Last week Zoho, a provider of a wide range of online productivity applications, (documents, wikis, CRM, projects, and many more) announced a new partnership with Vana Consulting, a Canadian consulting firm.
One of the issues that I had seen during some limited testing of Zoho People was that it definitely required some technical skills to configure for an organization's unique needs. In my opinion most small HR staffs would not have been all that comfortable or capable to really 'dig in' and leverage Zoho People's flexibility to develop and configure a solution that would support organizational specific business requirements.
This is why the partnership between Zoho, the developer of the platform, and Vana, a Human Resources consultancy makes sense. Vana seems to have simplified and organized the Zoho People solution and packaged it in a form that is more understandable and accessible to the market.
The VanaHRM solution supports the full range of Human Resources processes (employee tracking, talent profiles, performance management, recruiting, benefits tracking, self-service and more).
A sample screen from VanaHRM is below:
Pricing for the VanaHRM solution starts at $19/month for up to 10 employees and then increases with the number of employees; an organization of 100 employees is prices at $199/month for example. Curiously, the prices listed at the Vana site are the same that are published on the Zoho People site.
For small business in need of an automated HRIS solution, particularly those under 100 employees, VanaHRM is definitely worth a look. It is a solution with the capability to handle almost all HR-related processes (save Payroll), is highly configurable, and reasonably simple to use.
I would love to hear from anyone out there using VanaHRM or Zoho People in their organizations and have them share some of their experiences.