HR2014 was a delight, and the days went way too quickly to catch all the great content!
It was obvious from the start that SuccessFactors was going to take center stage, and all attending had the opportunity to learn in great detail. We learned from David Ludlow that SuccessFactors and SAP ECC has an ever-growing amount of new and stable virtual integration. If you missed the keynote, you can catch it on demand at SAPInsider.
I had great conversations throughout the days and evenings about when and where SF fits, and insights to pain points about functionality that isn’t quite where where it needs to be. The next couple of years will continue to be exciting as new functionality continues to roll out, and integration and stability make those rollouts less difficult.
Based on the discussions I had during the conference, many companies are waiting for SAP to work out the kinks and add functionality they view as missing, such as benefits and time management.
With much of the emphasis being on SuccessFactors before and during the conference, it was great to see significant turnout to my sessions about payroll, time management, and financials integration. The attendance at my sessions was also reflected in the SAPInsider whiteboard with ‘What do you want to see at HR2015?’
Many attendees are looking to maximize their existing SAP investment by identifying methods streamline processes, adding functionality, and reducing ongoing support costs. While some of the methods will change for companies moving to SuccessFactors, the majority will remain since the underlying technology of EC Payroll is SAP Payroll.
Those of you who attended have access to all the session materials through the SAPInsider website. Setting aside time to look at sessions you could not attend is well worth the effort and the knowledge you will gain. The session materials will make great references as a refresher or when you embark on something new.
You should also watch the SAPInsider HR channel because several focus sessions were video recorded and will be placed on the channel over the coming weeks. Steve Bogner, Brigid Sternberg, and I participated in a discussion about payroll and I think you’ll find it helpful and informative.
Want to do more recapping of HR 2014? Have a look at the articles below:
- HR 2014 Preview
- HR 2014 Photo Update: Day 1
- HR 2014 Photo Update: Day 2
- HR 2014 Review: Keynotes, Sessions, and Selfies
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