When an organization decides to improve its HR, payroll, and talent management processes and enters the market for a new human capital management (HCM) solution, the discovery phase can be overwhelming. Not all solutions and vendors are the same, and uncovering the pros and cons to make an informed decision may be more difficult than the decision itself. Efficient, cost-effective HCM has become mission-critical for most businesses. You can't afford to select a solution only to find that it lacks the functionality you really need and then be stuck with it. Nor can many companies handle the disruption and cost of switching to yet another solution if one doesn't work out. Doing thorough due diligence on the front end pays off and will save you plenty of frustration and money in the long run.