Monday rolls around. Your coffee is on your desk, your laptop is open, and you’re ready to start your working day. Time to dive back into your People Ops workflow.
Alas: a few clicks into your journey and you realize you need to log into another platform to accomplish a simple task. And another. And another. After a few minutes, it feels like you need to launch seven different tools just to finish up basic admin, like updating an employee’s information or making a change to a new hire’s start date. Suddenly, even that coffee in front of you doesn’t seem like enough to get you through the morning.
If you’ve experienced the above scenario, or similar, you’re far from alone. The accumulation of People Ops tools and platforms is, in a sense, a good thing. It’s a testament to an industry on the rise, where intuitive software solutions are added to the HR tech stack every day.
In recent years, with the rising prominence of the People Ops function, the number of solutions designed to support People teams has grown exponentially. In the context of high employee expectations and a competitive hiring environment, this makes sense.
But these platforms should be making our lives easier, not interrupting our workflow by forcing us to sign into several tools at once. Worse still—inputting data into so many tools at once runs the risk of a fragmented data set, without a clear “single source of truth” you can rely on for vital information. People teams, and their colleagues who rely on this data, deserve better.
The solution: integrations that connect the dots between your favorite tools
You’re probably already familiar with how integrations save you crucial time in your hiring workflow. Instead of you having to sign into multiple platforms over and over, integrations make it so your systems speak to each other, so you can continue your work without disruption.
This saves you time, makes your workflow smoother, and reduces the risk of company data getting lost or inputted incorrectly across different tools. Better yet, you’re more likely to enter a state of flow and be more productive if you can complete your work with fewer distractions.
In summary, integrations free up time, remove interruptions, and make your data more secure.
Introducing Oyster Integrations with your favorite HRIS, ATS, and Accounting Tools
At Oyster, we introduced our first two integrations in May: BambooHR’s HRIS and QuickBooks Online, and are delighted to be adding four more: Hibob, Greenhouse ATS, BambooHR’s ATS, and Xero. (We also have three more on the way! Stay tuned for NetSuite, Workday, and Expensify.) These integrations will ease the burden on People teams and sync up critical HR tech systems.
Here’s how our HRIS, ATS, and ERP integrations will support you from making new hires to managing employee data and processing payroll.
HRIS integrations: Hibob and BambooHR
Whether you use Hibob or BambooHR to store and manage employee records, Oyster’s integrations with these popular HRIS systems means People Ops teams can securely sync team member information between the Oyster platform and their HRIS software. You’ll no longer have to double-input key employee information. Instead, you’ll be able to maintain a single source of truth when it comes to workforce data, and rest easy knowing any changes will be automatically synced.
ATS integrations: BambooHR and Greenhouse
Oyster’s ATS integrations with BambooHR and Greenhouse ensures a seamless handoff of new hire data from Talent Acquisition to People Ops. The People team can search for candidates by name and import their data into Oyster, then proceed with the hiring process within Oyster with the ATS data already pre-populated in the hiring form. Oyster’s ATS integrations simplify and automate the hiring flow, and ensure accuracy and consistency across platforms.
ERP integrations: QuickBooks Online and Xero
By integrating with QuickBooks Online and Xero, invoices approved within Oyster will automatically appear in your QBO or Xero account—no need to manually input rows of payroll data, line by line, into your accounting software at the end of each month. Automating the transfer of invoice data frees finance admins, controllers, and accountants from the inefficient, time-consuming, and error-prone process of manual entry.
Working faster and smarter with Oyster integrations
The Oyster team is working hard behind the scenes to continue integrating Oyster with your favorite HR tech tools to make it even easier to hire, pay, and take care of talented people anywhere in the world. Our hope is that, over time, these product updates will make your workflow (and your Monday) a little easier.
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