David Ludlow, group vice president SAP HCM Solutions, SAP, provided delegates at HR Tech Europe with a vision of the future for HR technology.

He started by outlining what he called the macro trends for HR:

David then went on to talk about the four areas:

  1. Mobility
  2. Big data
  3. Social HCM
  4. Cloud

1 Mobility

Evolution of consumption


How to do mobile

Benefits to HR of mobile


2 Big data


Evolution of analytics

Benefits for HR




3 Social HCM


In HR we are already using social – in recruiting, in learning plus conceptual usage (performance management and career development). Work out where social can work in the organisation.





4 Cloud
David talked about software as a service and how HR needs to look at how services are delivered in the future – this will be cloud based.