HR Software is a broad description of many types of
software in a myriad of permutations that individually
or in tandem as modules help HR professionals accomplish
common tasks in minutes or hours that in the past may
have taken several workers many days to accomplish.
HR Systems are applied to every area of the Human
Resources function to enable the management of employees
around the world or down the hall. Scalability is one
aspect of the best HR Software packages.
The latest trend in these systems is to move them
off the desktop in to a Software as Service (SAS) environment,
also popularly known as Application Service Provider
(ASP) system. These methods of delivering applications
to the desktop take advantage of the cost efficiencies
realizable through harnessing the power of the internet.
There are many areas of HR Software, including time
clock software, benefits management, and recruitment,
to name a few. Additionally, all these disparate areas
of HR can be brought together as modules of a single
system that can seamlessly tie timeclock information
with the payroll function in an automated manner, as
well as draw from the benefits database. Tightly integrating
the different parts of the HR function introduces incredible
cost efficiencies and provides managers and key decision
makers with the tools to make effective choices and
plan for the future.
HR Software packages generally come in three sizes,
desktop version, professional, and enterprise level.
The desktop version is usually limited in scope or
the numbers of employees it can process. The professional
versions of such software can handle more data, and
the enterprise level software can handle the most demanding
situations, but can also cost between five and six