How do you know what to look for when you are evaluating a VMS (vendor management system)? The VMS evaluation process begins by taking a closer look at your company’s needs and requirements. This article will help you identify the challenges you are looking for a VMS to solve and the essential questions to ask during the VMS evaluation process. Download UpGlide’s “Key Questions to Ask when Evaluating a VMS “to view the complete set of questions.
Before making a selection for timesheet software, it is important to identify your needs and expectations of functionality. Here are 5 important considerations to take before deciding on a time and expense solution. In addition, you can download The Ultimate Checklist for Selecting Timesheet Software as a tool to guide you.
Does the technology fit with your business model? If you have a blended workforce, you’ll need a tool that can manage everything time and expense related parallel to permanent employees, SOW employees, and 1099 employees. Maybe your business is staffing, so you’ll need technology that can manage an entire portfolio of clients.
Does the technology integrate with your current business systems? In order to optimize business process management, the tool should have the ability to integrate with current back office technology, such as payroll systems.
Where can you access the technology and on what type of devices? Find a system that allows flexible accessibility (i.e. desktop, mobile, tablet) for users to record, track, and manage information. Having self-service functionality allows managers and employees to do what they need without being bound by location or time of day.
What is the maximum capacity of the technology? It’s important to find a tool that works with your business now as well as one that will scale with it towards the future. As your business grows, you will likely undertake more employees, so having a tool with margin for growth can avoid implementation learning curve costs in the long run.
Are you able to set up custom workflows per employee and/or project? If you have many time and expense workflows that you are looking to manage with one tool, you will need technology that allows for unique workflows per circumstance.
UpGlide is the cloud-based total talent management platform that allows you to manage candidates, employees, vendors, and independent contractors in a central location. UpGlide software is customizable to meet the role-specific needs of direct employers, staffing agencies, and MSPs in managing their workforce and vendors. Use UpGlide to support any piece of the workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.
UpGlide Timesheets is a time and expense solution for direct employers and staffing agencies to effectively manage a multi-layered workforce. The application works with any company seeking a straightforward time and expense management tool that conforms with its business model.. The platform is customizable to meet business-specific needs without the restrictions experienced with other timesheet technology platforms.
Today, UpGlide announced a major software agreement with a global RPO and MSP solutions enterprise. The company will leverage UpGlide as its sole vendor management system (VMS) technology across its multiple lines of business. Engaging the UpGlide platform will help the company streamline the administration of its talent management, RPO, and MSP programs. The unique flexibility of UpGlide will allow the company to better meet client demand. The company will use the tool across diverse client segments within manufacturing, consumer goods, financial, healthcare, and life sciences industries. “This is a notable milestone for UpGlide, as we begin a new strategic partnership with a leading global RPO and MSP company. UpGlide will provide a great opportunity for our new client to transcend the limits of its existent processes and upscale workflow all through the platform,” said Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide.
UpGlide’s newly engaged client is a leading talent acquisition solutions organization who conducts business with clients across all continents. Finding better ways to manage the employee lifecycle in today’s world can be challenging with all the viable tech options present in the marketplace. Organizations often hesitate to adopt workforce management tools that only partially meet their requirements. UpGlide provides unique value in addressing this problem. The platform is fully customizable to accommodate any environment, including blended workforce requirements present in staffing business models.
“UpGlide’s solution is a bit different than other VMS technologies available in the market. We facilitate transactional business by establishing long-term relationships. We are ecstatic to be working with a global talent strategy management company and look forward to growing our partnership together. As the business landscape for workforce management continues to evolve, we strive to position UpGlide as an innovative leader of best-fit technology solutions across all industries that engage and/or provide staffing solutions,” said Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide.
UpGlide continues to progress along a positive growth trajectory as it strengthens brand recognition within the workforce management technology space. In early October, UpGlide launched UpGlide Timesheets, a straightforward time and expense technology solution built for the staffing industry. The application is proficient in managing a multi-layer workforce management program. The company continues to secure deals with direct employers, MSPs, and staffing agencies. “It is exciting to have the opportunity to see UpGlide in action with a full spectrum of clients, each of which is using the tool in a distinct way to trigger different engagement models,” said Aicher. “This new technology deal is going to take UpGlide to new heights in tapping the global talent ecosystem. We look forward to big things to come as we expand our client base and development roadmap. We continue to drive UpGlide as the ultimate technology that solves the challenges of managing the modern workforce.”
UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide vendor management system (VMS) is customizable to meet role-specific needs of end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies within the contingent workforce ecosystem. UpGlide can be used to support any piece of the contingent workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.
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Empower VMS, a cloud-based vendor management system, has announced a name change to UpGlide, as well as a full rebranding transition. The name change reflects the software’s commitment to simplifying contingent workforce management processes for users through seamless, forward, and continuous connectivity to diverse touchpoints in the contingent workforce ecosystem.
“UpGlide provides a best total value solution for organizations seeking a simple and viable tool to streamline vendor and contingent workforce management. Changing the name to UpGlide is symbolic of the software’s flexibility to propel any contingent workforce program in the right direction, regardless of company size or user role,” said Scott Aicher, COO of UpGlide.
UpGlide is designed to be a multifunctional platform and is completely customizable to meet program specifications for end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies. “We have created a VMS that provides essential functionality to drive an effortless user experience,” said Aicher.
UpGlide enables aggregate process automation over job orders, compliance documents, expenses, timesheets, and reporting, so users can easily manage contingent workforce programs. The software’s full rebrand includes a fresh website and visual identity to personify its modern and simplistic appeal to consumers. “We continue to focus on creating unique value by providing an economical solution for SMBs; these organizations receive the benefits of using a VMS without splurging on an enterprise platform,” said Aicher.
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UpGlide is the cloud-based contingent workforce management platform that creates diverse user experiences through versatility. Designed for multifunctional use, UpGlide is customizable to meet role-specific needs of end clients, MSPs, and staffing agencies within the contingent workforce ecosystem. UpGlide can be used to support any piece of the contingent workforce lifecycle, streamline program administration, and enable data exchange across external management systems.
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How can cloud workflow management enhance user experience while increasing process efficiency? Cloud software has allowed everyone from hiring managers to staffing agencies improve their workforce programs through automation of client, candidate, and vendor management. Cloud software has allowed everyone from hiring managers to staffing agencies improve their workforce programs through automation of client, candidate, and vendor management. Implementing cloud workflow management can alleviate outdated HR processes while delivering significant time and cost savings while eliminating timesheet and billing nightmares.
Whether you are a staffing agency, MSP, or corporate HR manager, it is important to know how to turn technology into an advantage. These are the 3 C’s of cloud workflow management to continuously optimize your workforce program.
How does your organization create unique value through service delivery? In order to have a successful workforce program, you have to be able to cater to client, vendor, and candidate needs. Dealing with multiple users equals catering to different expectations. Cloud software should provide flexibility to adapt to the evolving staffing environment. Use cloud workflow management to customize each user experience while consolidating application processing. It is a win for all – you meet all expectations while simplifying your workflow.
It is important to make sure everyone is on the same page. Having well set cloud software will allow external and internal partners to collaborate in a centralized platform, making it easier for everyone to work together on HR related processes. You eliminate human errors by automating day-to-day tasks – allotting more time to be proactive in meeting long term business objectives.
Often organizations need a way to manage multiple clouds from one screen. Good cloud software will have the ability to connect workflow across external management systems. Flexible integration capabilities are essential to synchronize data updates across your network.
UpGlide allows you to create, collaborate, and connect all contingent workforce related processes in a central platform. If you’re looking for the cloud-based solution that delivers enhanced user experiences while increasing process efficiency, learn more about UpGlide’s unique user attributes.