SAP Announces Upgrade2Success Program - Moving HR to the Cloud
11 Jan 18
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — January 9, 2018 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced Upgrade2Success, a program that helps customers with on-premise SAP® ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions transition and expand into the cloud. By providing clear guidance, predictable outcomes, faster time to value and flexible commercial arrangements, the services and tools for digital HR transformation help customers ease the migration to cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors® solutions. This is the first in a planned series of offerings to be announced in 2018 designed to help on-premise customers in their journey to the cloud.
By migrating to cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors solutions, organizations can:
- Rethink and simplify HR with standardized and streamlined business processes
- Engage the workforce by shifting from “HR technology” to “people technology” to meet the expectations of today’s digital, diverse and changing workforce
- Change the way HR serves the business by providing insights that allow HR to advise leaders and keep pace with change
- Stay current with technology innovations with updates delivered every quarter
- Enable IT resources to focus on business-value creation and innovation rather than customization and maintenance
“We all see how digital transformation is upending business models, redefining industries, and changing the way businesses interact with their customers, their partners and their people,” SAP SuccessFactors* President Greg Tomb said. “Those who are addressing this with modern tools are seeing both better financial performance and employees who feel better connected to the business. We want to make sure all our customers are taking advantage of the innovation, insights and user experience boost of the cloud. This program is all about easing their journey so they can move forward fast.”
The Upgrade2Success services and tools are designed to allow customers to move the right components when it makes sense for the business, all the while protecting their existing investments in HCM solutions.
A comprehensive set of services and tools are available within the Upgrade2Success program to help make each digital HR transformation journey smooth and low risk. These include:
- Predefined configuration accelerators, process libraries, and integration and data migration tools
- Creation of a personalized road map for the digital HR transformation journey
- Business case support that demonstrates the ROI for the company
- Attractive commercial terms that reflect existing investments
With these proven services and tools available today, SAP is enabling its on-premise customers around the world to discover and achieve additional business value with low risk by moving and expanding their HR processes to the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors solutions.
Product Note; SAP HCM on-premise option for SAP S/4HANA
Nearly six years ago, SAP acquired SuccessFactors, providing our customers with the best cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions on the market. Since then, the number of customers using SAP SuccessFactors solutions has nearly quadrupled, and we continue to see increasing momentum toward the cloud for HCM globally and across all industries. Our investment strategy follows this market demand, with the bulk of the planned innovations for our HCM portfolio focused on SAP SuccessFactors solutions.
SAP also continues to support our customers using SAP ERP HCM, our on-premise HCM solution. While an increasing number of them are migrating to SAP SuccessFactors solutions to accelerate their digital HR journeys, we also recognize that every customer journey is unique and must be undertaken at each customer’s own pace. For some SAP customers this includes a desire to deploy their HCM solution in an on-premise environment for the foreseeable future. To support these customers’ needs, we plan to offer a new on-premise HCM option based on SAP ERP HCM with a comparable functional scope (except for the SAP E-Recruiting application and SAP Learning Solution). It is intended to be deployed alongside, and integrated with, SAP S/4HANA. The solution is planned for availability in 2023, with maintenance planned at least through 2030.
To recognize our customers’ existing investments, it is our intent to offer a license conversion program. Details are planned to be finalized in 2018 although the solution will not be available for purchase until eventual availability. At that time, it is intended that customers can license the new solution and start migrating to it using planned SAP-provided migration tools and services. As the underlying solution is intended to be based on SAP ERP HCM, we expect this to be a nondisruptive transition. It is planned that customers running an integrated ERP and HCM deployment in one instance today can move to a partitioned deployment model and run the offering on a separate instance.
We are pleased to provide options to meet our customers’ preferences across cloud, on-premise and hybrid operating environments and will continue to provide updates on our solution road map and ongoing innovations.
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