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Employee Performance Management: Making It a Reality in Your Organization
Over 90 percent of human resources (HR) professionals rate employee performance management (EPM) as a top priority. Yet considerably fewer have EPM systems

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Reducing Turnover and Managing Change: How Retailers Can Benefit from a New Approach to Training and Talent Management


This paper examines how a talent management system (TMS) that integrates learning, performance management (PM), compensation, development, and succession planning can make a bottom-line difference in a retailer’s ability to reduce turnover, manage change, and achieve strategic goals. It also examines how retailers are using software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to make optimum use of budgetary and staff resources.

evaluations appraisals  rather than on subjective evaluations is a factor in both retention and recruitment as well. Recent Salary.com research shows that giving employees more control over their upward path plays a critical role in retention: employees are less likely to seek job opportunities outside the organization if there is a career path in place that is suited to their competencies. By guiding employees into right-fit jobs, a competency-based talent management system also make it easier for employees to perform well Read More

How Mobile Technology Is Changing Talent Management


With the fast pace of businesses today, employees need to stay connected and continue to be productive from wherever they are. Organizations are thus looking for ways to leverage mobile technology to maintain a competitive edge. TEC analyst Sherry Fox outlines how mobile technology is changing the way companies manage their talent in the areas of recruiting, learning, and performance management, and what to expect for 2012.

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Performance and Talent Management Solutions


Many companies struggle to adapt to their ever-changing workforce, as employees start the job and then leave for better offers. Competition is fierce—and retaining highly skilled job candidates has never been more difficult. In order to achieve their business goals and stay competitive, many companies are turning to integrated talent management (ITM). Find out how you can get started on your ITM development plan today.

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Five HR Technologies You Should Know


Almost everything you know about human resources (HR) outsourcing is about to change. The future is about single-source integration, and there are key new technologies that herald this era: unified service for HR, time, payroll, and expense tracking; management dashboards; streamlined employee interfaces; synchronous data with a single database; and empowered reporting.

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Key Product Delays Take a Toll on Oracle Users


Amid the hoopla of strong earnings projections and a record-high stock price, Oracle Corp. is letting the release of a pair of highly touted applications slip-prompting possible user defections and problems down the road.

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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Embraces the Spanish-speaking Market


Because of growing demand, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) has launched its on-line services in Spanish. TEC, a global enterprise software analyst firm, recently launched its on-line ERP, SCM, Financials, and Human Resources Evaluation Centers in Spanish to serve Latin America and Spain more effectively.

evaluations appraisals  has helped over 3,600 evaluations through our ERP, SCM, Financials, and Human Resources evaluation centers. It also provides Spanish-speaking professionals with the latest news through a daily newsletter, which has experienced a 120 percent weekly growth in readership since March 1st. This indicates that TEC's content and services have been very well received, filling a void in the Spanish-speaking market for impartial enterprise software expertise. According to IDC, in 2004 companies invested $26.4 Read More

Do You Know How to Evaluate Your Strategic Technology Provider?


Project teams constantly face a barrage of new products and technologies, and have a difficult time differentiating marketing slides and grand promises from deliverable products when making strategic IT acquisitions. The solution is to create a structured, repeatable process for evaluating technology solutions and the vendors that provide them.

evaluations appraisals  80% of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and that once selected, over 50% of the implementations fail to meet functional and total cost expectations. Solution: The solution is to create a structured, repeatable process for evaluating technology solutions and the vendors that provide them. Best practices drawn from TEC client organizations that have completed internal technology selections suggest that project teams should examine six key criteria groupings. The first three Read More

HCM Niche Vendors - What’s Missing from Large-scale HCM Software Solutions?


Human capital management (HCM) solutions are relatively recent in the software for business market. Lately, several HCM solutions have been consolidated through acquisitions and mergers. For example, in recent months: SAP acquired Successfactors, which previously incorporated Inform, CubeTree, YouCalc, Jambok, Nuvosoft, Plateau, and Jobs2Web. Oracle acquired Taleo. Taleo had already

evaluations appraisals  go beyond the 360 evaluations or performance reviews—known for their highly contestable results—and assess employees’ talents. An example of a talent measurement vendor is SHL , a company that has developed a comprehensive talent measurement technology which supports talent acquisition and talent mobility. Their solution includes tests that measure cognitive ability and aptitude, personality and behavior, knowledge and skills, biodata, simulations and situational judgment, motivation, and Read More

The Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009


Business performance management (BPM) is a set of processes, frameworks, and systems for planning, measuring, communicating, and monitoring business results. In July 2009, Forrester conducted evaluations of 10 business performance solutions (BPS) vendors: Board International, Clarity Systems, Host Analytics, IBM Cognos, Infor, Longview Solutions, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Tagetik. Find out what they learned.

evaluations appraisals  July 2009, Forrester conducted evaluations of 10 business performance solutions (BPS) vendors: Board International, Clarity Systems, Host Analytics, IBM Cognos, Infor, Longview Solutions, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Tagetik. Find out what they learned. Read More

NetSuite First to Add HCM to Its Cloud ERP


Some experts have long questioned whether the notion of enterprise resource planning (ERP) is complete if it doesn’t cover human resources (HR). Addressing this, NetSuite recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire TribeHR, a provider of cloud human capital management (HCM) solutions. The idea is to create the first integrated cloud ERP and HCM software suite for small to medium

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TEC Case Study: Corona


Following several acquisitions, Colombia-based ceramics manufacturer Corona found itself with multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage. To find a single ERP solution that was suitable for all of its facilities, and would integrate with its existing business software, Corona turned to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). Learn how TEC’s selection methodology helped Corona choose the right ERP software.

evaluations appraisals  needed for previous software evaluations. When Corona was ready to conduct the vendor demonstrations, TEC provided further assistance. For vendor demos, TEC recommends that clients like Corona create a script that all vendors must perform to show how their products address certain prioritized processes and functionality. TEC also guides the client through the scoring process, to ensure that all bias is removed. TEC's methodology for the demos gave us a consistent framework that made it easy to analyze Read More

Baan Releases New Supply Chain Products


November 2, 1999 05:30 PM BARNEVELD, Netherlands and HERNDON, Va., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Baan Company N.V., a global provider of enterprise business solutions, today announced the release of two major new additions to its Supply Chain Solutions suite: Baan Supply Chain Solutions Planner 2.0 for factory planning, and Baan Supply Chain Solutions Order Promising 1.0 for order acceptance. The two solutions provide advanced supply chain and logistics capabilities that enable manufacturing professionals to increase throughput, reduce inventory, improve supply chain visibility, and improve response time and service levels to customers.

evaluations appraisals  the product in their evaluations and make comparisons to competitive offerings. In addition, users should not be lulled into thinking that new enhancements to a product are new for the rest of the market. For example, Baan may tout PTP (Profitable-to-Promise) as a significant step in the evolution of order promising functionality. However, any respectable supply chain planning module should enable users to define order and/or channel priorities such that the ATP engine seeks to satisfy higher priority Read More

Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - An Andersen Point Of View


The objective of supply chain logistics - to provide goods to the right place at the right time in the right quantity - is easy to understand, but achieving this objective while minimizing costs is not an easy task.

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