Select and Implement an HR Information System
Tailor your HRIS selection based on your needs rather than industry trends.
- Your organization is in the midst of a selection and implementation process for a human resource information system (HRIS), and there is a need to disambiguate the market and arrive at a shortlist of vendors.
- Your organization has identified a shortlist of vendors, and you must make an informed decision not only to select one (or more) of the solutions, but also to adequately prepare for a successful implementation process.
- The marketspace has a multitude of solutions positing to provide strong capabilities in most areas of functionality. Differentiating between the solutions is difficult and going through a lengthy RFX process with all vendors is an inefficient approach in terms of time, effort, and cost.
- There are many unstructured opinions, casting a shadow of ambiguity on the entire process, bogging down decision makers in wasteful “analysis paralysis.”
- Market complexity should not equate to decision complexity. Navigating a complicated and diverse HR market will help organizations make informed buying decisions.
- No single HRIS will satisfy all needs. Thinking about how the system will be used within the organization can be more important than the selection itself.
- HRIS is a business initiative, so make project success a shared responsibility. System integrators are a resource, but ownership resides internally.
Impact and Result
- Follow a structured, accelerated approach to launch your HRIS project, filling in knowledge gaps in an organized way that prepares your organization to make an informed decision.
- Explore the Vendor Landscape to understand the HRIS space, familiarizing yourself with the major players in the space and the types of capabilities offered.
- Benchmark your shortlist of vendors with the industry champions in the different use cases, and evaluate how they fit with your organization’s identity and needs.
- Acquaint yourself with the standard steps in the process to inform decisions related to successfully implementing your solution of choice.
- Fast-track selection and preparation for implementation with a proven business-partnered methodology.
- Kristina Blazevski, Program Manager, Property Development Industry
- Gord Bowers, Independent Consultant
- Hilary Croach, CIO, Bay Cove
- Arn Kashino, Head of Enterprise Business Solutions, CAPREIT
- Farhan Khan, HRIS Implementation Specialist
- Muhammad Malim, HRIS Implementation Specialist
- Adam Pearson, Safety Manager, Automotive Industry
- Graham Turner, HRIS Implementation Specialist
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Start here – read the Executive Brief
Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should implement an HRIS solution, review McLean & Company’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.
Launch the HRIS project
Conduct a market overview, assess your readiness for the HRIS implementation, and gather requirements.
Select your HRIS solution
Analyze and shortlist vendors in the space and select an HRIS solution.
- HR Information System Vendor Shortlist & Detailed Feature Analysis Tool
- HR Information System Vendor Demo Script Template
- HR Information System RFP Template
- HR Information System Vendor Response Template
- HR Information System Evaluation and RFP Scoring Tool
- Sample Vendor Reference Check Questions
- HR Information System Vendor Communication Template
Plan your HRIS implementation
Plan the implementation and evaluate project metrics.
Module 1: Launch the HRIS Project and Collect Requirements
- Discuss the general project overview for the HRIS selection.
- Assess your readiness for the project.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Elicit your HRIS requirements.
- Launch your HRIS selection project.
|1.1||Facilitation of activities from Phase 1, “Launch the HRIS Project and Collect Requirements,” including project scoping and resource planning.||
|1.2||Conduct overview of the HRIS market landscape, trends, and vendors.||
Module 2: Plan the HRIS Procurement and Implementation
- Plan the HRIS procurement and prepare for implementation.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Select an HRIS.
- Build a plan for implementing the HRIS.
|2.1||Interview IT and HR staff as well as the project team to identify technical requirements for the HRIS and document high-level requirements.||
|2.2||Perform a use-case scenario assessment. Review use-case scenario results and identify use-case alignment.||
|2.3||Review the HRIS Vendor Landscape vendor profiles and performance.||
|2.4||Create a custom vendor shortlist. Investigate additional vendors in the marketplace.||
|2.5||Meet with project manager to discuss results and action items.||
Search Code: 81116
Published: June 29, 2016
Last Revised: June 29, 2016