The consulting world has changed

The section below describes the old method to determine technology needs, select a product, develop custom applications and describes the new way of doing things in the cloud environment.

Determine Technology Needs
1. Needs Analysis   Needs Analysis for the Cloud
Current Method (old way)   Transformed Activity (new way)

Interview process owners, document HCM system requirements, validate requirements with users, convert to RFI (Request For Information). Requirements are usually specified at a high level and only broad features identified. Elapsed time: Months

Access to a portal with a template of commonly required features given to user community. Users collaborate (Salesforce.com Chatter, twitter, etc.) to agree on requirements and level of importance (weighting). Audit on all input and changes kept. When consensus is reached the portal input becomes final. Requirements can be detailed down to data level if necessary: The greater the detail - the better the fit. Elapsed time: Days
 
Select a Product
2. Best Fit Option   Best Fit for the Cloud
Current Method (old way)   Transformed Activity (new way)
RFI sent to selected vendors (based on project team knowledge), responses received, short-list decided, products demonstrated, products evaluated, usual reference checks, product purchased. Known functional gap documented. Options evaluated to close gap. Elapsed time: Months Requirements previously captured in portal electronically compared to HCM product capability in HR Cloud Solutions' database to obtain best fit at level TWO. If data requirements are specified and input compared at Level THREE and an adjusted best fit is obtained to identify the closest fit with the least customisation. Best fitting products reviewed to analyse extent of functional gap and potential solutions. Elapsed time: Hours
 
Develop a Custom Application
The Cloud has now opened up new opportunities to develop custom application solutions driven by the user community and assisted by IT professionals. Development platforms take care of the technical issues associated with a development environment and allow business users to focus on building their HR technology solution and changing it themselves as the business changes.
     
3. Application Development   Application Development for the Cloud
Current Method (old way)   Transformed Activity (new way)
HR works with IT analyst, needs specified in detail, business rules described, specification signed off, prototype built, user reviews, user sign-off, user tests, application deployed. Elapsed time: Months HR reviews function gap analysis document from HR Cloud Solutions, decides scope of custom development, imports package containing all objects from HR Cloud Solutions, modifies page layout to select data elements, deploys to users and modifies if necessary. Elapsed time: days
data model for hr cloud solutions

HR Cloud Solutions offer a comprehensive data model containing over 100 objects and 2,500 data elements. The model describes field types and attribute details. Clients may build their own applications to industry standard to allow plug-in capability for components built to the same model.

plugin platform for hr cloud solutions

HR Cloud Solutions provides a pre-built plug-in framework on the Force.com platform to accelerate custom development. The platform is built according to the data model. HR Cloud Solutions provide a component registry to locate objects and components that can plug-in to the integration points or copy and paste formulas for rules or picklists for content.

startup application for hr cloud solutions

HR Cloud Solutions offer a start-up set of 10 objects to trial the FREE Force.com development platform. Clients may migrate to the plug-in platform if they decide to develop with the Force.com tools..

startup application for hr cloud solutions
startup application for hr cloud solutions