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Small Business Growth and Human Capital Management
Date: 05 June 2014

With the ending of National Small Business Week—this being the 51st year the United States has celebrated the nation’s top entrepreneurs—we are reminded of how significantly small business drives the nation’s economic growth.
A Forbes article notes that small business accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all U.S. jobs, and produces 13 times the patents that large businesses do. So ensuring that small businesses get the resources they need to grow and thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace is essential.

Female Sales Assistant At Checkout Of Clothing Store

Female Sales Assistant At Checkout Of Clothing Store

One tool for this development is Epicor Express HCM, an entry-level option for human capital management available via the Web. The solution is not only an entry point to automating human capital management, but also can be a strong foundation for future HR systems, allowing small businesses to add more functionality as their HR needs change. HCM Express is easily upgradable, meaning that a customer can simply change the license key to unlock new functionality. Though the functionality may not be set up and ready to use, it will not affect the operation of the core product. For example, if a customer wants to add timesheets to HCM Express, once the timesheets are active, they will not interfere with any parts of the product that are currently running.

The core functionality of HCM Express provides the means for tracking employees (e.g., candidate management, employee management, employee development, health and safety, compensation, and performance). The solution includes connectors to Epicor Payroll and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, as well as other third-party systems. In addition, HCM Express offers basic reporting, workflow, and routing, as well as some self-service portals.

In today’s increasingly global competition, HCM Express facilitates global expansion of small business with functionality including:

  • Standard languages (English, French Canadian, and Spanish)
  • A location-specific option (displaying country-specific policies and procedures, look and feel, etc.)
  • The option to add country-specific functionality, if needed

For more information about Epicor, please visit Epicor HCM

This is taken from the article Small Business Growth and Human Capital Management and has been written by Lisa Rickard, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Epicor HCM

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