Phase I – Implementation of Workday in Germany with the functional areas HCM Core, Core Compensation, Advanced Compensation, Recruiting, Absence and Integrations
Phase II – Rollout of HCM and Core Compensation in Italy, France, and Spain + Talent & Performance Implementation in Germany
Ongoing optimization and support of further country rollouts
Transformation from SAP HR to Workday
Change from on-premise to a cloud system
Complex individualized processes that have grown over the years with only one person as central knowledge carrier
Approach and services
The standardized Mercer 5 phase methodology (Plan, Architect, Configure & Prototype, Test, Deploy) was applied in this project.
Interactive workshops and a strong team on both sides laid the corner stone for the Workday implementation
In two test phases we developed it further, so that a successful go live could take place
Project results and summary
Successful and fast go live for Germany and further smart rollouts in phase II and beyond
Broad distribution of knowledge within the organization through the Mercer Knowledge Transfer Sessions
It was an exciting transformation from an on-premise system to the Workday Cloud solution.
The factors for success
Highly motivated team
Dealing in a spirit of partnership
Equal understanding through Mercer’s DACH expertise
Training and on-site meetings in the second test phase of phase I
Consider challenges in a solution-oriented manner
- Michael Clemens (Leiter HR Service Center)
We analyzed the market for potential implementation partners in search of a partner who could support us in our implementation process. We needed someone who really understood Workday, our processes, our culture and language and could help us bring HR into the cloud. That’s where Mercer came in. Working with the Mercer team is great fun. They helped us replace our previous HCM system and seamlessly integrate Workday into our existing HR IT infrastructure. Working with Mercer feels like a true partnership. We both strive for the same goal and are very proud of the result.