. We created two 360 Multi-Rater forms - incorporating competencies recognized by client as strategic and functional in nature. We utilized role-based permissions and designed a security model that dynamically supported the client entities.
through automated processes
in a single instance
in performance, goals and recruiting
through 360 Multi-Rater
and adherence to performance rating guidelines
and compare employees in real time
The client needed a HR system that supported a complete performance management and succession system for shorter planning cycles, standardization of ratings and a formal succession plan.
We configured role-based permissions for Performance and Goals, Succession and Career Development modules and enabled dashboards, reports and ad-hoc reporting for these modules. We created extensive customized training materials including course outlines for employees, supervisors, and administrators and training decks, classroom-based training modules, quick reference guides, FAQs and infographics.
addressed consistency and planning cycle issues
ensured stable leadership for future of the company
provided a solid foundation for adoption and use of the new platform
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A research program conducted by APQC, with support from Cognizant and SAP, set out to document the challenges faced by business leaders to address operating frictions caused by ERP landscape complexity. The research concluded that senior executives would be wise to undertake a sensible review of their current technology frameworks and consider remedial actions that do not require lengthy and widely disruptive change.
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Transforming HR and Human Capital Management for Business Growth
Talent optimization is when an organization strategically uses all of its human capital to improve its business performance. The responses of HR professionals participating in APQC and Cognizant’s 2014 HR Strategy, Process and Technology survey reflect an understanding of the link between talent optimization and the ability to realize present-day CEO-driven objectives.
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