Moving with the times is essential in business and keeping up with all of the changes in ways of working and new business solutions can be exhausting. There is a need to be on top of your game at all times and this and only this will help you to succeed in the modern business world. Ineffective systems, poor staff management and the resulting poor sales can lead the business very quickly into trouble, this is even more apparent nowadays as we wallow in the largest post war recession to date. The only way to get out of the financial crisis is ironically to spend more, but it requires that the spending be made with confidence and prudence; two factors that were overlooked for a long time and led to this situation. So how does a business compete and prosper if they are unsure and unwilling to spend, well there are a few key points to consider when starting to address this problem; what are the viable solutions? How can we prove that they will work? How much will they cost and perhaps more importantly how long will they take to implement and pay back the initial outlay? These are all big questions to answer and will require a lengthy research process, however without trying to get too deep there are some top line facts that will help to establish a basis for negotiation. I’m going to focus on the HR department within a company and look at the simple solutions that can be implemented, which will not only save the company money, but also increase productivity and moral. In general, many large companies have adopted a policy of introducing employee software in order to keep track off all of the important and private information that they as the employer keep on their employees. Why the shift to employee software you may ask, surely this is more time consuming and in a large company the expression ‘time is money’ is even more paramount. Well the introduction of employee software will help to boost the productivity of the HR department; this in turn will ensure that this department stays within budget. The employee software is an effective solution to the heavy administrative workload that comes part and parcel with the HR department. The system allows the user to store and manipulate the data of each and every employee. Each person can have their own profile and this can be easily updated either manually or automatically using the different features found in the employee software package. As a user you will soon find the employee software package saves you time, this in turn frees you up to spend more time with all levels of employees within the company. This is often neglected in larger companies due to the high numbers of staff, however it has been proven that face-to-face contact with staff helps to boost their moral and in turn their productivity.