The Future of Human Resources Will Be SaaS


SaaS (Software as a Service) is a fast-growing business model for acquiring, using and paying for functionality, including recruitment, hiring and human resources functions.

The future of SaaS for Human ResourcesTwo key things are behind the popularity of the SaaS pay-as-you-go model for human resources functions: low investment and deployment costs.

As a result, SaaS will be widely adopted in a variety of small- and medium-sized business (SMBs), and human resources functions. According to this infographic from Staff.com, the SaaS industry will reach $21.8 billion in sales by 2015.

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What these numbers show is that there are prominent business advantages of SaaS for enterprise business applications. SaaS will provide tremendous value to SMBs, by working

with the advantages of the SaaS business model—improving business operations and improving the fulfillment of the growth challenges of human resources for small and midsize businesses.

Key industry trends that will contribute to the rapid global expansion of SaaS include examining ways to reduce recruitment, hiring, onboarding and other human resources costs.

10 reasons SaaS works for human resources functions:

Affordable

Unlike traditional software, SaaS is a subscription service that includes upgrades, service and customer support. SaaS subscription models generally operate on a monthly subscription basis with no massive up-front costs.

Quick to Deploy

For SaaS, all you need is internet access and a web browser and. That is it; you are ready to go. Traditional software can take weeks to months to organize, SaaS solutions do not require any software and you get access your new software instantaneously.

Zero Infrastructure

Your SaaS dealer handles the infrastructure. SaaS vendor will take care of all of this, so you don’t have to.

Continuous Upgrades 

The SaaS provider manages all software updates and upgrades, eliminating the need for downloading patches or regular updates. You will always have up to date software.

Guaranteed Service

With traditional software, you have no guarantee on performance. With SaaS, you are guaranteed a level of service.

Backups and Data Recovery is Automatic

Traditional software has costly automated solutions for the process of backing up data on a regular basis. Even at its best, backup and recovery are difficult. SaaS eradicate this painstaking chore, initiating automatic backups without the need for user intervention.  This ensures data integrity.

Work Anywhere

With an internet connection, SaaS can be accessed worldwide. Users can access their data and work from anywhere. This is perfect for home-workers or for people working across multiple sites.

Security

Information is more secure with SaaS than in traditional software. In the event an accident occurs in one location, a second data center can continue providing the service.

High Adoption Rates

Since SaaS is over the internet, there is no learning curve because employees tend to already are used to working online.

Customer Relationships in the Long Term

This is the most significant. SaaS providers ensure you are long-term happy customers. Contrast this with out-of-date software vendors making profits only on the initial software license deal with a relatively small ongoing support payment. The focus is on you buying the license, not on long-term maintenance.

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Human Resources Seduced by the Cloud?


The ease and cost-effectiveness of cloud-based technology can be extremely seductive for human resources. Why not? SaaS can automate many HR functions, leaving more time to develop and promote top talent.

Although there are many reasons why the cloud will seduce human resources, here are some ways to keep it from becoming HR’s next nightmare!

Human Resources: cloud compliance infographicFor many companies, the choice is crystal clear. Providing the human resources function in today’s marketplace, your business must start looking to the cloud.

However, there could be a massive problem. If done wrong, moving HR to the cloud could be your next human resources nightmare.

The good news; it doesn’t have to be.

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) transforms the way business, especially human resources, handles daily operations. From recruitment and hiring, to onboarding, training, timekeeping and compliance, cloud-based services has made many HR functions quickly, conveniently and almost automatically.

The key to cloud-based SaaS is going with the right provider.

You need to ask the right questions when selecting a cloud-based HR technology vendor. In a recent study by human resources consulting firm Towers Watson, nearly 31 percent of companies plan to increase spending on HR software in 2013.

It is no surprise that many businesses are now looking to the cloud for answers to issues like recruitment, hiring and other human resources functions.

Cloud computing is more efficient, secure and less expensive substitute for conventional software. SaaS has few implementation costs, other than a fixed internet access.

Human Resources: Free live ovation demoOf course, human resources departments are responsible for monitoring the legal exposure for businesses. Due diligence is essential to make sure your cloud-based provider will keep you in compliance, protect employee information, and offer the best system functionality, reliability and security of your data.

Follow this infographic, and avoid a disaster in the cloud.

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SaaS: Enterprise Software Vendors Still Deny Reality


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The Software-as-a-Service enterprise market is big — some estimates put it at $1 trillion — with small, start-ups playing a huge part in this new business model.

Some companies are ditching old platforms for new cloud-computing providers, offering affordable (or even pay-as-you-go) systems that are implemented in days, not months.

This is a tantalizing prospect for organizations facing shrinking budgets and profits.Even though a few big companies are gearing up for what could amount to a huge transfer of wealth, many are simply not paying enough attention.

This could be a very costly mistake.

In this article for readwrite.com, the suggestion seems to be for everyone to “wake up!” It is not a matter of “if” companies jump on the SaaS bandwagon, but “when.”

While some are buying up the competition while they still can or building their own SaaS-like operations, others are hiding their heads in the sand. For them, at least, the results aren’t going to be pretty…

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