Nevertheless, digital tools have long since become an integral part of personnel management. This allows new resources to be tapped where previously sober administrative monotony had prevailed, for example when processing holiday or business trip applications. Whereas in the past every application had to be guided through tedious approval and release processes, Enterprise Content Management solutions are now replacing such administrative tasks.
Electronic workflows, for example, can help here: The applicant submits his or her holiday request, which – after approval by the head of department – ends up with the personnel officer. One click is all it takes to book the leave, enter it in the calendar and inform the person concerned of the successful completion of the procedure.