ERPs can't be everything to all people on campus, and employees often waste valuable time fixing errors or performing functions manually that a human capital management system could do.

3 reasons you need a human capital management system


ERPs can't be everything to all people on campus, and employees often waste valuable time fixing errors or performing functions manually

Although enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are incredibly necessary and powerful campus tools, there are some things they simply aren’t designed to do well.

Because an ERP is a broad system designed to handle many more functions than just overseeing employees, it typically lacks the specificity to apply very granular policies with regard to workforce management and other human capital management (HCM) functionalities, for example.

As a result, campus employees often waste valuable time either fixing errors or performing functions manually—or else institutions spend a lot of time and money developing workaround solutions. These inconveniences could be avoided if universities invested in an HCM system designed specifically to handle complex workforce scenarios like those often found in higher education.

If you’re using an ERP to handle workforce and human capital management tasks at your college or university, there are three very compelling reasons you might want to reconsider this practice.

Want to learn more? Join this eCampus News webinar and listen to what higher-ed administrators and experts have done to address these issues.

Laura Ascione