Latest Trends in HRIS Software

The human resource information system (HRIS) has come a long way. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, large corporations used a form of HRIS that mainly stores human resource data such as employee data, turnover, cost-per-hire, and benefits participation rate, among others. These pieces of information are then used by large mainframe computers to do basic accounting for employee payroll. Today, HRIS and payroll software has evolved from simple computations to becoming a strategic tool for employee and company growth. 

The technological advancements have allowed HRIS to evolve into the game-changer human resource tool that it is today. Gone are the days when HRIS had to rely on enormous and space-consuming hardware to do the most basic functions. Nowadays, HRIS software utilizes cloud-based storage for real-time information updates, attendance monitoring, payroll management, holistic recruitment, and employee management. These are the latest trends in HRIS software that will be further discussed. 

HRIS in the Philippines

HRIS software rapidly progresses alongside technological developments. AI and machine learning, hybrid work collaboration, and agile ways of working are some of the latest developments in HRIS software.  While these do sound intimidating, finding the right HRIS software that has integrated these processes well is the first step any Philippine company should take if they want to be on top of the company development game.


The hybrid work setup drove local businesses to rapidly implement digital tools that will enable the organization to continue running amid the lockdowns. Because of this development, some companies, particularly micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) had to digitize processes to continue their workflow. This, however, was the bare minimum. 

There is still the need for the company, particularly the HR department, to manually track, monitor, and execute employee management, payroll, and recruitment even as they transitioned from paper to digital documentation. These functions take up too much time and the HR department would not have the time to focus on the company’s strategic development. 

That is where a full-suite HRIS and payroll software like GreatDay HR comes in. 

GreatDay HR is an all-in-one HRIS platform that centralizes the HR department’s basic functions and more. These functions include: 

  • Recruitment and onboarding; 
  • Employee attendance, time, and scheduling management; 
  • Employee performance management; 
  • Employee engagement;
  • Payroll service; and more. 

The platform ensured to have the latest trends in HRIS software so that corporations can use the software for years to come. GreatDay incorporated the latest HRIS features suited for the needs of companies today. 

What sets GreatDay HR as a good HRIS and payroll software are as follows:

Navigable dashboard

The number of features that GreatDay offers can be overwhelming for corporations that have just started out utilizing software for their HR processes. Fortunately, GreatDay HR’s dashboard is designed well and easy to navigate, so new users can use the functions they need without the hassle. 

GreatDay HR also provides customer support via email and a 24/7 chat for any of the company’s concerns and queries. Training is also provided to the designated platform administrator and the workforce so that they can get a grasp of the platform before and throughout its implementation.

No reliance on hardware

Gone are the days when HRIS software had to rely on big computer hardware to store and process data. HRIS software these days like GreatDay HR operates on a cloud-based storage, which means that software updates and employee information are updated in real-time as soon as it connects to the Internet. This means that employees and the HR department can access the information whenever and wherever. 

Real-time reports generated

HRIS software like GreatDay HR generates complete and real-time reports for its various features. Whatever the needs of the department and the employees, the platform can provide a report for them. 

The management team also benefits from these reports. They can strategize company development plans based on the reports that the HRIS software provides. This is helpful, particularly with people sourcing and development. People, after all, drive company growth. And creating good compensation for potential and current talents is key to getting the best employees for the company. 

Geolocation and photo attendance feature

Remote employees can log in their attendance by opening the GreatDay HR platform. The software’s attendance feature has a geolocation that shares the employee’s location so the team is aware of the employee’s whereabouts.  Managers are also updated on the employee’s ongoing and completed tasks with GreatDay HR’s photo attendance and activity recording. This helps both the manager and the employee itself monitor their tasks better.  

Integrated recruitment

One of GreatDay HR’s features geared toward strategic company growth is its recruitment function. The recruitment function allows both the HR team and the candidates from conducting interviews to onboarding all in one platform. This lessens the usage of multiple apps for hiring while also making it easier for the recruitment team to manage and see all applicants in one dashboard. 

Automated updates

Back when HRIS was handled by large computing hardware, it was hard to update the system as it also means updating the hardware. Nowadays, with software like GreatDay HR, both the platform and the information stored in it get updated in real-time. Employees, through the Employee Self Service interface, manage their personal information and employee growth and development from their mobile devices such as laptops and smartphones. 

Tailor-fit for Filipinos

What’s good about GreatDay HR is that it was created with the Filipino workforce in mind. Taxes, government contributions, local holidays, and more were considered by the platform. The HR department no longer has to manually input these pieces of information; the software automatically does that for them. Now, they can focus on strategies for quality talent leads and employee growth and development. 

The HRIS software has come a long way. It has gone from information storage and simple accountancy to being a strategic tool for the whole organization. And for Philippine businesses of any size, GreatDay HR is the perfect HRIS software solution. 

GreatDay HR is one of the platforms offered by SunFish DataOn Philippines Inc. (SDP), the leading provider of cutting-edge Human Resources technology solutions used by thousands of companies in the Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines. Together with its sister companies, Humanica Thailand and DataOn Indonesia, SDP creates HRIS and Payroll Solutions for employee empowerment across the board. With its 80+ staff and growing in the Philippines, SDP offers a comprehensive and smooth support service to all its valued clients.

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