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Functionality Differences between Client and Web Versions of HRMS (high overview)

Hello Readers,

Today we are going to have another discussion around the Web version of HRMS (aka HRMS Web). In my previous blog, I took a high overview look at some of the key differences between ESS and the Web version of HRMS. This time around, we will have more focus on the HRMS side of things. This discussion we will look at the key differences between the Web version of HRMS and Existing version of HRMS / Premium version of HRMS. Before we get into the differences, I wanted to note if I mentioned something not available in the Web version of HRMS, that is specific to the current release of Q3 2023 update. Functionality that maybe not be available today could be added in future releases.

So, one of key differences (and probably an obvious one) is that the Web version of HRMS has no client install and is accessed via a web site. The Existing/Premium versions of HRMS are accessed via a client-side installed application. This is one of the major changes that will allow more flexibility to the overall accessibility of the application.

Once you log in, you will notice that some of the client functions are not available on the web aspect of the application. One of the first things you will not see available is Payroll modules. Canadian Payroll, Payroll are not available along with trailing functions like Training, Reports, Setup, and Connected Services. These functions would still need to be accessed via the client install (if you used them).


Another major change is under Employee and Time Off. The processes drop down menu listing for these have changed. On the Web version of HRMS you will not see any of the Mass Update Tools along with Global Attachment (there is still personal attachments under personal) and pretty much anything under Employee Processes (those are still client side). The Employees function and Time off function on the client side is now separated into several modules on the web version of HRMS as noted below.

The Web version of HRMS in its current form is a simplified version of the Employees and Time Off segment of the Client side of HRMS. As releases come out, be sure to check often as more and more functionalities will be added to the Web Version.

And that is all the time we have for this blog. Check out my next blog post as we will look into how to find demographics and other common functions in the Web Version of HRMS.


Until next time…