NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While 30 percent of executives surveyed in a recent Deloitte report indicated they have or are in the process of replacing HR technology with integrated cloud-based systems, 42 percent are still planning the transition or are in the consideration phase. Responding to this measured pace in the move to the cloud for HR, Deloitte developed the AccessEdge solution designed to improve the user experience of existing on-premise human capital management (HCM) applications from SAP and to provide the functionality, look and feel of a cloud-based application.
"Organizations realize the benefits that cloud can provide, and the majority of what we do today is help our clients move to the cloud. However, for financial, operational or strategic reasons, an organization may not be ready to make a full transition to a cloud-based system," said Leendert van der Bijl, principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP's SAP HR technology practice. "In these cases, AccessEdge enables them to extract value from their existing investments in SAP software, while providing the mobile accessibility and ease of use that employees have come to expect from cloud solutions."
By improving the user experience, AccessEdge can reduce service center workload while freeing HR professionals to focus on more strategic priorities, such as learning and recruiting.
Designed to be quick to deploy and easy to implement, the solution enables a unified launch pad and integration across HCM software from SAP, including SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions. In doing so, it offers organizations the ability to adopt a hybrid-cloud approach immediately or to fully transition to cloud-based SAP HR applications over time.
The solution leverages the improved user experience of SAP Fiori®, as well as Deloitte's years of experience in human capital processes and technologies.
"Employees today are overwhelmed by technology, complexity and the overhead of many traditional HR processes," said Josh Bersin, principal, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "Products like AccessEdge give employees easy, mobile access to HR systems to help improve engagement, save time and make work easier for employees at all levels."
AccessEdge's key features and benefits include:
- Out-of-the-box solution for simple and efficient integration with existing HCM systems
- Easy transition to future HCM cloud projects with the ability to move to the cloud in steps or to adopt a hybrid solution at a tailored pace
- Improved user interface with mobile device capabilities
- Standardized experience across all laptop, desktop and mobile devices
- Reduced development time and costs
"Deloitte and SAP have a long-standing alliance and history of impactful collaborations," said Mike Ettling, president, HR line of business, SAP. "Customers are on a journey to the cloud, and we want to support them along this journey. Deloitte's deep experience with HCM software from SAP has led to the creation of a solution that offers a clear, manageable and affordable bridge to the cloud and to SAP SuccessFactors cloud solutions. It's this kind of thinking that helped propel Deloitte to SuccessFactors 'Partner of the Year' for 2015."
For more information about AccessEdge visit: www.deloitte.com/accessedge.
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