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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 vendors  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 t

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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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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.

hr vendors  management offerings include traditional HR vendors that have added talent management functionality to their core HR applications; ERP vendors that have developed talent management add-ons to their core product(s); LMS vendors that blend learning with talent management; niche players that focus on one particular area of the talent management spectrum (e.g., applicant tracking, recruitment, workforce management, performance management, etc.); and talent management software vendors that focus solely on the Read More

For HR Software Vendors: New TEC HCM Evaluation Center


Simply complete our brief HCM solution qualification survey, and we will contact you with your options for participation.

hr vendors  solution(s) included With 75 HR vendors participating, the new HCM Evaluation Center already has hundreds of evaluation projects per week. Make sure your solutions are there to be compared and evaluated by these purchasing organizations. ( Apply for listing here ). The HCM Evaluation Center includes these main functional areas (including all point solutions): human resource management (HRM) talent management (TM) learning management (LMS) incentive and compensation management (I&CM) Take the first step Read More

State of the Market: HR


More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market.

hr vendors  an increasing number of HR business processes, either wholly or in part. In many cases, outsourcing to some trusted technology vendors that have already demonstrated their HR domain expertise may help companies achieve additional efficiencies and functionality, reduce head count, and cut costs. Of the many solutions in the HR realm, the most predominantly outsourced have been payroll processing, employee assistance programs, payroll tax filing, and background screening. The most appealing and achievable Read More

Major Vendors Adapting to User Requirements


SAP and Microsoft have finally realized that their products will increasingly be evaluated by how well they interconnect, how flexible they are, and how intuitive their user interfaces are. However, these trends have already been incorporated by lesser-known vendors.

hr vendors  established within mySAP HR, HR managers would then be able to perform self-service functions, such as viewing employee salary information or performance reviews, and suggesting proportional increases, all within Outlook. Pricing, integration complexity (which depends on the degree of software customization currently in place), and the need for a joint support structure, leave many wondering when more involved processes will be delivered. Such composite applications would be layered on top of Office or Read More

CIO Horror Stories and What They Mean For Vendors


Customers and vendors do not always see eye to eye as illustrated in the following horror stories about how customers have been treated by vendors. The vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed these companies away.

hr vendors  eye. This article illustrates three cases where vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed the companies away. With each horror story, we are certain that the vendors in question have a very different story; however, it would be wise of vendors to examine the practices that drove the business away. The role of management is to see that rules are followed, but also to understand the need for exceptions. One chief information office r (CIO) told us his personal horror stories about how he had been Read More

Message to ERP Vendors: Honesty versus Glitz


It’s a bit surprising that sales teams from some ERP vendors are still under the impression that simply wining and dining a customer is enough to win a sale. It’s this type of hubris that can cost vendors entire projects. Recently, I was helping with a customer’s software evaluation and selection process. Yes, we have products and solutions that extend beyond the simple self-service tool usage

hr vendors  aspects that stood out throughout the evaluation process was the customer’s dissatisfaction with one of the vendor’s sales strategy. Instead of trying to accommodate the customer’s request for a quantifiable approach, the vendor kept pushing for informal meetings and canned presentations instead of precisely following product demonstrations scripts that were to be scored and evaluated. Instead of actually trying to understand that the customer is making a quantified evaluation and selection, the Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

hr vendors  analyze, and optimize information throughout its organization, retail enterprise systems include corporate level merchandise management systems that enable retailers to manage their inventory, product mix, pricing, and promotional execution, and enhance the productivity and accuracy of warehouse processes. In addition, retail enterprise systems should include a comprehensive set of tools for planning inventory and in-store space decisions throughout the demand chain, analyzing business results and Read More

Best Practices: Six Questions to Ask Before Moving Core HR into the Cloud


Mergers and acquisitions, decentralization, and globalization are putting enormous pressure on HR to standardize systems and processes. The lack of a single global system of record for core HR data prevents companies from operating effectively and efficiently. As companies race to expand into new markets quickly, HR leaders must understand the opportunities and challenges that exist with core HR today. The cloud allows for global reach and scale, but you must ask the right questions to determine the cloud solution that is right for you.

hr vendors  Ask Before Moving Core HR into the Cloud Mergers and acquisitions, decentralization, and globalization are putting enormous pressure on HR to standardize systems and processes. The lack of a single global system of record for core HR data prevents companies from operating effectively and efficiently. As companies race to expand into new markets quickly, HR leaders must understand the opportunities and challenges that exist with core HR today. The cloud allows for global reach and scale, but you must ask Read More

Making HR Strategic: Integrated Human Capital Management Holds the Key


Today’s human resources (HR) executives are leading forward-thinking organizations in integrating human capital management (HCM) to optimize organizational success over the long term. See how a complete view of the entire employee lifecycle—enabled with a centralized, integrated HCM platform—provides executives the information and t tools they need to ensure they have the most efficient teams in place to achieve success.

hr vendors  HR Strategic: Integrated Human Capital Management Holds the Key Today’s human resources (HR) executives are leading forward-thinking organizations in integrating human capital management (HCM) to optimize organizational success over the long term. See how a complete view of the entire employee lifecycle—enabled with a centralized, integrated HCM platform—provides executives the information and t tools they need to ensure they have the most efficient teams in place to achieve success. Read More

ERP Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven


Within the warehouse management system (WMS) market, which is still the main breadwinning offering for most of the SCE vendors, most products are functionally on par with mere nuances in ease of configuration or industry focus to differentiate the winner. ERP vendors have taken advantage of this unfavorable perception for WMS specialists to in the very least shore up their huge install bases, if not compete for some "green field" WMS opportunities.

hr vendors  Associates ) or the three-way merger between former publicly-held supply chain planning (SCP) provider SynQuest with two privately held supply chain event management (SCEM) providers, Viewlocity and Tilion into nowadays' Viewlocity, (see Merger Mania At Its Extremes ). However, at this stage, there seem to be little inclination and rationale to buy a direct competitor and further burden itself with legacy product maintenance and support issues. However, this is not to imply that the SCE vendors are off t Read More

Partnerships with Vendors and Independent Software Vendors: Rejuvenating Legacy Systems


The rapid pace of global business places a unique set of challenges on all enterprises looking to improve and automate their operations, and at the same time, remain poised to adapt quickly to change.

hr vendors  From AS/400 ). Part Three of the Server Platform Situational Analysis series. By eliminating the hardware centric look of the software, Movex can now offer hardware independence by running on such hardware operating system (OS) and database combinations as IBM eServer iSeries with DB2 database; Sun 's Fire Server , with Sun Solaris and Oracle , and IBM eServer xSeries , with Microsoft Windows and SQL Server . The additional advantage of making the switch to Java was that the software became Web enabled, Read More

HR Manager to HCM Strategist in Four Easy Steps


Demand for global workforce visibility and insight is huge; yet many HR teams today are only able to produce data on what is currently happening or what occurred in the past. But HR needs to move beyond “what occurred,” applying full analytical capabilities to understand “why an event happened” so proactive changes can be made to improve overall business performance. This type of complex exploration and examination, where financial implications and cause and effect are studied, helps elevate HR to the most strategic level—transforming the HR manager to HCM strategist. Read this white paper to discover how cohesive business intelligence can proactively impact your organization.

hr vendors  is huge; yet many HR teams today are only able to produce data on what is currently happening or what occurred in the past. But HR needs to move beyond “what occurred,” applying full analytical capabilities to understand “why an event happened” so proactive changes can be made to improve overall business performance. This type of complex exploration and examination, where financial implications and cause and effect are studied, helps elevate HR to the most strategic level—transforming the HR Read More

Working with Smaller ERP Vendors: The Pros and the Cons


During briefings with small ERP vendors, I often hear the argument that they are more flexible and can better respond to their customers’ needs than larger vendors. The ultimate example: “You can even talk to the CEO if you need to.” But would you want to? Bypassing the usual workflows and calling the CEO (this actually really happens) may not be a recipe for the best technical support ever.

hr vendors  the vendor without going through the formal process of, say, submitting a developmental request for new features. I know that small ERP vendors are more willing to make compromises and create special relationships with their customers, but there are also disadvantages that you need to consider. Let’s take a look at the challenges you might encounter during the selection and implementation process, and some of the things that you can do to avoid them. Working with Smaller ERP Vendors: The Cons During Read More

An Opportunity for Change: 10 Recommendations for Advancing Your HR Technology Strategy


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.

hr vendors  Recommendations for Advancing Your HR Technology Strategy 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. Read More