The Beautiful PEO Operations & Technology Ecosystem
The PEO business is all about people. All of the PEO’s services are designed to benefit client companies and their employees. HR, benefits, payroll, and risk management are all done for people. Under the surface, each PEO has a rich operations and technology ecosystem that makes it all work.
All of the PEO’s functions require data, and this data must flow smoothly through the PEO. Like a coral reef, the PEO has a technology infrastructure that its operation depends on. The reef has hard coral, such as brain and elk horn coral, which serve as the framework. It has soft coral, such as mushroom coral and sea fans, which serve as a different kind of framework, much like the cloud does for PEOs. Like the coral reef, the PEO’s operations and technology work as an ecosystem that supports its life.
The coral reef is rich in life. An endless variety of life—fish, turtles, sharks, eels, crabs, shrimps, urchins, sponges, and algae—flows in and out of the reef, finding shelter and nourishment. An endless variety of PEO client and employee data flows through the PEO’s technological ecosystem in the same way, allowing the PEO to provide its services.
Technology, like the reef, can grow and adapt with changes in the PEO or its clients. Older coral may die, leaving its exoskeleton behind, but new coral builds upon it. There is always something new, just as in the PEO.
It’s a kind of beauty the PEO, its clients, and its co-employees can appreciate.