Knoa Software Launches Support for SAP® SuccessFactors® HCM Suite

Services Partners Confirm that SAP UEM by Knoa Improves User Experience and Adoption, and Reduces Risk for Companies Migrating to SAP SuccessFactors Solutions

NEW YORK--()--Knoa® Software, a leading provider of user experience management (UEM) software, today announced that the SAP® User Experience Management (SAP UEM) application by Knoa now supports SAP SuccessFactors® HCM Suite. Initial customer deployments have confirmed that the software, by empowering data-driven decisions, helps lead to an increase in employee adoption of and engagement with the SAP SuccessFactors solutions.

“Supporting complex product rollouts across diverse geographic locations, SAP UEM provides the intelligence required to promote successful user adoption and maximize the utilization of HCM technology initiatives in global organizations”

“Knoa is pleased to formally announce the release of SAP UEM by Knoa for SAP SuccessFactors solutions,” said Brian Berns, CEO of Knoa Software. “Following extensive collaboration with SAP and hands-on testing and analysis with our customers, we have brought to market a breakthrough technology that we anticipate will significantly improve employee adoption and engagement. This announcement reconfirms our commitment to support all SAP enterprise solutions, with our strong focus on cloud-based solutions and those in SAP’s roadmap for SAP S/4HANA. SAP UEM can help to ensure a smooth and successful implementation of SAP SuccessFactors solutions. We value our partner network of implementation providers and subject matter experts, such as Britehouse and GP Strategies, who extend the benefits of the solution.”

“The SAP UEM application provides comprehensive user analytics for visibility into employee engagement with SAP SuccessFactors solutions, including key functions such as recruiting, onboarding, learning, performance and goal management, compensation, and succession and development,” said Karie Willyerd, head of Global Customer Education and Learning at SAP. “As with any other projects of this magnitude, data helps build confidence, and confidence builds adoption.”

SAP UEM for SAP SuccessFactors solutions can be a valuable tool for customers concerned with implementing an effective change-management strategy when migrating from an on-premise human capital management (HCM) solution to cloud. It enables organizations to analyze application usage, process adoption and user engagement. It helps them detect issues in real time and then adapt their rollout strategy, based on factual data and observed user behaviors.

Delivery partners have confirmed that customers using SAP UEM during their implementation of SAP SuccessFactors solutions saw tangible benefits in the following areas: change management, workforce training and business process optimization. In all instances, delivery partners observed that the user analytics provided by SAP UEM served as the single source of truth for measuring user experience and adoption.

“Britehouse has obtained extensive value in the use of SAP UEM for the measurement of benefits derived during project implementation,” said Caren du Toit of Britehouse Consulting, a division of Dimension Data. “Furthermore, during the run phase, SAP UEM provides us with great insight into process adherence, the maturity of the users as well as their capacity. We believe that every customer will benefit from using SAP UEM.”

“Supporting complex product rollouts across diverse geographic locations, SAP UEM provides the intelligence required to promote successful user adoption and maximize the utilization of HCM technology initiatives in global organizations,” said Paul Pearce, managing director of GP Strategies. “SAP UEM should be considered in every organizational change management (OCM) and end-user adoption analysis project before a solution is deployed. This tool provides the intelligence required to promote and create the very best user experience possible while maximizing end-user adoption and reducing the risk in deploying technology.”

Change Management

A solid change management strategy is an essential ingredient in the successful migration of a company’s HR processes to the cloud. As best practices have shown, this strategy must include a plan to ensure employee adoption of the new solutions and processes, as well as continually drive their engagement. This can only be achieved with the ability to accurately measure user experience, adoption and engagement. SAP UEM has built-in key performance indicators (KPIs) that have enabled customers to isolate adoption gaps in specific application modules, functionality or processes – and then address them in a targeted fashion, whether through process redesign, user training or improved communication.

Workforce Training

One of the factors that can inhibit adoption of any solution is inadequate training. This is especially the case for implementations of SAP SuccessFactors solutions, which involve significant changes in the underlying HR processes. Customers must not only standardize their processes, but also disseminate best practices to their employees and build an effective communication plan around these changes. Customers that used SAP UEM during their implementations of SAP SuccessFactors solutions were able to identify adoption gaps in very specific areas of the solution, and then address them by delivering targeted training to selected audiences.

Business Process Optimization

Because implementing SAP SuccessFactors solutions is not merely a technical implementation project, but also a process optimization project, it is vital that companies have a strategy in place for redefining their HR processes towards standardization. An HR department going through an implementation must be ready to quickly adapt and address inefficiencies discovered at any point throughout the project. This requires accurate metrics, which in turn enable continual improvement. Customers using SAP UEM were able to use its data as an early warning system, to identify process efficiency gaps during their rollouts of SAP SuccessFactors solutions and mitigate the associated risks.

Knoa is an SAP partner whose UEM solution is resold by SAP as an SAP Solution Extension, providing in-depth visibility into the behavior of users working with SAP software. SAP UEM sheds light on application usage and user workflows, helping to protect and maximize investments in SAP applications and upgrades. The unique insights it provides make it a powerful tool for SAP S/4HANA® migration projects, SAP Fiori® or SAPUI5 development projects, or SAP cloud implementations (such as SAP SuccessFactors or SAP Hybris® Cloud for Customer solutions).

About Knoa Software

Knoa Software delivers on-premise and cloud solutions that generate unique insights for the optimization of the end-user experience for solutions from vendors including SAP, Oracle and others. Knoa's patented software provides CIOs and business executives the actionable metrics needed to help ensure organizations and end-users realize the full value of their enterprise application investment. Headquartered overlooking Union Square in New York City, Knoa provides solutions that help hundreds of global corporations and government organizations make impactful, real-time, fact-based decisions that enrich and maximize the experience for over a million end users. For further information, visit www.knoa.com or follow us at @knoasoftware on Twitter.

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Knoa's Services Partners Confirm that SAP UEM by Knoa Improves User Experience and Adoption, and Reduces Risk for Companies Migrating to SAP SuccessFactors Solutions

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