Ria’s journey to the cloud with new Human Capital Management Tool


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Ria’s journey to the cloud with new Human Capital Management Tool

While it’s commonly accepted that “each journey starts with one step”, it’s the teamwork, collaboration, and right kind of support that can make a real difference to its overall success.

Ria’s latest journey is to the cloud – that magical place (or places), where information is stored and processed. A place that’s fast and highly scalable, which avoids the need to own servers or add additional IT infrastructure.

Today, more businesses are moving to cloud-based software and infrastructure solutions using companies like Oracle, and Ria is no exception. So earlier this month Ria attended the annual UKOUG Applications Conference & Exhibition 2016  (“Apps16”) in Birmingham, England, to share their journey with other attendees.

Considered one of the largest gatherings in the UK for Oracle Applications professionals, the three-day event covers everything from business analytics, strategy, cloud, and digital customer experience, to Human Capital Management (HCM).

Apps16 attracts seasoned professionals and those interested in the latest offerings and market trends, as well as companies at various points of digital transformation. It also showcases those using Oracle solutions in innovative ways to create greater efficiencies.

So it was on day two, that HR staff from Ria, alongside our implementation partners from BNB, took the stage.



From left to right: César García, Project Manager at BNB, Pedro Lorente, Practice Manager at BNB, Carmen Cerdán HR Director EMEA & Asia at Ria, Victoria Ezeagbo, HR & Recruitment Manager UK and Ireland, Sylvie Trenado, Training & Development Manager at Ria.


The new Oracle Cloud HCM tool provides benefits across the organisation, touching on recruitment and onboarding as well as payroll. And according to Carmen Cerdan, Ria’s HR Director for EMEA and Asia, there is still plenty of untapped potential for Ria to explore.

“We are just at the beginning of our journey, and we believe this tool will provide Ria with a real organisational advantage,” Carmen explained.

“Some of the more immediate benefits include: allowing people to apply for jobs more easily, attracting active and passive candidates using social sourcing tools, utilising social media networks to disseminate information, and improved internal communication. All of this will allow us to reduce the need for paperwork and create efficiencies both internally and externally,” she concluded.



The HR Transformation tree involves the different parts of Ria that are affected and improved by this integration.


Two people presented during the session at UKOUG Apps16, Pedro Lorente, Practice Manager at BNB and Carmen Cerdán from Ria.

The presentation highlighted Ria as a use case for HCM Cloud Adoption, discussing the business drivers and the lessons learnt so far. It was aimed at those looking to move towards digital transformation, and those wanting to get the most value from their Oracle solutions. The presentation also shared some of the pitfalls to avoid, as well as how to achieve quick wins by picking the low-hanging fruit. The session was well-received, with plenty of Twitter engagement (see a selection below).

Today, Ria has around 3,400 employees globally, with almost half of those in 18 countries across EMEA and Asia. And while the tool has not yet been rolled out globally, the journey has well and truly begun.