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The Power of Partnership: Using SmartSuite to Foster Collaboration between HR and Finance

The Power of Partnership: Using SmartSuite to Foster Collaboration between HR and Finance

13 minutes

March 13, 2023

Collaboration between departments is essential to the success of any organization, but nowhere is this more critical than in the partnership between HR and Finance. These two departments are responsible for managing critical aspects of an organization, including employees and financial resources. When these departments work together effectively, it can lead to better decision-making, improved efficiency, and higher-quality outcomes. In this blog post, we'll explore how SmartSuite can help foster collaboration between HR and Finance.

The Power of Shared Data

One of the primary obstacles to collaboration between HR and Finance is often the lack of shared data. HR manages employee data, while Finance manages financial data, leading to inconsistencies and duplication. SmartSuite provides a single platform for both departments to access and share data. The SmartSuite platform includes access to HR-related templates, such as:

  • Personnel Directory
  • Employee Directory
  • Recruiting and Hiring Process
  • Employee Onboarding / Offboarding
  • Employee Performance Reviews
  • Time Off Requests
  • Employee Handbook
  • Job Description Tracking
  • Community Service Events

SmartSuite also includes finance-related templates, such as:

  • Purchase Request Tracking
  • Travel Requests
  • CAPEX Request
  • Budgeting
  • Fundraising
  • Investment Tracking
  • Debt Tracking
  • Orders and Invoicing
  • Bid Compliance
  • Venture Deals CRM
  • Tax Preparation

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A Streamlined Process

SmartSuite offers a streamlined process for both HR and Finance departments. The platform provides customizable templates, workflows, and reports, which can be accessed and shared between departments. This streamlined approach encourages collaboration and leads to greater efficiency and productivity.

Improved Communication

SmartSuite provides multiple communication channels, including real-time messaging and task assignments, which can be accessed by both HR and Finance departments. This feature improves communication between departments and enables them to work together in real-time.

Enhanced Project Management

SmartSuite provides robust project management tools, including customizable project workflows, resource allocation, and scheduling. This feature helps departments stay on track and manage projects effectively, leading to better collaboration and higher-quality outcomes.

How has your organization improved collaboration between HR and Finance departments? What tools or strategies have been the most effective?

Reference: According to a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), organizations with a high level of collaboration between HR and Finance departments were more likely to achieve their financial goals and had a more engaged workforce.


Collaboration between HR and Finance is critical for any organization's success. SmartSuite provides a comprehensive solution to foster collaboration through shared data, streamlined processes, improved communication, and enhanced project management. With access to a variety of best-in-class templates, organizations can improve efficiency, productivity, and overall success.