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Bluewolf: Cloud-based HCM Replaces Homemade Solution
Fast-growing cloud-based consulting firm Bluewolf chose FinancialForce HCM to replace its home-built custom human resources (HR) system. This case study gives

hr solution firm  home-built custom human resources (HR) system. This case study gives insights about the starting point, best practices applied, and lessons learned.

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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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The City & Guilds Group Selects UNIT4 Agresso ERP in Cloud


The City & Guilds Group firm in the higher education market in the U.K. recently selected UNIT4 Agresso ERP cloud deployment as part of its strategy to provide digital tools to staff and to support growth across its divisions. The group will use UNIT4’s Agresso ERP solution to provide shared services for human resources (HR) and projects for 1,150 employees across its four divisions.

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Top 5 Trends in HR Technology


Recession or not, innovation in HR technology continues to grow—altering the way people work. While there are many new solutions available, here are a few that we’ll be seeing more of in the year ahead.

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Lawson Asserts Itself, Draws A Bead On Bigger Players


With the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship suite due in August, Lawson Software throws a gauntlet to direct, bigger competitors, primarily PeopleSoft.

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Selling Management on a New Business Intelligence Solution


BI is a complex solution that involves new concepts, new procedures, and a learning curve. Management with knowledge of BI must assess whether there is a real need for a new BI solution and whether a chosen solution would provide any measurable benefit. This white paper assesses the results from a recent BI survey of 2200 end users of BI software. Considerations to take into account when selecting a BI solution are followed by a look at the future of BI.

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CEO Perspectives: How HR Can Take on a Bigger Role in Driving Growth


This survey report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the human resources (HR) function is forging a close relationship with the CEO. It explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn, and how they vary across industries and regions.

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HR Systems: 7 Good Reasons to Invest Now


But as you'll learn in making the business case for HR investments, a modern, integrated HR system can...

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How to Sell Management on a New CRM Solution


CRM solutions can help small and midsize companies manage the myriad ways they interact with customers—from marketing to new and potential customers to improving their customer support. These solutions integrate new social and collaboration tools, making it easier to connect with customers, and are available via the cloud, making CRM more affordable for smaller companies. Know all the reasons you need a CRM solution.

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A Guide to Decisions in Automating HR & Payroll Functions


HR automation ranges from simple spreadsheet-based solutions to complex enterprise-wide solutions that automate every single process of the HR function—and can even extend to employees and sourcing partners. This paper looks at the various levels of sophistication that organizations have typically automated, and articulates the benefits that occur when the organizations take leaps through various levels of sophistication.

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