Mistakes Businesses Make when going through an HRMS Demo
Requesting an HRMS demo is one of the most common things businesses will do when they are looking to select a new HRMS product. This is also one of the best ways to determine if the particular system is right for your business and if it has everything that will fit your needs. However, there are some pretty common mistakes businesses make during HRMS demos. To help ensure you find the right system for your company, make sure you avoid them.
Not Getting Enough Information
There are lots of working parts to your HRMS. Being unfamiliar with the entirety of the system will make it difficult to choose the best option. You may pass up a gem because you don’t realize it has everything you are looking for. On the flip side, you may wind up choosing a system that is not fully equipped for your company.
To help solve this problem, you should always request that the company providing the new HRMS goes over the entire system with you. This is best done through the way of a full demo. Some make the mistake of going through a presentation or some documents regarding what the system has to offer. This is not a great way to learn everything you need to know about the system in order to make the best decision.
Leaving People Out
Another mistake that is common is not inviting all of the right personnel to the meeting. Keep in mind that your HRMS system will coincide with many other systems within your company. You will find yourself working alongside the IT team, the accounting team and many others to get it up and running correctly. Having these departments present during the demo can help to offer more insight into how the system will work with the rest of the company.
You should also include those who will be using the system on a regular basis. These are the important personnel that keep up with the day-to-day functions of your human resources department. Having them present during the demo will help you to determine how the basics of your department will be affected by the change.
Falling in Love
Remember, the people who are offering you the demo are there to sell it to you. They will be personable and kind and you may like them tremendously. However, you should avoid buying into them instead of their product. While you may love the salesperson, their product may not be as fantastic as they are. Keep this in mind as you are carefully watching the demo.
During the demo, you should also take charge of what is going on. The salesperson will attempt to steer the demo towards the definite perks and benefits of their particular system. However, these may not be items that are particularly helpful to you and your company. To help with this situation, don’t be afraid to speak up and request that the salesperson move to another area of the software.
The goal of any demo should be to see how the system will work with your specific company’s needs and goals. By taking charge of the demo and steering the salesperson towards the items that matter the most to your company, you will be able to determine which system is right for you.
The important thing to remember is switching to a new HRMS is sometimes challenging. There are lots of different pieces that must be put together just right to complete the puzzle. If you aren’t able to complete the puzzle successfully, you may find you are left with a system that doesn’t fully fulfill your needs.
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