Jon Wakefield is a Senior Consultant for the Oracle Line of Business at Velocity and has over 16 years of functional and technical experience in Oracle products, including PeopleSoft, Fusion, and Taleo. As part of the Velocity Technology Solutions Professional Services team, Jon is responsible for new development and implementation of Oracle solutions.
Velocity Technology Solutions Completes an Oracle Fusion Go-Live Using HCM Data Loader in Eight Weeks
In just eight weeks, a Velocity Technology Solutions client successfully went live with the Oracle HCM Cloud Core HR and Workforce Compensation. The design, configuration, testing and deployment of the system for a population of over 600 employees across multiple international locations were all completed in a shortened time frame. Projects of this size typically require 12-16 weeks, and Oracle reported to the client’s Project Management Office that this was the second fastest implementation ever of any HCM Cloud offering.
Velocity Technology Solutions led the data conversion effort using the new Oracle Fusion tool, HCM Data Loader (HDL), to convert work structure and person data. (Click here for Oracle’s HDL user guide.) This makes Velocity Technology Solutions and the client among the first organizations to successfully implement Fusion leveraging HDL. I will offer more specifics about the tool in a later post, but in general I found HDL to be a significant improvement over the previous conversion tool, File-Based Loader, and I expect it to help simplify the overall conversion effort involved in any implementation. I look forward to using it further as more organizations continue to move to Oracle Fusion cloud services.