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State of the Market: HR
More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This

advantages of horizontal and vertical integration strategy  roster. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of implementing on-premise HRIS in the SMB space are summarized in the table below. Some Facts about On-premise HRIS While on-premise implementation requires a large up-front investment, over time it generally provides a good return on investment (ROI) . On-premise has fundamental limitations (see Figure 1) in addition to cost and technical disadvantages. On-premise applications provide greater integration capabilities, easier customization, and tailored co

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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