The part where you really need to think and work hard is around your processes, and in some cases, you will have to change your processes to align to the technology. The technology is best practice, so be ready to change if needed.
Next up is alignment. What was really important to me was that the finance and people teams, as well as the payroll people, were 100 percent behind Workday. They’re the ones who are going to use it every day. I got everyone involved from day one contributing to the RFP, being actively involved in the supplier meetings and demos, and most importantly, scoring the vendors.
I’d also advise that you make sure to resource appropriately—if you don’t you will not succeed. That means getting your A-Team together and putting them on the project. To get the most out of your investment, think about how to structure the team to ensure it will work both in the run-up to deployment and post go-live.