Systems cost to perform the process group "manage employee information and analytics" per business entity employee

This measure calculates systems cost to perform the process group "manage employee information and analytics" per business entity employee. Systems cost refers to a variety of expenses related to computer hardware/software, network and application maintenance, data storage, etc., and all fees paid to full-time, part-time, or temporary employees or independent contractors hired to perform these services. These should not include one-time costs for major new systems developments/replacements. The process group "manage employee information and analytics" includes [Managing the employee reporting processes, employee inquiry process, employee information and data, and the HR information systems. Create and administer the employee metrics. Develop and handle the time and attendance systems. Refurbish the indicators for employee retention and motivation.]. This Cost Effectiveness measure is intended to help companies understand this cost expenditure related to the process group "Manage employee information and analytics".

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Measure Category:
Cost Effectiveness
Measure Id:
106385
Total Sample Size:
1,034 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th
Key Performance
Indicator:
No

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Units for this measure are dollars.

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Systems cost to perform the process group "manage employee information and analytics" / Number of business entity employees

Key Terms

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Systems Cost

Systems costs include all expenses, paid or incurred, in conjunction with:

Computer hardware or computer software acquired by the organization or provided to the organization through service contracts.

Any related costs to process, service and maintain computer hardware or computer software. The costs of providing and maintaining services for each applicable process (e.g., computer system(s) processing (CPU) time, network/system communication charges, maintenance costs for applications and data storage). This includes the costs related to LANs, WANs, etc. This does not include one-time costs for major new systems developments/replacements. Consultant fees should not be included in depreciation of new system implementations. Include only those costs that occur more than six (6) months after implementation, as normal system maintenance costs. Any systems cost (e.g., maintenance) which is outsourced to a third party supplier should be captured in the separate cost category labeled outsourced cost.

Systems cost should include all salaries, overtime, employee benefits, bonuses or fees paid to full-time, part-time or temporary employees or independent contractors who perform services relating to computer hardware, computer software, processing or systems support.

Cost Effectiveness

Cost effectiveness measures are those in which two related variables, one of which is the cost and one of which is the related outcome related to the expenditure are used to determine a particular metric value.

Full-time Employee, Part-time Employee, and Temporary Employee

Full-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular full-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is normally scheduled to work forty hours per week. Appointment is continuous, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Part-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular part-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is scheduled to work less than forty hours per week.

Temporary Employee

A temporary employee is employed for a finite period of time, to fulfill a time-limited role, or to fill the role of a permanent employee who is absent from work. The length of time an employee can work for the organization and be considered a temporary employee may be governed by employment legislation.

Business Entity

For survey purposes, a business entity is defined as an entity that:

  1. performs significant aspects of the processes for the surveys identified, or
  2. is part of a cost or revenue center within the company.

Within your organization, diverse departments may be geographically co-located, with closely integrated operations that form part of one "business entity" which may be a great distance apart. When trying to determine if related parts of your operation should be considered a single business entity, look for the following characteristics:

  • Do they operate closely together?
  • Do they serve many of the same customers?
  • Do they support the same region or product group?
  • Do they share any performance measures?
  • Is data meaningful at a consolidated level?

Examples of business entity definition:

  1. A general ledger accounting unit located in Germany has two groups. One performs general ledger accounting for the corporate headquarters, which has three business units. The other group does general ledger accounting for one of the three business units. In spite of their geographic co-location, their roles are substantially different and consolidating their data into a single response would make it less meaningful. Each group should be treated as a separate business entity.
  2. Three business units within a corporation use a shared services center for accounts payable and expense reimbursement, but are self-supporting for the other financial processes. The best approach is to make the shared services centre a separate business entity for accounts payable and expense reimbursement, and to retain the three original business units for the other financial processes.
  3. A global manufacturing company has five plant locations, each manufacturing product and each with its own logistics operations. For purposes of completing a manufacturing and logistics survey, they should be treated as five separate business entities.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.1.0)

  • 7.7.1 - Manage reporting processes (10522) - Providing information and reports regarding employees to management.
  • 7.7.2 - Manage employee inquiry process (10523) - Handling instances where an employee believes that he/she has been inappropriately treated or he/she desires clarification. Encourage employees to inquire when needed. Record and clarify the issues for which the enquiry has been made.
  • 7.7.3 - Manage and maintain employee data (10524) - Capturing and updating employee information and data and information on the employees.
  • 7.7.4 - Manage human resource information systems HRIS (10525) - Administering and maintaining HR information systems that take care of activities related to HR, accounting, management, and payroll.
  • 7.7.5 - Develop and manage employee metrics (10526) - Creating and maintaining performance metrics for employees. Create and manage a strategic system of data and statistics to accurately gauge each employee's information. Consider productivity metrics, efficiency metrics, training metrics, etc.
  • 7.7.6 - Develop and manage time and attendance systems (10527) - Developing and maintaining systems for managing the time and attendance of employees. Routinely upgrade the process and systems that track when employees start and stop work, the department where the work is performed, attendance in addition to tracking meals and breaks, the type of work performed, and the number of items produced.
  • 7.7.7 - Manage/Collect employee suggestions and perform employee research (10530) - Procuring and handling suggestions from employees, and performing research on employees. Manage and analyze the programs that help the organization to tap into employee ideas for improving the organization's processes and/or products. Use surveys, focus groups, and other data-gathering methods to find out the attitudes, opinions, and feelings of members of an organization.