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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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Building a Bigger More Profitable Customer Base with Today's EMM Solutions


Relationship marketing is about understanding customers’ needs and building a marketing strategy around them. The nurturing process helps businesses define the process of generating better leads through a clear set of principles, tactics, and related metrics for attracting new customers. Enterprise marketing management (EMM) has also emerged as part of this process, and is critical for marketing consistency and discipline.

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Outsourcing


Business Connexion solutions focus on five areas: Technology Infrastructure: providing the technology foundation including servers, storage, networking, and related support services. Business Applications: offering a best-of-breed applications solutions portfolio to cater the clients’ business requirements. Communications: using an next generation network (NGN) to carry data, voice, and video traffic on behalf of clients. Outsourcing: focussing on controlling and managing the provision of ICT systems and services. Asset Finance: offering asset financing options to allow clients to access capital and ICT expertise when procuring technology.  

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Are You Ready for the Cloud?


In almost every organization’s internal meetings and corridors, there’s a lot of chattering about whether cloud computing is an option that can bring tangible benefits or not, and if it’s time for moving to the cloud. In this brief post, I will point out some issues why you should consider moving your business's IT resources to the cloud. Moving to the cloud can be a very challenging

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Kronos Simplifies Workforce Big Data with Self-service Visualization


One of the major announcements at the KronosWorks 2013 conference was about the transformative change coming to Kronos Workforce Analytics at the end of 2013. By leveraging Microstrategy Visual Insight, Kronos intends to put the power of workforce data analytics into the hands of the managers who can immediately act on it by leveraging data visualization and exploration tools. The introduction

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InterMapper


InterMapper is a leading network monitoring, mapping and alerting application. It is an easy to configure and fully featured tool and is integrated with a robust NetFlow analyzer. These innovative solutions earn quick return-on-investment by proactively notifying administrators to potential hardware, software and bandwidth issues that could cause business interruptions.

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Getting Competitive Advantage from Power Protection Products


Power disturbances might be the cause of unexplained office equipment breakdowns and damage. The office products industry could save itself numerous headaches—and much money—by examining open sources of data regarding power disturbances across the US. Discover more about the opportunity that exists to redefine the interface between the power grid and the machine with communications-enabled power manager devices.

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Boomi Case Study: Harris Tea Company-A Perfect Blend


With an impressive 160-year history procuring and blending teas, the Harris Tea Company is the largest blender and packer of private label teas in North America. As sales grew, Harris Tea wanted to upgrade its supply chain technology to efficiently process orders it received from stores around the country. After researching and evaluating the wide universe of integration vendors, Harris Tea selected Boomi.

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Managing Change: Service-Oriented Component Architecture


Technology can be used to achieve competitive advantages, increase customer service and loyalty, and increase efficiency, but technology can also cause vendor lock-in and escalating costs. Learn how the object orientation, and service oriented architecture features in IFS Service-Oriented Component Architecture can help develop agile business software.

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Outsourcing Management Software Tools: An Executive Point of View


Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues. Indeed, the leading cause of missed expectations in outsourcing is poor governance—after the deal is signed. For this reason, executives can benefit tremendously from outsourcing management tools, including third party vendors. Where and how do they work? And what is the cost in terms of time and money?

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