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Need a free tool for HR Management & Project Management

by hrCsharks / October 10, 2013 3:21 PM 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
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 10, 2013 9:03 PM 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.


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by hrCsharks / October 14, 2013 2:05 PM PDT
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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 ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 16, 2013 5:05 AM PDT
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to combine such different things as HRM and project management into one application.


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And ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 11, 2013 8:07 AM 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.


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by hrCsharks / October 14, 2013 2:03 PM PDT
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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
by Jacobsamuels / October 27, 2013 9:53 PM PDT

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



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Why bundled?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 27, 2013 10:05 PM 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.


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