When thinking about migrating their HR system to the cloud, sometimes professionals have misgivings about this model. In most cases these are founded on myths and fears that don’t match the reality behind this technology. Here we show how baseless some of these are:
Myth 1 – It’s not safe: An HR solution in the cloud mode is as safe as the in-house mode. What’s important is that the provider ensures compliance with all safety protocols and the applicable law in each case and country, just as for solutions in other modes. That’s why it’s necessary to check with the provider where the servers are housed geographically and what security measures are applied.
Myth 2 – If the server goes down, I lose all my information: Today’s Cloud servers are located in data centers with high security and availability: backups, constant cooling, load balancers, emergency power sources, etc. Stringent measures ensure no information is lost.
Myth 3 – My system doesn’t work as well as if I were to have it in-house: On the contrary, the functionality and availability of the system is guaranteed by the provider, together with constant innovation and development. This model constantly updates the system, which benefits from collective intelligence by immediately making available to all users improvements made to each of the provider’s various clients. If the provider is specialized in Global HR for instance, the best practices functionality implemented for companies with global and local issues and the legal requirements of each country benefits from each client’s solution.
Myth 4 – It’s going to be more expensive: Quite the contrary,one of the great advantages of this model is variabilization costs. The “pay per use” mode typical of a cloud solution, besides providing considerable cost savings, can transform fixed costs into variable costs and enables planning for each technology infrastructure cost in the HR field.
Myth 5 – It’s going to take a long time to pass my data to the cloud: Going live in the cloud is extremely fast compared to other solutions. No local deployment and installation is required; anyone can access it with just an Internet connection. What’s more, HR becomes far less dependent on IT.