Infor’s made two product announcements in two days: One’s new payroll module for its Global Human Resources suite, the other a set of contactless applications for the hospitality industry.
Infor Payroll provides in-house processing capabilities with along multiple that options service partners can use to help manage back-end payroll processes such as employment tax filing and garnishments. The module’s designed to be flexible, so that employers can “enable the desired balance of operational control,” Infor said. The tool’s available as either a module of Global HR or as part of the company’s industry-based CloudSuites..@Infor announced a new payroll module for its Global HR suite, and contactless applications for the hospitality industry. #HR #HRTech Click To Tweet
Matthew Bragstad, vice president of HCM strategy and product management, said Infor’s company’s aim was to provide a single, integrated solution with a consistent user experience and database shared with other Infor Go applications.
“Infor is able to provide customers with a strong foundation for payroll processing, across a multitude of industries, based off a product that has been in use for decades, but has now been rewritten on a modern multi-tenant architecture,” Bragstad said.
Touchless Operations in Infor Hospitality Cloud
Infor Hospitality Cloud Solutions are designed to address hotel operational needs for social distancing and contactless processes, including mobile check-in, digital keys and the ability to order room service from a guest’s own device.
The product’s specifically intended for hotels and resorts, casinos and gaming businesses, restaurants, food services, and event sales and table reservations.
Although designed primarily with guests in mind, the hospitality tools help minimize contact between guests and hotel employees. Hospitality HR professionals say that ability has become increasingly important as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, since both guests and employees regard distancing as a safety imperative.
“The customer perspective and employee perspective go hand-in-hand,” observed the HR director for a small group of resorts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “If they’re comfortable and they feel like you’ve taken all of the measures to make sure that they’re going to be able to do their job safely, that’s going to translate to a sense of security and safety for our guests, as well.”
HR technology vendors are exploring a range of touchless applications as the pandemic drags on. Salesforce and Siemens, for example, recently launched suite to help reopening businesses address physical issues related to employee experience. Salesforce’s Work.com also added Traction Guest, a visitor and employee management solution with touchless sign-in and registration tools.
In February, Infor became a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries, when the conglomerate’s
Koch Equity Development acquired the equity stake formerly held by Golden Gate Capital. The transaction was reported to be worth an estimated $13 billion.
Koch Industries is often regarded as an industrial conglomerate, but the company has become increasingly active in technology ventures. Koch-controlled entities have invested more than $26 billion in technology-related ventures over the past six years, Infor said.
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