You’re shopping around. Or, perhaps those snazzy ads that follow you all over the internet promising a liberating HR experience has piqued your interest. Either way, you’re considering the possibility of switching HCM solution providers and implementing a more effective way to manage the business of Human Resources.
Not surprising. This department has gone through an evolution of existence over the last decade. Now an integral component of a company’s success, HR is the hub of an organization. With an influx in work, a laundry list of compliance tasks, and an entire employee-base that relies on collaborative resources from a single department, the new HR has been left to struggle under the weight of old procedures.
So again, you find yourself contemplating a switch. But before you do, be ready to answer some important questions that could mean the difference between a successful long-term partnership with an HR company, and a waste of time and money.
Core Business Objectives
- Why are we considering this change?
No matter how easy it is to switch, implementing a new HCM system is a big deal. Illustrating the reasons behind a new solution is the only way you’ll uncover the right HR partner who will address your specific needs.
- How does switching systems or processes affect productivity now and support future initiatives?
Sure, you’ll want to see immediate results. But, pay close attention to how this HCM technology can (and should) evolve with your business rather than incur additional expenses down the line.
- How will this impact our bottom line and what anticipated ROI is expected?
Budget shouldn’t drive decision making, but inevitably it’s a consideration. Discuss the monetary expense but don’t disregard the time and operational savings that will factor into the ROI.
Vetting HCM Solutions
- Is this an out-of-the-box, or customizable solution?
Your business is unique, therefore your HCM should be as well. Generic solutions may leave gaps in your services or prove difficult to integrate. Customization, though more expensive up front, can be a more cost-effective than the blanketed solution in the long-run.
- What type of client support is delivered?
There’s a difference between dedicated client service and teleprompts leading to endless hold times. Settle for nothing less than a direct number to a specific client service member.
- Can this communicate with current systems in place?
Integration is key to minimizing data loss, duplicate work, and avoiding costly errors. Passing data between systems will provide greater reliability and visibility into your business.
- How do you secure company data?
Cyber-security is a hot-button topic that should not go overlooked. You’ve got valuable assets to protect. From employee and company data, to compliance requirements, network / cloud security should be discussed.
- Can the technology evolve with the industry?
Flexibility is one of the most important attributes in a HCM platform. You’re making a significant investment that should not be obsolete within a year or two from implementation.
The impact of a new HCM solution is felt across an entire organization. Capabilities, cross-functional features, and big data should also be a part of the conversation. And, it’s not uncommon for companies to poll department heads to discuss the features they find most valuable, and ways in which HR can foster engagement with their specific teams.
Complete HCM Solution Partner
At Payroll Data, we take a different approach than the typical online “enroll here.” We prefer to sit down with each company individually to architect the right solution. We do this to ensure you have total visibility into your business via our HCM platform.
We want to help you make better business decisions – not just by minimizing workload and automating tasks. Rather, the Payroll Data team works with you to break down the complexities of HR, synchronizes services to streamline communication, and tailors each solution to ensure that your needs are met.
Learn how our innovative payroll processing, timekeeping solutions, and HR outsourcing including full compliance, benefits, and reporting and analytics can take the pressure off your team and help the focus their energy on growing your business.
The decision to switch HCM solutions is difficult. Payroll Data makes it a lot easier. Contact our team to learn why more companies are trusting Payroll Data, and how we’ve built a reputation for excellence as a leader in HR management solutions.
Payroll Data HCM solutions are trusted by thousands of clients across the US. We’ve led the industry for over 20 years, by pioneering technology that has become industry standard, and backed by a team of some of the most intelligent minds in every aspect of HR management. We combine old school client-centric values, with innovative design and forward-thinking features to simplify the business of HR. Considering an upgrade? Take some time to understand the critical components to look for in an HCM partner.
Get in touch with the Payroll Data team. We will architect a flexible solution that meets your current needs, and grows with your company. Learn how our complete suite of HCM services including automated payroll processing, benefits outsourcing, compliance, and award-winning timekeeping solutions can be customized to meet your toughest business challenges.
Payroll Data transforms HCM for companies. With complete integration, ease of use, and the flexibility to adapt to your individualized needs (all without breaking the bank), we provide the tools, resources, and personalized service clients need to run their HR Departments. Find out how to put Payroll Data to work for you.