CRS Technologies, an operator in payroll and human resources systems in Southern Africa, offers CRS DIY, a solution which enables employees to access their data and update information as required – but also allows employers to view and update employee data.

The system falls in line with the company’s high-level technical criteria, skills sets and value-add in terms of market experience and knowledge of the local market.

The system is constructed on a modular approach: • The base module forms the core of the system and contains all the functions and information that are common among the defined modules. In turn, each module shares the data in the base module to complete the integrated HR management cycle.

The system’s functionality includes providing the user with the ability to:

  • View current and historical payslips,
  • Submit and manage leave applications,
  • Initiate training updates and manage enquiries, and
  • Apply for training and structure packages.

This is not simply another HR-focused technical solution.

This is an online-based system that automatically and effectively enables full control over applications, paper-free administration of the leave process, among other key functionality. The solution is designed for easy integration and minimal training so that organisations can immediately benefit without having to experience downtime. It addresses corporate requirements for expediency, cost efficiency and productivity.

The system provides for additional functionality that enables the user to view balances and history, workflow to automate processes, escalation of unapproved leave, planning calendars and ability to populate to Outlook. An employee is able to initiate a leave application via an e-mail, which is generated to the manager, who then either approves or declines the application. The system then updates the status instantly.

James McKerrell, chairman of the South African Payroll Association