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Innovation and Change in Human Resources
Learning Review's Veronica Inoue interviewed two representatives of the Interamerican Federation of Human Resource Management Associations (Federación

current human resources problems  are convinced that our current approach is not working, so we have to take a different direction. We don't know exactly what that direction will be, but we will say, “Gentlemen, we must admit that we have to change. We need to find ways to evaluate the changes that we will implement, and how we will work together in the future.” Now, as Eladio said, we have diversity, and we feel pressure from each association and each country. But each one of them is different. Therefore, this diversity forces us to

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Core HR

Core human resources (HR) includes the HR system of record that combines HR transactions, processes, and data. Main capabilities also include payroll management, benefits management, workforce management, and training management.  

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State of the Market: HR


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

The products covered in this guide address the management of a company’s workforce, including hiring, payroll, benefits, training, health and safety, and more.

While HRIS are also commonly referred to as human resource management systems (HRMS) or as human capital management (HCM), for the purpose of this guide, we will refer to the systems that support HR functionality as HRIS throughout. All these systems—in one way or another—encompass core HR functionality.

We’ve included customer success stories to illustrate how the various HR solutions have helped companies like yours solve personnel, payroll, and benefit management problems.

For your convenience, there is also a vendor directory to assist companies looking for an HRIS, whether it’s an end-to-end on-premise solution, an on-demand or software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, a third party solution, or a best-of-breed solution.

We hope you’ll find this guide a useful tool in determining which HRIS is best suited to your company’s business model and particular needs.


Table of Contents


Introduction

State of the Midsize HR Marketplace

Executive Summary: Core HR

Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better

Customer Success Story: Core HR

Nikon Reaps Benefits from Ultimate Software’s Ultipro

Executive Summary: Human Capital Management

Tactical Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management

Customer Success Story: Talent Management

Commerce Bank is Counting on Lawson

Vendor Spotlight

Auxillium West

Ceridian Canada Limited

CheckPoint HR

Lawson

NuView Systems, Inc.

Sage Software

Ultimate Software

Unicorn HRO


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State of the HR Marketplace


For many years, HR management has been viewed as the enterprise function responsible for staffing and personnel-related issues, such as recruiting and hiring, establishing employment policies, handling pay and retirement plans, and administering benefits. Today, company executives see the HR function in an entirely different way. From recruiting, hiring, and training new staff, to the transfer of key functions from the back office to the front line, it is evident that executives are looking to transform HR from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic and vital part of the business.

What is fueling this transformation is that SMB executives are beginning to understand the critical link between their people and the bottom line. To remain competitive as an SMB in today’s job market, employers need to know what their employees are doing, what skills they have, their ambitions, how they are progressing, and how they fit into the future of the business.

SMBs that continue to view HR as strictly a department or administrative service and that fail to infuse HR functions throughout the organization will inevitably limit their ability to compete and grow.

We’ll review some of the trends in the HR space, as well as some of the challenges facing SMBs in the wake of globalization and the changing HR landscape.


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How to Create a Business Case for Your Human Resources System


Getting CFO or CEO approval to purchase a new software system is often a challenge—but more so if that system is for human resources (HR), as HR is not traditionally considered a profit center. You need a business plan to gain management buy-in for your proposed HR project. Not sure what your plan should address? Find out the key components of a persuasive and detailed business case, so you can get support for your initiative.

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The Seven Types of Power Problems


Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is that there is no standardized way to describe power problems. Learn more about common power disturbances, what can cause them, and how to safeguard your critical equipment—all described in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard terms.

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The Human Capital Management Market-Hot, but also Overpopulated?


Many human capital management (HCM) vendors try to cover most of the bases through broader product suites. While there have been noticeable consolidation moves in the market, which vendors will eventually dominate cannot be exactly stated at this time.

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Current E-business Trends


E-business is more than a smart Web presence or a slick, flash-driven shopping cart. But thanks to astounding hype-over-Internet, droves of large and medium enterprises were woefully late in realizing the need for a sensible strategy deployment. By now, however, they have realized that e-business initiatives have to cohere strongly with overall business strategy. Yes, right, sounds good, but how?

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From Problems to Ideas through to Innovation


Unsurprisingly, research shows that the majority of companies see their future predicated on how well they can innovate. However, just throwing IT technology at issues in the hope that innovation will happen is not viable. Ideas are ephemeral and easily crushed within the wrong environment. Creating a suitable culture, allied with a well implemented idea management approach combined with strong leadership, is required.

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Human Capital Management RFI/RFP Template


Recruitment and Staffing, Human Resource Management, Career Development and Succession Planning, Learning Management, Performance and Compensation Management, Workforce Planning, Product Technology

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Decision Resources, Inc.


DRI is a manufacturing system expert and a provider of Infor SyteLine ERP. With more than 500 implementations, the professional services group consists of business consultants, IT project managers, lean consultants, software developers, Six Sigma experts, and more. The organization has real-world experience in many industries—from electronics companies to equipment manufactures and from steel foundries to high-tech aerospace firms. Founded in 1978, DRI has offices in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Austin (TX), and Wichita (KS). DRI is a Gold-level business partner with Infor Global Solutions.

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SmartStream Human Resources & Payroll


SmartStream HCM is an HCM solution that offers the following functionality: Payroll and taxation administration capabilities, which can help ensure that all employees are paid accurately and on time, and that all federal, state/provincial, and local tax compliance and reporting requirements are met. Direct access to payroll data via inquiries and reports Integration with Infor's financial management solutions Support for net-to-gross and gross-to-net calculations with results displayed online Support for a range of voluntary deductions including medical, charitable donations, union dues, and retirement plans Support for direct deposits; earned income credit (EIC) payments; tracking of earnings such as vacation, sick pay, holidays, and overtime; group term life imputed income; and distribution of employee hours, earnings, deductions, and taxes to multiple cost centers Support for regular and special adjustment, month-end adjustment, off-cycle, and mid-month payroll runs Creation of monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll reports; worker compensation reports; quarterly and annual tax reporting; retroactive pay calculations; and overrides. A variety of standard payroll cyclical reports are included.  

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Geac Upgrades Accounting And Human-Resources Apps -- SQL Release 6.0 Simplifies Purchasing And HR Services For Midsize Companies


Geac SmartEnterprise Solutions released an updated version of its human resources and accounting applications for midsize companies at the beginning of January. SQL Financials and HR Release 6.0 are available immediately, as are a set of employee self-service applications that integrate with the suite. Geac SmartEnterprise, a division of Geac Computer Corp., acquired the SQL suite last year from Clarus Corp.

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