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The Blessing & Curse of SharePoint's
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the runaway success and genesis of Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). The article outlined

open science directory  Manager (IMM) in 2009, Open Text offers a number of SharePoint-based content products for legal, case management, and life science companies, as CSC FirstPoint is doing for life sciences. For a better idea on SharePoint’s popularity amongst ISV’s,  here is the long list of exhibitors at the SharePoint Technology Conference in Boston in June 2011 . Recommendations At this stage, as a “Jack of all trades, master of none” toolset, SharePoint cannot really provide BPM, ECM, BI, and social networking

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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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 Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 5


Part 1 of this series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies, and by Revionics’ recent (and still

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Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply


Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM and FOSS, and makes suggestions for BPM seekers that prefer FOSS.

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Compaq to Open Tru64 Unix?


In what may be an attempt to cash in on the open source OS game, Compaq is hinting it may open some parts of the source code for its Tru64 Unix operating system.

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Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Analytics Software


What is unique in the area of analytics is that significant human capital costs are spread across users in various lines of business compared to other technology initiatives that are largely paid for by IT. This research brief outlines the major costs to consider when making an investment in analytics; presents the five modernization stages of analytics hardware/software; and identifies what to consider when calculating total cost of ownership of the analytics ecosystem.

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Fischer’s Prio! SecureSync ~ A Solution to Enterprise Directory Chaos


Prio! SecureSync combines the proven technologies of Fischer Systems and Siemens, providing over 18 years of combined directory synchronization and management experience. The flexibility and interoperability of the product have certainly captured the industries attention in bringing order to ‘directory chaos’, thereby allowing an always up to date, synchronized, disparate directory computing environment.

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Open Source CRM project Zurmo releases Version 0.7.5


Zurmo has released a new version of its Open Source CRM. The  0.7.5 version offers new social CRM elements, the option to add profile pictures, and custom lists while searching. One new feature worth underlining is Mission—a new gamification component that invites "co-workers to challenge one another in exchange for a reward." In fact, Mission proposes a unified vision of all customer interactions

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Recognition for IP Telephony Open Source Style


I've seen a lot of press about the open source telephony system, Asterisk. Although I haven't worked in the telephony world for some time, I remember what it was like administering those systems years ago in a midsize company that handled large event ticket sales. We ran some systems on OS/2 and for larger ACD call center requirements, Unix. These were not inexpensive systems. If I go to

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b-Open Ltd.


b-Open Ltd., founded in 2004, is a software company specialized in cloud solutions. b-Open aims to provide innovative products based on its proprietary PaaS (Platform As A Service) technology jPlaton. Since 2008, b-Open provides SaaS (Software As A Service) solutions for CRM, ERP, MIS, e-Commerce, EDI & Social Marketing at an international level and specialized vertical solutions to national markets such as Public Sector Organizations and Vehicle testing centers. b-Open also undertakes complex projects that include high level analysis, counseling, and development of information systems (i.e. Healthcare, Public Administration, Telecommunications, etc). Comidor Cloud Application is such a solution. Comidor is an integrated operational and management suite that offers Collaboration, Communication, CRM, BI, Project management, Document management, Financial Management, EDI and Social Marketing functionality according to competitive standards, in a single and simple to use online application, accessed 24x7. b-Open is based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies and

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