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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

top technology companies 2009  are five of the top trends that I believe are making the biggest impact in the HR arena. talent management social networking outsourcing software as a service (SaaS) mergers and acquisitions (M&As) 1. Talent Management Talent management adds to the core HR mix, providing a combination of recruitment, performance and compensation management, succession planning, and more. As such, the enterprise software industry has seen a drastic increase in vendor offerings—as well as the types of vendors who are

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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S4 Technology Partners


S4 builds business applications utilizing a state-of-the-art BPMS (Business Process Management Suite) called Aura. We have experience in building Human Resources Portals that support employees to request vacation time, sick days, enroll in health plans, etc. Other apps we have built include Expense Reporting, NSF handling (bounced checks) and a myriad of other apps. Our solutions are 100% Web-based, available as SaaS and interface to any ERP in the market (SAP, Oracle Financials, etc.) at a fraction of the cost of the ERP licensing.

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Davidson Companies


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TEC Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up


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ZAP Technology Pty Ltd.


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