5 ways payroll & HR integration will change your life
We’re talking sliced bread, the iPhone, and the ability to google maths questions change-your-life vibes. If you’re not yet harnessing the potential of payroll & HR integration, let us tell you why it’s switching up the game.
What is payroll & HR integration?
How do your payroll & HR teams communicate? Are they the two of a kind, finish each other’s sentences type? Or are they chalk and cheese? And by that same sentiment that is what we mean when we refer to ‘system communication’ or ‘integration.’ Payroll and HR integration simply means they communicate well. The line is good; no stuttering, simply seamless.
‘And this Christmas, we’re giving you the gift of time.’ No, but really. How much time does your team spend inputting data into your payroll software or then type it out all over again in your HR software? It’s estimated that UK workers spend almost 80 working days per year on administrative tasks, and if your department aren’t leveraging integration, that could be doubled! Not only is this a waste of time, it’s liable to human error. And in payroll that can mean paying people wrong, which means inaccurate payroll – and don’t even get us started on HMRC fines!
Want to put a smile on your FD’s face? Tell them they can have some pennies back at the end of the month. The fact is, if you have a separate payroll and HR system you are paying for two systems. That means two implementation fees, two sets of upgrade fees and maybe two sets of API connector fees.
Maintaining two platforms doesn’t come cheap. In fact, in a CIPP survey, 62% of people felt that technological advances would reduce the costs associated with payroll. And what is top of that list? You guess it, integration. Opting for one system that covers it all is a quick way to save some pennies.
One source of truth
Feel like your software systems are playing a game of Chinese whispers? Not sure who is telling the truth and who is lying? By integrating platforms, data is shared seamlessly between the two, and usually consolidated into one dashboard. That means no more endless screen scrolling and flicking between systems, just one true source of information.
Accurate data visibility
In the world of payroll and HR, data is king. But if your data isn’t flowing from one system to another it’s an easy way to get lost in the weeds. True payroll and HR integration means data is reflected from one into the other, and that means one source of truth, not data that is lying through its teeth.
If you’re like us then you’re looking for an easy life. Payroll & HR software integration does that. From integration you can expect singular inputs and approvals on things like new starters, expense claims and changes to employee details. Inputting this data once and in one system simplifies previously convoluted processes.