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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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Contextual Workflow Modeling


Activity-based workflow modeling (AWM) is a common and useful modeling technique, whose fundamental drawbacks limit its effectiveness in modeling complex, highly nuanced workflows. Contextual workflow modeling, a technology invented at Macronetics, overcomes the limitations of AWM.

or modeling  either the Chief Engineer or the Program Manager, but not both, needs to sign off on the document. In other words, the Chief Engineer role and the Program Manager role are interchangeable when it comes to signing off on the document. Suppose further that the swimlanes for the two roles have to remain separate because these roles need to perform role-specific actions in other parts of the workflow. How should the activity diagram in Figure 1 be modified to capture this nuance? It turns out that this Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

or modeling  integrate with desktop products or interact via email are all capabilities that are a big deal for client/server on-premise BPM deployments, but are virtually irrelevant in software as a service (SaaS) subscription-based deployments. The same goes for integration with third-party integrated development environments (IDE''s) due to the web-based workflow modeling environment within ResponsAbility. Indeed, IDEs like Microsoft Visual Studio are relevant for on-premise programming development, i.e., for Read More

Who’s Got the Better Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft?


There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in others. The contents of this note target the generic corporate office employee who makes heavy use of a word processor, medium use of spreadsheets, and limited database and/or web development.

or modeling  Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft? Who’s Got the Better Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft? P. Hayes - May 12 , 2000 Overview: The subject of this note is the never-ending question within desktop office suites, What''s better, Corel''s or Microsoft''s? Generally, this question is answered from an emotional perspective, based entirely on the specific administrator''s and/or end users comfort level. There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in Read More

Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between


Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is, however, a third option, one that allows a company to take a "somewhere between" approach. This latter approach, is made possible by ERP II which employs c-commerce and the use of sufficiently mature technology software programs.

or modeling  not paying for features or enhancements for which they do not have a use. This comes with the added benefit of not having to pay ongoing annual license fees (ALF). Object-orientated development techniques that enable a building block approach to creating applications have significantly reduced development time-scales. These factors, combined with cost-effective, off-shore coding shops, have in many cases taken the shine off packaged solutions. The result being that the build option is once again enjoying Read More

CRM, Success, and Best Practices: A Wake Up Call Part Two: Modeling Success with Senior Management and CRM Culture


To maximize the return on investment of a customer relationship management system, a new CRM best practices model should be used. A point-based system, self-assessment model that emphasizes senior management leadership and the need to create a culture consistent with CRM can lead to a deployment strategy that is correlated with success. An interactive version of this assessment is included with this article.

or modeling  includes either the productivity or interface with employees. Customers The heart of CRM of course is the customer. However, saying that the organization is customer centric versus its behavior can be two radically different perspectives. This section emphasizes the elements that would broadly be interpreted as being consistent with the best practices of CRM as an operational strategy. Partners A fundamental tenant of CRM is to provide a consistent, seamless, and transparent interface with customers Read More

Community, Connection, Conversation or Channel


Social networks offer many opportunities for businesses to gain a closer engagement with their customers. This appears to be an unstoppable bandwagon that all organizations must leap on before they are left behind, but is it that simple? The social network landscape is packed with choices and pitfalls for the unwary, so a careful and appropriately nuanced response is required. Read more on how to best use social media.

or modeling  Connection, Conversation or Channel Social networks offer many opportunities for businesses to gain a closer engagement with their customers. This appears to be an unstoppable bandwagon that all organizations must leap on before they are left behind, but is it that simple? The social network landscape is packed with choices and pitfalls for the unwary, so a careful and appropriately nuanced response is required. Read more on how to best use social media. Read More

Rewrite or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part One: Event Summary


Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface (UI)/presentation, and the platform support. It is going to determine whether a product is going to endure, whether it will scale to a large number of users, and whether it will be able to incorporate emerging technologies, all in order to accommodate increasingly evolving user requirements.

or modeling  or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part One: Event Summary Event Summary There is a small group of vendors with brave and fresh ideas, which are by no means the prerogative of the biggest and the richest. This group has chosen to rewrite their applications on a new, possibly future-proof application framework. The intent of these visionary vendors is to address the ever increasing market awareness of the following facts: That almost every business changes and that software must change with the business Read More

Clarus -Sprinting or Going the Distance?


Clarus Corporation has announced new capabilities and a whole handful of product adoptions. Is the news uniformly good? We think cautious optimism is best.

or modeling  -Sprinting or Going the Distance? Clarus - Sprinting or Going the Distance? D. Geller - October 20, 2000 Event Summary Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLRS) announced the addition of strategic sourcing capabilities to its ClarusAuctions product. ClarusAuctions is a hosted (i.e., ASP) B2B trading service that supports twelve different kinds of auction. The enhanced capabilities in version 2.1 include: Support for wireless access via phone and PDA The addition of weights to the evaluation of RFQs. With Read More

Rewrite or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part Two: Extending to the Web and Challenges


Product functionality still quite matters, and while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science "quantum leap", there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate success in the market (in fact, based on many experiences, one could even argue that the correlation might be inverse).

or modeling  or Wrap-Around Old Software? Part Two: Extending to the Web and Challenges Event Summary There is a small group of vendors with brave and fresh ideas, which are by no means the prerogative of the biggest and the richest. This group has chosen to rewrite their applications on a new, possibly future-proof application framework. The intent of these visionary vendors is to address the ever increasing market awareness of the following facts: That almost every business changes, and that software must Read More

Should You Keep or Replace Your Legacy ERP Software? Here’s How to Decide


Not sure if you should hang on to your legacy ERP system or give it the boot? Find out, as TEC analyst Philippe Reney looks at the pros and cons of buying new, upgrading, or sticking with the software you’ve already got.

or modeling  You Keep or Replace Your Legacy ERP Software? Here’s How to Decide There are three questions that have been around for just about as long as enterprise resource planning (ERP) software itself: 1. Do I stay with my current ERP system? 2. Do I upgrade to the next version? 3. Do I go with a new ERP system? These questions are particularly relevant if you are operating an out-of-support system. But don''t make the mistake of thinking that your legacy system is the one thing keeping you from an Eldo Read More

Integrated Human Capital Management: Over-hyped or Overdue?


“Our most important asset.” This time-honored litany has now become the topic of hot debate in the corporate boardroom as well as the headlines of most business publications. As organizations look internally to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, human capital management (HCM) has taken on heightened strategic importance. But do you have what it takes? How are best-in-class organizations really leveraging HCM?

or modeling  Human Capital Management: Over-hyped or Overdue? “Our most important asset.” This time-honored litany has now become the topic of hot debate in the corporate boardroom as well as the headlines of most business publications. As organizations look internally to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, human capital management (HCM) has taken on heightened strategic importance. But do you have what it takes? How are best-in-class organizations really leveraging HCM? Read More

Domain-specific Modeling with MetaEdit+: 10 Times Faster than UML


Bridging the gap between an application’s problem domain and its code can be difficult, even for the best software engineers. Bridging these two diverse worlds—each with its own language—requires a finished application that creates an intersection between the two. By building a domain-specific modeling (DSM) language and generator using MetaEdit+, engineers close the gap and pave the way to better productivity.

or modeling  can be difficult, even for the best software engineers. Bridging these two diverse worlds—each with its own language—requires a finished application that creates an intersection between the two. By building a domain-specific modeling (DSM) language and generator using MetaEdit+, engineers close the gap and pave the way to better productivity. Read More

Layer 3 or Bust


Extreme Networks has once again seized the number one position in Layer 3 Ports shipped for the first quarter of 2000.

or modeling  3 or Bust Layer 3 or Bust G. Duhaime - June 12 , 2000 Event Summary Extreme Networks, Inc. continues its dominance in the Layer 3 switching market. It is the number one provider in the Layer 3 market place for both 10/100 Mbps as well as Gigabit Ethernet ports. According to a report released by Dell''Oro Group, Extreme Networks holds 24% of the 10/100 MB layer 3 switch market. Along with capturing the 10/100 MB market, Extreme has totally dominated the Gigabit Layer 3 market by capturing approximately Read More

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What constitutes a right or a wrong e-discovery collection process can be subjective, with the last word belonging to a judge. From the attorney’s standpoint, there are only two main varieties of e-discovery collection procedures: copy/sequester and in-place hold (also referred to as hold in-place). This paper discusses the benefits and risks associated with both approaches and explains why copy/sequester is best-practice.

or modeling  discovery: Collecting Evidence or Collecting Sanctions What constitutes a right or a wrong e-discovery collection process can be subjective, with the last word belonging to a judge. From the attorney’s standpoint, there are only two main varieties of e-discovery collection procedures: copy/sequester and in-place hold (also referred to as hold in-place). This paper discusses the benefits and risks associated with both approaches and explains why copy/sequester is best-practice. Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1


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or modeling  rates, rebates , discounts, or better payment terms , etc.). Amid all of this, the CPOs must provide high-quality service guidelines to their employees to encourage the proper use of systems and policies, and to reduce maverick purchasing practices. Universal Supply (Chain) Issues I could think of at least the following five key issues and challenges that in turn lead to tremendous opportunities to save money, time, and bolster the bottom line of companies of all size. Issue #1 is excessive spending for Read More