You can integrate Culture Amp with your HRIS to automatically sync / transfer data between the two platforms. This page has everything you need to know about the process of setting up and using a native HRIS or SFTP integration
Here is what you will find in this support article:
- Benefits of an HRIS integration
- Integration options - Native integrations
- Integration options - SFTP
Benefits of an HRIS / SFTP integration
Good insights start with good data. In order to make the most of Culture Amp, it’s important to have accurate, up-to-date information about your employees in the platform.
There are two ways to update your data in Culture Amp. You can manually import data using an XLSX or CSV document, or you can sync Culture Amp with your HRIS via a native integration or SFTP integration.
We strongly recommend an HRIS / SFTP integration as it will allow you to take full advantage of the Culture Amp platform. With an HRIS / SFTP integration, you’ll be able to:
- Make regular surveying via pulsing and lifecycle surveys incredibly easy
- Improve the quality of your insights by ensuring your data is correct and up-to-date
- Easily distribute insights to the right people using hierarchy and reporting line information
- Share the workload around collecting and understanding on feedback
HRIS / SFTP integrations are also very flexible; they allow you to choose between automatic daily syncs or manual syncs at a time of your choosing (*Native HRIS integration automation + manual sync is initiated in Culture Amp. SFTP integration automation + manual transfer is initiated on HRIS / SFTP platform side).
You’re also not limited to the data in your HRIS, you can supplement your data by manually adding additional demographics in Culture Amp.
We offer native integrations with BambooHR, Namely, Personio and Workday.
Setting up an HRIS integration may require assistance from your HRIS Admin / Consultant or IT Team. We've provided specific guides below for each supported HRIS:
- How to integrate with BambooHR
- How to integrate with Namely
- How to integrate with Personio
- How to integrate with Workday
- How to integrate with Gusto (Coming soon)
If you use an HRIS not mentioned above in the Native integrations, you may still be able to integrate with Culture Amp using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
SFTP allows you to securely transfer data from one place (like your HRIS) to another (like Culture Amp). If your HRIS has a built-in SFTP client, SFTP will allow you to automatically sync your data and ensure Culture Amp is always up to date.
Employee data files sent to Culture Amp via SFTP will be processed using our partial import process, allowing you to safely decentralize employee data management across your organization. Once files are successfully imported via SFTP, you’ll see added/updated employee details in the Users page of your account.
Setting up an SFTP integration will likely require assistance from your IT Team. We've provided detailed technical instructions and troubleshooting steps that you can provide to them, as well as specific guides below for each of the HRIS our customers have successfully integrated with:
- SAP SuccessFactors
- Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)
- Custom SFTP (via external SFTP client such as Filezilla)
Depending on your HRIS / SFTP platform, you may also need to loop in your HRIS representative or IT Team for assistance. Our Product Support team support team are also happy to assist with any questions you might have and we've also answered some Frequently Asked Questions about SFTP in this guide.