Once a business has crossed the line and adopted HR software, many decisions still must be made. One of the most important relates to location – will the technology be based on the cloud or on the premises?
Increasingly, management is opting for the former option. There are two reasons for this inclination. First, cloud-based HR technology costs less to own and operate than the alternative. For businesses watching their bottom lines like hawks, this undoubtedly is a very compelling feature. Equally important, however, is the second reason for a cloud preference: updates generally are issued more frequently for these than for office-bound systems. Consequently, management and work force can remain current with greater ease and efficiency.
Naturally, a company’s needs, goals, capacity, and character all play a role in determining which type of HR system gets the call. For a business relying on a significant number of in-the-field employees, cloud-based HR software clearly is the optimum choice. An outside sales force, for instance, would be well-suited to a system residing in the clouds. Contrastingly, a predominance of in-house staff would suggest a clear preference for an in-office setup.
Whether cloud-based or in-office, however, both types must create a desirable user experience. Thanks to the refinement of contemporary websites, particularly those accessed via mobile device, users are accustomed to smooth, user-friendly interactions. Anything less likely will fall short of employee expectations and raise their collective frustration to counterproductive levels. A clear interface that is easily navigated is a must in the current environment. Even the greatest functionality in the world won’t overcome the drawbacks of a negative user experience.
If you have any questions about cloud-based HR software, please reach out to HRsoftware.ME. Our team will be happy to provide additional information and answers to all your questions.