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#HRTechWorld Congress is going to be bigger, louder and better in 2015. Taking Paris by storm this October the event will feature speakers like Sir Richard Branson, Josh Bersin, David Shing, May Maloney, Lori Russo and many others. With each event the number of participants doubles – the speed and the disruption created by the event are increasing exponentially as well. It is all the more necessary to have something constant, partners you can rely on. AppLearn has been one such partner. The company provides solutions that help large organisations maximise their talent and performance management processes and systems by driving up user adoption and engagement through embedding ‘presenter based’ cultural, system and skills based training and communication tutorials directly into your HR software.

Having evolved from the implementation space, AppLearn has a very clear understanding of not only the HR environment but what did and did not work in terms of adoption of new system implementations. “Our adoption services were developed to address the very challenges we saw all of our clients grappling with when going live and then seeking to sustain user adoption,” explains AppLearn’s Founder and CEO, Mark Barlow. “Therefore, we have a unique perspective on adoption and how to achieve it at go live and then increase it over time, which is key to delivering the business benefits agreed to in the original business case.” Over the years AppLearn’s clients witnessed the agility and the continuous evolution of the company’02186c0s capabilities as new ideas and technically-enabled opportunities emerged. “One example is gamification where we are working with partners to increase the link between active adoption and holistic rewards,” says Mark.

Adoption does not happen by luck. It requires detailed planning, funding and targeted activities to both achieve adoption at go live and then sustain through the life of a business process and its enabling system, both of which will evolve over time.

AppLearn works in a dynamic, constantly evolving market of user adoption of talent and performance management systems. As Mark Barlow points out, three major shifts happened over the last five years:

  • The market has evolved very rapidly as vendors realised that on-premise system needed to become cloud based. This led to a move to hybrid solutions where some capabilities were hosted in the cloud, while still linked to on-site client IT capabilities.
  • More recently, new entrants to the market have designed full cloud solutions, which have no legacy link to on-site systems. This is making them more agile in terms of mobile working, access etc.
  • Data integration has become increasingly important as HR teams are expected to provide much more timely and accurate backward reporting and, for many, clear forward looking workforce planning and financial management insights.  Until the arrival of joined-up systems with integrated data flows, this kind of analysis has been very manpower intensive and hence limited in most companies.



Make sure to stop by AppLearn’s stand at the HR Tech World Congress, 27-28 October, Paris!