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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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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

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