"As a company, we had to change as well to better effectively manage this new and upcoming workforce," said Rhodes. They have been gradually migrating pieces of its HR functions to the cloud.
Rhodes said Emerson didn't run custom code and was able to get all the functionality it needed through application configurations. But that was not the case for ClubCorp., which owns and operates some 200 golf and country clubs and other facilities.
ClubCorp's Oracle HR platform was behind on upgrades and its hardware "had aged out," said Patrick Benson, its CIO.
In moving to the HCM Cloud, ClubCorp used a relatively new feature for HCM, Oracle's platform as a service. It allowed ClubCorp to keep business customizations that work with the HCM cloud. "The platform as a service provides a very orderly way to exit the cloud core and do your own thing and come back in," he said.
Jason Ringgenberg, the CIO of trucking giant YRC Worldwide, which recently migrated to the HCM cloud, believes the ROI of the migration will prove itself out, and sees it as important as risk reduction and modernization.
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