SAP Fieldglass Practice

The drive to retain market share and break new ground in the digital economy has stoked companies’ appetites for innovative talent strategies and new capabilities. Demand for expertise in business transformation and skills in new technologies is particularly high. To meet these demands in an agile way, organizations are looking beyond their employee populations to get work done. They increasingly turn to the externalworkforce, which includes non-payroll (i.e., contingent) workers and services providers. 

The external workforce accounts for more than 40% of total workforce spend. This external labor pool is vast and varied, comprised of multiple types of talent under an array of work arrangements. It is expected that these workers will account for nearly half of the average company’s workforce by the end of the decade. To give some examples: 

  • $3.3T are spent annually on non-payroll labor, which is 1/3 of total workforce 
  • 41% increase in contingent workforce spending in past five years 
  • 67% of new jobs created since January are temporary positions (2016) 

Despite the significant spend on services providers and the value they provide, they are treated more as financial transactions rather than ways to get work done. 

Source: Oxford Economics, External Workforce Insights 

SAP Fieldglass is a cloud-based, open vendor-management system (VMS) that helps organizations find, engage and manage their external workforce talent, suppliers, and more. With a 99% customer retention rate, it is not shocking that Fieldglass is the industry leading solution according to the most recent Gartner Report.

Across three core modules, SAP Fieldglass offers features including (but not limited to): 

  • Job requisitions 
  • Candidate selection 
  • On/offboarding 
  • Time/expense sheets and invoicing 
  • Supplier selection 
  • Statement of Work Services Spend Management 

 

SAP Fieldglass for Services Procurement

SAP Fieldglass for External Workforce Management

Some companies take the value one step further, by achieving total spend and total workforce management when integrating with SAP Ariba and/or SAP SuccessFactors.Integration with SAP SuccessFactors enables HR to have a view of the total workforce, even placing external positions where they fit within the internal organizational chart.  

Fieldglass enables its customers to manage the entire external workforce management process, from procurement to invoicing and offboarding. If the external workforce is a key contributor to your company’s success, this solution will be a good fit.  

Benefits 

Gain Visibility through Increased Transparency

You can obtain total visibility of your company’s workforce through many of the solution’s features and the 30+ configurable categories of external labor. Reporting details on non-employee labor composition will also yield advanced and customizable reporting and analytics for your teams to access.  

Improve Spend Control

By managing vendor rates, pay rates, and supplier margins, you can be more cost-efficient from sourcing, re-negotiation, and audit trails. Improving controls and your ability to track the entire contingent labor and non-employee life cycle can be done by leveraging the Fieldglass audit trail and OT time sheet approvals/controls. These processes, as well as consistent pay rates, supplier margins, centralized payroll services, and streamlined automated processes can help your company to achieve a 10-15% higher cost savings rate. 

Mitigate Risks

There are many ways your company can reduce risks through the Fieldglass solution. You can reduce security risks via a more controlled off-boarding process on contingent workers. You can also ensure all contingent workers have appropriate and current qualifications/licenses to perform their work through visa and working rights management. Finally, you can improve your supply chain management to have consistent contractual engagements and service level agreements. In turn, up to 80% of the positions you competitively bid on can be higher quality pre-qualified candidates.  

Increased Compliance and Efficiency through Streamlined Processes

Fieldglass provides potential benefits across different business units. Legal teams can gain a 25% higher rate of total compliance and a 40-60% lowered cycle time from reduced risks and improved service-level agreement compliance. Automation, streamlined accounts payable, and a centralized payroll can create process efficiencies. 

Source: The Power of Fieldglass for SAP Customers Gaining control of your flexible workforce

Gain Visibility through Increased Transparency 

You can obtain total visibility of your company's workforce through many of the solution's features and the 30+ configurable categories of external labor. Reporting details on non-employee labor composition will also yield advanced and customizable reporting and analytics for your teams to access.

Improve Spend Control 

By managing vendor rates, pay rates, and supplier margins, you can be most cost-effective from sourcing, re-negotiation, and audit trails. Improving controls and your ability to track the entire contingent labor and non-employee lifecycle can be done by leveraging the Fieldglass audit trail and OT timesheet approvals/controls. These processes, as well as consistent pay rates, supplier margins, centralized payroll services, and streamlined automated processes, can help your company to achieve a 10-15% higher cost savings rate. 

Mitigate Risks 

There are many ways your company can reduce risks through the Fieldglass solution. You can reduce security risk via a more controlled offboarding process on contingent workers. You can also ensure all contingent workers have appropriate and current qualifications/licenses to perform their work through visa and working rights management. Finally, you can improve your supply chain management to have consistent contractual engagements and service level agreements. In turn, up to 80% of the positions you competitively bid on can be higher quality pre-qualified candidates.   

Increased Compliance and Efficiency through Streamlined Processes

Fieldglass provides potential benefits across different business units. Legal teams can gain a 25% higher rate of total compliance and a 40-60% lowered cycle time from reduced risks and improved service-level agreement compliance. Automation, streamlined accounts payable, and a centralized payroll can create process efficiencies.

Source: The Power of Fieldglass for SAP Customers Gaining control of your flexible workforce

How we're different:

  • 25+ years in SAP Fieldglass Advisory (Total Spend and Workforce Management, and Supplier Community Programs) 
  • 20+ years in Strategic Services such as Program Management Support
  • 25+ years in deployment (staffing and VMS deployment experience)

Rizing as Industry Innovators and Pioneers in Building the Intelligent Enterprise

SAP Fieldglass practice employees are innovators, market leaders, and pioneers in the SAP Fieldglass space. This includes being first to market with respect to new modules, technologies, architectures, and cloud platform extensions in the SAP FG marketplace. Our employers have directly influenced the SAP Fieldglass roadmap from supplier, client, and SAP FG perspectives and operate as early users and adopters. We are currently in pilot for SAP simplified integration. Even more, we have been a trusted SAP partner with a deep global project experience. Our knowledge of people, processes, and systems from 4 legacy companies brings the SAP integration frameworks and provides strategic consultation on SAP ecosystem integrations.  

SAP Integration for Total  Workforce  Management  (TWM)  Expertise 

Rizing HCM has proven, delivered experience in this type of project. This is not a standard project and requires prior experience to deliver expectation, successfully completed SAP SF to SAP FG integration, ability to support firewall integrations, expertise in integration to SAP FG, SAP Ariba, and SAP ECC. 

Managed  Services  Support  for Clients and Suppliers

Our specialized team has deep experience with SAP from the VMS, client, SAP, and MSP perspectives. As such, ongoing and post-go-live support services focused on business as usual support, innovation, and expansion are core offerings of our practice, to help clients in their end-to-end program development journey.  

Experts from Change Management to implementation and beyond

Our change management, implementation methodologies, and sustainment software/services ensure a long and worthy investment in SAP Fieldglass. These strategic services offerings are unique in the industry. 

 

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