‘Twas the Night Before Go-Live




’Twas the night before Go-Live, when all ’cross the floor
each expert was typing, like never before.
SAP HR installed by consultants with care
who configured the system with skill and great flare.

The clients were nestled all snug in their beds,
while thoughts of best practices danced in their heads.
Winnie, Brian, and Joe after strategic chit chat,
had just settled in for a well deserved nap.

When out on the server there arose such a clatter,
Joe sprang to his desk to see what was the matter.
Away to the Portal he flew like a flash,
tore through his password and saw such panache.

The code on the lines of the new written page,
the luster of Self Service on objects there staged
when, what to his wondering eyes should appear
but a perfect SAP HR system his clients will cheer.

That much belov’d program had shown him the key
And he knew in that moment, it was SAP.
With years of experience, his experts they came
turning clients to Friends and not just in name.

Now PA, Now TM
Now Payroll, Now Org
On E-Rec, on PM
On Benefits and more
To the top of the IMG!
To the end the call!
Now configure away! Configure away!
Configure away all!

As realization before the final testings they fly
and meet with no obstacle, on up to the sky!
On up toward the Go-Live, these experts they flew
with their screens full of names, and maybe yours too!

And then, first a whisper, he heard from his troop
the shouting and cheering of each specialized group.
He drew close his people, then turning around
down the hallway, Joe with crew came with a bound.

He was dressed in burnt orange, from his head to his feet
while updating his Facebook and Yammer and Tweet
a bundle of AspireHR software he had flung in a sack,
and he looked like a soldier just home from Iraq.

His clients – how they cheered! Their laughter, how merry!
Their project on budget, the result a cherry.
The work of the experts all sealed up with a bow
the page of complaints as bare as the snow.

“What a great gang you are!” said Joe with a cheer,
“This project is perfect, you have truly no peer.”
He had a glad face and a heart full of joy,
not one was prouder than that Missouri boy.

Those folks at Aspire have clearly earned praise,
Without their hard work you’d go back to old ways
of manual systems, printing forms again and again,
such duplicate data is surely a sin.

“HR is vital to a healthy business
to ignore the problem will make you remiss.
With experts like mine, there is no confusion
good software, good people – the crowning solution!”

He sprang from his desk, as his team blew a whistle,
And away Joe H flew, like a ground-to-air missile
But we heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
“Happy Go-Live to all! And to all a good night!”

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