In the last few years, SaaS HR (Software as a Service) has gained popularity from businesses of all sizes and in all locations. There are many advantages to cloud HR systems, both for the client and supplier. Couple this technology with BYOD (bring your own device) and you have a powerful combination that leads to increased productivity and lowered costs.
91% of businesses say that SaaS meets expectations (from tech Republic) and IDC state “SaaS delivery will significantly outpace traditional software product delivery, growing nearly five times faster than the software market as a whole and becoming the significant growth driver to all functional software markets“.
HR systems delivered via SaaS offer the following advantages for businesses of all sizes:
- Little to no IT effort required
- Minimal implementation costs
- Lower running costs
- Accessible anywhere with an internet connection
- Disaster recovery services included
- Enhanced support
It is clear that SaaS is a far more efficient and cost effective form of software delivery compared to ‘client maintained’ systems, installed on site. An HR system delivered via the cloud enables a workforce access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere. This, in turn, naturally increases employee productivity and flexibility, which is becoming an ever increasing demand from employees for telecommuting and flexible working.
Support can be provided instantly by logging into the system and assisting with specific queries or resolving issues. IT can rest safe in the knowledge that processes that would normally take up their time are included in the service, such as support and disaster recovery.
Employee engagement, right from the interview process, can be enhanced through the use of Onboarding and self service portals. Data can be added to a business’s HR software by the employee.
Now, combine the above advantages with those of BYOD:
- Lower business costs
- Employee familiarity with technology
- Increased productivity
- Lower running costs
- The latest technology at employee’s fingertips
- Employee choice of technology
If your employees are able to access your HR system via their own mobile devices, this further enhances the overall experience and increases acceptance through the convenience and familiarity that mobile apps offer to the user. No longer will employees have to wait to get to the office before updating important information, they can simply use an app on their phone to instantly ensure that their employee information is up to date.
BYOD is growing in popularity – the following statistics reflect the growing need for businesses to embrace the advantages of employees using their own preferred technology:
- 95% of workers have used their own device in work (from IDC)
- 21% of employees have at least one Apple device that they use for work (from Forrester)
- By 2014, 80% of professionals will use at least 2 personal devices to access corporate systems (from Ovum)
CIPHR systems are delivered via SaaS and can also be combined with CIPHR mobile for maximum efficiency and accuracy of data. Give us a call to find out more on 01628 814 242.