The evolving needs of human resource management systems (HRMS) can make ultimate success feel like a moving target. As companies mature, deeper HR data will be needed, further business process integration will be called for, and software changes will become inevitable. Experienced HRMS community members have discovered processes that have proven to be effective and successful; learning lessons, reducing risk, and creating best practices along the way. This HR system channel was designed to gather and advance the collective knowledge and those solutions that have truly worked.
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Workday is a clear leader in HRMS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). With its growing revenue base, coveted technology, and global reach, this young company is poised to become a top HR software competitor. In this Workday HRMS review we examine strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, and whether this industry leader is a fit for your organization.
Oracle's penchant for following rather than leading when it comes to software innovation has been a detriment in the past. However, the company's latest software offering, Oracle Fusion HCM, may well be a turn in the right direction and possibly a game-changer for the HR software industry. Here we examine this HCM software in depth, and look to answer whether the product lives up to the hype.
SAP has a sizeable global footprint, a robust on-premise HR solution, and is still striving for innovation after 40+ years in the business. Our review of SAP's ERP HCM software asks and answers questions such as what are the relative strengths and weaknesses, who are the primary competitors and is this on-premise HCM software solution still on top or in decline?
Following the acquisition by Infor, many thought that Lawson's days of innovative HCM software solutions were over. Yet, Infor has proven to be an ally; injecting new life into Lawson HCM and bolstering a battle-tested solution. What our HCM and payroll software review seeks to find out though, is what this new older solution really has in terms of strengths, weaknesses, and competitive advantage.
Sage HRMS is a solid solution that comes from one of the largest business software companies in the world. This software review focuses on the competitive differentiators and dives deep to examine unique strengths, weaknesses, and features, as well as how the HRMS solution competes in its target market. Read more to find out if this solution fits well with what your organization needs.
With the growing popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), it would seem a decision to implement on-demand HR solutions would be straightforward. However, our Special Report finds that there are both positives and negatives to HR SaaS; and determining whether this solution is right for your organization is anything but simple. With insights drawn from countless researchers at Deloitte, Gartner, Forrester, Constellation Research, Grant Thornton, and more, this paper analyzes the risks and rewards of opting for the Software-as-a-Service HR delivery model, and draws a conclusion that may surprise you.
Like other analysts, pundits, and business leaders offering up their 2013 predictions for what will happen in the HR technology industry, this post is our speculative take on what we think will come to pass over the coming year. Based on what we’ve heard from organizations over the past year, mobility, Big Data, and HR headcount are top issues in the year ahead.
This past year marked a milestone in the HR and Payroll technology industries; with many analysts, pundits, and vendors referring to 2012 as an “inflexion point”. While impossible to discuss each significant event that marked this year, this year-end review examines the highlights; including the cloud, M&A activity, and the push for more mobile, social, and analytics.
Acquisitions within the HR, payroll, and related technology landscapes are still in full force, with the latest purchases happening in recruitment and social networking. Here, we take a look at what the industry implications are for the latest acquisitions by Bullhorn of MaxHire and Sendouts, as well as Jive Software’s recent all-in buyout of Producteev and Meetings.io.
Cloud HR applications are trending upwards thanks to an increase in media attention, compelling feature sets, and the ultimate in scalability and reducing unnecessary IT involvement. Just like other business application trends though, questions still surround the future of cloud HCM technologies. Here, we look at the four future areas we see most impacting cloud Human Capital Management systems.
Workday’s IPO netted the company $637M and a valuation that analysts have pegged between $4.5B and $8B. Yet, although Workday netted this year’s most successful initial public offering, questions still loom large for this wildly popular PeopleSoft successor. Here, we take a look at the top three most frequently asked questions business leaders query our analysts with.
Workday has just filed their S-1 papers for an Initial Public Offering (IPO); signaling to investors, customers, and the HR software industry that the company has a solid growth strategy and profitable plan for the future. Yet, this public bid for funding has raised specific questions about the company’s viability and profitability in the ever-changing HCM technology landscape.
Annually, hundreds of HR systems surveys from vendors, pundits, and analysts are released. While many of these research projects exist to further the ends of the sponsoring company, some of these analyses are truly unbiased—existing solely to impart knowledge. Here we review just one of those surveys: Towers Watson’s 2012 HR Service Delivery and Technology Report.
HR software solutions are rapidly changing thanks to innovation, competition, and customers seeking an "all-in-one" and fully integrated offering. These factors altered the HR software vendor landscape and led to a host of merger and acquisition activity. These are the Top 3 M&A headlines from 2011 and what they mean for the market.
Our next installment on the M&A activity in the HR software market details more of the massive changes the human resources software vendor landscape has endured of late. Focusing on the recent headlines of Lumesse, Taleo, and SumTotal, this article further highlights the new norm of the "age of acquisition" and what it means to customers.