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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Selecting an HRIS: Finding the Right HR System for Your Organization
Top organizations are turning to human resource information systems (HRIS) for all of their human resources (HR) needs. With an HRIS, companies can align HR

hris  market changes. Today’s best-in-class HRIS automate everything related to HR in a single Web-based software system This white paper was developed to help you select an HRIS.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Human Resources (HR)

Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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Ascentis


In 1994, a benefits administration expert and two former Microsoft employees founded Ascentis and created the company’s flagship HRIS product, HROffice. Today, the HROffice product line automates human resources (HR) and benefits processes for more than 1,300 small and midsized organizations nationwide. Located in Bellevue, Washington (US), Ascentis was founded with the vision of providing comprehensive, easy-to-use solutions for employee benefit and human resources information management. These solutions are designed to be connected throughout the enterprise, serving managers, employees and external vendors of benefit and payroll services. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Ascentis recently earned Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Front Runner status from Microsoft Corp. The company continues to invest in the latest technology advancements that support the security and stability of HROffice.

hris  created the company’s flagship HRIS product, HROffice. Today, the HROffice product line automates human resources (HR) and benefits processes for more than 1,300 small and midsized organizations nationwide. Located in Bellevue, Washington (US), Ascentis was founded with the vision of providing comprehensive, easy-to-use solutions for employee benefit and human resources information management. These solutions are designed to be connected throughout the enterprise, serving managers, employees and Read More

Talent Management in the Coming Decade: How Your HRIS Can Help


Only 18% of North American companies feel their organization is well prepared to develop the leaders it will need over the next ten years. That's why it is now more important than ever to make the most out of talent management software to create employee development programs and succession plans. Download this white paper to learn how.

hris  Coming Decade: How Your HRIS Can Help Only 18% of North American companies feel their organization is well prepared to develop the leaders it will need over the next ten years. That's why it is now more important than ever to make the most out of talent management software to create employee development programs and succession plans. Download this white paper to learn how. Read More

Epicor HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality


Epicor HCM Express is an interesting option for small businesses that are taking their first steps toward adopting a human resources information system (HRIS). TEC Research Analyst Raluca Druta shows you how the Epicor product allows companies to go from bare bones to full HR functionality.

hris  steps toward adopting an HRIS system, as the market does not offer too many similar offerings. Moreover, for existing users of Epicor ERP, this is a great opportunity to add an HR module to their existing system. Starting with a small system that can be grown over time can be beneficial for enterprises that need to avoid sudden changes in their information technology (IT) infrastructure. Read More

The Top 3 Points to Consider When Selecting a Human Resources Information System


You probably already know that a human resources information system (HRIS) should track all information on current and former employees, and reduce your HR staff’s workload. Not sure what lies beyond that? There are a few things you should know before selecting an HRIS. Find out how to identify your HR needs, so your HRIS can help you reach your business objectives—and give you a quick return on investment (ROI).

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Author Attacks Harvard! (Sort of... well, not really... OK, not at all)


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Web Application Security: The Truth about White Box Testing versus Black Box Testing


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CRM 101


Welcome to another installment in our back-to-basics series. So far, we’ve covered ERP 101 and SCM 101. What Is CRM? CRM is more than a software application. It is a set of strategies, processes, and associated software systems designed to improve the interactions and engagement of customers. CRM involves not only the use of these tools, but also corporate cultural transformation

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Technology Evaluation Centers moderates enterprise software sessions at CPA Houston Spring Accounting Expo


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for impartial enterprise software selection announced today that it will be moderating two sessions for the prestigious Houston CPA Society Spring Accounting Expo, being held May 28-29, 2008 at the Houston Reliant Center.

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NIST Certification for AES Encryption


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TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems


South Coast Water District (SCWD), an independent provider of high-quality water services based in Laguna Beach, California (US), was experiencing some of the common problems utilities companies face with inefficient IT systems. The company recently discovered that its paper-based processes—such as purchasing and procurement—were not only producing volumes of waste paper, but also creating extra work for its finance and human resources staff. SCWD decided to define its process requirements internally in order to select an appropriate financials system with integrated human resource (HR) functionality so it could operate more efficiently and eliminate the need for paper processes.

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Tips for Researching Enterprise Solutions


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