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Top 5 Trends in HR Technology
Recession or not, innovation in HR technology continues to grow—altering the way people work. While there are many new solutions available, here are a few that

global trends in hr  Talent Alliance, Inc. a global provider of talent acquisition and talent management solutions, has completed a merger with Soar Consulting, Inc. , a leading provider of military transition recruiting. Exact Software Acquisition Exact Software acquired the InterConnect solution from Interactive Technology , which allows organizations to have a single interface for critical operations. Figure 4. Human Resource Vendors: Mergers and Acquisitions . While there are many cool new tools and solutions available

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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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Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011


With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their takes on 2011's biggest stories in the enterprise software industry, the year's hottest trends, and more. Log in to read now.

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Essential ERP - Current Market Trends - Part II


ERP applications are designed to optimize an organization’s underlying business processes — primarily accounting/financial, manufacturing, distribution, and human resources/payroll. This note identifies current trends in the ERP market that we believe are the direct consequence of vendors’ attempts to 1) resolve current ERP functional and/or technological deficiencies, and/or 2) expand software sales both within their existing and potential customer bases.

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Winning the War for Talent in the High-tech Industry


People—that is, talent—are at the heart of any strategy to master the business challenges of high-tech companies. For best results, human resources (HR) organizations must transform from taking the role of service provider to that of strategic business partner. Find out about the four imperatives a successful HR organization must address in order to develop a competitive HR strategy and win the war for talent.

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Case Study: ARCH Global Precision


With assistance from Godlan, Inc., ARCH Global Precision implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The company manufactures precision machined components and this case study looks at the results of their software implementation.

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How HR Can Help Executives Get the Big Picture: Becoming a Strategic Partner to the C-Suite


Amid economic ups and downs, a very real skill shortage, the Baby Boomers exodus, and rapidly changing technology, human resources (HR) teams have their hands full without the specter of a dissatisfied C-suite. There is one key factor within HR’s control, however. Employee engagement. Improving engagement can help organizations transcend poor economies, attrition, and skill gaps by creating a rich employee experience, one that powerfully influences retention, performance, loyalty, motivation, and productivity. Learn about the top three keys to helping HR departments become the C-suite's strategic partner.

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Role of In-memory Analytics in Big Data Analysis


Organizations today need to handle and manage increasingly large volumes of data in various formats and coming from disparate sources. Though the benefits to be gained from analysis of such big data are immense, so are the inherent challenges, including need for rapid analysis. In his article, TEC BI analyst Jorge García discusses how in-memory analytics helps address these challenges and reap the benefits hidden in big data.

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Strengthening Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Banking Industry


Banks have progressed farther than companies in many other industries in automating financial processes and have more to lose from inefficient processes, facing intensified regulatory compliance. Effective governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) initiatives can multiply efficiency advantages of more conservative automation efforts while providing accurate, timely insight into the entire financial picture of the enterprise.

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The Smarter CHRO: Key Trends and Recommendations to Help Leaders of HR Become More Strategic


The human resources (HR) function is evolving rapidly. Whether we call it strategic, integrated, or optimized, there is a growing recognition that the contribution of HR to organizational success is becoming more significant. Through research and discussion with many heads of HR, three key trends that impact HR leaders have been identified: overwhelming change, the smart revolution, and the customer-activated enterprise. This white paper also offers a series of recommendations to help ensure that chief human resources officers (CHROs) help their teams take on a more strategic role within their organizations.

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