Overcoming Key Challenges of Merging an HR System onto SAP ERP HCM

  • by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts
  • July 8, 2009
Mergers and acquisitions are increasingly common during the global economic downturn. For many companies, mergers and acquisitions have become a central component of their business models.

If your company is planning to merge with or acquire another company, you may be tasked with integrating the new company’s HR system into SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM). While this process may seem straightforward at first — simply adding new profiles and employee data — it is in fact riddled with challenges that can haunt an unprepared project manager.

Satish Badgi, a senior manager at Accenture and an expert on SAP ERP HCM and merger projects, says there are several obstacles to a successful merger of an outside HR system into SAP ERP HCM. He shares his thoughts on some of those challenges and offers guidance for project managers tasked with a merger project.

Davin Wilfrid

Davin Wilfrid was a writer and editor for SAPinsider and SAP Experts. He contributed case studies and research projects aimed at helping the SAP ecosystem get the most out of their existing technology investments.

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