When end users spend most of their time repeating manual processes, it not only reduces their efficiency, it lowers employee satisfaction and allows errors to be introduced into your business data and processes. Honey Software provides features that match the way that people work so that they can be more productive, escape repetitive tasks, and work with data accurately.
Users can access Honey Software either through Internet Explorer or as an embedded application within Microsoft Outlook. Using Microsoft standards, users operate within a familiar environment, thereby building confidence and acceptance.
Capture information once and see it flow through the entire application, increasing visibility to employees and their managers. Replace your paper based systems and reduce the errors and time taken to complete basic administrative tasks
Improve employee relationships and you will improve and enhance business productivity. By residing within Microsoft Outlook, all communications relating to your employee resource are captured and stored in a single place empowering managers.
Integration with Microsoft Office Communications Server empowers quick communication and collaboration. Users can now see who was online or offline, free or busy, and launch a Microsoft Office Communicator session without leaving Honey Software. This makes it even easier for teams to work together quickly whether they\\\\\\\'re in the same office or different geographical regions.
Whether generating extracts to Microsoft Excel, or mail merges with Microsoft Word, Honey Software is fully integrated to the Microsoft Office suite. With the ability to read data dynamically in Microsoft Excel, as that data is updated in the Honey Software database, the ability for users and managers to quickly and easily review financial information is unlimited.
Honey Software provides the ability to track all activities relating to employee management in a single place. All activity types in Honey Software can be synchronised with Microsoft Exchange Server, making it easier for users and the organisation to track tasks and work being completed. Activity management significantly improves issues relating to compliance by allowing activities to be tracked, whether that is a phone call, an e-mail message or an appointment.
Honey Software provides for any business rule and or calculation, to ensure that payments are accurate when relating to payroll, or that the right people are scheduled to work at the right times. Any rule can be configured according to the specific needs of your organisation, and more importantly within a model that provides for easy customisation as those rules change.
Ensuring that processes surrounding your people are executed consistently and rapidly is an ongoing challenge for any organisation. Honey Software provides unprecedented access to design tools built for end users, power users, and administrators so that they can build solutions that streamline everyday processes and capture best practice in accordance with your organisation’s determined methodologies. In addition, compliance is becoming more onerous, and the ability to build the rules relating to these requirements significantly reduces the risk facing your organisation.
Honey Software makes it easier to unify your business and people-related processes with Microsoft\\\\\\\'s Windows Workflow Foundation, a set of tools and technologies for creating and integrating data and processes from your HRIS solution with other Microsoft line of business systems.
The Honey Software Workflow Wizard empowers end users to create workflows more quickly and easily with a visual design environment. Templates are provided for many common employee processes, and workflows can be launched from multiple entity types, including any that may have been created for your specific organisational requirements. Workflow tools include deep functionality to appeal to a range of users including those new to workflows as well as experienced power users.
End users can access workflow functionality and Microsoft office Outlook or through the Honey Software web client, giving even broader access to business automation tools. Workflows can be published to a shared library for others to find and use. This enable users to capture and share their business processes with others without requiring the intervention of the IT Department.
Workflow flexibility includes a great number of actions that can be included within the workflow execution. Workflows support a wide range of default actions, and new actions can be quickly created to model your business’s unique processes. Form-based Configuration, multiple record types, and steep validation including escalation also provide additional capabilities within workflow design.
The workflow forms designer gives users access to dynamic data so they can easily create workflows that provide rich contextual HRIS data. Forms can be easily created that show data values based on live data in your HRIS database. Incorporating dynamic data into workflows helps users deliver context sensitive relevance alongside workflow functionality.
Honey Software workflow makes it easier to create multistage workflows such as a leave approval or candidate process. Honey Software also provides visibility into running workflow stages, enabling users to see and track the progress of any business process. End users can also see the status of workflows that are running, giving them even greater insight into their employees.
A variety of workflow design tools and methodologies are available to appeal to any kind of user in your organisation. Wizard-based tools put workflow power the hands of end users, thereby providing a user-friendly and cost-effective environment for your processes to be modified in accordance with your business need.
There is no lack of data in any organisation. However turning that same data into actionable knowledge is often time-consuming and difficult. Honey Software provides access to the very best reporting tools, alongside new ways to work with the data and therefore helps you to get the most out of your employee information. Wizard driven tools enable end-users to create sophisticated reports without the assistance of the IT Department
Scheduled reporting allows your managers to gain insight on demand. Keeping up with changes in the employee repository is an ongoing challenge. Scheduled and recurring reports provide snapshots of the employee information as it evolves. On demand reporting provides employee data in real time, so that people can stay informed and do their job more efficiently and accurately.
The Honey Software reporting Wizard enables users to create, share and use reports easily. The web based reporting Wizard provides simplified access to information, allowing users to work more independently and freeing IT staff to do other work. Users can also create and share personalised views and filters on reports to help them focus on information that is most relevant to their work and share that insight with others.
Offline users can take advantage of reporting capabilities using synchronised data. Offline users can easily run reports against the locally synchronised data store on the client machine, and reports are republished in offline mode. Users have full access to reporting features, such as filtered views, helping them to be effective even when not connected to the Honey Software system.
The Honey Software security model empowers users to access reporting more easily. Authentication is integrated with Microsoft Active Directory, meaning additional authentication mechanisms are not required for report access, thereby ensuring appropriate privacy, and again freeing up the IT department to concentrate on other tasks.
Honey Software\\\\\\\'s integrated advanced find feature provides a wider view of your employee data. By building on data from anywhere in the Honey Software system, users can quickly create multiple views from information across multiple areas, such as performance management, exit interviews, and payroll and or rostering information as required. There are no limitations to the relationships that can be viewed between any of the data captured within Honey Software.
Honey Software supports dynamic data connections with office Excel spreadsheet software so users can work with system data using familiar productivity tools. Users can import dynamic system data into office Excel from Honey Software and refresh from live data allowing you to work using easily accessible controls and the Microsoft Office ribbon. This allows them to take advantage of the data analysis tools of Office Excel to work with the Honey Software data.
Any organisation simply cannot afford for their line of business applications, particularly those relating to payroll to suffer downtime. Downtime not only causes lost productivity and increased costs it can also severely impact employee confidence and satisfaction. Honey Software includes monitoring tools that give administrators insight into how the system is functioning and diagnostic tools to help identify and resolve issues quickly and efficiently.
Honey Software gives administrators superior visibility into system and data management jobs. Process status viewers enable administrators to efficiently monitor the functioning of asynchronous processors including data imports, workflows and processes relating to payroll, rostering and human resources. This keeps administrators better informed as to the functioning of the system and makes it easier to diagnose issues.
With the available diagnostic tools, it is easier than ever to get a clear picture of how well the system is running. Diagnostic tools provide administrators with a broad set of alerts and warnings to help detect and resolve issues with the system, including detection of unsupported configurations before they result in outages.
Honey Software gives end-users new tools to diagnose and fix problems when working in Microsoft Office Outlook. The office client diagnostic tools and diagnostic reports empower users to test the common issues and, if the fix is available, to apply it with the click of a button.
With the advanced troubleshooting features of Microsoft Office Client Diagnostics, IT support professionals are better able to help end users resolve support issues. End users can enable tracing to assist with troubleshooting and can create a troubleshooting file for support staff so they have the right information to help solve problems fast.
Businesses look to their IT departments to deliver fresh and powerful capabilities while keeping costs under control. Centralised management, streamlined tools, and painless upgrades to Honey Software help improve the efficiency of IT so IT professionals can concentrate on strategic business initiatives.
Honey Software helps preserve your investment in HRIS technology with forward compatibility for customisations and configurations. All supported configurations, customisations, workflows, business rules and entities created in earlier versions of Honey Software will automatically upgrade to the next version. This helps you upgrade with confidence and eliminates the time and expense associated with recreating customisations.
The Honey Software organisation import wizard allows a new organisation to be created in your development environment and easily ported to your production environment. When you upgrade server farms, you can quickly import your existing environments to the new farm as well as import an organisation from any domain in your Microsoft active directory forest. This is particularly helpful, as multiple environments can easily and cost effectively be maintained, such as those for user acceptance testing, development and production, thereby significantly reducing risk while changes are considered to your environments.
Honey Software extends the portable application model, which supports the export and import of the entire application for seamless migration to another server. New security roles, workflows, Organisation settings, UI settings, and other metadata can all be imported and exported; making it easier for technical teams to move from development to testing to production or move the installation to a new server.
Honey Software improves administrator productivity by streamlining the process for creating users. New users can be created in bulk. Tasks such as importing user information from the Microsoft active directory service, setting user roles, and assigning licenses can all be automated, greatly reducing the time and effort required to create new users and freeing up administrators to do other work.
Business must know that the data will be available and up-to-date 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Honey Software provides significant functionality to ensure availability, performance and scalability so that your data is available when it\\\\\\\'s needed without interruption.
Your payroll and human resources applications must be available to support business requirements without downtime or loss of data. An organisation simply cannot afford for their payroll system to go down. With support for Microsoft SQL Server Mirroring, Honey Software maintains a copy of its database so that in the event of a database failure you can switch databases automatically with minimal disruption.
Honey Software delivers technologies that boost application performance. Honey Software has been tuned for better performance in wide area network environments, transferring only the data that needs to be transferred over slow connections. Honey Software uses asynchronous processing of transactions and other long-running tasks, minimising the impact on other core business applications.
Honey Software supports clustering and load balancing of all solution components, including Exchange Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Web services. Clustering allows you to scale your applications effectively so that you can support your user base and expand as your business grows.
Because each business uses the application differently, Honey Software allows for organisations to cluster application services together to match the usage needs. For example, one organisation may make heavy use of workflow, what another may have complex roster requirements. Clustering the components and services your business uses most, to match your business needs, improves scalability and improves the responsiveness of your HRIS application.