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Mid-market Getting the Taste of Some Emerging Technologies
Fledgling smart enterprise suite, business activity monitoring, and business process management technologies hold significant potential for end user

features of middleware technologies  mid-market product featuring certain features of all the above emerging categories is Exact Software 's e-Synergy . Instead of a deep functional scope, it has a rather broad functional scope, that is difficult to pigeonhole into a single enterprise software category. It could first represent a SES/ERM solution that integrates the functionality of traditional front-office applications into one, providing employees, customers, and partners with virtually a real-time view of activity across an entire

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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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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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions


The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to expand, blurring the boundaries of core ERP functionality. The three essential factors to consider in ERP versus best-of-breed decisions are functionality, integration, and the ability to upgrade. Find out the questions you need to ask when considering an ERP extension.

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Information Builders Announces New Release of WebFOCUS


Information Builders Inc., (IBI) has released a new suite of business intelligence tools designed to support e-business. Release 4.3 of the product has been re-engineered and enabled for wireless and XML, in addition to integration with Microsoft Office 2000 and BackOffice 2000. Announced at their Summit 2000 User Conference, IBI hopes the product will appeal to non-technical users of business intelligence technologies.

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Analysis of Novell and EAI Vendor Talarian Alliance


Novell«, Inc. and Talarian« Corporation today announced a technology and marketing alliance in which the companies will work together to embed Talarian's real-time infrastructure software in Novell products and make it available to the worldwide community of Novell developers and users. The alliance combines Novell's directory technology with Talarian's real-time middleware.

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Penta Technologies


Penta Technologies, Inc. develops, supports, and provides financial, accounting, and project management software systems for engineering, construction, architecture, and other project-oriented industries. Located in Brookfield, Wisconsin (US), Penta focuses on large, international organizations with emphasis on multi-company, multi-currency capabilities.

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Beyond Technologies


Beyond Technologies is a professional service firm, specialized in SAP solution integration and business process optimization. Founded by a team of experienced consultants with over 15 years of integrated business management system experience, we know how to leverage SAP to improve and streamline business processes in order to deliver real and sustainable benefits to our clients. We offer intelligent, practical and innovative solutions that give our clients a competitive edge. We are committed to implementing solutions designed to meet our clients’ needs, priorities, resources and budgets.

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The Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent


IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructure.

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Equation Technologies


Equation Technologies is a value-added reseller (VAR) of integrated business management solutions for midsize companies, serving more than 200 customers with a team of accomplished business and software professionals. Equation Technologies is a member of the Sage Leadership Academy.

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Avidian Technologies Inc


Avidian Technologies is the provider of Prophet, which aims to be the easiest-to-use customer relationship management (CRM) software for Outlook, to help clients be more organized, serve their customers better, and close more sales. Avidian Technologies is a profitable, financially stable, privately held company.

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HCL Technologies


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