Technology

Technology

Birches Group technology solutions provide clients with simple, powerful and easy to use tools for managing compensation data, job evaluation, competencies and performance management.

Imagine having access to salary survey results at your fingertips whenever you need it, wherever in the world you may be.  Indigo™ software from Birches Group delivers survey data to users desktops when its needed.  Using the powerful analytic tools contained in Indigo™, clients can analyze survey results, modify the result by changing percentiles, filtering on jobs or levels, display in different currencies and more.  Data can be exported to Excel with one click, and all reports are formatted for printing and exportable to PDF files.

Our Trends™ technology calculates aging factors to estimate market movement, using a best-fit regression of historical survey results.  Clients can generate aging factors to adjust survey results to a future date, aiding in the management of their compensation programs.

Salary scale development is a challenging but important task that most organizations face on an annual basis.  The Salary Scale Design Module, an optional part of our Indigo™ software, is designed to help clients manage survey data (Birches Group data and data from other providers), and create salary scales using interactive technology that reduces the time required for scale design dramatically.  The module is already in use by our first client, who is using the tool to design their scales in almost 200 countries globally.

Our solution for Job Evaluation, Competencies and Performance Management is called Community™.  It’s a unique, integrated, approach which applies strong concepts of job design, and links these to competency and career paths and 360-degree performance management.  Community™ is an online, hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution.  Each module is available separately, or as a package in any combination.

Contact us for more information about our technology solutions, or for a demo session.

What’s new

Venezuela Special Measures – Survey Results

Results of the Birches Group "Survey of Special Measures in Venezuela" are now available.  Multiple annual pay increases, and...

March 15, 2017 / read

Addressing Economic Volatility in Nigeria

The Nigerian Naira dropped almost 60% in value versus the US dollar in 2016.  Should employers take special actions...

February 01, 2017 / read

Why Jobs, Not Objectives, Matter When Measuring Performance

Performance management is a mess.  Critics suggest we should just throw in the towel and cut our losses. But...

January 26, 2017 / read

Egypt Devaluation: How Should Employers Respond?

The recent devaluation of the Egyptian Pound of nearly 75% against the U.S. Dollar has employees clamoring for pay...

November 16, 2016 / read