If you have picked up a variety of disparate systems over the years to manage your core HR, payroll, benefits management, and recruitment, it may be advantageous to start looking into a comprehensive solution. Comprehensive HRIS solutions can streamline processes and save headaches at all levels. While they may not be the best option for everyone, comprehensive solutions can benefit most organizations.
Minimizes Data Silos
Company data is critical for every part of an operation, so being able to move data and compare it is often necessary. When data is held in separate systems, it may become arduous to import it to other systems in order to compare. Upgrading to a comprehensive HRIS solution can make it easy to print reports cross referencing data and to simply move between different HR areas to make decisions.
Assists with Pattern Identification
When data is easy to cross reference, patterns may become obvious that would not be visible otherwise. A comprehensive HRIS solution can highlight patterns that HR managers and front line managers may not have even thought to look into. Analytics functions can even provide guidance about how to review the numbers to see what different patterns mean and what can be done to improve operations.
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Convenient for Employees
Being able to log into a single dashboard and review multiple core HR areas can be very convenient for employees. Disparate systems require separate logins, wasting employees’ time and adding to labor hours as they switch through the systems. Upgrading to a comprehensive solution can be a relief for employees and managers that previously had to rely on a variety of systems to perform daily tasks.
May Include More than HR
Comprehensive solutions can be even more comprehensive than ever before, with some boasting integration capabilities with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, financial software, and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Having the ability to move between all of this information can give a more complete look at how the moving pieces fit together.
Additionally, seeing the data together can help to improve the way that resources are used and productivity levels. Seeing HR data next to CRM data for example, can help managers to ration resources in order to improve customer service. Seeing financial data juxtaposed against HR data can make for better budgeting and potentially help with boosting the bottom line.
Potential Quality Pitfalls
While comprehensive HR software solutions are beneficial in all of these ways, they may not be as customizable or high quality as certain disparate systems. If your organization has gotten used to a certain level of quality that comes with an applicant tracking system (ATS) solution, for example, it may not be reasonable to dump it and make the switch. In this case, it might be more beneficial to find a comprehensive solution that integrates with the existing solution.
If you are considering implementing a comprehensive HRIS, we can help you decide upon your best course of action. Visit our vendor match page to get started with your HRIS journey.