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Social ERP Emerges, Transforms the Way People Work (Part 1)

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: November 15 2013
It is no secret that social networks and media—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, etc.—are having a huge impact on all aspects of people’s lives. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not immune to the tide of social media changes that are sweeping across the technology landscape. All the large ERP solution providers have made or are making large investments to keep up with the Read More

A Look at the Buzz in HR Surrounding Today’s “Big” Data Buzzword

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  • Written By: Raluca Druta
  • Published: November 15 2013
Recently, the HR enterprise software community seems to have become interested in big data, evidenced by the fact that big HR vendors like Workday and SumTotal are talking about "big HR data". Workday states that Workday Big Data Analytics collects data from multiple sources (within and outside of the Workday system) to provide insights to finance and HR managers and executives. Similarly Read More

Mainframe2 Offers Interactive Graphics as a Service

Mainframe2, an innovative startup in cloud computing and browser-based application distribution, has announced its support of new NVIDIA-based cloud instances at Amazon Web Services’ annual re:Invent 2013 conference. The Mainframe2 technology has been optimized specifically for the new G2 instance type, which features NVIDIA’s powerful GRID graphics processing units (GPUs). The new instance Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation

SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools. Read More

Kronos Workforce Central Going Social

At KronosWorks 2013 Kronos unveiled the Kronos Workforce Central 7.0.2 suite, slated for release at the end of 2013. It will give employees and managers a forum to collaborate and build consensus, motivate and recognize employees (including gamification and rewards for sharing best practices), onboard and train employees (via sharing documents, images, and videos), and prevent potentially costly Read More

Kronos to Introduce Enterprise Social Networking in Its Workforce Management Solution

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  • Written By: Raluca Druta
  • Published: November 12 2013
Kronos was not in a rush to jump onto the social/collaboration wagon when a lot of other big players in the enterprise software market were doing it. In other words, Kronos chose not to deliver social for the sake of social. But it had good reason—the industries that it serves, such as health care, manufacturing, and public sector, are not exactly early adopters of hipster technologies. At Read More

Ramco HCM on Cloud Is on a Roll in the Middle East; Africa

Ramco Systems, an enterprise software vendor that has lately been focused on delivering enterprise resource planning (ERP) in the cloud and on tablets and smartphones, recently showcased its all new HR and talent management solution, Ramco HCM on Cloud (HCM standing for human capital management). Since the global launch of Ramco HCM on Cloud in June 2013, Ramco has added some of the largest Read More

Aptean Announces Ross ERP V7.0.3 Release

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: November 11 2013
Aptean announced the release of Ross enterprise resource planning (ERP) version 7.0.3. This release of Ross ERP builds on Aptean’s support for process manufacturers. The release includes enhancements to core functions for allergen management; inventory back-flush, tank management, and single euro payments area (SEPA) controls; product lifecycle management (PLM) integration; centralized pricing Read More

Kronos Simplifies Workforce Big Data with Self-service Visualization

One of the major announcements at the KronosWorks 2013 conference was about the transformative change coming to Kronos Workforce Analytics at the end of 2013. By leveraging Microstrategy Visual Insight, Kronos intends to put the power of workforce data analytics into the hands of the managers who can immediately act on it by leveraging data visualization and exploration tools. The introduction Read More

Small Businesses Need Decent Solutions Too

The ERP software market for large organizations and mid-sized companies is dramatically different from its small business software counterpart, which consists of business management solutions for small family-operated companies or slightly larger micro-businesses. But recent technology shifts are transforming the market, and solutions that would not have been appropriate for a small business in Read More
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