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2017-08-17

Eight Ways an Integrated HR Helps You Gain a Competitive Advantage

Eight Ways an Integrated HR Helps You Gain a Competitive Advantage

It is not feasible for organizations anymore to keep their Human Resource (HR) technologies fragmented and siloed. A centralized and integrated view of HR technologies streamlines processes, improves efficiency, and ensures adherence to compliances. Experts believe that the ability to share HR data with other, systems and processes will provide a competitive advantage to companies. Here are some come prominent efficiency advantages of a fully integrated HR system:

1. Makes Systems and Processes Compatible: An integrated framework makes processes more compatible and helps users in building an end-to-end HRMS solution. Automated integration improves the overall efficiency of operations and simplifies complexity. The business teams can instantly access cloud or on-premise HR employee benefits management software from anywhere, at anytime, and through any device.  

2. Moving Technologies at the Speed of Business: Integrated ecosystem helps teams in updating systems without disrupting the flow of business. From one centralized platform, teams can remove redundant systems and upgrade or add new technologies to the network. 

3. Reduces Operational Cost: An integrated view enables HR teams to track and rectify data errors on time. The users can extract the data from any source and push the data into target system in few simple steps. This end-to-end integration minimizes duplication, improves data connectivity, makes organizational processes more simple & productive and reduces operational cost. 

4. Easier Reporting and Statistics: In an integrated ecosystem, the data can be pooled, corelated, and studied with insightful reports. Start to end integration of HR functions ensure ensures effective information management and analytics. Workflows can be defined to create data flows and reporting functions to aggregate and study data from different systems. 

5. Improves User Experience: An integrated IT improves user experience, lowers learning curve and ensures higher adoption rate of HRMS technologies. It leads to improved talent management life cycle. Moreover, the IT team can quickly provide back-end support and resolve the technological challenges faced by teams. 

6. Improved Communication: An integrated HR network improves communication between employees and employers. Employers can better inform employees on benefits, choices and options on integrated channels like podcasts, and other forums. It also helps in engaging employees and taking better-informed decisions.

7. Compliance: Smoother data interchange helps business users in aggregating the required data from employees and adhering to compliance like Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), etc. 

8. Effective Payroll Management: Well integrated employee and payroll management system brings finance and HR teams on the same platform and prevents cost leakages. It reduces paperwork, minimizes liabilities, and improves interdepartmental coordination.

An automated and integrated HRMS network establishes a single version of truth breaks information silos, eliminates duplicate data entry, reduces cost and improves data accuracy. It delivers a competitive advantage to organizations with a complex mix of cloud and on-premise applications.