Try blending the best of both worlds

Rightsourcing: Using a mix of in-house and ASP software.
By Kevin Dobbs
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 04/08/2003

Today, many human resources departments are developing long-term strategies for as many as 30 or 40 Internet-based applications at a time. With the increasing emphasis on human capital management (HCM) in the corporate environment, it is important that companies select a technology platform and application deployment method that suits their needs, goals and resources. As customization of functionality increases, so do the methods of implementation. The following three deployment options provide endless flexibility to IT and HR departments in managing their human capital.

On-premises

Whether the data involves salary history, personal background or simply family size, companies often strive to keep some information private by maintaining it in-house. In this case, companies have the option to deploy HR applications on the organization’s intranet, behind the firewall and fully integrated with existing human resource information systems (HRIS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.