Integrated software systems are taking the world by storm. They are transforming how companies around the world conduct and grow their business. The simple integration of all a company’s tools and software into a seamlessly centralised platform not only saves you time and money, but also pushes your business to the next level.
Benefits of using an integrated software solution include improved employee productivity, real-time visibility, and improved performance. The right integrated software platform makes it easier for your employees to do their job, thus saving you time and money. It also helps your company grow and develop. This is especially important if you are an up-and-coming business venture. Take the time now to find the right integrated software solution and you will reap the benefits in the future.
- What Does Integrated Software Mean?
- Challenges of Not Having an Integrated Software System
- Advantages of Integrated Software Applications
- Improved Employee Productivity
- Real-Time Visibility
- Improved Performance and Customer Experience
- User-Driven Innovation
- Factorial HR Integrated Software Platform
Integrated software solutions combine commonly used platforms, tools and systems into a unique application. One of the most well-known examples commercially is Microsoft Office which provides users with instant access to all applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). In the business world, integrated software might include CRM systems, sales and accounting platforms, purchasing software, and workflow and reporting channels. Integrated software can also be used to streamline your HR processes by merging platforms for payroll, employee data, absences, recruitment and reporting.
Integrated software is becoming an increasingly popular management solution for many companies. This is because it can help rapidly growing companies standardise and consolidate their processes. This improves efficiency, communication and performance. It also reduces the risk of human error and helps to ensure full regulatory compliance.
Companies that choose not to invest in integrated software systems are more likely to be disorganised and inefficient. They are also more likely to make decisions on the fly, instead of making calculated judgements.
Challenges of running on multiple platforms can include:
- A lack of productivity: inefficient processes slow down your employees and make them less productive.
- Reduced real-time visibility: multiple platforms can lead to confusing and overlapping data. They can also slow down reporting channels.
- A negative impact on customer service: if your customers have issues they need to know they can rely on a swift resolution. To achieve this, your employees need instant access to real-time data.
There are many advantages to implementing the right software in your company:
- Increased efficiency and productivity
- Improved visibility
- Improved customer experience
- User-driven innovation and optimised performance
- Accuracy and regulatory compliance
- Improved reporting in real-time
- Centralised and secure data storage
- It saves you time and money.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of software integration in more detail …
Stop for a moment and think about all the different processes in your company. There are processes for human resources management, invoices, sales, CRM and marketing, amongst others. Now think about the tools and systems used by each department in your company. Are they the same? Do your departments communicate with each other? Do they share relevant information? What about within your own HR department?
When you implement an integrated software system in your company, everyone has instant access to real-time data. This increases employee productivity. And by automating your processes you will free up time for your employees to focus on growing and innovating your business.
By centralising your data you will also gain real-time visibility. This means that your HR department will be better informed and able to make the right decisions. Instead of analysing conflicting data, your employees will find the answer they need at the click of a button. It will give you a complete view of your business in real-time.
As an HR professional, you want your employees to perform to the best of their ability. You also want your customers to have the best possible experience with your company. The improved data visibility you get from using integrated software will help you grow and develop so that you can achieve both of these goals, among others.
For example, with an integrated software system, both your employees and customers have access to relevant information when they need it. This improves performance and customer service levels. It also means that any potential issues are swiftly resolved. As a result, your customers are left satisfied and are therefore more likely to return.
When you streamline and centralise your processes and systems you have more control. This makes it easier to implement performance upgrades and improvements. And because everything runs more efficiently and autonomously, it also frees up valuable time. Instead, you can use this time to focus on user-driven innovation and value-added solutions.
Now that you have seen the benefits of data centralisation and software integration, you need to find the right solution for your business. Start by considering the specific needs of your HR department. What systems and processes do you have in place? How do your employees currently report and communicate with each other? Does everyone have access to the data they need?
Factorial’s integrated platform offers users a huge range of features. With our integrated software solution, you can centralise and streamline all your HR processes. This saves valuable time for your employees. It also improves the accuracy of data and helps to ensure regulatory compliance (GDPR, payroll and taxes, Working Time Regulations, etc.).
Our features include time tracking, time off management, applicant tracking systems, shift management, performance management, reporting and analytics, document management…I could go on like this for a while. The point is, we have many different features all integrated into the Factorial platform to be used at your disposal. And what’s more, our platform is so intuitive and easy to use, it is reviewed by our customers as one of their (many) favourite things about Factorial.
Features of our all-in-one solution include:
- HR Teams: speed up and simplify your processes so you can focus on improving the productivity of your team.
- Business: improve the management of your team and improve decision making.
- Employees: with our Employee Portal, your employees can access all their personal information, documents, and other features through their profile.
What’s more, all these features work together to offer you a seamlessly efficient system that optimises the performance of all areas of your HR department. The integrated software solution also runs remotely and is available in multiple geographic areas so your employees can use it wherever they are in the world.
However, we don’t just provide you with HR features. We strive to go that extra mile and do everything we can to help companies establish a healthy work culture through their communications. Our new communities tool helps improve companies’ internal communications, meaning even people working remotely can always stay in the loop with everything going on. Wherever you are, you can stay on top of upcoming events, new hires, birthdays and work anniversaries. You can even custom create your community, meaning your employees can be more united than ever before.
Written by Cat Symonds; Edited by Carmina Davis