Blog Posts by Ross Blythe
Today, Ross Blythe, a member of the Business Process Management team at SAP Fieldglass returns to the blog to discuss the significance of proper documentation during the implementation process. Welcome, Ross!
When faced with implementing a Vendor Management System (VMS), documentation is traditionally everyone’s least favorite task – except for the lucky few of us who enjoy design documentation. However, it is absolutely critical to laying the foundation for a successful implementation project.
In this final post of our Must Do's for a Successful VMS Implementation series, we're going to explore an essential component of your program - your supplier community. Let's dig in!
Your suppliers will be impacted by your selection of a VMS just as much as your internal stakeholders will. This is the system that will now guide all external worker job requisitions, candidate submissions, invoicing and more. If the supplier doesn't embrace the new technology, their ability to provide contingent resources will be impacted.
For years, your company has been growing and, with it, the need for contingent labor. Perhaps your process for managing your flexible workforce includes Excel sheets, manual entries and manila folders full of invoices and resumes. Or, maybe you use a home-grown technology system that's not entirely effective but automates some functions. In either scenario, you will inevitably come to the conclusion that you need to implement a VMS to fully realize the benefits of your external workforce.
In the coming months, members of our implementation team will be joining us on the blog to discuss different ideas around ensuring VMS implementation projects are successful. Please welcome Ross Blythe!