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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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PeopleSoft 8 Launched - Anything to Write Home About?
PeopleSoft, once a high flyer owing to its congenial culture and slick ERP product, has unveiled a number of new, possibly revolutionary enterprise applications

international travel insurance comparison  improved its traditionally low international market penetration, with the international license revenue growing 31% year over year. Furthermore, these upbeat results coincide with the winding down of its ambitious R&D endeavors. PeopleSoft invested an exorbitant 27% of total revenue in R&D. That investment is paying off with new product releases that indicate the company is in sync with market trends. Indeed, PeopleSoft's latest product release, with an even more remarkable new browser looking user

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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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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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The many challenges and risks that retailers face when sourcing globally could be mitigated with the right software tools. Yet the sad fact is that few information technology systems fully support the complexities and unique requirements of global trade.

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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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Innovative Solutions International


Innovative Solutions International, LLC, established in 1984, is dedicated to providing business software solutions and consulting services for small to mid-market process manufacturing organizations. Experience in the process manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries, and implementations in these market segments, enable the company to provide niche solutions to organizations. Innovative Solutions, LLC’s focus is on meeting the needs of its customers by responding to the demands of a rapidly growing, highly competitive global marketplace. Innovative Solutions International, LLC, is located in Livingston, New Jersey (US).

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How One Vendor's Software Solutions Address the Insurance Industry's Unique Issues


Callidus Software's latest enterprise incentive management and sales performance management product suite for the insurance sector aims at helping insurance carriers improve agent retention and at providing producers with the best service possible.

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Strategic Systems International


Strategic Systems International (SSI) provides software development services to software companies, information providers, business services firms, and consulting companies.

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Technology Group International


Founded in 1990, privately held TGI is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider to small and midmarket manufacturers and distributors. TGI's exclusive focus is on the development, implementation, and support of Enterprise 21, the company's fully integrated business management software solution.

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Smart Solutions International


Smart Solutions International L.P., a consulting company, implements enterprise resource planning solutions. It provides enterprise management systems and business intelligence (BI) solutions, as well as BI components for online communications designed to turn customer data into customer intelligence. The company also sells several software solutions. These include SmartStream Financials, which is designed to improve business processes and handles work and information; SmartStream Human Capital Management (HCM), which manages human resources (HR) functions from hiring through termination, including personnel administration, payroll, and benefits; and SmartStream Procurement, which is designed to improve procurement processes. Smart Solutions International serves public sector organizations, legal firms, consulting firms, software development firms, internal IT departments, and utilities markets in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida, with an additional office in Toronto, Canada. As of August 2005, Smart Solutions International operates as a subsidiary of GOT Corporation, Inc.

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BOARD International


BOARD International is a global provider of software for improving business results through better decision making. By unifying business intelligence and corporate performance management into a single product, BOARD enables companies to achieve a shared vision of their performance across the entire organization. Since 1994, BOARD has helped organizations improve their business performance in the following application areas:   • Reporting and analysis • Budgeting, planning, and forecasting • Profitability modelling and optimization • Simulation and what-if analysis • Scorecarding and strategy management • Financial consolidation   Headquartered in Switzerland, BOARD International has branches in the USA, U.K., Benelux, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UAE, Singapore, Australia, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Mexico, and a worldwide network of distributors and certified partners. 

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eTek International


eTEK International is a privately owned Colorado corporation, specializing in Microsoft® Office-based accounting software with a major emphasis on job cost accounting for subcontractors and general contractors in all trades in the construction industry, as well as many other industries such as: distribution (durable and non-durable), property management, consulting/CPAs, commercial & service, and many others.

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Enterprise Phone Systems Comparison Guide


Internet protocol (IP) telephony is increasingly replacing traditional private branch exchange (PBX) technologies. But to replace their incumbent telephony systems, decision makers must look carefully at what’s available, what they’ve got, and what they need, before crafting a short list of candidates. This comparison guide from Focus Research is designed to help midsize and large enterprises do just that.

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