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    Supercharging Darwinbox with the Power of Extensibility

    February 16, 2024

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    Supercharging Darwinbox with the Power of Extensibility
    Sushma Nagendran
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    Sushma Nagendran


    The HCM is the one system in an organization that touches every employee and every function in an organization. It houses all of the organization’s people data, it is the command center, and every other system in an organization interfaces with the HCM at one point or another. 

    Yet, the HCM ecosystem is one large labyrinth. There’s the HCM, and a whole bunch of other systems – such as ERPs, CRMs, ITSMs, etc. – plugging into it with connectors and APIs.  

    This is the norm in most organizations. Organizations today have tech solutions for each function/process, and every new platform or software is connected to the organization’s tech ecosystem using custom integrations done by the IT teams.  

    This network of systems attempts to serve all business requirements. What it does, however, is bog down the entire organization. Multiple systems create a cluttered ecosystem, driving up costs, stretching out the time taken to get work done, introducing complexities, and throttling productivity.  

    A mid-sized company today already has around 185 apps in its tech stack. 

    Given that digitization has now made its way into every function in an organization, this is only going to get more complex. The HCM will have more systems plugged into it.  

    This will open companies up to increased costs of integration and maintainence, higher risks of errors and non-compliance, delays in integration and execution, all affecting efficiency and causing a drag on growth.  

    It’s time this entangled HCM ecosystem is smoothened out.  

    The Need to Upgrade HCM Integration Processes 

    A simple, seamless, extensible HCM is now a necessity for organizations of all sizes. It is no longer prudent for companies to customize applications and integrations to their HCM systems. Instead, organizations need to be given integrations and extensions in a native HCM environment. The HCM they use ought to come with a range of features to serve all business needs, and should come in a plug-and-play framework to simplify complex integration.  

    Here’s why: 

    • Saving Time = Saving Money: Any additional integrations to standard HCM systems require custom configurations, which involve dedicated time and effort from the organization’s IT and HR teams for planning development, integration, and deployment. It is estimated that IT teams spend over 40% of their time designing, building, and testing custom integrations. In today’s rapidly evolving world of work, businesses cannot afford to wait for their IT team to get things done.  
    • Self-Service is In: From consumer products to HR helpdesks in their workplace, people today are used to self-service. They’re used to intuitive apps that are easy to use, and don’t respond well to long training processes before they can start using software tools to get their work done. Plug-and-play applications with simple interfaces will result in high adoption and use.  
    • The Era of Democratization: Organizations today are reworking their processes to ensure that they democratize access to data and systems. Simplifying integrations and providing access to plug-and-play extensions is a critical part of that as it will help make information accessible to all the right stakeholders.    
    • Prioritize Efficiency & Better UI: The world of work is complex enough without unnecessary processes, procedures, and multiple moving parts to handle. Simplifying the HCM ecosystem by having an HCM with native extensibility solutions will help reduce effort and time taken for operations, reduce multiple integration costs, improve efficiency and productivity, improve adoption, and ensure higher ROI.  

    Introducing the Darwinbox Extensibility Suite 

    Darwinbox has always been about building software that helps make work better. And the Darwinbox Extensibility Suite is a classic example of that. It is a layer that sits atop all the Darwinbox modules, and enables users to simplify their integrations landscape. It is an environment that supports connecting the HCM to other systems, and develop extensions for solving unique HCM adjacent business requirements. 

    The Darwinbox Extensibility Suite comprises: 

    • The Darwinbox Studio, your DIY Integrations Manager, a single pane of glass that helps orchestrate complex integrations through pre-packaged connectors, integration templates and a custom integration recipe builder. 
    • Darwinbox Amplify, a solution that helps execute UX customizations and build feature enhancements and process automation on top of any Darwinbox solution. For example, a large pharmaceutical company uses Darwinbox Amplify to connect to its CRM and ensure that data is synced between the two systems. All details are synced and a copy of the data is maintained on Darwinbox.     
    • Darwinbox Marketplace, a one-stop solution for you to discover and deploy add-ons to elevate HR functionality and employee service using a host of plug-and-play connectors and partner applications.  

    With the Darwinbox Extensibility Suite, you’ll be able to take the power and simplicity of Darwinbox to every other ancillary application and turn your HCM platform into a powerhouse with extensions for every business need. You can reduce the time taken for integrations, improve efficiency and ROI, and scale your tech solution as your business grows.  

    Want to learn more about the Darwinbox Extensibility Suite? Schedule a demo with us to see it in action.  

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