HR Tech Think Tank: HR Information Systems

Legacy HR information systems may be causing more harm than good, Swingvy's Tho Kit Hoong told the HR Tech Think Tank last month.
By: | December 3, 2018
Topics: HR Technology | News

The HR Information System (HRIS) is the lifeblood of any professional in the field. It is the tool that gives its user a clear view of the workforce, and the ability to direct resources to different parts of the organisation as and when the need arises. At least, that’s what is supposed to happen.

In reality, many HR teams are stuck with legacy systems that have begun to feel cumbersome and have poor usability. These systems have not transitioned well into the digital age and are now hampering HR’s progress into the world of data-driven insights and strategies.

Led by Tho Kit Hoong, Co-founder of software-as-a-service provider Swingvy (pictured on the left of the Swingvy team), the HRIS cluster at HR Tech Think Tank attracted more than 40 HR professionals to its engaging deep-dive session. Participants learned about the current challenges faced by those in the market for modern HRIS solutions, and how finding the right platform can help businesses achieve greater flexibility, convenience, and savings in both cost and time.

Getting mobile with HR data

The delegates were asked to brainstorm a list  of challenges facing HR when it came to useable technology, and also a “wishlist” of attributes in an ideal HRIS. Hoong says there were some common challenges across the group, including the need to integrate with third party solutions, cybersecurity, and the amount of investment required to get organisation-wide buy-in and implementation.

“Most of the participants came from large enterprises and therefore also required customisation to their organisation’s different policies and restrictions,” Hoong noted.

But it was the issue of accessibility that stood out among the delegates.

“During the wish list session, the majority of our participants wished for greater access to the system and data outside of the work environment – through a mobile app for instance,” he added.

Participants were also given the opportunity to test and interact with Swingvy’s customisable and scalable solution. This “all-in-one” HR software package is built with modern enterprises in mind, taking advantage of the cloud and mobile networks to deliver data and insights wherever and whenever they are required.

“The delegates learned about how fast Swingvy can automate all their HR works in one platform which covers HRIS, payroll and benefits, and that can be accessed easily through the web and mobile platform,” Hoong said.

About Swingvy

Swingvy is a modern, software-as-a-service-based HR platform that aims to revolutionise and transform HR practices for small and midsized businesses. Built to champion people in their work, Swingvy seamlessly connects all HR information – HR, Payroll and Benefits – and automates every administrative task without hassle. Based on a “freemium” model, Swingvy provides free core HR modules, with subscriptions required for advanced features, including payroll and employee benefits management.

Swingvy serves over 3,800 companies with 70,000 users, and has offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Seoul. With an estimated annual revenue of US$2 million, Swingvy currently employs more than 50 employees.