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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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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

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


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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

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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

Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between


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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

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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

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


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or modeling  Infor’s aggressive consolidation days) or a mini Sage . After finally getting out from under the delinquent and bankrupt former parent company, CDC Software needed to be part of a bigger company. On the other hand, Battery Ventures and other investors have put so much cash into Consona over the years that unloading it was the only way out in this economy (some might even be wondering whether they broke even on the deal). Somewhat ironically, Onyx and Pivotal CRM products are apparently meant to be Read More

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