Applying Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy to Human Capital Management

Archived Published: 21 July 2011 ID: G00214212

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Newer delivery models are making application strategy increasingly complicated for HR and human capital management organizations. Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy provides a framework to organize implementation plans as these strategies evolve, while ensuring the agility of the HR/HCM organization.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Scope of HR and HCM
    • What Is Pace Layering?
    • What Is Connective Tissue?
      • Enterprise Information Management and Analytics
      • Business Process Management
      • Application Architecture and Process Integration
    • HCM Applications
    • Classifying HCM Applications in the Right Pace Layer
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Record
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Differentiation
      • Questions to Identify of Systems of Innovation
    • Applying Pace Layering to HCM
      • Example 1: Manufacturing Organization
      • Example 2: Professional Services Firm
    • Recommendations for HCM Pace Layers
      • Guidance for Systems of Record
      • Guidance for Systems of Differentiation
      • Guidance for Systems of Innovation
    • Applications Frequently Migrate Among Layers
    • New Applications Should Be Classified at Point of Conception
    • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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