Practical Guide to Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) is a compre-hensive presentation on global HRIS implementations and the associated challenges faced in such global projects. It begins with the basic HR and IT concepts and guides the readers through the complete life cycle of HRIS applications, spanning from planning to execution. Both HR and IT play an equal role in the development of HRIS applications. This book will help students from both HR and IT streams in assimilating the intricacies of implementation of HRIS projects. HR is one of the most popular ERP product implementation topics in today's business world. Its implementation needs a practical discussion using examples from real world. The examples, the case study and discussions in the book follow an international approach rather than discussing only a single country HRIS implementations. A real-life case study that flows through various chapters of the book brings out challenges in the implementation of HR specific projects.