EMBRACING CHANGE is one of the toughest battles clients face when accepting proposals of a consultant, opined Systems, Application and Products in data processing (SAP) Human Capital Management (HCM) managing consultant P Rajesh.
He was speaking as guest speaker on ‘SAP-HCM consulting and Change Management’ on the first day of a two-day consulting seminar ‘Parthenon 2007’organised by the Entrepreneurship and Consulting Club (E &C) of Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I), on Saturday.
Rajesh gave an idea of the difficulties faced by consulting firms in the process of developing a business solution for the client such as excessive customization. He enumerated various services offered by SAP as part of its suite, ranging from human resource consulting to business intelligence.
The sheer variety of the industrial solutions offered was enough to stir the interest of the audience. He focused on his area of Human Capital Management, where he distinguished between talent management, workforce planning and workforce deployment.
When asked by students whether SAP’s services would benefit the large number of SME (Small and Medium Sized enterprises), he said that SAP had operated in India for over a decade now, and that they had already serviced several companies fitting that description.
The seminar aims at bringing together some of the best young minds in the country and the foremost practitioners from the world of consulting. The theme for ‘Parthenon-07’ has therefore, been aptly chosen as ‘consulting in emerging economies’.
The seminar will provide a forum for discussing these challenges and enable students to understand the reasons behind them. The discussions carried out at this forum will emerge as insights capitalising on the transformation taking place in the world economy.
Another speech by value Partners India head Gareth Pereira on ‘Opportunities for European businesses in India: Going beyond business process outsourcing’ will be held at the IIM-I auditorium later in the evening. ‘Pantheon-07’ will also feature a case study contest.