Why Is Implementation Pre-Planning (IPP) Required?

What is Implementation Pre-Planning (IPP), and how does it help in solving implementation-related problems? Very simply put, implementation pre-planning addresses all the possible project risks beforehand, which have the potential becoming bottlenecks during the implementation process.

In the days of ERPs, the project duration was much longer. Hence project teams had a lot of time during the execution itself to perform stakeholder alignment, process standardization, organizational goal alignment, data planning, interface designing, service delivery strategizing, analytics strategizing, etc.

However, the faster pace at which SuccessFactors solutions are implemented nowadays does not give the customer the option to do these tasks during the implementation.

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HR Transformation Lifecycle

SuccessFactors has been a refreshing change for all the millions of customers who have been looking for an agile, flexible, user-friendly and innovative solution. Unlike ERPs which cater to a particular segment of customers, SuccessFactors addresses all businesses across all sectors, all geographies and businesses of all sizes. Implementation Pre-Planning (IPP) is a series of actions that ensure project success.

We always consider every SuccessFactors implementation as an organizational transformation initiative by which an organization evolves its services and processes for the business as a whole.

However, real transformation is only possible if there are transformation and alignment of all potential areas of the HR organization. We have created the following diagram to show which aspects are essential for a real change.

Benefits of Implementation pre-planning

Renew HR’s Implementation Pre-Planning (IPP) borrows heavily from the organizations’ HR Health Check results to understand the current organizational position. It then takes valuable input from the organization forward-thinking, futuristic approach identified through design thinking.

If your organization has not done an HR Health Check before the decision to implement SuccessFactors, we strongly recommend that you do it as soon as possible.

In a nut-shell, Implementation Pre-planning helps you take certain decisions considerably before the SuccessFactors implementation process begins, which enables you to bring real transformation to the SuccessFactors deployment.

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