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Exact Faces Challenges
Exact Software faces significant challenges ranging from competitive challenges to user education, and product definition. Nonetheless, it is still a stalwart

hr challenges  professional services automation (PSA), HRM to Web publishing. Ultimately, a product that is a mile wide in scope, but an inch deep in individual functional modules 1) makes it difficult to identify likely buyers, and 2) disadvantaged when competing against best-of-breed packages that have prospects' deep functional needs. In a nutshell, Exact's product is not easy to describe and thus will not likely be easy to sell. Prospects are generally interested in e-Synergy because it meets a pressing need, or

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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Challenges and Developments from SuccessConnect


TEC senior ERP analyst Aleksey Osintsev recently attended SuccessFactors' conference in Vegas. It looks like there are fundamental changes under way in how the workforce of modern organizations is being managed. Find out about current HCM challenges and recent development underway with the vendor.

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Workforce Diversity: Meeting the Challenges Head On


Diversity is an important part of the change that today’s businesses are experiencing. Many organizations are working on an international level and, as such, need to understand the meaning of diversity when managing an increasingly growing and diverse group of people. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) analyst Sherry Fox looks at how just two of the dimensions of diversity—age and ethnicity—can affect your business.

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Help Is on the Line for Call Center Challenges


Call centers typically struggle with two major issues: ensuring high quality multi-channel communication and dealing with high employee turnover. Multi-channel communication is no longer optional for call centers, as customers are used to having many options for interacting, ranging from phone and text to e-mail and social media. However, maintaining the quality of interactions across channels

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How Smart HR Departments Win With Ultipro Business Intelligence


It's not easy being in human resources (HR). Globalization, a challenging economy, advances in technology, a competitive labor market, and a more fluid workforce have all had a significant impact on the way that HR executives do their jobs. In addition, the field is becoming increasingly more complex. Learn how integrating business intelligence (BI) with HR can generate efficiencies and make strategic decisions around staffing.

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Small Call Centers: Challenges and Opportunities


Call centers are mission critical to companies of all sizes. The quality of customer care is one way a smaller company can outshine its larger competitors. All call centers regardless of size have the same needs to drive customer satisfaction, grow revenues, control costs, and capture valuable market intelligence. Learn about an integrated call center solution designed for the needs of smaller companies.

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Analytics, Analytics, Analytics: The Future of HR


Without human resources (HR) analytics, organizations will lose the race for talent. HR leaders recognize they must change how they recruit, engage, develop, and retain people in order to improve business performance and remain competitive. Hear from industry experts, how forward-thinking organizations can use workforce science and analytics to turn data into insights and then into action. Speakers include Jeremy Shapiro, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley; Jim Lundy, Founder & CEO of Aragon Research; Debbie Landers, General Manager of IBM Smarter Workforce; and Jonathan Ferrar, Vice President of IBM Smarter Workforce.

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HR Tech 2013 Interview: Hardeep Gulati, COO, SumTotal Systems


HCM Analyst Raluca Druta interviews Hardeep Gulati, Chief Operating Officer for SumTotal Systems, live on the show floor at the 2013 HR Technology® Conference & Exposition. Listen and find out more about SumTotal’s context-sensitive training, what customers are saying about the company’s new Elixir platform, and Mr. Gulati’s thoughts on the state of the SMB market.

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Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud Applications: Accelerate and Complete Your HR Transformation


The concept of human resources (HR) transformation is not new, but many HR organizations are still striving to achieve the transition from a purely transactional function to one that also delivers strategic value. This white paper examines some of the fundamental problems that fragmented information technology (IT) systems are causing for HR functions that have adopted—or are planning to adopt.

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TechnologyOne HR & Payroll


TechnologyOne HR & Payroll is an employee lifecycle management solution which provides human resource functionality as well as payroll management and employee-self-service. Solution features include the ability to maintain separate costing and payroll cycles, to derive timely payroll, work management, general ledger, and job costing data with integrated timesheets and a general ledger solution. The application also reports and tracks all incidents in the workplace, recording the information required for worker compensation claims.  

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