Whitaker-Taylor Insights

Is Your SAP ERP Still in the 90's?

Mar 28, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Scott Burton posted in SAP, HR

Being late to the party doesn’t mean you can’t be the main attraction.

Workday caught the ERP world by surprise when they deployed Finance and Human Capital Management in the cloud. SAP answered by launching the HANA project to create a complete 21st century ERP platform.

The result of that effort is SAP S/4 HANA, launched on February 3, 2015.

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Simplify Your SAP Mobile Development and Be HR’s Hero

Mar 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Whitaker-Taylor posted in SAP, HR, Fiori

People in your organization want simple, useful apps that help them get their work done anytime and anywhere. The tools you give them impact how employees feel about their work and your organization.

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How SAP Splash and Build Accelerates Fiori Development

Mar 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Scott Burton posted in SAP, HR

SAP Fiori provides a responsive design environment for applications across all devices on a single code base. It is the same platform SAP uses for S/4 HANA and other enterprise applications, but you can use it to design the kind of simple, useful apps that help your people get things done anytime and anywhere. Fiori offers a responsive design to provide a seamless experience on any device.

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How SAP Custom Cumulation Wage Types Solved a Mid-Year Merger Problem in 401(K) Processing

Mar 7, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Whitaker-Taylor posted in SAP, Payroll, HRIS

When one of my clients acquired another company in the middle of a fiscal year, it presented me a new challenge in not only helping them manage a new 401(K) cumulation and reporting process but also maintaining their current method. I want to share what I learned and the solution I implemented for the situation.

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Whitaker-Taylor at SuccessConnect 2016 Las Vegas

Sep 23, 2016 12:45:00 PM / by Angelo Van Stijn posted in SuccessFactors, SAP

What a great week we had with the Whitaker-Taylor team at SuccessConnect 2016 in Viva Las Vegas! It happened in Vegas, but we're definitely not leaving what we learned there.  

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The Most Common SAP HCM Integrations for SuccessFactors

Sep 2, 2016 2:30:00 PM / by Whitaker-Taylor posted in SAP

We are seeing more and more companies switch their talent management functionality from their SAP On-Premise system to SuccessFactors. However, at the same time, we are not seeing a big move to Employee Central. Thus, most companies are going with a hybrid approach to their HCM landscape. Core HCM functionality (such as personnel administration, organizational management, payroll, benefits, etc.) remains on-premise, whereas, their talent management suite (performance management, compensation management, learning management, etc.) is going to the cloud. This creates a situation where data must be exchanged to keep both systems in sync.

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What is SAP Fiori and How Can It Benefit My Company?

Aug 19, 2016 7:07:28 PM / by Scott Burton posted in SAP

SAP Fiori is a relative newcomer in the SAP solution space. Fiori (Italian for flower) is the result of a partnership between SAP and Google to design a "simplified user experience" for frequently used applications. Using Fiori your company can provide more user-friendly HR processes for employees, which gives you another tool for attracting and retaining talent.

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The Benefits of Globalizing Pay Structures in SAP

Jun 6, 2016 1:13:11 PM / by Jamaal Gillison posted in SAP

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As your company grows, often the number of jobs, positions and pay scales grows exponentially. When you have employees in different cities, the HR structure of the company is so important. If you create separate pay scales for each job in various locations, then chances are you soon will find it to be an inefficient system. Here’s why—if you need to make a mass change in regards to pay scales to your job structure, you would need to individually maintain each job’s planned compensation. This process can be tedious and time consuming, especially if you are a large organization.

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4 Ways to Maximize Your SAP HCM Investment in Route to the Cloud

May 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Whitaker-Taylor posted in SAP


I know many firms are still using On-Premise SAP HCM, and a number of you may be using on-premise for a while.  However, many are now considering moving towards SuccessFactors. Whether you plan to transition in the next few months or longer down the road, you will want to lay the groundwork for a smooth changeover.  Consider these four ways to maximize your current SAP HCM On-Premise investment in route to the cloud. 

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3 Reasons You Need an HRIS Consulting Partner

May 11, 2016 12:46:00 PM / by Whitaker-Taylor posted in SuccessFactors, SAP, HRIS, Consulting Partner Resources


Implementing, managing, and maintaining a human resources information system (HRIS) is a complex undertaking. The technology touches every person in your organization, and will profoundly affect the way your organization operates. Having the right consulting partner can make the difference between a system that helps your business succeed and a transaction tool nobody wants to use.

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