Digitalization also includes human resources. To retain employees, SMEs are increasingly looking to HR software and hardware.
"In terms of HR, the digital transformation won't stop before it reaches SMEs," says CeBIT advisor Dr. Christine Lötters. "Personnel planning, work organization, recruiting and human resources development are important pillars that will be increasingly affected by the use of the IoT," says the SME expert from Bonn. Companies of all sizes need to adjust to the new working world and make use of more up-to-date software solutions.
According to Lötters, whether HR solutions are modules in an ERP systems or supplemental special solutions depends on what exactly is needed. The cloud revolution has made many web-based HR tools available as SaaS to lease alongside the usual in-house solutions. "Basically, a single solution for everyone does not exist," says the communications expert.
"It’s important that the processes being modified in companies receive the appropriate support," explains Rainer K. Füess, General Manager of the software provider tisoware. "Employer attractiveness is becoming more and more important, and for this modern HR solutions are essential."
Work 4.0, Industry 4.0, smart services – How can business software be employed to meet the latest challenges and grasp the opportunities? Which functions do modern tools need to offer to create efficient, customer-oriented HR processes? What meets which needs? Dr. Christine Lötters will be discussing questions like these and others with business representatives at the ERP Forum at CeBIT 2016. This podium and presentation platform is placing extra focus on HR this year.
With the slogan "Integrate Processes. Plan for the Future" providers of ERP & HR Solutions will be showcasing their solutions under a single roof at CeBIT in Hall 5. For them it is clear that modern HR systems are important components when securing a company’s long-term competitive edge. "The entrepreneurial value of strategic personnel work is a factor that can’t be underestimated," confirms Dr. Christine Lötters. "Even in this age of digital transformation, employees are a company’s most valuable resource. They need to be met on their level and integrated into the company. The most important step will have been taken when companies become aware of this."