The Human Resource Information System

1260 WordsJul 20, 20156 Pages
There are many things to consider when choosing the right Human Resource Information System (HRIS) for an organization. However, it is important understand that human resource information systems require different computer-based systems to run an HRIS. The purpose of this paper is to examine database management systems (DBMS) used with HRIS systems. The paper will evaluate two top-tier database systems, specifically, Oracle Database 12c and IBM’s DB2. Next, the paper will identify the advantages of Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS) and the disadvantages Microsoft (MS) Office. Third, the paper will examine the three most significant risks associated with combining products from multiple vendors into one HRIS, which include security, reliability, and confusion. Last, the paper will identify the consequences of not properly managing a database system. Systems Considerations in HRIS There are many things to consider when choosing the right Human Resource Information System (HRIS) for an organization. Human Resource (HR) managers must consider important factors, such as business objectives, cost, infrastructure, personnel, and strategic planning. Namely, the HRIS must be cost effective, usable, and align with the organization’s strategic goals. Moreover, HR managers must understand the technical design of HRIS systems. According to authors Kavanagh, Thite, and Johnson, an HRIS is defined “as a system used to acquire, store, manipulate, analyze, retrieve, and distribute
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