At the outset of the project, it was fully understood that the area where SD Worx could help create a real benefit to Bureau Veritas would be from the integration of HR data.
The team delivered a workshop to outline the integration requirements and discuss what data was to be integrated.
Following this, Bureau Veritas had some time to examine and review how they intended to get the data into the format required before development. When Bureau Veritas was ready to re-engage, the SD Worx team restarted the project and consulted closely with them during the design phase of the interface.
Once the interface has been developed, the project entered the testing phase whereby Bureau Veritas could see the results within a demo system. This testing platform was crucial as it allowed complicated scenarios to be executed in a safe environment to give all parties confidence that the finished interface was going to deliver the benefit required.
For the go-live, SD Worx extracted the data from their old version of the system so the team at Bureau Veritas could enhance the data before re-uploading into the new version of the system. While the new system was setting in, the Implementation Team provided a period of “hypercare” before handing over to the day-to-day Support Desk.
As Sally stated, "to get the transition to run smoothly, you need the right people" and it was during this implementation process that it “really cemented the fact that we are one team".
The project was a success and all payrolls went live as expected. In terms of seeing positive results, they were instantly realised.