Spreadsheets have become the go-to solution for Human Resources (HR) departments for managing, sharing, organizing, and analyzing all kinds of information. A lot of HR professionals are still using spreadsheets as their default tool.

Excel has proven to be a perfect tool, especially for small businesses for managing HR tasks. Although Excel does require someone who understands how to use the program and knows how to input formulas and format the database accordingly, Excel is a cheap, flexible and an easy solution for nearly every company and there are a lot of templates that can be used in any type of business need. Utilizing Excel to its maximum potential makes sense to many businesses especially if they don’t have time or budget to research or purchase HR software solutions.

As businesses expand and HR processes evolve accordingly, HR tasks and responsibilities also multiply. This causes some problems with the spreadsheets about using them in real-time, always having the most updated version, and keeping track of work and it gets harder to keep spreadsheets fully secure. With those problems, HR departments feel the need of one spreadsheet to track another spreadsheet and so on. They start spending a lot of time modifying, replacing, entering, copy-pasting, or deleting loads of new data and this can eat up hours of an employee’s week. With these problems, companies start to seek a solution to save time for HR departments while keeping the expenses minimum. Converting the Excel-based spreadsheets into an online platform is one of the first things that comes to minds. But this solution can also be time-consuming and cost a lot for most companies, especially if they do not have the development support.

At this point, companies ask the question; Is there an easier way to empower HR departments? No-Code/Low-Code solutions come to the stage. When companies choose to use a No-Code platform for their Excel-based spreadsheets, they can find a variety of options on the internet. But finding a platform that can meet all business requirements while maintaining the flexibility of building custom logic in Excel and keeping sensitive data secure.

SpreadsheetWeb checks all these boxes and also offers businesses a flexible and cost-effective solution to turn their spreadsheets into full-blown web applications, including complete support for the spreadsheet’s calculations and a variety of extensible features.

How Can SpreadsheetWeb Help HR Professionals to Simplify Their HR Processes?

As we mentioned before, most HR departments rely on spreadsheets and with SpreadsheetWeb, it is now possible to transform HR spreadsheets into web applications and improve their efficiency. With this in mind, let’s talk about how SpreadsheetWeb automates HR processes.

Enabling Approvals and Workflow Capabilities

If a business hasn’t still automated their approval process, employees are probably losing valuable time to repetitive tasks. With SpreadsheetWeb, workflows can be automated, and employee experience can be improved with its user-friendly solutions. SpreadsheetWeb not only enables workflow creation and approvals, but also features a calculation engine capable of creating complex rules and logic, so, businesses can save time and money by incorporating advanced approval processing with custom rules into their HR workflows. HR teams can build their own apps without developer support, and they can start, approving (things such as timesheets, time-off requests) sharing, planning, and managing with maximum efficiency.

Time tracking

Most businesses use spreadsheets to track employees’ working hours. To track time effectively, businesses need instant access to time-in and time-out times as well as attendance records. The best way to track time is to convert those custom spreadsheet-based timesheets into a web application with SpreadsheetWeb. This helps to manage employee timesheets easily, which also makes payroll simpler and quicker. Also, you can create team time spent and productivity according to timesheet entries easily track time.

Collecting and Analyzing Employee Data

Many businesses still use spreadsheets to collect employee data. With SpreadsheetWeb, these models can be transformed into secure web applications with centralized databases. You can create a dashboard to display relevant data for quick and accurate analysis. These dashboards can be customized to meet the needs of not only HR departments but for the entire company.

Modernize HR Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets are a very important tool used by many HR departments for a variety of purposes such as managing timesheets, recruitment process, leave tracking, payroll management etc... With SpreadsheetWeb, HR departments can create and easily customize their online tools. Businesses can keep their business accountable and efficient by quickly automating their business approval process, eliminate manual work and increase efficiency by automating repetitive and costly HR processes. Time-tracking applications can also be created to manage employee timesheets easily and create dashboards to analyze employee data with ease.