A distributed workforce is comprised of remote workers who are “distributed” across locations outside a traditional, centralized workplace. There is a great deal of variation in the makeup of a distributed team. They may work remotely, on a permanent basis, or only occasionally. They may live near their central offices and still come in for meetings, or there may be many miles and time zones between them.
Contractors, remote workers, and specialized consultants have been comprising an ever-greater segment of the workforce for the past decade. In fact, recent statistics show that the contractor economy is growing three times faster than the traditional workforce worldwide. One segment of the IT industry which has proven to be very successful in the use of a distributed workforce is the one of SAP Functional Consulting. Nowadays it would be rare to find an SAP Functional Consultant who has not worked remotely on projects.
Applying a distributed workforce within SAP projects
The critical part of the success of an SAP project using a distributed workforce is about how the activities involved in a typical SAP Implementation cycle is analyzed in view of what kind of team is needed. This team may comprise of a distributed workforce or a workforce that is a combination of on-site or remote working consultants. It may also be a model where the team members rotate from an on and off-site basis, depending on the implementation phase which they are in at a specific point in time. In the everchanging world which we are living in, project managers are also still enhancing and improving methods of how in future, the remote execution of SAP projects can be performed even more effectively.
Preparing for the workforce of the future
In a time of global uncertainty, businesses are looking ahead and embracing solutions that will make their teams and companies more resilient and competitive. Through the use of modern digital technologies and strategic workforce planning, distributed companies are preparing for the workplace of the future.
Whichever workforce model you may choose for your next SAP Project, ETZ Global would like to assist you with your journey by providing you with the best SAP Functional Consultants for your team.