NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Global Shared Services has launched an initiative for a platform migration and HCM Fusion Cloud-based implementation in North America to enhance and modernize HR Services to 60,000 Siemens employees in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Siemens has engaged audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP to lead the implementation of this large Oracle Fusion HCM initiative.
KPMG is a leader in providing Oracle solutions to Global Fortune 500 clients across the Financial, Supply Chain and Human Resources business functions. The firm specializes in working with organizations such as Siemens to adopt innovative solutions that modernize infrastructure and back-office operations. KPMG delivered one of the first Oracle Fusion Application deployments in 2012.
Siemens, with KPMG's assistance, is building upon the momentum of cloud-based platform adoption and forging new ground for driving business value through adopting Oracle Fusion HCM, part of the Oracle HCM Cloud delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.
"The move to Oracle Fusion HCM follows our strategy to leverage new technology offerings in balance with existing IT investments and partnerships. Having Oracle's PeopleSoft HCM on premise for more than 10 years, our objective is to simplify and modernize core HR and Payroll systems. As a next generation HCM, Oracle Fusion HCM enables business flexibility and fast deployment of new functionality, while maintaining a high level of data protection and reducing IT costs," said Margarita Gosheva, CIO and VP IT, Siemens Global Shared Services North America.
"We envision efficiency gains by optimizing and automating HR Services delivery across North America," said Evelyn Fuessinger, CEO, Siemens Global Shared Services North America. "Oracle Fusion HCM offers configurable integrated processes, mobile enablement and real-time access to actionable data that will significantly improve the experience for HR professionals, managers and employees."
John Houtary, KPMG's Global Oracle Network Leader, said the ground-breaking work reflects the way KPMG's Oracle services have evolved and expanded over recent years to focus on helping organizations understand their options and execute efficiently in building technology solutions that will support their business needs of the future.
"In helping drive the business value that this initiative will create for Siemens as they evolve into their workforce of the future, our teams are leveraging the strength of our Oracle's PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Business Intelligence capabilities, and combining those capabilities with our leadership in the Oracle Fusion Applications space to set the bar for effectively delivering Oracle's Fusion Applications in the Cloud," Houtary said.
John Doel, KPMG's Oracle Cloud Technology Leader, said the firm will utilize KPMG's RapidSolutionSM Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment methodology to help Siemens accelerate the migration of its Oracle applications to the Cloud, while driving efficiency, infrastructure simplification and modernization.
"KPMG will help drive the HR Technology transformational initiative that will result in closely integrated solutions based on Oracle's latest Oracle Fusion HCM and Oracle Fusion Middleware products," said Doel. "We expect this solution will generate a blueprint for what other organizations like Siemens may evolve into over the coming years in order to compete effectively in the marketplace."
"Oracle is excited to have KPMG drive an important Oracle Fusion HCM deployment at Siemens. The latest HCM innovations and global feature set deployed in the Oracle Cloud using KPMG's RapidSolutionSM approach continues to drive value and savings to IT, while enhancing the HR and payroll business functions for complex global organizations like Siemens," said Chris Leone, Senior Vice President, Oracle Applications Development.
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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, healthcare, and infrastructure & cities sectors. For more than 165 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 370,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of approximately $102 billion in fiscal 2012. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22 billion and employs approximately 60,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. For more information on Siemens in the United States, visit www.usa.siemens.com.
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