Top 10 success factors for implementing new software

Creating a data map can help with a smooth transition
By Marlo Hertling
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 01/24/2011

The decision has been finalized and new payroll software is ready to launch within the organization. Now, it’s time to focus on how to best approach the implementation. Taking the following measures can greatly increase the chances of success.

1. Schedule a kick off meeting

Include the payroll team, the vendor and key stakeholders in this meeting. The purpose of the project kick off is to establish timeliness and objectives for the distinct steps in the implementation project plan, review project team member responsibilities and gather any supportive material. Any reservations should be addressed at this step in order to achieve full stakeholder participation and optimal enthusiasm.