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Question

Need a free tool for HR Management & Project Management

Oct 10, 2013 3:21PM PDT

I'm a trainee HR executive in a Game developing company. There are less than 30 employees in the firm.

We're in search of a free tool or software that can be used to Manage Human Resources & Projects. It must have Leave Tracking, Payroll etc.

It'll be a great help is you can suggest some..

Thank you

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Re: tools
Oct 10, 2013 9:03PM PDT

I find most project managers quite happy using Excel, Word and Powerpoint. The free equivalent (since you're asking for that) is LibreOffice.

HRM is much more difficult, especially the payroll part, due to the differences between rules in different countries. Generally, the software isn't free, and you need a maintenance contract to stay up to date.

Kees

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Oct 14, 2013 2:05PM PDT

Thank you for your advice.
We've our own in house Project Management tool.
We're now looking for one which has both the HRM & PM facilities..

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I see no real reason ...
Oct 16, 2013 5:05AM PDT

to combine such different things as HRM and project management into one application.

Kees

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And ...
Oct 11, 2013 8:07AM PDT

For HRM and payroll I'd advise to NOT install something on your own network, but use some SaaS-package. Those are always web-based. You could consider to add a requirement that your personnel can access it from home for features called 'Employee Self Service'.

It's a logical extension from the 1970's when payroll was processed by mainframes in data-centers accepting punched cards made by data-typists from the forms you filled in. Later version had time-sharing features so the HRM-staff could do the data-entry on a terminal. It's still specialised stuff that's best done via a standard package offered by SaaS-provider.

Kees

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Oct 14, 2013 2:03PM PDT

Thank you for the suggestions. I did check some Saas Package..

Which one would you recommend?

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Tools for HRM and Project management
Oct 27, 2013 9:53PM PDT

Which are the tools for HRM and Project management bundle together? Suggest me free as well as premium tools.

Regards,

Jacob

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Why bundled?
Oct 27, 2013 10:05PM PDT

Most projects only involve a small part of the staff, and also can include external consultants, that aren't in the HRM system. Both are very good arguments AGAINST integration.

Kees