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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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What Large-scale HCM Software Solutions Are Missing: Enter HCM Niche Vendors
Human capital management (HCM) solutions are relatively recent in the software for business market. Until recent years, most HCM vendors were more or less niche

free hr solutions  example, SmartRecruiters is a free social recruiting platform that employs social technology to support the recruiting of candidates by business. Through its platform employers can advertise job offers to various social platforms as well as monitor the performance of each venue. Consequently, companies can make informed decisions with respect to their social recruiting plans. Sharply Focused, But Possibly Limited Niche vendors tend to offer very robust solutions since their expertise focuses exclusively

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Core HR Software Evaluation Report

This Software Evaluation Report on human resources management systems affords clients the opportunity to rapidly determine their criteria for management and employee personnel tasks. Its extensive criteria include benefits and payroll management, employee self service, data warehousing, and health and safety requirements.  

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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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Navigator Business Solutions Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) for Discrete ERP Certification Report


Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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HCM Niche Vendors - What’s Missing from Large-scale HCM Software Solutions?


Human capital management (HCM) solutions are relatively recent in the software for business market. Lately, several HCM solutions have been consolidated through acquisitions and mergers. For example, in recent months: SAP acquired Successfactors, which previously incorporated Inform, CubeTree, YouCalc, Jambok, Nuvosoft, Plateau, and Jobs2Web. Oracle acquired Taleo. Taleo had already

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Welcome to ERP Showdown: Infor ERP LN 6.1 vs. Epicor Vantage vs. Lawson M3 Discrete Manufacturing Solutions


I'm Larry Blitz, editor of TEC’s Vendor Showdown series. With enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems being the information backbone of the organization, we decided to take a closer look at three of the more popular discrete ERP solutions for the mid-market. Using TEC's ERP Evaluation Center, we compared Infor ERP LN 6.1, Epicor Vantage, and Lawson M3 Discrete Manufacturing Solutions head-to-head, based on the most recent data supplied to us by the three vendors.

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ECi Software Solutions


ECi Software Solutions provides vertically oriented business management and e-commerce systems software for growing and mid-size companies. A member of the Inc. 5000, ECi has specialized in software solutions for global microniche vertical businesses for more than 30 years. The company's software is designed for manufacturing operations throughout the world, as well as dealers and distributors in industries such as office equipment, office supplies, contract office furniture, business equipment, lumber and building materials, hardware, and janitorial/sanitation supplies. Through strategic partnerships, ECi is able to offer its customers solutions for sales data management, credit processing, variable data printing and property-loss prevention. ECi is privately held and headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas (US). Its US offices are located in Texas, California, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. ECi's Global offices are located in Canada, Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands.

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Odesia Solutions inc.


ODESIA Solutions is a Canadian based company with an international presence specialized in providing Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for more then eleven (11) years. Looking for innovative solutions to address our customer’s business realities, our team of experts is always up to date with the leading edge technologies and best management practices. ODESIA is the strategic partner that you need to optimize your BI practice. Innovative and dynamic, ODESIA team will help you maximize your business performance, gain high return on investments and solidify your BI strategies.

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WebSan Solutions


WebSan Solutions Inc. is a Microsoft Dynamics Certified Partner and IT consulting and solutions provider. With over a decade of experience in Enterprise Software solutions, online business and financial accounting software, EDI Integration, implementation and design, the experts at WebSan know how to help you transform your business.

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P2 Energy Solutions


P2 Energy Solutions is the only technology company providing a comprehensive range of software, geospatial data, land management tools, and outsourcing to the upstream oil and gas industry.  

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Hitachi Solutions


Hitachi Solutions is a core IT company of the Hitachi Group, which employs some 400,000 people worldwide. Through systems integration, we provide ideal solutions and products for customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi Solutions' reach extends to group companies in Japan and abroad, working with a worldwide network of alliance partners. We bring solutions and products to diverse countries and regions including Asia, the United States and Europe.

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Acceo Solutions


Providing business, accounting, and banking solutions and SaaS and cloud computing, Acceo Solutions also offers a selection of specialized consulting services ranging from strategic support to IT management and infrastructure. The company's services include payment solutions, customized development, and full integration of its own and business partners' ERP solutions.

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