ERP or Third Party: Which Is Best for Employee Appraisals?

Your enterprise is looking into performance appraisal software, often called employee performance management (EPM). And your company already uses an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system such as SAP or Oracle. After all, speak to any ERP vendor, and they’ll say they have the perfect fit for you. So isn’t it natural for you to go with the ERP vendor’s add-on module for that purpose? Not necessarily. Find out why.

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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

The Guide to Google Apps Training: Part Two: How to Secure a Google Apps Domain

You don’t have control over attempted attacks on your domain, but putting the right security systems in place means you can block access to your data and your domain. Google Apps provides users with a wide variety of customizable options to ensure that a domain is secure. Google Apps features stringent user access controls, governing how and when selected users gain access to the domain, and a disaster recovery system in order to retrieve any data compromised due to a security breach.

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The Era of Enablement

This overview from HfS Research looks at what human resources and operational professionals need to consider in order to provide technologies and services to their workforces.

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