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that could help the company meet its strategic
goals for true mobility program transformation.
As Mondelēz International did, employers
should make sure to evaluate not only the potential of the system, but also its limitations-even
those that might not appear to be a problem today.
Avoid a situation in which today's adoption and
implementation deliver value only for a short time
and result in you having to start over with a new
vendor-and transition all your data to boot.
Also, beware of customization. A very tailored
solution made just for you might seem ideal, but
down the line, it may keep you from taking full
advantage of new functionality. Is the provider
nimble to change? Is it committed to continual
innovation? And will it make upgrading easy, or
will it require expertise and infrastructure that
doesn't exist in the client's organization?
Mondelēz International's prior technology
solution was so customized that it wasn't able
to take advantage of new features that were
released. It would need to start over with a new
implementation in order to take advantage of all
available features. The lack of vendor implementation support would have been a major strain on
company resources and thus prompted Mondelēz
International to look for a technology solution that
provides robust and ongoing technical support.

Focus on Future-Readiness

Realizing value from mobility technology investments starts with choosing the right technology
provider. While there are many to choose from, it's
important to accurately evaluate your needs against
the multiple offerings before ultimately settling on
a provider that aligns with your current needs and
strategy. By understanding the key criteria to consider during your search, you can start your journey
on the right foot.

The world of talent mobility moves quickly, and so
should its supporting technology. Employers need
tools and platforms that scale with the organization,
not only in size but in breadth of services. So, get
your crystal ball out. Envision the problems you
might need to solve five years from now. Then seek
out a solution that both supports the current mobility
program and has the capability to meet future needs.
For Mondelēz International, getting futureready meant selecting a provider that takes a
holistic approach to mobility management. It
sought a provider that could offer an end-to-end
solution to become a single source of truth for
all mobility data and solve multiple mobility
needs, rather than separate technologies for
specific processes. The right choice for it was a
comprehensive suite of software and services

Final Thoughts

Sarah Hunt is director of global mobility and equity
compensation at Mondelēz International; she can be
reached at sarah.hunt@mdlz.com. Robert Smith is a
senior manager in KPMG's global mobility services
group; he can be reached at robertnsmith@kpmg.com.
Anna Volinkaty Wheeler is principal for global mobility
services at KPMG in the U.S.; she can be reached at
avolinkaty@kpmg.com.

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they want to hold internally and how much they
want to outsource or co-source. They should also vet
the experience the vendor has to help ensure a correct
service match and high service quality.
Based on its company culture and strategy,
Mondelēz International's global mobility function knew full outsourcing wasn't the right fit. It
wanted to continue to own the relationships with
employees and the business, managing much of
the customer-facing processes in-house. As such,
its vendor evaluation prioritized a mix of the right
technology with knowledgeable service teams. Top
of mind was how services delivered by the vendor's
team worked synchronously with the technology
itself to deliver and optimize a full-fledged process.
Mondelēz International was especially interested
in specialist support for compensation reporting
processes, including shadow payroll capabilities.
Accurate compensation reporting is one of the
more complex mobility issues in today's business
environment. So, the company made sure to vet
the strength of these specific services and the
technology to facilitate services as it assessed providers. As reduced tax revenues due to the impact
of COVID-19 are spurring many tax authorities
to look for creative ways to close budget gaps,
accurate and timely compensation reporting is
more critical than ever in avoiding noncompliance
penalties and audits.


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