AspireHR Labs Announces Release of AspireHR Cloud Benefits, a North American Benefits Solution for Customers of SAP SuccessFactors Solutions By CIOReview Team

AspireHR Labs Announces Release of AspireHR Cloud Benefits, a North American Benefits Solution for Customers of SAP SuccessFactors Solutions

CIOReview Team | Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 06:16 IST

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AspireHR Labs announced the release of AspireHR Cloud Benefits™ Release 2.1, a North American benefits solution for customers using SAP® SuccessFactors® solutions. Cloud Benefits™ has SAP-certified integration with the SAP ERP application and is designed for organizations using the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution that prefer to self-administer employee benefits.

“We heard from many SAP customers that they needed a modern, mobile benefits communications and enrollment solution, and so we created Cloud Benefits,” said Brian Collett, managing partner at AspireHR Labs. “We anticipate two groups of customers that will achieve immediate benefits from implementing Cloud Benefits.”

According to Mr. Collett, the first are customers of SAP ERP HCM who are looking to move their HR processes to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central while continuing to process payroll and benefits within their systems running the SAP ERP application. For these hybrid customers, retaining benefits on-premise reduces the cost to administer benefit programs through tight integration with the payroll component of SAP ERP, and avoids the disruption of migrating to another platform. However, the current benefits enrollment technology of employee self-service in SAP ERP has a different user experience and, for many customers, can only be accessed within the company’s IT network.

For these customers, Cloud Benefits deployed on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform as an extension of SAP SuccessFactors solutions is the answer to their challenges. It allows customers to continue to utilize their SAP ERP HCM solution while providing an employee enrollment experience that is consistent with SAP SuccessFactors software and fully integrated via single sign-on. It provides optimal data security using SAP HANA Cloud Platform to securely connect to the customer’s SAP system, eliminating the need for file transfers and data duplication. This real-time integration between the SAP ERP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors solutions minimizes data-security vulnerabilities.

The second group includes SAP ERP HCM customers who are looking to modernize their paper benefits enrollment process or to serve a workforce without access to their corporate IT network. For these customers, the deployment of Cloud Benefits using SAP Gateway technology supports access via employee’s own mobile phone, tablet and PC outside the corporate IT network. By using SAPUI5 design principles, Cloud Benefits provides a platform for comprehensive employer benefit program communications that increases employee understanding of enrollment options, thereby reducing inquiries and enrollment errors.

“Regardless of the deployment model, customers can now benefit from an SAP certified integration that has passed certification scenarios covering the SAP Fiori user experience, SAP Gateway deployment, and ABAP development tools for add-ons,” notes Mr. Collett. “As one of a handful of organizations to achieve this certification globally, it confirms AspireHR as a leader in using SAP Fiori and extension technologies for SAP SuccessFactors solutions.”

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