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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Human Resources (HR)

Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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hr i o  The vendor has been thriving lately owing to the market drivers requiring post-implementation agility within such rapidly changing people- and project-based business environments . Some of these change-inducing drivers are: The industry consolidation landscape (with constant acquisitions/divestments); Ongoing organizational changes of direction due to compliance, accounting laws, obsolescence and so on; Initial public offering (IPO) pursuers requiring Best-Margin practice; Many public sectors pushing Read More

The Challenges of Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems


While enterprise applications solutions are moving closer to the plant floor, and plant-level systems are moving closer to enterprise planning application functionality, these systems will not likely converge anytime soon, because they use different technologies and have different user requirements.

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The Marriage of Virtual Machines, Software as a Service, and Cloud Computing


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hr i o  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. Read More

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