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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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HR Technology Tools: What You May Be Missing
Human resource (HR) managers face a dilemma. They’d like to spend more time improving the work environment, or helping management reduce workforce related costs

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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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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 Outdated and convoluted HR technology can mean disaster for a company seeking to make employees more engaged, develop a strong enterprise culture and values, and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 Additionally, out-of-date HR software increases the chance of inaccurate data, and can hamper the ability to create real-time reports.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.

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Five HR Technologies You Should Know


Almost everything you know about human resources (HR) outsourcing is about to change. The future is about single-source integration, and there are key new technologies that herald this era: unified service for HR, time, payroll, and expense tracking; management dashboards; streamlined employee interfaces; synchronous data with a single database; and empowered reporting.

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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.


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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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10 Pains Wreaking Havoc on Your HR Department


The human resources (HR) department historically was siloed, functioning independently of other business units and acting as corporate watchdog. Today, companies recognize that human capital is their greatest asset, and HR connects people and cultivates the environment in which they thrive.

A range of applications have come onto the market in recent years designed to help HR professionals. They increase efficiency by cutting back on administrative tasks, in theory freeing up time for HR to focus on value-added functions. But HR professionals are still feeling business pains.

This white paper considers current HR challenges, among them employee recruitment, engagement, and retention. It also suggests how automation, integration, and visibility are vital to the effective functioning of the HR department.

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10 Questions HR and Payroll Vendors May Not Want You to Ask


When an organization decides to improve its HR, payroll, and talent management processes and enters the market for a new people management solution, the discovery phase can be overwhelming. Not all solutions and vendors are the same, and uncovering the pros and cons to make an informed decision may be more difficult than the decision itself. You might already have a list of questions in mind to ask prospective vendors, but this white paper contains the top ten questions many vendors hope you DON’T ask—and why. In fact, these questions are the most important ones to ask, and the ones that will guide you to pick the best solution for the greatest value, effectiveness, and long-term use.

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CEO Perspectives: How HR Can Take on a Bigger Role in Driving Growth


This survey report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the human resources (HR) function is forging a close relationship with the CEO. It explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn, and how they vary across industries and regions.

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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.

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A Guide to Decisions in Automating HR & Payroll Functions


HR automation ranges from simple spreadsheet-based solutions to complex enterprise-wide solutions that automate every single process of the HR function—and can even extend to employees and sourcing partners. This paper looks at the various levels of sophistication that organizations have typically automated, and articulates the benefits that occur when the organizations take leaps through various levels of sophistication.

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HR Payroll Services Buyer’s Guide


Human resources (HR) payroll solutions can foster greater efficiency and accuracy while cutting labor costs and bolstering employee morale. But getting the right payroll software for you isn’t easy. Is enterprise resource planning (ERP) with a payroll module what you need? Or best-of-breed HR payroll software? Find out what to look for, how to buy, and other tips to getting the most value from your payroll solution.

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