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3 Questions To Ask When Shopping For HR Software


If you have recently considered investing in a new HR system, you will probably have found yourself overwhelmed by a market which is both saturated and hard to navigate. How can you ensure that you find the best solution for your organisation?

In this little e-guide, we have listed three important questions to consider when shopping for your new HR software.

Is It Cloud-Based or On-Premise?


Cloud-based is the new buzzword these days. And, arguably, cloud-based solutions can save you the effort it takes to invest in new hardware and expensive licence fees.

But can you be sure that the product is as good as it looks on paper? Unfortunately, some software providers market their products as fully cloud-based - while in reality it's an old solution that has simply been redesigned for cloud hosting. 

Whether you want a cloud-based service or an on-premise solution, always make sure that you get what you’re paying for. Do you find it hard to spot the difference? No worries, here at Software Advisory Service we can create a bespoke shortlist for you.

And the best thing? It’s completely free of charge.


How Much Will It Cost Over The Next 2, 4 or 6 Years?


The cost of implementing new software is something that plenty of organisations dread looking into. However, a new system does not need to blow up your entire budget. Technology is constantly evolving, and so does the software market. If you’re on a tight budget, there’s no longer any need to sign up for expensive, long-term contracts when you can get a more suitable solution for a smaller subscription fee.

You should always make sure that there are no hidden costs in your contract. There’s no need to pay for a capacity you don’t need or for an amount of users that you don’t have. Make sure that the cost is always linked to your needs.


Does It Fulfil My Needs Now?


Finding the right HR system is a bit like finding the person you want to marry. It should feel good right now, but it should also be able to grow with you and adapt to any new circumstances. Will you be able to add new users when your business grows? Will the system be able to handle overseas expansion? Of course, you can always file for divorce five years down the road, but it’s better to find a flexible and scalable partner that feels right both now and in the future.

Grow with them. But never force them to fit.

Navigating the software market can be a challenging and time-consuming task. However, by taking these three questions into consideration, will definitely send you in the right direction. Are you looking for expert advice and a vendor shortlist tailored to your needs? Reach out to our HR experts at Software Advisory Service today.

Software Advisory Service is a respected industry body, and our service is non-chargeable. And of course, you’re under no obligation to proceed with our selected vendors. So what are you waiting for?


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