It is rare for HR to be involved in the procurement of software. This process tends to be the domain of the IT Department, as any company software purchase would need technical support. It also needs to be able to ‘talk’ to the existing legacy infrastructure which only IT would know about. Whatsmore, any software can seem quite daunting for non-techie types – code is a completely different language! When it comes to cloud-based Performance Management Software, the story is no different.
For that reason alone, we have written this blog to explain the many benefits of using a cloud-based Performance Management Software. The truth is, it can bring huge value to your organisation!
Employees can access applications on the move via the web and the managers can respond virtually; this echoes how people want to work nowadays.
Infrastructure can be expensive. Instead, with performance management software you rent the cloud application from the provider. This means it is an operational investment rather than a capital investment on the balance sheet. It also means that the software can be switched on and off as required.
Because this is a hosted technology that is accessed independently via the web, it can be set up and configured quickly without lengthy integration.
We hear about legacy technology which sits in many organisations and is out-of-date. The cost of updating or maintaining it is huge. With cloud-based HR software, it is the responsibility of the software provider to offer the most up-to-date version of the software as part of the package
No additional pressure on your IT department. This is because the software is independent and support is provided directly.
Most UK providers of cloud-based HR software use specialist hosting providers in the UK. These hosting providers have security and back up procedures that are far more secure than any internally hosted software. Therefore, data is not housed on laptops which can be left on trains; it is securely backed up and accessed on-demand via the web.
The ability to access your HR data in real-time means you can add far greater value as an HR professional. This allows you to be more proactive within your organisation. Compared to paper-based processes, this can be life-changing!
There are clearly many advantages to using cloud-based software such as Actus Performance Management Software. It offers a flexible and responsive solution to your HR requirements and will allow you as an HR practitioner to stop shuffling paper and focus on doing what you do best!
So if you’re not already using cloud-based HR software…what are you waiting for?