From ERP to SaaS

Cloud or ERP for HR: The Fundamentals

The first post in this summer series on the state of HR Cloud and HR ERP looks at the basics.

When I talk to clients about choosing between Cloud and ERP for HR, there are many questions that need to be answered, but the fundamental choice follows from the answers to these three questions:

1. How standard do you want to be/can you be?

2. Can you do without legacy processes & data?

3. Single or multi-vendor policy?

The most important difference in moving from ERP to Cloud is that you must decide how you feel about giving up the control that you currently have on your processes and systems. In return, you will benefit from the standardization that a cloud vendor can provide. Look at this picture:


As you can see, I’ve included 2 more solutions for sake of completeness: Cloud ERP and BPAAS. These are not strictly technical solutions as they include processes and services, but when you start evaluating your move to the cloud, it’s always good to know that there are options.

Of course Standardizaton and Control are not the only topics that must be discussed when you choose your new HR System. I’ve created a list of other topics and they will be the subject of my next post.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave your ideas!