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Rapidly Consolidating Enterprise Applications Market: The Worlds of 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators'
What types of vendors' approaches to the mid-market have emerged from the wave of mergers and consolidations and what characteristics ultimately distinguish the

brain hr  acquiring Lilly Software , BRAIN , Future Three , and SCT Process , among dozen others (see Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? ). Mid-market vendors like ROI Systems and Scala now belong to Epicor Software (see Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala and Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale ). The same is the case with former Solomon Software , Great Plains Software , and Navision Software , which are now a part of Microsoft

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Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Three: Made2Manage Market Impact and User Recommendations


Smaller manufacturing enterprises are often more comfortable dealing with a vendor of a size and corporate culture similar to theirs. Examples of these markets can be e.g., fresh meats, dairy producers, Tier 2/3 automotive suppliers, etc. Some of these thriving Boutique Vendors will actually be conglomerates of smaller divisions or vendors with a common owner. These might even be a current mid-range vendor who specializes in a series of smaller markets or even a sub-segment of a Big Five vendor

brain hr  add-ons emanating from the Agilisys/BRAIN/Future Three merger as a way to add value to their existing applications although preferably by waiting for the combined entity to figure out the product roadmap and to supply a generally available integrated solution. As usual, users should employ a critical approach in their evaluation of the products, and require the company representative to demonstrate specific technological and germane functional capabilities. At least, Agilisys Automotive should be Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Challenges: From Solution Evaluation to Kickoff


In future, companies will be releasing products practically every other day, due to fierce global competition, and the significance of product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation will increase. However, it is possible to provide some guidelines for a rigorous PLM implementation.

brain hr  to use team meetings, brain-storming sessions, and the like, and how to use a scorecard for each vendor. Once the vendor is selected, the infrastructure and other initial procedures can be handled. We have discussed the preparation of a SOW, which clearly states the milestones for payment and provides a strategy of implementation. During the implementation phase, we discussed various issues about how to map existing processes to the PLM software features, and how to arrive at a list of customizations and Read More

Demystifying "Vendor Shootout for ERP" Events


In August 2011, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic experienced the 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP first-hand. Plex Systems, IQMS, and abas-USA presented directly, while Infor ERP SyteLine, Epicor ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP Business ByDesign, and Oracle JD Edwards were represented by partners. Log in to read P.J.'s report on the event, and find out why this strange "co-opetition" works for both users and vendors.

brain hr  (given that I was brain-fried by the end of the first day, after three demos). Well, after a collective 12 hours or so of information gathering, presentations, keynote speakers, and seminars, the response was overwhelmingly positive and the consensus seemed to be that the scripted presentations create a format that allows for a true “apples to apples” comparison of products and functionality. I concur with IQMS’ recollection of the event in its subsequent blog post. Indeed, during the breaks, Read More

What's in a Name? or Enterprise Systems' Reincarnations (Part I)


Well, the ERP Graveyard blog might sometimes be slightly deceiving, since not all enterprise resource planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of them might even be resurected under a different name and ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It's been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation

brain hr  Infor ERP TRANS4M (formerly BRAIN Trans4m ). However, 2007 has seen the emergence of two brand new names in the space -- Consona Corporation and Solarsoft Business Solutions . In March 2007, M2M Holdings Inc. changed its name to Consona Corporation. The current Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jeff Tognoni , and the curent financial backer, Battery Ventures, started M2M Holdings back in 2003 with their purchase of former Made2Manage Systems. Over the past three years, the company has added nine Read More

HR State of the Market


With a shortage of skilled workers looming throughout the western world, it's more important than ever to manage your human resources effectively...

brain hr  State of the Market Times have changed. Global competition is forcing small and midsized companies like yours to compete not only for customers, but for talented employees as well. With a shortage of skilled workers looming throughout the western world, it's more important than ever to manage your human resources (HR) effectively—and TEC's HR State of the Market can help. In this informative guide, you'll learn about the HR issues that are most vital to your company : recruitment and retention Read More

The Strategic Development of Core HR Systems


Human resources (HR) systems have been around for many years, providing robust and efficient solutions for companies of all sizes. When properly designed, implemented, and maintained, these systems allow companies to engage and nurture their employees and critical processes. When these systems are neglected, however, the result is a loss of competitive edge, increased employee dissatisfaction, and unnecessary costs.

brain hr  Strategic Development of Core HR Systems Human resources (HR) systems have been around for many years, providing robust and efficient solutions for companies of all sizes. When properly designed, implemented, and maintained, these systems allow companies to engage and nurture their employees and critical processes. When these systems are neglected, however, the result is a loss of competitive edge, increased employee dissatisfaction, and unnecessary costs. Read More

An Opportunity for Change: 10 Recommendations for Advancing Your HR Technology Strategy


This report outlines 10 recommendations for companies to advance its human resources (HR) technology strategy. From conducting a global systems inventory and redeploying software to recalibrating talent strategies and targeting critical roles to focusing on end-user experience and tapping social collaboration, it offers easy-to-implement recommendations to help organizations d position themselves for long-term success.

brain hr  Opportunity for Change: 10 Recommendations for Advancing Your HR Technology Strategy This report outlines 10 recommendations for companies to advance its human resources (HR) technology strategy. From conducting a global systems inventory and redeploying software to recalibrating talent strategies and targeting critical roles to focusing on end-user experience and tapping social collaboration, it offers easy-to-implement recommendations to help organizations d position themselves for long-term success. Read More

Infor HCM Suite—Comprehensive HR and Smart Talent Science


Ensuring your company has the best people onboard is not a trivial task. Find out how Infor HCM Suite's core HR capabilities allow your team HR team to focus on strategic opportunities, while its embedded predictive talent analytics tool, Infor Talent Science, allows you to only evaluate good candidates, but also put the right people in the right roles for your company's success.

brain hr  HCM Suite—Comprehensive HR and Smart Talent Science Ensuring your company has the best people onboard is not a trivial task. Find out how Infor HCM Suite's core HR capabilities allow your team HR team to focus on strategic opportunities, while its embedded predictive talent analytics tool, Infor Talent Science, allows you to only evaluate good candidates, but also put the right people in the right roles for your company's success. Read More

The Always-On Enterprise: Mobilizing the HR-Workplace Connection


Striving for employees to be able to collect, update, and access data anytime anywhere, organizations are leveraging smartphones and tablets to extend HR data and processes, creating new thresholds of efficiency, decision-making, and competitive advantage. Read this research report for new insights and examples on how mobility is impacting enterprise applications, data and processes, with a particular focus on HR applications.

brain hr  Always-On Enterprise: Mobilizing the HR-Workplace Connection Striving for employees to be able to collect, update, and access data anytime anywhere, organizations are leveraging smartphones and tablets to extend HR data and processes, creating new thresholds of efficiency, decision-making, and competitive advantage. Read this research report for new insights and examples on how mobility is impacting enterprise applications, data and processes, with a particular focus on HR applications. Read More

HR Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise


To manage the workforce appropriately, human resources (HR) needs to implement consistent, integrated, and flexible processes and systems. By establishing best practices that are supported with technology, HR can achieve greater efficiency (by reducing the burden of handling administrative tasks) while delivering strategic value (by equipping managers with the right information at the right time) to the organization.

brain hr  Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise To manage the workforce appropriately, human resources (HR) needs to implement consistent, integrated, and flexible processes and systems. By establishing best practices that are supported with technology, HR can achieve greater efficiency (by reducing the burden of handling administrative tasks) while delivering strategic value (by equipping managers with the right information at the right time) to the organization. Read More

Core HR: The Foundation for Business Alignment


Core HR is at the heart of organization alignment, collaboration, compliance, and results. This Research Brief looks at the challenges organization face when it comes to core HR service delivery, how to lay the technology foundation to support employee data automation and integration, enable the business through analytics, focus on accuracy and compliance, and use the technology delivery to model and enable self-service and business performance.

brain hr  HR: The Foundation for Business Alignment Core HR is at the heart of organization alignment, collaboration, compliance, and results. This Research Brief looks at the challenges organization face when it comes to core HR service delivery, how to lay the technology foundation to support employee data automation and integration, enable the business through analytics, focus on accuracy and compliance, and use the technology delivery to model and enable self-service and business performance. Read More

Salary.com Wins Talent Management Shootout at 12th Annual HR Technology Conference


This year, I had the honor of attending the 12th Annual Human Resources (HR) Technology Conference held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois (US). While many of the events at the three-day conference piqued my interest, none did so more than the 2nd Annual Talent Management Shootout. This shootout reminded me of TEC’s very own shootouts and showdowns, done several times throughout the year

brain hr  com Wins Talent Management Shootout at 12th Annual HR Technology Conference This year, I had the honor of attending the 12th Annual Human Resources (HR) Technology Conference held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois (US). While many of the events at the three-day conference piqued my interest, none did so more than the 2nd Annual Talent Management Shootout . This shootout reminded me of TEC’s very own shootouts and showdowns, done several times throughout the year. While our shootouts are a Read More

Mergers & Acquisitions: What Happens When the Company Whose HR Software You Just Purchased Gets Acquired?


Your company has purchased a human resources (HR) software that will improve your business. But you’ve just learned that your software vendor has been acquired by a software giant. How will this affect your software implementation and vendor support? Get a behind-the-scenes look at what mergers and acquisitions means for you—the software buyer—and find out which questions you should ask if you are in this situation.

brain hr  & Acquisitions: What Happens When the Company Whose HR Software You Just Purchased Gets Acquired? “Software companies come and go but software products last forever.” − Anonymous Recent Mergers and Acquisitions in Human Resources It’s no secret that 2010 saw its share of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), especially in the area of human resources (HR), human capital management (HCM), and related software systems. Here are a few deals you may have recently heard of: ADP acquired Workscape Read More

Improving HR through Business Process Outsourcing


In this interview, IDC's program director for human resources (HR) and talent management services answers five questions about business process outsourcing (BPO) for HR. Learn why, for BPO to be successful, service suppliers need to balance support for underlying technology with their ability to achieve economies of scale through technological innovation, and how the role of technology affects the success of BPO projects.

brain hr  HR through Business Process Outsourcing In this interview, IDC's program director for human resources (HR) and talent management services answers five questions about business process outsourcing (BPO) for HR. Learn why, for BPO to be successful, service suppliers need to balance support for underlying technology with their ability to achieve economies of scale through technological innovation, and how the role of technology affects the success of BPO projects. Read More