Accenture and Metso teamed to plan and implement a comprehensive SuccessFactors solution in three releases; aligning SuccessFactors’ HR standards and processes with Metso’s new global structure and standards, centralizing functions and managing the integration with Metso’s existing SAP HCM on-premise system and other legacy applications. The first release was completed globally in just five months for SuccessFactors Goal & Performance Management, Compensation Management and Variable Pay modules. In parallel, Accenture also supported Metso in executing a six-week proof of concept for Employee Central and analytics to help make recommendations and create “to-be scenarios” for a future core HR functionality.
In the second release, Recruitment Management, and Succession Planning modules were rolled out with an Onboarding module to be completed Business Go-live in January 2016. A future, third release of SuccessFactors will complete Metso’s digitization of its people management solutions and focus on Employee Central. This release will enable a set of capabilities which will provide employees and management with greater access to their personnel profiles and career tracks, provide new social media channels for targeted communications and realize enhanced analytics goals.
Throughout the initiative, clear, consistent communications shared across the Metso organization was critical in building engagement. To help ensure rapid delivery and effectively manage costs in each release, Accenture assembled select resources from Finland, Sweden, the US, as well as relying on a South African delivery center and the SAP HCM SuccessFactors Solution Factory in Bengaluru, India.