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Case Study: Poudre Valley Health System


In 2006, Poudre Valley Health System (PVHS) was about to open a new hospital in Colorado (US). PVHS’s human resources (HR) department saw the need to change some existing processes, including the method of referencing job candidates. After one year of using a new HR hiring process solution, PVHS was able to predict supervisor evaluations of new hires and had the potential to save over $850,000 (USD). Learn more.

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CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 1: Recent Announcement


What are the prospects of SSA GT, now that the revived ERP vendor has recently acquired interBiz with its plethora of application products from its long archrival as a Computer Associates' division? Will the "two to one is odds" adage prove to be true in this merger of two veterans?

background investigation  still currently paying maintenance. Background - InterBiz at CA On the other hand, by acquiring interBiz, SSA GT has inherited the application products that CA had acquired during the 1990''s. CA did little with these products, other than trying to wrap them up in its proprietary piece of technology named BizWorks , what the company prefers to refer to as its e-Business Process Management Suite, as opposed to a mere data-level enterprise application integration (EAI) suite. BizWorks was devised to layer Read More

Recruiting Trends: 4 Methods for Finding the Right Talent


When it comes to finding the right talent, today’s organizations have plenty of options. With the increasing popularity of social networking, however, companies are moving away from traditional hiring processes and opting for more technologically driven methods. Here are four of the more popular recruiting trends and some of the vendors that offer solutions, apps, or services in each of these

background investigation  3. Employee Screening and Background Checks The reference check of the past has evolved into a thorough background check on all job applicants’ criminal history and work records, including current and past employment, performance, attendance, and reasons for leaving a job. In high-security positions or positions of trust (e.g., in schools, hospitals, airports, or government), employee screening is a must. Depending on the type of position, employee screening and background checks can also include drug Read More

Outsourcing Security Part 3: Selecting a Managed Security Services Provider


As the final article in a three-part series on outsourcing security, the following article provides guidelines for selecting a dependable managed security services provider.

background investigation  managing the MSSP. Note background and leadership skills, among other items. Effective leaders are capable of motivating team members to be disciplined and dedicated to the detailed security tasks. Customers While investigating, organizations should ask how long the average client relationship has lasted and ask for comments from existing customers regarding the services provided. Reputation Clients may take note of comments from third parties, such as analysts and industry trade writers. However, this Read More

CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 2: Market Impact


SSA GT believes it is on a path to regain a leading position in its target markets by solving industry-specific business challenges and creating a heterogeneous application environment that works seamlessly with other back-office applications.

background investigation  the announcement and provided background information. Part 3 makes User Recommendations. Merger Strengths The merger move should ease the anxiety of loyal users of both the SSA GT BPCS products and the interBiz products, to a degree. It appears that SSA GT understands and listens closely (via Global Guide Groups) to the needs of conservative ERP customers that are unwilling to ditch a good functional product even at a cost of its technological antiquity. Further, it has a track record of strong Read More

6 New Rules: Winning Finance Talent in the Digital Age


The data deluge is changing how finance departments analyze and utilize the massive amounts of information they collect. For businesses to be competitive in the 21st century, they must fill their finance departments with people who have more than an accounting background. This infographic looks at six approaches to winning and managing finance talent.

background investigation  more than an accounting background. This infographic looks at six approaches to winning and managing finance talent. Read More

SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part One: Company Background and Product Overview


SouthWare Innovations is one of the first middle-market vendors to create what might be the one of the best examples of true business management system (accounting + exception management + task management), and for that reason alone it should receive serious consideration.

background investigation  Easier Part One: Company Background and Product Overview Introduction The process of selecting mid-market accounting software usually starts with products that have achieved some name recognition, and that''s fine as long as the search does not end there. SouthWare Innovations ( www.southware.com ) has created in its Excellence Series a worthy competitor serving a number of industries and offering users a surprising array of functionality, either directly as SouthWare applications or through one of their Read More

Should E-Business Be Inside or Outside of IT?


All the recent management trends from Continuous Improvement to Business Process Re-engineering have had the same issue we see with E-Business. They have enterprise-wide implications and tend to become part of the corporate department that started the initiative. This article recommends a more strategic business approach.

background investigation  marketing, sales, operations, etc. Background Many companies separated their early organizational effort in e-business from the traditional IT function.Often, a company''s Web presence was developed and managed by its marketing department. The IT function was viewed as too slow and too busy to be involved. Companies turned to outside resources in the early planning and development of the company''s Web sales brochure and the ensuing enhanced Web sites. During the dot-com frenzy, some companies created Read More

Forrester’s Ideal Tool Set For Application Performance Management For Better Business Performance


In this white paper, Forrester Consulting evaluates issues surrounding the management of IT transactions, applications, and business services. A survey was conducted of 159 professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications. All enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services.

Each evolution of application technology and business services has brought another level of complexity and has increased the obsolescence of traditional IT management processes and tools, especially in the area of proactive performance management. Numerous studies have directly linked business productivity, revenue, and client satisfaction with application performance management (APM).

The survey data shows a number of trends that make an ideal management solution, including the understanding of the customer experience and the ability to bring together data from infrastructure components in a way that allows it to be shared by the issue investigation teams.

background investigation  Ideal Tool Set For Application Performance Management For Better Business Performance In this white paper, Forrester Consulting evaluates issues surrounding the management of IT transactions, applications, and business services. A survey was conducted of 159 professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications. All enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services. Each evolution of application Read More

BIS ProStaff gets TEC Certified


Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with the folks at BIS as part of TEC’s Certification process. For BIS, the value-add of TEC Certification was clear—and all they had to do was complete a detailed questionnaire/request for information (RFI) and demonstrate certain solution-specific features and functions that I outlined for them in a demo script. I sat down for the three-hour session with

background investigation  the ProStaff solution. Company Background Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Istanbul (Turkey), BIS is a privately-held company providing industry-specific business solutions for financial, energy, and professional services companies in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia. The company''s line of products and services includes packaged application solutions, custom software development, frameworks, integration, migration, and consulting services. Solution Specifics BIS’s ProStaff is a Web-based Read More

Starfish ETL Spotlight Report


Data integration and data migration processes are an important component of an organization's data management cycle. After assessing real data movement scenarios within its own list of customers, CRM consulting services company Technology Advisors has stepped into the software development field with several applications to add value to existing CRM offerings. The company launched Starfish ETL, a migration and data extraction application, in 2010. In this TEC Spotlight report TEC Senior Data Management Analyst Jorge Garcia details Starfish's background, structure, key features, and benefits.

background investigation  Jorge Garcia details Starfish''s background, structure, key features, and benefits. Read More

QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Five: Challenges


QAD still has to create greater market recognition and additional revenue. QAD admits it has been struggling to offer complete "across the board" functionality for larger companies, although the system supports multiple currencies and global tax management, and it is tailored to financial practices and requirements in major geographic markets, while the eB2 release features improved financial reporting and inter-company accounting.

background investigation  Two presented the company background. Parts Three and Four discussed the market impact. Part Six will make user recommendations. Challenges One should by no means assume that QAD is without challenges. While the acceptance of its new collaborative e-Business modules proves to be well received by its existing MFG/PRO customer base, QAD still has to create greater market recognition and additional revenue from beyond it. Although the vendor has apparently drifted away from those years of particularly Read More

Kerridge K8 Is Now TEC Certified


TEC is pleased to announce that K8 by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is now TEC Certified for evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution. TEC Certification is designed to help organizations evaluate enterprise software solutions so they can make more informed buying decisions. For a product to be certified, the vendor must complete a detailed research questionnaire and

background investigation  the Middle East. More background on KCS is available through TEC’s IT Showcase . K8 is a fully integrated business management system developed specifically for the distributive trades. The company’s deep sector knowledge is based on over 36 years’ experience supporting the distributive trades industries, which include wholesalers, distributors, merchants, and retailers. A typical customer who uses K8 often has complex business processes. The customers may have a mixture of credit account and cash Read More

ICICI-Infotech's North American Strategy for Success Part Two: Customer Focus and Innovative Pricing


ICICI-Infotech is starting to make its presence felt in North America and raise some ERP eyebrows. In this research note, you'll also learn about the company's strategy to target small and medium-size enterprises in order to enlarge its footprint in North America. It is targeting companies migrating from legacy systems or software that is simply out of gas.

background investigation  consideration. After providing some background information on the company, the strategy is examined from the viewpoint of its market focus, customer focus, and innovative pricing. You''ll see how pricing, both for software and professional services, is critical to making this strategy work and is the underlying foundation for the other two components. The research note concludes by discussing the challenges facing ICICI-Infotech and presenting user recommendations. This is Part Two of a three-part note. Read More

Vana Workforce: A Global and Integrated Solution for SMEs


Founded in 2008 as an HR technology company, Vana Workforce now sells Vana HCM software exclusively as a cloud application company. Vana HCM, fully native on the Force.com platform, is designed for small and medium enterprises, and is a truly global application, available in multiple currencies and languages and with country-specific regulatory reporting. In 2012, Vana closed its first round of external funding and released Update 9 of its solution. In this report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives an overview of the background and functionality of Vana HCM, details the latest release of the solution, and tells what to expect from the vendor in 2013.

background investigation  an overview of the background and functionality of Vana HCM, details the latest release of the solution, and tells what to expect from the vendor in 2013. Read More