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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

new hr trends  strategies—before turning to a new solution. To start your HR software selection, visit TEC's HR Evaluation Center . Further Reading Top HRO Outsourcing Vendors, Black Book Survey 2008 Results Software as a Service Mergers and Acquisitions Spoke Software, Inc. Visible Path, Corp. (Hoovers Connect) Akamai

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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.


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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CRM Buzzwords and Trends for 2009


Customer relationship management (CRM) is more than a technology. It’s a business strategy that aims at identifying customers and their needs and then creating sales and service strategies that are unique to them. Here is a quick look at CRM—from buzzwords to trends, to some recommended solutions.CRM Buzzwords CRM ecosystem - the changing landscape of customer relationship

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Trends in LMS


Companies and educational institutions use learning management systems (LMSs) to provide training and e-learning. With over 250 LMSs currently on the market, smaller and medium-sized enterprises are now adopting this software and using it to boost performance. Find out why.

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Essential ERP - Current Market Trends - Part II


ERP applications are designed to optimize an organization’s underlying business processes — primarily accounting/financial, manufacturing, distribution, and human resources/payroll. This note identifies current trends in the ERP market that we believe are the direct consequence of vendors’ attempts to 1) resolve current ERP functional and/or technological deficiencies, and/or 2) expand software sales both within their existing and potential customer bases.

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RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm


Users with outdated warehouse management systems (WMS) who want the latest technology available and the next generation of transportation and logistics software should place RedPrairie on a shortlist of SCE vendors. Blossoming RedPrairie has offered its prospects a risk/gain-sharing arrangements. In other words, why, rather than pushing software licenses, the vendor opts for guaranteeing its results?

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Top Learning Trends for 2012


This learning management white paper outlines the top 2012 trends in today’s learning management space and why they’re relevant.

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Case Study: New Horizons


The TrainingPartner learning management system (LMS) helps New Horizons Computer Learning Centers keep its glocal edge by providing back office operations support.

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Options for Handling Your HR Function


Although human resources (HR) management is a necessity when you have employees, HR duties are not a core competence of most small businesses. According to a Small Business Association study, small business owners on average spend more than 25 percent of their time handling employee-related paperwork. Factor in recruitment, hiring, and training and this average increases to 45 percent. So why not outsource HR? Read this paper to learn more.

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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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Is Green the New Gold ?


“Green IT” and “carbon footprint” are the new buzzwords that echo in the couloirs of corporate houses. Many organizations are undertaking green IT initiatives, either out of genuine concern for the environment or to jump on the bandwagon. Whatever the reason, “going green” is a commitment that is fast gaining momentum. This paper attempts to give an overview of the whats, whys, and hows of green IT/computing.

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