Human resource information systems (HRIS) relate to
any technical, computer, or information/data software
that is used to track a company’s human resources.
The best IT systems will handle many aspects of
Human Resources, but will also integrate with existing
HR management tools like those offered by Spectrum
HR Systems, will address the key areas of managing
a workforce in a manner that streamlines the process
of collecting information, making decisions, evaluating
the organization, with the use of technology, speeding
up tasks and enabling the enterprise to discover new
There are two kinds of information systems for the
HR Professional. The software technology systems generally
available are web-based and desktop based. The web
based systems are generally referred to in the industry
as Web Based Applications, and these are generally
licensed or sold outright by Application Service
The other example of an HRIS is sometimes sold by
the "seat" and is sold in sets from 1-500, at which
point many software vendors will recommend an Enterprise
Software Solution. HR professionals appreciate desktop
software that helps them manage medium sized workforces.
Whichever HRIS you choose, ask their employees extensive
questions. Many offer demonstrations and
FREE DOWNLOADS, so be sure to avail yourself of the
opportunity to review information system they are offering.
Questions to ask:
Does the HR Information System use database
applications currently in use within your organization?
well does the software integrate with the way you
do business and the current operational processes?
the HRIS work well with third party modules?
Can someone visit your company and demonstrate
the software system?