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Process thinking to the side and people into the center – HR and payroll are moving towards the future of a single platform solution

Why do HR and payroll issues have to go through several different platforms and programs, requiring manual steps? Stefan Taurén, Sales and Marketing Director at Accountor HR Solutions sees as a strong future market trend the transition to the single platform solution mindset, where a seamless total solution built with advanced automation and systems thinking makes it easier to handle different work roles.

Ten years ago, HR and payroll management talked about the digital employment lifecycle. What was important in basic integration were the processes and the fact that the systems were talking to each other. Now new winds are blowing in the market behavior. Instead of a process, the focus is on the people.

By means of customer understanding and the automation based on it, the time of people in various roles of an organization will be freed up from unnecessary manual work steps in the HR and payroll system processes for the work aimed at the actual result. In practice, for example, supervisors can devote more of their time to the support and well-being of employees.

“We are moving from one-point solutions to ecosystem thinking.”

Such facility and ease is made possible by a single platform solution such as Mepco Total. Instead of purchasing a large number of products in a patchwork style from different suppliers, the company moves to a unified total solution built by one supplier with the best partners in the industry to meet the real needs of the customer. Alongside the core products, complementary HR, recruitment, and payroll services have been selected for the platform, working seamlessly together from start to finish. The entity works fully with real automation and optimization. So, we are moving from one-point solutions to ecosystem thinking.

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The practical benefits are significant

The benefits of the selected ecosystem to the user are significant. As data moves forward uninterruptedly, things can be completed at once without having to manually transfer data from one system to another at any point.

An organization will have resource savings from the purchasing stage to the final use. You no longer have to think about what products and features you need to acquire to cover all of your organization's HR, recruitment, and payroll functions. For example, in Mepco Total's selected ecosystem, the best solutions have been pre-evaluated, and the products are not separate but support each other, creating a seamless process. When we at Accountor are in charge of the ecosystem, we learn about the needs of the organization holistically. Through our partners, we get the best information on each of the different areas, making our understanding of the needs of the organization extremely comprehensive. Buying is easier when you don't have to look for alternatives yourself.

An ecosystem enables many new services

As consumers, we are used to taking care of tasks ourselves from start to finish – effortlessly and with our mobile devices. The business world is now on the way to coming closer to the consumers’ type to use devices, programs, and applications. Mobile usage is already high in the expense and travel invoicing applications as well as time and attendance management systems.

As the level mobile usage increases, the so-called complex solutions can be incorporated into the ecosystem entity. Basic information about users collected through automation and processes enables in the future, for example, an employee to order and use services related to well-being at work and to apply for employee benefits. In the same way, the company's management or supervisors will be able to order various support services from the platform according to the Leadership as a Service model.

And why couldn’t all a person’s information always follow their owner, whether they change employers or not. This will be successful if the same information can be used centrally in different systems and procedures are standardized.

Ecosystem thinking opens doors in many directions. It is increasingly important for companies to pay attention to what kind of ecosystem supplier they are choosing for their needs. The benefits of a limited ecosystem are that the supplier has carefully considered which partners and what complementary solutions it will include in the systems. The benefits reach far ahead.

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