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Home Gerald's Blog Strategic HR vs Tactical HR
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Strategic HR vs Tactical HR

Strategic HR vs Tactical HR

What a bunch of buzz words!  Though it may sound buzz-ish, it has a very practical meaning.  Most HR systems targeted to the mid-market and below subscribe to the Tactical HR approach, rather than a Strategic HR.

So what is Strategic HR vs Tactical HR?

Tactical HR is the process of automating mundane administrative HR tasks and storing additional HR fields.  This is every payroll system that claims to have HR because they offer a number of additional fields to store information.  I call this type of HR, Excel HR because there is nothing that is done in those systems that could not also be handled in Microsoft Excel.  This is what most small and mid-market payroll clients have to live with, because it is all that is offered. 

Strategic HR is the mindset that your workforce is your most valuable asset, and more care should go into managing that asset than any other company asset.  That human resource management should be viewed as a strategic competitive advantage more than as an administrative liability.  In the past, only very high-end HR and ERP systems offered this type of Strategic HR functionality. 


Execupay’s PlatinumHR helps your clients automate their administrative human resource chores, while delivering the tools to better manage their workforce and maximize their human capital.  This includes modules like:

·         Payroll Manager

·         Employee Relationship Manager

·         Recruitment Manager

·         Performance Manager

·         HR Dashboards

·         Document Manager

·         OSHA Manager

·         COBRA Manager

·         Employee Self-Service

·         Manager Self-Service


We are proud to say that PlatinumHR has “several firsts” for our industry:

·         First HR system built on a time-tested, high-volume payroll service bureau platform.

·         First HR system to offer an ERM.

·         First HR system to offer enterprise-class, strategic features targeted for the mid-market (or even small market)

More than likely, your clients and prospects are already asking for better HR tools.  Giving them what they want is easy.



With all the press over the recent COBRA changes, Execupay has jumped to the opportunity of bring our clients an array of robust COBRA offerings.

COBRA Credit Processing
As assumed we can easily handle processing COBRA credits on quarterly 941 returns. But many employers do not want to wait for their refunds, so we have provided an easy yet comprehensive way to record, track and apply COBRA credits to per payroll 941 payments.

COBRA Management
We have added a new module to PlatinumHR for employers to track and manage all aspects of their COBRA process. It automates workflow and notifications, while maintaining all required documentation rules. 

COBRA Services
Execupay has formed a partnership with DataPath to provide integrated full COBRA Services to Execupay Licensees.