Theremany current HRIS products that relate to compensation, employmentsystems and services as well as time and attendance systems whichoffer useful insights to HR professional (Carantit, 2016). HRIS isessentially a connection between information technology and humanrecourse through software which permits HR processes and activitiesto happen automatically. This association eliminates the use ofmanual methods, therefore, allowing the business to plan, manage andcontrol its costs more efficiently without using a lot of resources(Carantit, 2016). This paper aims to specifically discuss theusefulness, interesting aspects, benefits, downfalls, and the type ofthe organization that uses Compose, Technomedia Talent Management andAssureForce Time technologies relating to compensation, employmentsystems and services and time and attendance systems respectively.
Composetechnology is a specialized software solution dealing withcompensation management which simplifies the administration ofmultifaceted unfixed pay plans such as long-term, short-term, bonusand merit incentives (Galloway, 2016). It is very useful for anorganization because it integrates with the existing HRIS, humancapital and financial management solutions making it easier tocontrol the investments in the available systems and processes.Additionally, it would be very useful for those organizations facingchallenging, complex, dynamic and unique compensation plans as wellas those lacking access to real-time compensation data for bothauditing and management. There are many interesting aspects of theCompose Technology for all the users. First, it is designed to offerclient- proscribed configurability (Galloway, 2016). Meaning that, itfully controls guidelines, calculations, validations, systemwarnings, plan rules, and workflow structures. Second, it has a fullaudit capacity to capture data exports, imports and variations madeto prepare records of the participant, to provide a clear view of anymodifications relating to what, when and who modified. Third, itautomatically generates customized and standard complete onlinestatements templates thus featuring a protected email purpose.Lastly, it allows elected client to act as a substitute for adifferent user. Having looked at the exciting features of the ComposeTechnology let us now glance at its benefits of using it. One of itsadvantages is that it reduces errors, costs and time in managing,administrating and planning compensation packages (Galloway, 2016).Additionally, it empowers top managers to evaluate, reject or consentrecommendations from junior managers straightforwardly. Similarly, itmaintains the company oversight through managing preparationimplicitly in a decentralized background. On the other hand, it has afew downfalls such as it takes more than three months to become fullyimplemented in the system. The reason as to why it takes suchextended period is due various activities needed to be carried outbefore its implementation. These activities include training,deployment, testing, structure, design and assessment. Moreover, it’spricing needs to be renewed now and then because it is based onsubscription or licensing plans. Compose Technology can be used bymany organizations such as marketing, telecommunication, insurance,retail and healthcare (Galloway, 2016). The reasons as to why variousteam uses it are because it provides a broad range of solutionsaccording to the way each organization work. The business does notneed to change the way it operates to adopt the technology, butrather the software uniquely integrates into the business systems toimprove data reliability, increase effectiveness and streamlineprocedures.
TechnomediaTalent Management is one of the technologies that relates toemployment systems and services which offers esteemed-talentmanagement (Technomedia Experts, 2016). It would be very useful tothe users in assisting them to employ, connect, train and recompensetheir employees through driving their initiatives and talentstrategies in alignment to their workforce connection to hasten theirbusiness development. The interesting aspects of this technologyinclude one improved mobile interface. This feature enables themanager to carry out tasks involving talent management in theirmobile devices. Two, it has a talent stream which allows one-clickadmission to all activities either through a mobile or a computer.Three, it contains talent acquisition that allows the managers tohave enhanced workflow, application processes, and on boardingactivities in their recruiting processes. It is also designed to havethe business intelligent platform for robust analysis and reportingwhich enables the users to have business intelligence and insightsneeded to make well-informed talent decisions. The advantages ofusing the Technomedia Talent Management Technology include thefollowing it helps the clients to quickly source the necessarytalents from many websites thus obtaining highly qualified world–class skills (Technomedia Experts, 2016). Also, it assists theclient to align the process of recruiting with the objectives of thebusiness. Similarly, it is affordable and user-friendly.Additionally, it helps the users to get a strategic talent advantagethrough latest creative sourcing methods, process automation andskill analysis. Conversely, this technology also has its downfallsbut they are not very many. For instance, it is more complicated touse and therefore it requires considerable amount of training time tobe implemented fully. The technology would be very useful for theorganizations in different markets and of different sizes. Thesegroups include but not limited to government agencies, financialservices, manufacturing, technology, hospitality, retail,professional services and healthcare (Technomedia Experts, 2016). Thereason behind the usefulness of this technology to thoseorganizations is that they are enabled to hire the best-talentedpeople to train and develop them as well as rewarding them for takingfull advantage of their values.
AssureForceTime Technology relates to time and attendance system which helps theclient to effortlessly record attendance and time data for thepurpose of complying with labor law and processing payroll accurately(Asure Software Experts, 2015). It would be very useful to theorganizations because it assists in tracking trends of workforce’sproductivity as well as delivering the needed information in makingsmart decisions. This technology consists of exciting features whichreap various benefits to the users. For instance, it contains timeand attendance related features such as flexible methods on eachemployee’s entry time, notified workflow configuration and timecard adjustment of automatic generation. The other aspect relates torequests for paperless leaves such as submission of electronic timeoff requests as well as their approval or disapproval. Workerself-service related features include viewing of work schedule andprofile information, review of the balances on time benefit andtracking the leave’s request status. The technology also offersvarious benefits to its users. For instance, It helps theorganization to record time accurately, reduce overall costs andincreases productivity through automated processes (Asure SoftwareExperts, 2015). Furthermore, it eliminates error-prone andtime-consuming manual related calculations and at the same timeenabling the organization to choose methods of time entry that suitsthe worker`s needs. Moreover, the tracking time mobile applicationallows the managers to monitor the work from any place therebyincreasing adoption rates and increased productivity. The technologyalso helps the users to create critical reports customized to theirneeds and applicable in scheduling payroll of employees and providinginformation on the historical trend of the company. Likewise, ithelps to streamline schedules of the staffs hence facilitating themanagers to develop plans according to the requirements of theworkforce. Lastly, the automatic calendar view helps them to measurethe actual hours worked for against the plans. On the other hand, theAssureForce Time not only has its benefits but also involves some fewdownfalls. These demerits include operational inefficiency, problemsrelating to data integrity and internal communication (Asure SoftwareExperts, 2015). However, these downfalls have not limited itsusability because it stills has a good numbers of clients applying itin their organizations. AssureForce Time Technology would be usefulin both large and small businesses such as institutions, governments,mass media, clubs, retail, healthcare among others. The specificexamples of the organizations that have already adopted thistechnology include Security First Bank, Open University, American TV,DPT Laboratories, Health Management of Kansas, and Air Force FCUamong other delighted customers (Asure Software Experts, 2015). Thereasons as to why the technology applies to those organizations arethat they require managing their time properly to reduce the costsincurred as well as increase their productivity. However, most of theorganizations lack the expertise to plan and manage their time andattendance systems. Therefore, the AssureForce Time Technology comesin to solve their problem by providing automated tools to schedulethe entire processes and chose customized options that suit theirunique business needs.
Inconclusion, I have learned that use of HRIS technologies offers manysolutions to the company. For instance, the Compose Technologyprovide simplification solutions to those company facing dynamic andcomplex compensation plans such as long-term, short-term, bonus andmerit incentives. Likewise, Technomedia Talent Management offersesteemed-talent management solutions through employing, connecting,training and recompensing their employees in alignment with theirworkforce values. Similarly, AssureForce Time gives schedulingsolutions through automated tools to suit the unique needs of thebusiness. Having this information at hand is of great value to any HRprofessionals because it helps them to make productive decisions inan effective and efficient way without wasting time and otherresources and therefore leading to increased productivity of thebusiness.
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