How Cloud-Based Human Capital Management Can Impact Business Results

January 17, 2013 | Jennifer Taylor and Lori Asburry | Appirio
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The role of human resources (HR) is changing as HR teams face new pressures. Today, HR is expected to not only provide traditional operational and personnel services, but also better anticipate and respond to strategic business needs.

The challenge for today’s HR professionals is to stay focused on meeting rapidly changing business requirements using technology that is also in transition. Cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) applications introduce new and often easier-to-master capabilities that can help transform HR from a service provider to a corporate advisor.


These next generation cloud-based HCM applications have the potential to provide never-before-imagined benefits that can maximize business results. However, HR and IT teams cannot approach them as they did systems of the past. In the same way an educator must approach each student slightly differently to maximize individual performance, HR and IT will need to couple the advancements in these new applications

with an integrated systems and process approach to user experience and a renewed focus on change management and user adoption that empowers (not just supports) HR teams and the business they serve.