Examining the Steps to a WorkForce Software Implementation
Implementing new technology can seem like pushing a ball of confusion up a mountain of work. But part of what makes our job so fulfilling is being able to relieve stress and help IT and HR managers to better prepare for the coming changes. In this infographic, we simplify the WorkForce Software Implementation steps. Of course, each implementation depends upon the complexity and requirements of each business. But this will give you a general overview of what your system integrator will do and what you can expect. The main takeaways are:
- Establishing a plan for both your business and your technology well in advance
- Preparing your data to ensure a problem-free integration (again, well in advance)
- Adequate testing to ensure the solution functions as expected (and then test again)
WorkForce Software Implementation Plan
It all starts with a plan. Your business’s change management journey begins by developing and communicating with all stakeholders the strategy and benefits of new technology. As well, identifying your long-term goals can inform your employees and your SI what to plan for beyond this initial rollout. New modules and new functionalities can extend the value of your core time and attendance software, so start considering what your total solution might look like.
Data Integrity Must be Addressed
During the requirements gathering stage, your SI will advise you to ensure that your data is in the best shape possible. Having to waste time dealing with missing or incorrect data can push the budget up and also cause delays in the project. The issue gets worse once integration with other systems becomes a priority. For example, a WorkForce Software implementation of Time and Attendance, integrated to a Payroll solution. Bad data means bad news.
Design a Solution That You Actually Need
Having your business leaders involved from the beginning is essential to help reduce the risk that you won’t get what you need from your solution. This also means that testing should be done using actual cases to help make sure that the solution functions as required.
There are obviously many more details that need to be unpacked, but in our experience, these are the top issues that we’ve encountered throughout the steps of a WorkForce Software implementation. Communicating with your SI throughout the lifecycle of your project is the best advice we can give. And it may as well start before the project even begins. Contact us today to start this process and let us provide you with a more detailed account of what to expect. In the meantime, download our infographic and share it with your stakeholders and turn that mountain into a molehill.