[VIDEO] If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail

Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow’s concept of over-reliance on a familiar tool is something that anyone who works in the software sector is very familiar with. We’ve all met that person who has the same answer to every question, regardless of applicability. In the world of ERP that person is Workday.

When Workday was founded in March 2005 (one month before IntraSee), their focus was on mid-market clients. Twelve years later, Workday treats every client as if they were a mid-market organization, regardless of applicability. And, through clever marketing, and a well-tuned sales demo, they’ve managed to convince many organizations to start thinking of themselves like that. Even when they are not. And that’s the problem of having that one hammer in the toolbox. You’re then forced into convincing the world that they’re all nails.

In the real world, organizations are complex organisms that have evolved over time, and have many important needs that must be met in order for them to flourish. Hence the need for Platform as a Service (PaaS) – cloud based tools that allow sophisticated organizations to move into the Cloud without having to sacrifice the needs of their workforce.

The primary function of HR departments is to assist in the realization of the talents and potential of their organization. Choosing, and implementing properly, the correct Cloud solution, is a key component of that. If Abraham Maslow was alive today, he would be a big proponent of PaaS. And would no doubt term it, “self-actualization in the ERP world”.

At IntraSee we have a roadmap for how to get there, and do it right. It’s called Usability First. Please check out the video below, and let us know if you have any questions.

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