Aligning Technology to Business Strategy: New Tools, Old Rules

Technology innovation continues at an incredible rate. Computing power, end user devices, networking and communication options, and software applications all offer new capabilities and options unimagined even five years ago. But the challenge remains the same as ever: how to select technology investments wisely? By following some basic guidelines, a company can help ensure its technology investments support business direction.

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11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

Creating a Compelling Business Case for a New HR Solution

In today’s tough business environment, businesses have to be very competitive with respect to products and services and focus on saving money at the same time. In the battle for sales and customers, the victors will be the companies using their resources to the fullest, especially their human resources. Outdated and convoluted HR technology can mean disaster for a company seeking to make employees more engaged, develop a strong enterprise culture and values, and streamline recruiting and hiring practices.

The costs and time and effort involved in upgrades and maintenance for old on-premise HR solutions can be a concern. Additionally, out-of-date HR software increases the chance of inaccurate data, and can hamper the ability to create real-time reports. It is vital to ensure access to real-time information to make more informed, proactive human resources decisions faster, meaning nimble business processes and agile technology solutions are also important considerations when selecting HR technology.

In this white paper, learn how to create a strong business case for an accessible and data-driven human capital management (HCM) solution that will help your company both today and into the future. Read more about the many obstacles facing HR and payroll teams in the current business environment, and how the new class of HCM/HR features can help overcome them.  Read More

Growing Google Apps: How to Increase Google Adoption in Your Organization

Change is hard for everyone. But switching from your old system to Google Apps doesn’t have to be difficult, and acceptance of the new Google Apps system within your organization will allow your company to flourish. Supporting everyone on the team through the adoption process is vital to a successful move to Google Apps.

In this white paper, explore core ideas to successfully training on and transitioning to Google Apps, including a slow, steady implementation process that allows the comfort levels of users to grow. This starts with a twelve-point plan that lets users get used to the idea of switching to new cloud technology. Learn how, when discussing the implementation of Google Apps, to focus on the opportunities now available to your organization. Highlight the positive changes that come with the adoption of Google Apps that will reduce travel time, allow users to work from home, decrease IT issues, and create a more collaborative, streamlined work environment. Review information on self-training strategies and the benefits of developing a training website. Use other Google tools such as Hangouts to gain valuable feedback from users, and explore how selecting volunteers to learn Google Apps tools earlier than other members can help the rest of the team navigate Google Apps and resolve IT issues. Through the information in this white paper, your transition to Google Apps can be a positive one.  Read More

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Workforce Analytics: Key to Aligning People Business Strategy

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Why .NET Technology Is Important for ERP

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