Modern SaaS HR solutions are improving at a neck breaking pace, no longer just restricted to transactional functions like a basic payroll system. If you are an HR leader, you know or will soon learn that you need tools to coordinate HR processes with enhanced levels of flexibility, usability, and ease. There’s a need to quickly move away from difficult customization, unnecessary complexity, and unwanted software upgrades.
Given the vast differences in the overall benefits and costs of even the smallest of distinction, a single feature can be a make or break for your business. That’s why it’s very important for the end-user to better educate themselves about the technology behind a particular HR SaaS solution. That is precisely what we are looking to address today.
To begin with, what exactly is a Single Codeline Strategy?
If you think about it, you might have heard terminologies like “single codeline development”, “the power of one”, or “all rolled up in one”.
Let’s say you run a huge website with 1000 pages, and there is an immediate need to change the office address on the footer, would you change the address on all 1000 pages?
Obviously not! It is because of a single code line, that you are able to make the change in one go. Excuse the naivety, but the concept is same for a cloud-based HR software as well.
What’s the point of having an up-to-date HR SaaS solution, if we start doing custom code and distribute multiple versions in the market?
We realize that for an industry leading HR solution provider, it’s important that we work on a single codeline so that we can reap the advantages of a true cloud HR SaaS provider. That’s why PeopleStrong is better than old school legacy disintegrated systems which are lethargic, difficult, and problematic.
What’s in it for our customers?
Offering better innovations and new features
Single codeline approach helps us to deliver new innovations for our existing and new customers in a more consistent way. It becomes an ongoing process wherein it is not difficult to absorb any consequential change. We spend a lot of time on product on the designing of the product keeping user and his experience with the product at the centre. We can work with ‘as and when’ approach by saving a lot of development time. We spend more time innovating, more time on designing and understanding the market, and far less time on managing the historical versions.
Reducing unnecessary updates
The number of updates have reduced drastically. The customers don’t have to ‘adjust their processes’ with each update. With single codeline old features are removed and new ones are introduced in a very smooth way. Also, the update timings are not very infrequent and unexpected. The software is updated constantly, almost like a consumer website.
Real time feedback
The continuous and quick development, NPS systems for customer feedback has ensured that we exchange valuable feedback with our customers on a regular basis.
Avoid multiple versions
We avoid the onus of supporting multiple versions of our HR software. All of our designing and ideation revolves around the user experience, keeping user at the centre.
Quick bug fixing
Fixing even the slightest error is a far simpler job when you only have one version to maintain. It’s an easy process both for our design and development teams.
There is also a significant amount of reduction in the downtime needed for the customers to move to the updates.
Better community development
Customers are free to share ideas, brainstorm and offer their advice in a truly democratic manner. They can also vote on new features. Compare it to the old legacy of a deeply complex HR software world, and you will immediately realize how far PeopleStrong has come.
If ever there is a need for resolution, our customers are at comfort knowing that support team is using the same version as their own employees. This leads to faster solution times.
..and all of this comes with the traditional advantages of a cloud infrastructure…and that’s just the beginning.
Why do we believe in the ‘all in one’ philosophy?
We observed that the legacy disintegrated systems never empowered their customers. The customer bases were split into many versions. Also, the experiences for different customers are varied. That’s why the legacy HR systems come in the way of collaboration, innovation, and community development. This is no match to modern HR technology solutions on offer today.
When we have one version of HR software, one customer community, and one source code isn’t that a far better approach compared to the legacy disintegrated systems?
Have you ever noticed how platforms like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn only work with one version. Let’s talk about LinkedIn here. It’s a remarkable organization that believes in advanced innovation and improve the way they write their own software all the time. They’ve remained successful for a long time now.
According to Kevin Scott, the senior VP for engineering, their software development methodology is based on “continuous deployment.” This means a developer writes new code in neat, distinct small units and quickly integrates each chunk into the core line of the software which is shared amongst all developers. Once the code passes the tests, it’s ready to be rolled out on the LinkedIn apps. For Kevin, the move to continuous deployment is solving concrete problems and that is what exactly we plan to do here at PeopleStrong.
The potential for HR SaaS solutions is boundless. The footprint of PeopleStrong HRMS cloud solutions has moved well beyond common functions. With all rolled up in one coding strategy, we want to enable our clients to experience enhanced performance based on the needs of the business.
It’s all about taking the right steps and offering the best experience for our clients. We can promise to offer new surprises in the future as well.