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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Jamcracker Dredges a New Channel
Jamcracker, an ASP providing business services for HR management, expense management and sales force automation solutions has announced a new program to

hr seminars  Recommendations Companies considering outsourced HR management, expense tracking and/or sales automation tools may benefit as a reseller/consultant near them may be certified to sell or implement Jamcracker's solution. As the ASP market is burgeoning, we recommend users consider the options of several ASP's before making a commitment.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Core HR

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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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.

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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.

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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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