Cloud based HRIS (Human Resource Integrated System) has been a well-accepted offering in the marketplace for the better half of this decade. On a literal basis, the term refers to software as service (SaaS) for HRMS and there are many benefits to using a cloud HRIS if hosted with the right software provider.
The Singapore government has been providing grants to encourage organizations to automate time-consuming human resource management processes. This also includes implementing tools to assist in the strategic decision-making process at management level.
Overall, organizations that have adopted a cloud HRIS (purchase of the HRMS application software outright and host it with the application provider for a reasonable fee) should enjoy majority of the above mentioned benefits.
The sole disadvantage of hosting of purchased HRMS will be upfront cost of application software that is considered as capital expenditure by some organizations. However, it can be partially offset by current generous government grants for purchasing HRMS to automate.
In summary, cloud HRIS has come a long way and it is widely accepted. It is particularly suitable for large MNCs with local branches or subsidiaries that might have resources to maintain a secure environment.
The recommendation is to examine the benefits for both SaaS and Hosted HRMS and check that your application service provider has put in place good practices and processes to ensure you continue to get the benefits. I.E. You could use the above points as a checklist and get the provider to show proof that the processes are in place in delivering the SaaS HRMS or hosted HRMS.
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