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Select an HR Technology Implementation Partner

Unlock the potential of the organization’s digital portfolio by choosing the right technology implementation partner.

HR technology implementations are complex, expensive, and risky. Vendors' implementation strategies can be challenging and often an afterthought. Every organization has unique implementation requirements that must be considered during selection. Software vendors and systems integrators often want to drive the process, leaving organizations with little control.

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Critical Insight

HR technology implementations are complex, and their success is critical to business operations. Selecting the right software implementation partner is as essential for the initiative's success as choosing the right software.

Impact and Result

Unlock the potential of your HR technology portfolio by selecting the right implementation partner for your organization based on key success factors. Use a clearly defined framework to determine unique organizational implementation success factors. Define the implementation partner requirements. Use assessment tools to score, assess, and select the right software implementation partner.

Select an HR Technology Implementation Partner Research & Tools

1. Ensure strategic alignment

Understand and align your HR technology implementation partner with your organizational and HR technology strategy.

2. Identify critical success factors and assess needs

Identify strategic, communication, process, service, and commodity needs to select project management methodology.

3. Build your RFx and evaluate the responses

Select the different RFx options and identify and evaluate prospective partners based on the response to the Rfx.

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About McLean & Company

McLean & Company is an HR research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools, diagnostics, and advisory services that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 6 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation 1: Ensure strategic alignment
  • Call 1: Evaluate HR technology strategy to identify partner selection information.
  • Call 2: Define strategic partnership requirements.

Guided Implementation 2: Identify critical success factors and assess needs
  • Call 1: Define tactical partnership requirements.
  • Call 2: Define commodity and operational requirements.

Guided Implementation 3: Build your RFx and evaluate the responses
  • Call 1: Review draft RFx and evaluation tool.
  • Call 2: Identify sources for potential vendors.


  • Gloria A. Epizitone, Lecturer, Durban University of Technology (DUT)
  • Paula Minnikin, Partner and Principal, Minnikin Resources Inc.