Acente Solutions launches new HR Business Process Consulting practice to guide emerging companies in their migration from manual, spreadsheet-based HR processes to fully automated Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS).
Mendham, NJ (PRWEB) May 17, 2010 — Never before have so many businesses stood to gain so much, by transitioning to automated HR platforms. A number of factors are making this the right time to invest in HRMS, including the new healthcare legislation which is expected to drive more attention to compliance and risk management, and the continuing strength of the job market which is going to lead to renewed attention to talent management and retention at mid-management levels and above.
“With the early signs of an economic recovery, I am already starting to hear the urgency in the voice of many HR professionals I speak to regularly,” says Nick Laudano, Founder of Acente Solutions, a leading HRMS solutions provider in New Jersey. “The companies that find themselves poised to grow again are taking a hard look at their HR processes, and they don’t like what they see!” added Laudano. Running HR departments on spreadsheets seemed like an acceptable and necessary practice while most companies were in “survival mode” during the downturn. But now, considering that manual HR processes are not able to support the anticipated growth, and taking into account the compliance risk posed by inadequate HR audit trails, the sense of urgency among HR professionals increased dramatically.
HRMS solutions and the automation of HR processes have traditionally been adopted at higher rates in large organizations, while most SMBs stay with manual systems until either the pain level becomes unbearable or a catastrophic event happens (like a lawsuit that leads to substantial financial impact and employee moral problems). However, as is often the case with technology, the value-benefit equation has changed in the favor of the customer, which is yet another motivation for SMBs to act sooner rather than later. “With labor costs being more than 1/3 of operating costs, and employee turnover costs ranging from 50% to 200% of annual salaries, a one-time investment in HRMS tends to be one of the highest and fastest ROI pay-backs you’ll ever see in business,” explained Laudano.
A well-armed HR department with automated, predictable business processes is the lifeblood of most businesses. “Human capital has always been, and will continue to be, your most valuable asset yet some companies are still willing to manage HR processes using spreadsheets. That is clearly a going-out-of-business strategy in the long term,” claimed Laudano.
In order to meet the demand, and help emerging companies gracefully migrate from manual processes to HRMS, Acente Solutions has announced the launch of a new HR Business Process Consulting practice. The practice brings to bear years of experience in optimizing HR environments across many industries, to deliver a custom business process assessment of the client’s HR environment, and offer recommendations based on proven best practices. The consulting engagements come in three different packages: Best Practices Assessment, System Integration & Optimization, and HR Process Management.
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About Acente Solutions:
Acente Solutions provides HR Business Process Consulting Services and best-in-breed Human Resource Management Solutions (HRMS) to small and mid-sized companies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, and now expanding to other areas around the country. With hundreds of satisfied customers earned over more than 8 years, and with expertise spanning multiple industries, Acente Solutions extends the reach of Human Resources.