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10 Questions HR & Payroll Vendors May NOT Want You to Ask
When an organization decides to improve its HR, payroll, and talent management processes and enters the market for a new people management solution, the

hr questions  Questions HR & Payroll Vendors May NOT Want You to Ask When an organization decides to improve its HR, payroll, and talent management processes and enters the market for a new people management solution, the discovery phase can be overwhelming. Not all solutions and vendors are the same, and uncovering the pros and cons to make an informed decision may be more difficult than the decision itself. You might already have a list of questions in mind to ask prospective vendors, but this white paper contains

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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.


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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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It can seem quite challenging to move an entire aspect of your organization’s infrastructure to the cloud, but as software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions become more and more common across the business world, this is a reality that many companies are having to face in order to reap the benefits of switching to the cloud.

There are many things to consider when deciding to move your HR and payroll functions to the cloud, and this easy-to-follow guide will help you prepare for the move. Learn 10 questions to ask about human capital management in the cloud, covering important factors such as data control, integration, costs, security, support, scalability, and more. Knowing what questions to ask a cloud provider about the level and type of service they have to offer will ensure that you get everything you need to know to make an informed decision that you can be confident about.

SaaS solutions provide a number of benefits for HR, such as cost savings and an end to worries about infrastructure maintenance or server capacity and processing power. But deciding on the right cloud solution for your HR needs can sometimes become a more time-consuming and confusing process than the actual solution implementation! This white paper provides several important questions that HR professionals can ask when researching potential cloud providers, in order to find the best-fit cloud solution for their organization’s HR needs, and start gaining the benefits from a switch to SaaS sooner.

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Selecting an HRIS: Finding the Right HR System for Your Organization


Top organizations are turning to human resource information systems (HRIS) for all of their human resources (HR) needs. With an HRIS, companies can align HR strategy with business objectives to get the most out of their workforces and adapt quickly to market changes. Today’s best-in-class HRIS automate everything related to HR in a single Web-based software system This white paper was developed to help you select an HRIS.

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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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Ensuring your company has the best people onboard is not a trivial task. Find out how Infor HCM Suite's core HR capabilities allow your team HR team to focus on strategic opportunities, while its embedded predictive talent analytics tool, Infor Talent Science, allows you to only evaluate good candidates, but also put the right people in the right roles for your company's success.

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This report outlines 10 recommendations for companies to advance its human resources (HR) technology strategy. From conducting a global systems inventory and redeploying software to recalibrating talent strategies and targeting critical roles to focusing on end-user experience and tapping social collaboration, it offers easy-to-implement recommendations to help organizations d position themselves for long-term success.

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