Paper is the most flexible process….some processes or carriers may need to be changed to make automation work better
HR practices and policies, generally, were not written in one day, on the contrary, most evolve over a period of time. This means that most companies have a hodge podge of personnel procedures and policies, some documented and others not, and there are always those pesky grandfathered employees. The benefit of using paper is you can think it up and do it. When a company transitions from paper to digital benefit or HR administration, it is a compromise between efficiency and customization. When you change to a benefit administration system you should evaluate what changes need to be made to make the process more efficient. If you think you are going to take 100% of your benefits and practices and move them from paper to any computer system you will be disappointed.