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HR Technology Tools: What You May Be Missing
Human resource (HR) managers face a dilemma. They’d like to spend more time improving the work environment, or helping management reduce workforce related costs

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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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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of October 14, 2013


This week: Kewill, LLamasoft, GAINSystems, Smart Software, Nipendo, Amber Road, Teletrac, Park City Group, Lagoa, and GE.Kewill What is going on at Kewill? Plenty, it seems. Within the past several weeks, Kewill has acquired Four Soft, Ltd., upgraded its widely used parcel shipping solution Clippership (now Clippership 15.8), and (if you are to believe Kewill’s press claims) “reinvented” the

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Resilient Supply Chains: The Next Frontier


Advances in leaner and faster supply chains have, in many cases, come at the price of increased brittleness. It is time to make supply chains more resilient, and deal with risk more intelligently to maintain the gains from lean strategies, and take performance to the next level.

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Ask the Experts: Approaches to Data Mining ERP


From one of our readers comes this question: I am a student of IT Management; I have an ERP course and I am supposed to write an article to review new aspects of ERP systems. I’ve decided to explore the reasons for using data mining techniques in ERP systems—and to look at different modules to which these techniques have been applied. I am going to prepare a framework to determine

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Seagate Technology Refocuses its Software Business


Over the past six months, Seagate Technology has made major moves to refocus their majority-owned subsidiary, Seagate Software, and put all the emphasis on their business intelligence products. These products were acquired in the early to mid-1990's with the purchase of Crystal Computer Services (Crystal Reports), and Holistic Systems (Holos OLAP product). In the meantime, Seagate has divested their network and storage management products to Veritas Software Corporation.

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Triple Point Technology Acquires WAM Systems


Commodity value chain and supply chain planning (SCP) software apps merged yesterday when Triple Point Technology acquired WAM Systems. Triple Point is a global provider of cloud and on-premises commodity management software that delivers advanced analytics for optimizing end-to-end commodity and energy value chains. Its solutions manage volatile commodity trading, procurement, enterprise risk

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Intel Server Trends


The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to users, vendors, and the products themselves?

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Westwood Insurance Chooses MAS 500 for Integration Capabilities


For ten years, California (US)-based Westwood Insurance used an off-site bureau for all accounting, financial, and insurance data management. In 1996, the rapidly growing division of the century-old company decided to bring its systems in-house in order to improve productivity and cost effectiveness. After an evaluation of three accounting systems, the company turned to MAS 500.

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Cerulean Information Technology


Located in India, Ceruleaninfotech is an ISO 9001:2000 company co-founded in 2000 by a team of professionals with more than eighty years of work experience with Citibank, Merrill Lynch, Hewlett Packard, and Timex. The company specializes in web technologies and their solutions are used in mission critical applications by marquee clients like Citibank, Honeywell, SIFY, and Onmobile. They also work on application development and outsourced product development for small and medium sized clients in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

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Lakeview Technology Inc.


Founded in 1990, Lakeview Technology provides availability management solutions and services for the IBM(r) AS/400(r) midrange system. The company's flagship product suite, MIMIX(r), maintains a real-time copy of a production system's databases and objects on a hot backup. In the event of a planned or unplanned production system outage, MIMIX can switch users to the backup within seconds. The vendor addresses such issues as high availability, continuous operations, disaster recovery, and workload balancing needs.

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