The Clock is Ticking: Nexus Move is your gateway to seamless migration to SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

SAP has announced the end of mainstream support for its SAP On-Premise HCM and Payroll solutions, by the end of 2027.
October 2, 2023

As 2027 approaches, SAP clients using traditional Human Capital Management (HCM) systems are coming to a significant crossroad. SAP has announced the end of mainstream support for its SAP On-Premise HCM and Payroll solutions, by the end of 2027. This pivotal moment serves as a compelling call to action for organisations that wish to future-proof their operations.

Customers that are currently on SAP HCM Payroll On-Premise will have to select to migrate to either SAP HCM for S/4HANA On-Premise (H4S4), SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud Edition (PCE) which provides the current level of functionality found within your existing SAP On-Premise with a few additional benefits.

The third option is to migrate to SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite. This option allows for an enhanced user experience and ensures global compliance in the cloud (additionally, this option allows partners to build localizations and extensions) with no defined end date for support.

The future is in the cloud, and the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite is at the forefront of this digital transformation in human resources. However, migration to these cloud-based platforms can often be viewed as a complex, time-consuming, and risky venture. That's where Nexus Suite comes into play.

In this blog, we'll unpack the urgency to migrate before the2027 deadline and explore how the Nexus Suite can make your transition not just feasible but highly advantageous. We'll substantiate our claims with real-world case studies to demonstrate the ROI, efficiency, and strategic benefits of using Nexus Suite for your migration journey.

Stay with us as we delve into this critical transition that every organisation currently using SAP HCM and Payroll user must consider well before the clock runs out.

The Imperative to Migrate: Risks of Staying On-Premise

The 2027 deadline isn’t just a date on the calendar; it represents a watershed moment for organisations committed to optimising their human resources and payroll processes. Staying with SAP’s on-premise HCM and Payroll solutions beyond this point has several implications:

Limited Support:
While extended support might be available, it's often cost-prohibitive and doesn't include updates or enhancements.

Missed Innovation: Cloud-based solutions are continuously updated with new features, something you'll miss out on if you stick with on-premise systems.

Operational Risks: As technology evolves, older systems become more vulnerable to security risks and compliance issues.

Reasons to migrate to SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite:

Enhanced Investment and Innovation: Migrating to the SuccessFactors Core HR, Time, and Payroll provides a significant enhancement in both investment and innovation. The move promises streamlined processes and state-of-the-art features that are designed to meet the dynamic needs of contemporary businesses. 

Improved Employee Engagement: One of the pivotal focuses of the HXM Suite is to foster improved employee engagement. By offering individualized service options in Core HR, Payroll, and Time, the suite is crafted to drive enhanced employee experiences, fostering a more engaged and satisfied workforce. 

Operational Excellence: Operational excellence is at the heart of the SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite. By enabling businesses to scale and power their transformations in the cloud, it paves the way for streamlined operations, reduced costs, and enhanced efficiency.

Human Experience Management (HXM): The transition from traditional Human Capital Management (HCM) to Human Experience Management(HXM) is a paradigm shift that puts employees at the center of organizational strategies. It is meticulously designed to align with the current needs and expectations of employees, promising a more engaged and satisfied workforce.

Positive Employee Experiences: The SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite stands as a beacon of positive employee experiences. It is crafted to foster truly engaging, people-centric experiences, which not only result in greater satisfaction and lower turnover but also lead to better business results.

Intelligent Enterprise: In the era of digital transformation, becoming an intelligent enterprise is not a choice but a necessity. The SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite facilitates this transition, enabling businesses to operate with heightened visibility, focus, and agility, thus paving the way for game-changing outcomes.

Simplified Transition to the Cloud: The transition to the cloud is no longer a Herculean task, thanks to the HXM Move Program. SAP has meticulously crafted this suite to facilitate a smooth and simplified transition, ensuring businesses can leverage the cloud's power with minimal hurdles.

Nexus Move: Your Gateway to Seamless Transition

Nexus Move bundles the Nexus Suite modules relevant to the HXM Move Program and includes the following Nexus Suite modules:

1.   Data Conversion Module

2.   Data Replication Module

3.   Payroll Verification Module

4.   HCM Reporting Module

5.   Process Automation Module

6.   Configuration Analysis Module

Nexus Move forms part of the comprehensive set of services and tools that are available within the HXM Move Program to help make each digital HR transformation journey smooth and low risk. With a proven track record, customers can rest assured that the migration to SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite (Employee Central Payroll and Employee Central), payroll verification and the easily extendable reporting options available will not only de-risk your implementation but make the ongoing support of your SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite a breeze!

In the ever-evolving landscape of business technology, Nexus Move offers a seamless pathway for businesses venturing into SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite. Here, we delve into the salient features and benefits that make Nexus Move a powerhouse in facilitating smooth transitions:

1. Configuration & Foundation Objects

Employee Central: Nexus Move streamlines the process of data migration, allowing for the seamless creation of Foundation and Employment objects directly into SuccessFactors Employee Central. This is achieved by leveraging standard SAP API’s to transform and load data directly into Employee Central from SAP On-Premise (or any other HRIS systems), thereby minimizing manual efforts, protecting sensitive data (i.e. no data is ever stored externally to SAP) and potential system freezes that are often required in these types of migrations.

Employee Central Payroll: Nexus Move also supports the migration of all of the required underlying configuration from SAP On-Premise.

1.    Speed: Turn months of work into minutes. Our customers are running and validating payroll within Employee Central Payroll on day one after installation.

2.    Accuracy: The system's unparalleled accuracy minimises the risk of human error, a frequent concern with manual migrations.  

3.    Efficiency: Save up to 9 months of consulting fees, translating to ROIs as high as 1,000% (as evidenced in our case studies)for this activity alone.

It stands out with its capability to capture, analyse and migrate delta configuration changes in the source system thereby preventing the need for double maintenance or any rekeying of configuration changes between systems.

2. Master Data

Nexus Move expands the horizons of data migration, encompassing not only HCM and Payroll Results data but also finance-related data such as Cost Centers and G/L accounts. This holistic approach facilitates a comprehensive data migration strategy, complete with validation features and reporting functionalities that streamline audit processes and reduce testing phases.

3. System Refreshes

Say goodbye to the hassles of system refreshes during your implementation project and after Go-Live during BAU operations. Nexus Move allows project teams to copy SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite data efficiently from production to test or development systems. Master data may be scrambled based upon configurable scrambling scenarios using data that's applicable to your Country and Language thereby protecting sensitive information (like names, addresses, phone numbers, bank account etc.) thereby, helping you meet regulatory requirements, such as GDPR.

4. Reporting

Stepping up the game in reporting, Nexus Move delivers standard HR & Payroll reports as a part of the base product while also offering functionalities for ad-hoc report creation. It integrates seamlessly with the Payroll Control Center, and facilitates report distribution via a number of mechanisms (e.g. via email). Additionally, it enables data integration with SAP Analytics Cloud and other systems, enhancing the scope and utility of reporting functions. 

5. Payroll Comparison and Analysis between Systems

Nexus Move also includes the Payroll Verification Module which allows for both the comparison and analysis of any anomalies that might exist between SAP systems (regardless of their version), and also between non-SAP and SAP systems. With the Payroll Verification Module there's no need for Spreadsheets and VLOOKUP's to perform parallel testing as everything from result comparison to difference analysis is catered for, with an unprecedented reporting capability, ensuring that every aspect of the verification is accessible, progress easily tracked and can produce reports and audits that can be targeted to meet the needs of the required audience.

It’s now time to deep dive into the world of Nexus Move, where innovation meets functionality, offering businesses a streamlined pathway to transition into SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite with ease and efficiency. In the upcoming sections, we'll dive deep into these benefits, substantiated by real-world case studies.

Case Studies: Real-world Transformations with Nexus Suite

Now, let's look at how Nexus Move has significantly impacted the HR transformation journeys of various companies across different industries, ensuring they are well-prepared for SAP’s 2027 support deadline.

Coca-Cola Amatil: A Refreshing Transition

Industry: Food & Beverage

Region: Asia-Pacific Japan

ROI: 730%

Coca-Cola Amatil saved 6-9 months of work and consulting fees, achieving a staggering ROI of 730%. The day after the Nexus Suite was implemented, they were running payroll within Employee Central Payroll for around 400 employees, verifying the results with their on-premise system. Go-live took under 6 hours for their 26K staff.

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Woodside Energy: Fuelling Success

Industry: Energy

Region: Asia-Pacific Japan

ROI: 730%

Just like Coca-Cola Amatil, Woodside Energy saved 6-9 months of time and effort, achieving an ROI of 730%. They were able to verify payroll for around 500 employees the day after the transition.

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Coles Group: Revolutionising Retail

Industry: Retail

Region: Asia-Pacific Japan

ROI: 1,000%

Coles Group took the benefits up a notch with an ROI of 1,000%. They managed to save a year's worth of consulting fees and were able to process retrospective payroll for 3 months prior to going live. Additionally, as Coles runs a weekly payroll their only option was to use Nexus Move to ensure all 120K staff were migrated to Employee Central Payroll without any disruptions to their weekly payroll process.

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CONA Services: A Smooth Pour

Industry: Beverages

Region: North America

ROI: 1,000%

CONA Services also boasted an ROI of 1,000%, saving 9 months of consulting fees. The transition was smooth and completed in a matter of hours, facilitating immediate and accurate testing and investigation.

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VU University: Academic Excellence

Industry: Education

Region: Asia-Pacific Japan

ROI: 720%

VU University saved over 6 months of consulting fees, achieving an ROI of 720%. The Nexus Suite made the migration and validation process straightforward and low-risk.

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These case studies underscore the transformative potential of the Nexus Suite, making it an invaluable asset for companies planning their migration journey ahead of the 2027 deadline. If you’d like to find out more or organise a demonstration with either TIK or one of our Global Partners please Contact Us

There’s no reason not to move to the cloud with the Nexus Suite.

Talk to our team today about your migration from SAP On-Premise to SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite. The Nexus Suite expands upon SAP making it simpler, faster and more efficient to operate, migrate and update.
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