Drive Real Business Value with an HRIS Strategy

An HRIS roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s priorities provides a clear path forward for both HR and IT.

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If the organization overlooks the need for a comprehensive HRIS strategy the impact will be felt company-wide through:

  • Poor integration, redundancies, and inefficient workarounds.
  • Misalignment with HR, IT, and the business.
  • Misallocation of resources.

By taking the time upfront to create an HRIS strategy, the organization will have:

  • A holistic view of the current IT environment, the future direction, and the initiatives required to achieve the desired future environment.
  • A nimble, reliable, and efficient response to strategic objectives.
  • An HRIS strategy that contains a technology roadmap, stemming from an analysis between current and desired states, while considering objectives and capacity.
  • A demonstration of how to minimize risk, lower costs, and increase output as well as promote competitive advantage through people, processes, and technology.

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Onsite Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn’t enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our Project Workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a road map in place to complete your project successfully.

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Module 1: Conduct an Environmental Scan

The Purpose

  • Understand the importance of creating an HRIS strategy before proceeding with software selection and implementation.
  • Learn why a large percentage of HRIS projects fail and how to avoid common mistakes.
  • Set expectations for the HRIS strategy and understand Info-Tech’s HRIS methodology.
  • Complete a project charter to gain buy-in, build a project team, and track project success.   

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A go/no-go decision on the project appropriateness.
  • Project stakeholders identified.
  • Project team created with defined roles and responsibilities.
  • Finalized project charter to gain buy-in.  

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Set a direction for the project by clarifying the focus.
  • Project vision
1.2 Identify the right stakeholders for your project team.
  • Defined project roles and responsibilities
1.3 Identify HRIS needs, barriers, and enablers.
  • Completed HRIS business model
1.4 Map the current state of your HRIS.
  • Completed current state map and thorough understanding of the HR technology landscape
1.5 Align your business goals with your HR goals and objectives.
  • Strategy alignment between HR and the business

Module 2: Design the Future State

The Purpose

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the HRIS-related pains felt throughout the organization.
  • Use stakeholder-identified pains to directly inform the HRIS strategy and long-term solution.
  • Visualize your ideal processes and realize the art of the possible.  

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Requirements to strengthen the business case and inform the strategy.
  • The art of the possible.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Requirements gathering.
  • Pain points classified by data, people, process, and technology
2.2 Sketch ideal future state processes.
  • Ideal future process vision
2.3 Establish process owners.
  • Assigned process owners, guiding principles, and metrics for each HR process in scope
2.4 Determine guiding principles.
2.5 Identify metrics.

Module 3: Create Roadmap and Finalize Deliverable

The Purpose

  • Brainstorm and prioritize short- and long-term HRIS tasks.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand next steps for the HRIS project.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Create a high-level implementation plan that shows dependencies.
  • Completed implementation plan
3.2 Identify risks and mitigation efforts.
  • Completed risk management plan
3.3 Finalize stakeholder presentation.
  • HRIS stakeholder presentation
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