There Is never a one-size-fits-all solution in human resources. When a company cannot find the right Human Resource software to meet their unique needs, the option to invest in a customized HR product can look attractive. Yet, this is not always the best option, depending on the purpose of the software.
Getting the most value from a human resource management (HRM) product means having access to a platform that’s reliable, secure, and easy to use immediately. Customization can be a good thing, if chosen for the right reasons. Before you choose customized HR software for your organization, here are some pros and cons to ponder.
Pros of Custom HR Software
- Custom Software Built to Your Standards - Instead of an off-shelf HR product, a custom version will give you the features that you need. While this can take some time and effort to build, it’s something that’s worth investing in because no other company can have access to your most valuable tools. This gives your company a major advantage because you are better able to manage your people assets to your corporate standards.
- Private Label and Branded - For many organizations, this is the key to building and enhancing a corporate culture. A privet label option offers full customization of the look and feel of your HRM. This makes the experience of using it more pleasant for you and your employees. From the platform to the report templates, your HRM can be fully branded to your company manual of style.
- Robust Capabilities – While some off shelf HRM’s have had a lot of time spent on development, they can also be limiting in what they can do. A custom solution is built specifically to meet your company needs and to accomplish certain tasks. This means you have the capabilities that can expend as your company needs evolve.
Cons of HRM Customization
- Time and Cost Commitment – It may seem easy to go with an off shelf HRM when you are in a hurry to get a product that works. However, one potential con with a custom HRM is that you have to wait slight longer to get the customizations in place. Many HRMs that are open source allow you to use some features in the meantime while you wait, and can save you on project costs in the short term.
- More Input from You – As with any custom product build, there is the expectation that you will need to be involved in terms of providing certain information to the engineering team. You may have to complete a questionnaire or share examples of what you are looking for. But this is worth it as you receive an end product that has the bells and whistles your company is looking for.
- Future Updates and Support – With a custom HRM build, you are like to need a higher level of ongoing support from an account manager or the engineering team. Your project manager can help to make future enhancements and improvements smoother for you, and you will be the first to know about new releases and features because of this relationship.
Whether you choose to work with OrangeHRM to customize your new human resource management software remotely or through our special onsite implementation process, we will do our best to ensure a pleasant experience for your entire team.