ERPs are powerful tools for overseeing campus operations, but there are some things they weren’t designed for. When applying specific workforce management functions, an ERP may come up short. What if you could uncouple HR systems from your ERP — and free your HR office?
The workforce scenarios within higher education can be quite complicated. Many employees, especially student workers, hold multiple jobs with varying rates of pay. A student might work part time serving food in the dining hall for an hourly rate, for instance, while also refereeing intramural sports for the athletics department at a flat rate per game.
An automated HCM solution simplifies the task of managing employees’ hours and making sure they’re paid correctly, thereby reducing the chance of errors. While an ERP is useful for managing many aspects of campus operations, there is no substitute for investing in a human capital management solution for administering the human side of the enterprise. An HCM solution can do so much more than an ERP when it comes to managing complex workforce scenarios, scheduling workers and staffing services appropriately, and providing an exceptional employee experience by empowering staff to be successful.