Read the TRANSFORMING HUMAN RESOURCES AT NOVARTIS: THE HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM (HRIS) case first, then answer the following questions base on the case. Do NOT use the same sentence from the case and Internet in the analyses. While completing your written analyses, you should be mindful of providing just the right amount of information: too little will not describe your answer well enough, while too much may obscure key points. Succinctness is always valued: the fewer words you use to clearly make your point will be appreciated. There are two exemplars for other cases I uploaded. You can follow this format.
Case Questions â€“ Transforming Human Resources at Novartis. Please answer the questions with enough detail to adequately cover the question but avoid including excess verbiage that does not add value to your analysis.
- Before the rollout of Novartisâ€™ new HRIS, HR professionals relied on a multitude of existing â€œlegacyâ€ systems. What were some of the problems with these old â€œlegacyâ€ systems?
- The case stated that the new HRIS project was â€œfar more than simply a technical challengeâ€. What does this mean?
- Drawing from the Novartis case, your textbook, and the reading â€œLeveraging HR Technology for Competitive Advantageâ€, explain how an HRIS system supports business goals such as the â€œability to recruit, develop, motivate, and retain peopleâ€.
- Implementing a new system that causes people to work differently has several challenges. What are some of these challenges?
- Imagine that you are the CIO of Novartis today in 2017. You are considering migrating your on-premises SAP HRIS system (i.e. the HRIS in the Novartis case study) to the Cloud. You read through the Gartner Group report â€œMagic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprisesâ€ (in this weekâ€™s readings) to better understand your options for implementing a Cloud-based HCM suite. Based on the Gartner report, would implementing the Cloud-based SAP system be a good idea? Why or why not?