Often small businesses will be put off buying a software or system that they know they need because they feel like they can’t justify the price. Business software doesn’t have to be expensive. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools are driving the cloud computing industry and many small businesses have been converted to this type of outsourced technology when they take into account the cost savings it can bring, how easy it is to implement, and the flexibility it offers.
The cost of a typical HR software is £19 a month for up to 20 employees. And for such a small price this will enable you to automate and manage holiday requests, allow you to store an unlimited amount of company and employee documents, give you a centralised portal for all your employee information, and manage absences and sickness, all to name just a few. This amount of money is easily spent, especially in a small business. Here’s what else you could buy for the same price as an HR software and they aren’t all as good value for money.
- A large Mighty Meaty pizza from Dominos
That’s just 10 slices of pizza, which, between 20 of you, is half a slice each. No-one has ever just eaten half a slice of pizza in their life.
- 800 tea bags
Yorkshire tea is the obvious choice, and they were on offer!
- An off-peak train ticketfrom Brighton to London
Which I’m sure has been done a number of times.
- 42 packets of custard creams
That’s not even a packet of biscuits every week for a year!
- 32 branded pens
Everyone takes the plunge and gets branded pens and you end up with them coming out of your ears!
- 5 plantsfor your office
That will have a number of near death experiences before they are properly watered
But not including line rental
A handy combination of black and white and colour cartridges.
- 1 mouse
And it’s not even wireless
- 6 notepads
For taking notes in those all important meetings.
It’s clear that when it comes to most things that small businesses will typically spend their money on, £19 really doesn’t stretch too far. So, before you dismiss HR software as being another expensive tool to spend your money on, it would be wise to put this expenditure into context and consider the return on your investment.
This blog was produced by Melissa Jones from or partners at BreatheHR. To see more blogs from Melissa and Breath HR visit https://blog.breathehr.com/breathingspace