Scheduling & Workforce Management

3 Benefits of Integrating Your WFM System Across the Organization

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Think about how much time you spend on repetitive tasks like data entry, updating spreadsheets, or sending emails to other departments asking where certain employee information is. Now, think about all the business-driving initiatives you could be working on instead.

You’re not alone.

In fact, 47% of HR professionals at large organizations (250+ employees) said in a recent survey that having an integrated workforce management system would help them spend less time on administrative tasks.

From hiring and enforcing compliance to scheduling and handling leave requests, HR and Operations deal with some form of people management that is integral to the organization’s health. So, why are enterprises still using siloed systems within each department instead of effective workforce management tools?

Perhaps it’s because there’s a hesitation to spend money when employees can “make do” with legacy systems. Or is the IT department hesitant to change because they’re worried about security? Or is it simply a struggle to create the right business case to present to decision-makers?

Even the fact that legacy systems consume around 75% of federal and commercial IT budgets alone doesn’t seem to sway management towards systems that will break down departmental silos. If you’re frustrated by this and looking for the ROI on workforce management software that integrates easily across the entire enterprise, Indeavor has the answer. 

At Indeavor, we provide an integrated workforce management system to consolidate all your operations. With our workforce management tools, you will save time and reduce the cost of having multiple management tools in different departments.

Benefits of Integrating a WFM System Across Your Organization

An integrated workforce management system benefits your organization in many ways. Some of the benefits include:

Provide Enhanced Visibility

Rather than relying on manual data entry, wouldn’t it be nice to have software that keeps track of important employee information for you? Indeavor’s integrated workforce management system does exactly that. 

With a workforce management system, automated employee scheduling, and leave management solutions, you can see real-time labor information, schedules, and production demand in one place. An effective workforce management system will ease the visibility and access for HR, Operations, Warehousing, Transportation, and any other department that depends on 24/7 data upkeep. 

Moreover, cross-departmental visibility into employee hours combats burnout by creating the most optimal shift schedule based on hours worked. Considering 95% of HR leaders claim employee burnout is why their employees quit, this should be a critical component of your workforce management strategy. This visibility increases employee satisfaction in the workplace, boosting your company’s overall efficiency.

A workforce management system reduces technical issues and errors in data entry. In many organizations, technical errors can lead to numerous losses and may even lead to people losing their jobs. An effective workforce management system minimizes the risk of technical errors in information processing. If an error occurs in a workforce management system, it is easily noticeable and fixable, and you can trace the source of the errors. 

With an integrated workforce management system, you’ll never be stuck trying to remember passwords to separate systems or waiting on someone else in another department at a different location to gather the information you requested. With an integrated WFM solution, that information will be at your fingertips.

Leverage Better Analytics to Make Better Decisions

Effective workforce management tools leverage better analytics in the decision-making process. Your organization can only be proactive with the right labor metrics available at the right time.

With robust workforce management analytics, anyone in the organization—from schedulers and demand planners to HR and plant managers—can use real-time employee data to scenario test and forecast seamlessly. An integrated workforce management system has features for record-keeping to ease the consolidation and analysis of the reports you need to create forecasts for decision-making. Since the data is easy to retrieve, you can begin uncovering ROI in unexpected places and make better decisions on your organization’s progress. 

Attendance affects production at your facility. A workforce management system allows you to spot problems weeks or months in advance, allowing you to staff correctly or realign the project before gaps or overstaffing occur. Overtime hours, for example, may be reduced after a scheduler realizes that shifts during peak time have been understaffed the past few weeks— what was once an unexpected and unplanned “cost of doing business” is now a strategic plan in the future.

Demand-based scheduling is no longer a pipe dream with Indeavor’s integrated workforce management system. You can now match your workforce to your production demands.

Conduct Audits with Ease

Having an integrated workforce management system eases the audit process. Storing employee data in disjointed systems that don’t communicate with each other means that a person is stuck manually entering data into each system. This creates a lot of room for human error, especially at the point of scheduling. 

For example, a person’s credentials to perform a specific job at the manufacturing plant could be expired. Still, an unaware scheduler will have them down for the job all week because no one updated the credentials in the Excel sheet. Such errors will lead to issues during the audit process. 

With the right management tools, you can auto-log every keystroke — no matter your department. This feature enhances traceability and streamlines the auditing process. As a result of this improved transparency, you can reduce the likelihood of disputes.

Maintain Compliance With State Regulations

How confident are you in your organization’s ability to keep track of complex scheduling rules and compliance coverage (union, local, state, federal, or fatigue)? If your organization still relies on paper-based scheduling, it’s easy to assign an employee an overload of shifts unknowingly — depending on which state you live in, which puts you at risk of legal action. Our integrated workforce management system helps your company remain compliant with state guidelines and regulations. 

If there is an error in your scheduling that may lead to excess work and burnout for your employees, the workforce management tools catch them early. It will also be easy to know who made an error and have it corrected as soon as possible. 

The Indeavor Solution

If you want to leverage the benefits of a fully integrated workforce management solution, look no further than Indeavor. Our integrated workforce management system has intelligent algorithms and workforce analytics you need to increase visibility and engagement, ease the audit process, and leverage business analytics for better decision-making. 

There is no need for an overhaul of your internal systems, which will save you time and money. Indeavor’s integrated workforce management system integrates with your current HCM, T&A, Payroll, and ERP platforms, so you can ensure that your internal systems are communicating succinctly. 

Reap the benefits with our effective management system that works even with large, complicated workforces. Partner with Indeavor for unmatched customer service, fast turnarounds, and effective workforce management solutions. Our professionals are eager to assist you.

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