Nine in 10 employers see improving the quality of information as the most important objective when acquiring an HR management system.
According to findings released today by Personnel Today's sister publication IRS Employment Review, seven in 10 say their aim is to be able to use information more flexibly.
The cost of the system, future flexibility of the technology, and ease of use are less important.
But the survey also shows that cost and deadline overruns are common. Four in 10 said they had overspent their budget when buying a new HR computer system, and three in 10 reported that it took longer than planned to implement.
Even then, one in three were either dissatisfied or totally dissatisfied with their new IT system.