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SAP HR: What! Why is the client moving from SAP HR payroll to another payroll system?
Yes, this is exactly what raced my mind when I heard that my current client is moving out from SAP HR payroll to Ceridian. I have always been on implementations where the client was moving from another system to SAP or upgrading their current SAP system or outsourcing their payroll to ADP. This is the first time I am on a project where I am helping the client to move from SAP to another system, Ceridian.
Out of curiosity I couldn’t resist, I had to ask so I asked one of my clients who were involved in this decision, what was the reason that made you’ll move from SAP HR Payroll system to Ceridian. I had to add my 2 cents here, telling them how SAP HR is a robust system and number one ERP system in the world and how helpful it is if the client has offices in other countries (and this client do have) and how awesome is the payroll system. Here is the answer I got… Well Steve, we went through all the pros and cons and we do understand that SAP is a very good system but we are looking at consolidation and currently keeping SAP is way too expensive compared to moving with Ceridian.
Here is the background on this client; I will not name the client. Client is based in the US with offices in Canada and recently merged with another company that has offices all around the world. Now, the company that it got merged with has an old ADP PCP system. Total employees after merger over 25,000, however the consolidation of systems to Ceridian is only happening to US and Canada. Client also has Workday and uses this system to maintain all employee data. In future workday will be interacting with Ceridian and Ceridian system will be running the payroll. Currently payroll is outsourced to one of the Big 5 in the US and I guess the cost of running payroll with outside vendor played a huge factor in my client’s decision to move to another system. All though I am sad to see my client move away from SAP but at the same time I understand the cost savings and impact to the business in the long run.
In continuation to this topic, I will write about the Go-live which is next month.
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