SAP HCM Initial Setup

AhmedAbdelhady
Executive Manager & CO. Founder at Phoenix Consulting
The initial setup is not just the installation. It is also the business process configuration. This is what will take more time. An expert is required to set up many things properly. Someone who expert in HR and knows the business of HR and the business processes, but also has to know the region. If the person doing the configuration knows the laws and how to perfect configuration for the user group, it will be easy for him and better for the company after implementation. But if the person doing the configuration is not an expert, does not know the laws and how the HR process works, it will be difficult for him, it will take longer, and the customer will not be happy with the results. To deploy HCM, getting the setup right depends on the organization and attention to detail. If it is an organization with 500 employees and the solution will be used for payroll, personal administration and organization management, it could take something like four months to install this and configure it properly. This is if the guys doing the installation are experts in HR and the configuration of SAP. View full review »
Porsche D'Oliveira
Specialist SAP Division at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is not complex. It will mostly depend on your consultant. I wouldn't say it's that difficult. I probably also would give it a six out of a 10. It's not as easy as SuccessFactors. View full review »
LangfordMunthali
Owner at Simply HR
I think they used the SAP acceleration methodology for setup, but I joined the organization after the setup. The deployment took a year to make it fully work. View full review »
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reviewer1199859
SAP HCM/FICO Team lead at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I typically come into the picture after the solution has been implemented, so I can't speak to how straightforward or complex the setup is. How long deployment takes depends on customer requirements. For us, I believe it took about two months. I believe you'd need a team of three for the initial deployment of the solution and two people to handle the maintenance if you are a medium-sized company. View full review »
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