‘Having all of our systems talk to each other helps us save time and be more efficient’
The various tools higher education institutions use to complete tasks related to hiring, payroll, performance, benefits, and more all share a common flaw: They create inefficient information silos. But through PeopleAdmin integrations, key talent and human capital management solutions can connect and share information — boosting efficiency, accuracy, and data accessibility. “Having all of our systems talk to each other helps us save time and be more efficient,” said Alex Ortiz, Employment Compliance Coordinator at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
To maximize efficiency, many institutions agree the most important integration is between their PeopleAdmin solutions and their human resources information system (HRIS), such as Banner.
“What I like about the integration with our HRIS is that whatever it says in PeopleAdmin, it also says in Banner,” said Linda Sather, associate director of HR at Oregon State University in Corvallis. “We used to do audits of the data and found discrepancies, which wasn’t good. Now, we know that what it says in one place, it will definitely say in the other, which is important for reporting.”
Neil Jones, administration coordinator for academic affairs at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, agreed. “With all the different reporting requirements out there, having our systems connected is critical,” he explained. “When one system says one thing, we can guarantee that another system will say the same thing.”
In addition to improving reporting, integrations help eliminate duplicate data entry, which makes it easier and faster to document information. “If you have information in one system, you have to want it in the other, and you want to be able to access it,” said Gracie Reiff, Manager of Compensation and Human Resources Information at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. “We want to make things as easy as possible for everybody.”