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France is one of the countries considered as a leading promoter of CSR regulations. If you have employees in France, we are able to support Economic and Social Database (ESDB) reporting requirements a.k.a. base de données économiques et sociales (BDES) in French. U.S. multinationals need to stay up-to-date and compliant with regulations anywhere they do business. This includes corporate social responsibility requirements. Just because they are subject to more international regulations, doesn’t mean managing them should be more difficult. Simply add ESDB software to your PeopleSpheres platform.

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Take strategic data-driven decisions

Analyzing your data will allow you to better understand the organization of your company and optimize internal operations.

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Save time creating reports

The software automatically generates your reports in different formats once the data has been collected (graphs, tables, etc.).

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Control your data

Limited access and specific roles are assigned to access the data: authentication is required each time you log in.

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Be compliant with regulations

The software is updated according to the current French regulations: you are assured that you are always in compliance with your legal obligations.

Worry no longer about French regulations

One of the requirements which are intended to address gender pay equity in France is the ESDB. The ESDB (economic and social database) regulations might seem complicated, but thanks to our ESDB module, you no longer need to worry about regulations. Our module helps you to prepare your 3 important mandatory consultations. Gather all company data to be communicated to staff representatives and make sure you comply with the regulations in place.

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Keep control of your data

The interconnection of the various modules saves you time: the ESDB module retrieves your data entered into the other modules and the Core HR in order to pre-fill 60% of your data in the ESDB module. You can also add data directly by importing an Excel file. You can, however, add all the necessary and additional information manually if you prefer. Set the indicators as you see fit. The software allows you to benefit from 150 pre-calculated indicators such as age, seniority or other in order to better analyze the internal data of your company.

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Save time when creating your reports

The ESDB module helps you to create your reports by automatically calculating your key legal indicators such as age, seniority, and number. So you can save time by automatically generating graphs from your data and avoid errors with software that scans your data before publishing it.

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Protect your data

Our module guarantees the security and confidentiality of your data, which is fully protected thanks to a security protocol. Systematic and secure authentication further strengthens the privacy of your data. Create roles for each of your users and determine the periods (time, day) during which they can access the ESDB. Give visibility rights to only certain parts of your reports so as to ensure the privacy of your data.

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Automate legal compliance

Create your economic and social reports while respecting current legislation. Thanks to our module, you are accompanied and automatically up-to-date with your legal obligations. All your processes are automated and centralized in a single database to manage your data better and access it easily.

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ESDB Software Buyer's Guide

What is the Economic and Social Database (ESDB)?

France is one of the countries considered as a leading promoter of CSR regulations. If you have employees in France, we are able to support Economic and Social Database (ESDB) reporting requirements a.k.a. base de données économiques et sociales et environnementales (BDESE) in French. U.S. multinationals need to stay up-to-date and compliant with regulations anywhere they do business.  

Employers with at least 50 employees must provide the economic and social committee (CSE) or staff representatives with an economic, social and environmental database. In the case of a company with multiple entities , the headcount is calculated at the overall level of the company, and not by entity.

The ESDB is used for:

  • The strategic direction of the organization, as determined by those in charge of managing or overseeing the company
  • Impact on operations, employment, skill and profession development, vocational training, work organization, and utilization of temporary contracts and internships
  • The current economic and financial status of the company, as well as any changes to its legal structure
  • The organization’s social policies regarding issues such as working conditions, health and safety, and accommodations for disabled employees.

Just because they are subject to more international regulations, doesn’t mean managing them should be more difficult. Simply add ESDB software to your PeopleSpheres platform.

The benefits of ESDB software

Enhanced reporting accuracy

Employing ESDB software improves the accuracy of your reports significantly. It minimizes the risk of human error associated with manual data entry and calculations. High data accuracy is crucial for decision-making processes, as even minor inaccuracies can lead to misguided decisions and strategies. With ESDB software, you ensure that the data your business relies on is precise and trustworthy.

Streamlined data management

The ESDB software also streamlines your data management process. It eliminates the hassle of handling disparate datasets and consolidates your information into one central, easily accessible location. This not only saves valuable time but also improves organizational efficiency. You can quickly retrieve, analyze, and utilize your data, leading to faster and more informed decision-making.

Automate legal compliance

One of the key benefits of ESDB software is the automation of legal compliance. Keeping up with regulations can be a daunting task, especially for businesses operating in multiple countries. ESDB software automatically updates to reflect any changes in local or international regulations, ensuring that your company is always compliant. This reduces the risk of non-compliance penalties and allows your team to focus more on strategic tasks.

Key features of ESDB software

Data Collection and Validation

The ESDB software facilitates efficient data collection from various sources and ensures its validation. It uses intelligent algorithms and validation rules to identify and rectify any discrepancies in the data, ensuring consistency and reliability. This feature eliminates the need for manual cross-checking, thereby saving time and reducing the possibility of errors.

Reporting and Documentation

The software’s advanced reporting tools allow for the creation of detailed and comprehensive reports, tailored to your organization’s needs. With its intuitive interface, you can easily generate reports, visualizations and documents that provide insightful analysis of your data. It also allows for the automated creation and distribution of reports, enabling stakeholders to stay informed with up-to-date information.

Audit Trails and Security

With ESDB software, security is paramount. The system is designed to maintain exhaustive audit trails, documenting every action, modification, and access made within the database. This ensures that any changes can be traced back to their origin, facilitating transparency and accountability. Additionally, the software is equipped with robust security measures to protect sensitive data from unauthorized access and breaches.

Integration with Reporting Systems

The ESDB software seamlessly integrates with existing reporting systems, enhancing their capabilities and streamlining your data management process. This integration allows for the automatic transfer of data between platforms, eliminating the need for manual input and reducing the risk of errors. It provides a comprehensive and unified view of your data, simplifying analysis and decision-making processes.

How much does ESDB software cost?

Pricing Models and Cost Factors 

The cost of ESDB software is primarily based on two pricing models: subscription-based and per user licensing. 

Subscription-based Model 

In a subscription-based model, customers pay a set fee on a monthly or annual basis for access to the software. This fee typically covers product updates, technical support, and data storage. This model allows for predictable budgeting and eliminates the need for significant upfront investment. 

Per User Licensing Model 

The per user licensing model charges a fee for each user who will be accessing the software. This model can be cost-effective for smaller organizations but can become expensive as the number of users increases. 

The overall cost of ESDB software can also be influenced by several other factors: 


The more customization required, such as specific data fields or unique reporting capabilities, the higher the software cost. 

How to choose the best ESDB software

Assessing Your Reporting Needs

Before selecting an ESDB software, it’s crucial to carefully assess your reporting needs. Consider the volume and complexity of the data you handle, the types of reports you need, and the frequency of these reports.

Do you require weekly, monthly, or annual reports? Additionally, consider any specific statutory requirements for data reporting in the jurisdictions you operate. Understanding these needs will help you evaluate and choose an ESDB software that can efficiently and effectively meet your business requirements.

Integration with Existing Systems

Another crucial factor to consider is how well the ESDB software can integrate with your existing systems. The software should be capable of seamlessly importing and exporting data to and from other applications used in your organization. This compatibility ensures streamlined operations and eliminates the need for manual data transfers, which can be time-consuming and error-prone.

User-friendly Interface

Lastly, the user interface of the ESDB software matters greatly. A well-designed, intuitive interface makes it easier for users to navigate the system, perform tasks, and understand data. Look for a software with a clean, user-friendly design that requires minimal training to operate.

Features such as dashboards, drag-and-drop capabilities, and easy-to-read graphical presentations of data can significantly enhance user experience and productivity. A cumbersome or confusing interface can lead to user resistance, errors, and inefficiencies, undermining the benefits of the software.

Emerging trends in ESDB software

Automation of Reporting

One emerging trend in the realm of ESDB software is the automation of reporting. This innovation is revolutionizing how companies handle their data. Automated reporting systems can schedule and generate reports without human intervention, reducing the time and effort traditionally associated with this task.

Automation ensures consistent, timely, and accurate reporting, mitigating the risk of human error and enabling employees to focus on tasks that require critical thinking and creativity. By incorporating automated reporting into their ESDB software, businesses can elevate their efficiency, compliance, and decision-making process.

Advanced Analytics

Advanced analytics is another significant trend shaping the future of ESDB software. With this feature, businesses are able to delve deeper into their data, uncovering hidden patterns, correlations, and insights that traditional analysis methods might miss.

Advanced analytics utilizes technologies like machine learning, predictive modeling, and statistical algorithms to provide a more comprehensive understanding of data. In the context of ESDB software, this capability can lead to more informed strategic decisions, enhanced operational efficiency, and a competitive edge in the marketplace. By leveraging advanced analytics within ESDB software, organizations can transform their raw data into meaningful, actionable intelligence.

Why choose an ESDB tool through PeopleSpheres?

As a French-based company, PeopleSpheres experts can help you navigate the market of ESDB software. The platform is designed to support international businesses with their HR and compliance needs, including ESDB reporting. By choosing an ESDB tool through PeopleSpheres, you can benefit from expert guidance, seamless integration with your existing systems, and a user-friendly interface. Our software is continually updated to reflect any changes in regulations, ensuring that your business remains compliant at all times.

A Single Point of Contact

With PeopleSpheres as your ESDB software provider, you enjoy the convenience of having a single point of contact for all our partners. This includes the implementation team, account manager, and support center. This centralized system ensures swift and seamless communication, reducing the potential for misunderstandings or delays. It streamlines your interactions, making it easier to address your concerns or needs.

Only One Contract for Your Entire HR Ecosystem

Additionally, PeopleSpheres offers a simplified approach to contract management. Instead of juggling multiple contracts for different aspects of your HR ecosystem, we provide a single, comprehensive contract. This approach reduces administrative burdens and enhances the clarity of your contractual obligations and rights. By choosing PeopleSpheres, you can focus more on leveraging our ESDB software tool to the fullest and less on managing contractual complexities.

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