SAP has added four online service providers to its Digital Partner Network for its SAP Fieldglass solutions, to help them customers with recruitment and management of their external workforce.
The new partners are Total, Trusted Health, First Advantage and TalentWave. With their addition, digital capabilities available to customers expand to provide quicker access to talent with specialised skills, and services such as background checks, certification verification, and payroll processes.
“We continue to expand our network of online providers to give customers more options to scale and manage their external workforce,” said Arun Srinivasan, senior vice president, SAP Fieldglass. “With 62 per cent of executives saying that their external workforce improves their owner all financial performance, the better they engage and manage this critical resource, the more value they can realise.”
According to SAP Fieldglass’ report, ‘External Workforce Insights 2018: The Forces Reshaping How Work Gets Done’, the flexible labour force accounts for roughly 44 per cent of businesses’ workforce spend. Use of on-demand, online marketplaces is becoming increasingly important, with 38 per cent of executives currently using them to source talent, and 74 per cent planning to in three years.
Maarten Hansson, global head of workforce strategy at Philips, a technology company in Amsterdam, said: “On-demand talent platforms are great innovations we can use to improve business results. They perform best when digitally integrated with a solution, such as the digital partner network, to realise the value of an on-demand service coupled with the visibility and automation that a cloud solution can deliver to support a total workforce strategy.”