The concept that Human Resources needs to operate more like a business and help contribute to the bottom line was popularised by David Ulrich a leading HR academic and consultant. To achieve this, HR leaders need to have key performance indicators (KPI’s) and consistent and data points to assess the operations. Without standardised Payroll and HR processes, you cannot determine how efficient you are. A single system and data repository that enables and analytics requires the integration of Payroll and HR data, common policies, processes, and tasks into one platform. With 37% of mid-sized companies’ data left sitting in Excel (ADP Global HCM Study, January 2014) or similar types of databases, the value of standardisation and putting all data into one system, accessible to not just HR, but also Executives, Managers and Employees, cannot be underestimated.