Workforce data analytics already plays a key role in HR decision-making. As competitive landscapes continue to shift, workforces evolve, and business models undergo wholesale changes, the importance of data-based HR will loom larger. Companies will rely more and more on their CHROs to examine data, analyze and understand it, and communicate its meaning to the C-suite. Companies will need to adopt integrated HCM and ERP systems to ensure the reliability of the data and the analysis, and also to enable companywide collaboration and problem-solving.