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Human Capital Management

Human Capital Management (HCM) encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees from the point of hire to the point of retire. This HCM model includes functionality for recruitment and staffing management, human resource management, career development, succession planning, learning management, performance and compensation management, and workforce management and planning.  

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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.”

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An Unusual Human Capital Management Suspect


With Infor Human Capital Management (HCM) 3.0, Infor has combined transactional and strategic human resources functionality with planned integration to its flagship enterprise resource planning and extensions solutions, so that customers can better align HCM initiatives with overall business strategy.

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The Human Capital Management Market-Hot, but also Overpopulated?


Many human capital management (HCM) vendors try to cover most of the bases through broader product suites. While there have been noticeable consolidation moves in the market, which vendors will eventually dominate cannot be exactly stated at this time.

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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions


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Human Capital Analytics: The Metrics That Matter


Most organizations are capturing thousands of pieces of data about their employees on a daily basis, but it can be hard to focus on the data that really matters. In this article, TEC research analyst Sherry Fox explores the concept of human capital analytics and pinpoints five key steps for organizations to take to effectively analyze human resources (HR) data and better manage their workforce.

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Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments


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What's Wrong With Application Software? - A Possible Solution? What Is It, Why And How Does It Fit Into Your Future


The series, 'What's Wrong With Application Software' explored key challenges found in enterprise applications and also discussed the characteristics of next generation architectures that would provide better support for applications. Once such solution, model based architectures, deserves to be on an enterprise's 'technologies to watch' list.

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MSP Guide: Generating Service Revenue from IT Monitoring


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This document also posits the idea that using a next-generation integrated monitoring platform designed for MSPs can allow companies to reduce costs, increase operational efficiency, and generate incremental revenue with expanded service offerings.

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Human Capital Management


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Top Ten Reasons to Automate Your IT Processes


Today's IT infrastructure is more complex than ever. There are more applications, more servers both physical and virtual, larger global networks, and more data; all of which needs to be managed. Businesses can't afford to solve this problem by continually adding to headcount. They have to find a way to manage it all more efficiently. This white paper explains the top ten reasons why businesses are adopting IT process automation.

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IT Vendor Management in Hard Economic Times


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Drink-IT


Drink-IT® is a modular software suite that is intended mainly for producers and distribution centers in the beverage industry, such as breweries, specialized beverage wholesalers, and beverage producers. Drink-IT enables them to cover all enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) processes in one integrated solution. Drink-IT enables companies to make informed decisions in production and quality management, logistics, sales, and promotions, and helps them manage the legislative aspects of this industry. Drink-IT is globally available and already implemented in more than 80 beverage companies in 30 countries. Drink-IT has more than 3,000 users worldwide. Drink-IT is built on the platform of Microsoft Dynamics NAV2013 R2. This means that the solution is perfectly compatible with all other Microsoft applications and can therefore be integrated seamlessly into almost any existing business environment. Drink-IT has received the status of “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.” This signifies that Drink-IT has met Microsoft’s highest standard for partner-developed software.

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Human Capital Institute


The Human Capital Institute (HCI) conducts research, training, certification, and events. The association also researches the factor of human capital in successful mergers and acquisitions.

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