For every business there are multiple keys to success. One of the most important is your staff. If you manage your employees in the right way and offer them the information and systems they need to do their jobs, you could see business running smoothly and profits on the rise. This is often easier said than done though, as it can be a real challenge to effectively manage employees. That’s where Enterprise Resource Planning, or more specifically Human Resource modules, can help.
ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is a suite of integrated business software applications (often called modules) that allow companies to track and manage data and even automate some business functions, as well as Human Resources.
Human Resource modules, in particular, are used to track different people-related functions, such as planning, payroll, administration, development, hiring, and more. Business services, like Standard Operating Procedures, job postings, news, forums, tracking of work hours, and benefits, etc., can all be unified into one module, which makes overall management and decision-making easier.
Businesses that have incorporated ERP and more specifically HR modules have been able to benefit in a number of ways. Here are 5:
A large function of HR, as with many other business processes, is data entry and reporting. If you are trying to develop reports without an integrated ERP system, you probably need to pull data from numerous sources which takes time. This is the time that can probably be better worn-out on more relevant tasks.
An ERP module data, once set up, will be more accessible. This simultaneously makes it easier to enter and pull data together into reports. And because large parts of daily tasks can be automated, you can make certain that what you need to complete is actually achieved.
Because HR is a central function of any business, data related to HR needs to eventually be shared with other teams or departments. Without ERP this likely means you will need to ask different people to divide their data and then compile it into a useable format.
With ERP for HR, data is stored in a central location, or brought together to a central spot, which means that data from different sources can be shared faster and easier. This also ensures that the right data is shared, thus enhancing overall outcomes and making it simpler for other teams to work together.
It can be tough to gain a short-term picture of your employee resources, especially when it comes to identifying potential resource shortfalls (e.g., double-booked holidays, employees who are constantly late, etc.) and where improvements can be made. For example, in most modules, you can track overtime hours of employees, and receive alerts when overtime is passed a certain threshold.
If you spot that one sector is consistently banking extended overtime hours, you can move quickly to address this.
As we’ve stated above, HR systems usually involve data from various locations. This means that there is always a chance of duplicate or incorrect in turn. A healthcare ERP module can help ensure that the data is not only correct but also not duplicated, which can in turn speed up decision-making and enable better decisions to be made.
Without ERP, your HR team could need five or more systems in order to keep track of everything. Each of these systems will need to be licensed, which can often be a serious investment on your behalf, not to mention the costs of setting up and maintaining these systems.
Because HR ERP modules offer an integrated solution, you pay for one license to cover all of your needs. This reduces overall expenses while also producing it easier to budget and maintain.
If you are looking to integrate an ERP solution in your business, contact us today to learn more about how we can help.