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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About LMS But Were Afraid to Ask-Well Maybe Not Everything!
Today, if a company wants to retain its employees, it must take great strides to make their jobs more rewarding. To give their employees the learning experience

gartner workforce review sumtotal  research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. and offers a visual snapshot of a specific market's direction, maturity, and participants. Gartner conducts research on more than 100 technical industries and its quadrant report is updated every one to two years. Figure 1. From Gartner's Magic Quadrant (June 2008) If you are not sure where to start with your LMS software selection, I recommend that you give TEC's decision support system (DSS) eBestmatch a trial run. Whether you're just at the beginning stages of

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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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Securing Your Mobile Workforce


This three-part report describes how all businesses can benefit from software-as-a-service (SaaS) services and, in particular, a variety of hosted services. It also provides advice, best practices, and insight on how to create security and management policies for a distributed workforce.

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Best Practices in Mobile Workforce Management


How can you address the full lifecycle of mobile workforce management and continuously achieve your operational goals? Keep in mind these best practices in planning, executing, and monitoring.

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Workforce Planning: The Key to Talent Management Driving Business Objectives


Workforce planning allows an organization to determine if it has the right capability to deliver on business objectives, and enables it to maximize return on talent investments. By deploying a structured workforce planning process, organizations gain new insights and metrics about present and future workforce gaps. This will transform the talent management approach from reactive to proactive.

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SumTotal Complete Talent Management


SumTotal Complete Talent Management of learning, performance, and talent management applications enables companies to identify knowledge and competency gaps across their entire value chain, giving users a strong chain with no weak links–and making them ready for business. The SumTotal platform combines the industry's leading learning management system (LMS), learning content management system (LCMS), and performance management system with other capabilities, such as activity versioning, mobile and offline access, and competency management. SumTotal presents a centralized decision-making process and powerful dashboards to decipher outstanding performance and knowledge gap troubles, giving users better information to respond and plan.  

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Manage Your Workforce like the Asset That It Is


Because they are seeing fewer cost savings from other lean initiatives, many manufacturers are now seeking to optimize their workforces the way they’ve optimized other assets. In order to begin putting the workforce first, these companies are using workforce management (WFM) systems to handle human resources (HR) tasks and obligations, reduce labor costs, increase output, and make better use of in-house capabilities.

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SumTotal-A Lot More Than Just LMS


The SumTotal Systems Analyst Day, which took place September 18th and 19th in Laguna Niguel, California, revealed that the vendor has indeed expanded on its corporate learning management focus. While the company continues to develop human resources (HR) software solutions, it now addresses learning, talent, and workforce management—all three at the same time and equally important. SumTotal

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Project Workforce Management


Tenrox's Project Workforce Management solution, available on demand or on premise, is a modular solution for managing project workforces in real time. Tenrox's workflow engine lets users drag and drop icons to design and change workflows. Integration with accounting, payroll, financial, customer relationship management (CRM), and project management systems is built in.  

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Gartner


Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in over 9,000 distinct enterprises worldwide.

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2014 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition


The current pace at which the business world is changing is unprecedented—a pace that results in constant reassessment of organizational goals and focus. As the economy continues to fluctuate, and the economic future remains uncertain, eliminating positions remains commonplace.

Commonness, however, does not make the elimination of positions any easier on the worker whose job is disappearing. Therefore, many organizations offer severance packages to ease the transition between roles, temper negative sentiment on the part of the impacted employee, and mitigate legal risk to the company.

This guide looks at benchmarking data regarding the state of severance across US industries and geographies, designed to help companies plan for competitive severance, benefits, and outplacement offerings in the context of enterprise competitors and peers.

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