Week of 14 Apr 2014 News roundup: Business and HR misaligned on value of HR metrics (14 Apr 2014)
According to research from the Human Capital Institute, business leaders aren't necessarily interested in the HR metrics being measured.
Supplier profile: Workday (ComputerWeekly.com | 14 Apr 2014)
Computer Weekly analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the rapidly growing cloud HR and finance software company, Workday
Week of 07 Apr 2014 Change management critical in HR systems implementations (08 Apr 2014)
HR technology is a booming market, according to Bersin by Deloitte. But even the best HR systems will fail if they're not implemented properly.
Can a predictive and/or prescriptive model unburden your analytics? (SearchCIO.com | 10 Apr 2014)
For April's #CIOChat, join @SearchCIO to discuss why adopting a predictive and/or prescriptive model might ease your enterprise's analytics woes.
3 HR Metrics to Monitor Risk (HR Examiner | 07 Apr 2014)
Just like finance assesses financial risks using trends and data, HR can analyze internal HR data with external employment data in order to "scenario plan" for the future.
The Transformation of HR is Underway (HR Examiner | 09 Apr 2014)
HR is being transformed while we watch.
Finance IT case study: Reporting secrets of Derek Rose (AccountingWEB | 09 Apr 2014)
CEO Sacha Rose says specialist reporting tools have saved the company thousands by avoiding unnecessary mistakes.
Big Data: A Time to Save, a Time to Delete (CFO Magazine | 07 Apr 2014)
Nonessential work byproduct is not only clogging your internal network, it's raising the risk of litigation and cyber attacks.
Wendy's makes an Oracle ERP upgrade quick and tasty (Computerworld | 08 Apr 2014)
The fast food chain completed the move in six months.
WestJet turns to gamification to help its Oracle ERP users soar (Computerworld | 09 Apr 2014)
WestJet's initial gamification project focuses on expense reporting.
How HR can craft effective BYOD policies (10 Apr 2014)
Although the management of BYOD programs has primarily fallen on IT, experts say HR must now get involved to create BYOD policies for employees.
Week of 31 Mar 2014 Return with Us to the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear -- Via SAP (Human Resource Executive Online | 31 Mar 2014)
For years, the chattering classes in HCM have almost unanimously declared SaaS applications in the cloud to be the inevitable next stage of computing.
Talent Makes or Breaks an Organization (Human Capitalist | 01 Apr 2014)
Job fit, or the right talent for the right job, drives success.
The analytics takeover won't always be pretty (Steve Boese's HR Technology blog | 31 Mar 2014)
A new generation of owners/leaders are changing the talent profile for the next generation of leaders.
SAP customers can't figure out firm's mobility strategy (Computerworld | 31 Mar 2014)
SAP pledges to provide more clarity on its mobile offerings after survey results raise doubts.
A 'cloud first' strategy calls for strong security: Five tips to get there (SearchCIOAU.com | 02 Apr 2014)
How to think 'cloud first,' the power of next-gen firewalls, why DDoS attacks are on the rise and more: The Data Mill reports.
SAP to acquire HCM cloud software vendor Fieldglass (SearchSAP.com | 31 Mar 2014)
In this news roundup, SAP says its purchase of cloud HCM vendor Fieldglass will allow customers to manage temporary workforces and associated costs.
Although the vendor rankings in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CPM Suites aren't too different from last year, the market is evolving.
Week of 24 Mar 2014 Re-evaluating Assessment (Human Resource Executive Online | 25 Mar 2014)
Considering their obvious importance, you'd think employers would have perfected the candidate-screening and performance-evaluation processes by now.
Virtual Reality Meets Facebook & Recruitment. Huh? (Staffing Talk | 26 Mar 2014)
Though interest in virtual reality technology has waned since its gaming debut in the 90s, there's been a recent resurgence in investment and enthusiasm.
Does the Cloud Make Sense for Your Business? (Business Finance | 27 Mar 2014)
While there are benefits to the cloud, contrary to the market hype, the cloud is not always for everyone or every application.
Why Employee Turnover Hits the Bottom Line (CFO Magazine | 26 Mar 2014)
Employees leaving an organization can influence financial performance, and some of the reasons may not be obvious.
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1, World upgrade challenges and tips (SearchOracle.com | 28 Mar 2014)
Quest President Patrick Kys talks about upgrading to Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 and World 9.3, and comments on application customizations.
Talent acquisition product roundup (26 Mar 2014)
The sheer number of specialty talent acquisition products on the market can be daunting. But don't fret -- this round-up can help.
According to a new survey, adoption of cloud financial technology is increasing, although there are still some impediments.
Week of 17 Mar 2014 External social platforms replace the company intranet (SearchCIOAU.com | 19 Mar 2014)
The power of social platforms, hijacking the shopping experience and two-speed IT: The Data Mill reports.
Stampede to cloud presents data integration problems (SearchCloudApplications.com | 18 Mar 2014)
Alan Earls explains why the rapid adoption of the cloud is creating data integration problems, and what to do about it.
Week of 10 Mar 2014 Rise of the HR Apps (Human Resource Executive Online | 13 Mar 2014)
Experts say the vast potential of HR-focused mobile apps may lie beyond benefits communication and recruiting, with many now designed to speed up organizational processes and reinforce desired...
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Embraces Social Collaboration (InformationWeek | 11 Mar 2014)
Social applications based on SharePoint are just beginning to prove their worth in clinical settings.
Oracle rolls out iOS 7-inspired visuals for Fusion Applications (Computerworld | 13 Mar 2014)
Most users don't want or need all the features in Fusion's more complex original UI, according to one expert.
OAUG Q&A: What's ahead for Oracle ERP systems and Fusion (SearchOracle.com | 13 Mar 2014)
Alyssa Johnson, president of OAUG, discusses the future of Oracle Fusion Applications and their coexistence with cloud in this Q&A session.
In this Q&A, Imagem Music US CFO Steven A. Storch explains how creative skills help him to be a better business partner and IT manager.
Week of 03 Mar 2014 Monster and Workday acquire social sourcing tools: news roundup (07 Mar 2014)
The social sourcing market is hot, as evidenced by the recent acquisitions of Identified and TalentBin.
Workday Big Data Analytics enables global company Spectrum Brands to produce dashboards that draw data from a variety of disjointed systems.
Fifteen minutes with NetSuite's Zach Nelson (Diginomica | 03 Mar 2014)
If as Microsoft's Kirill Tatarinov says, no serious organizations are doing cloud ERP, then someone's yet to let Dell and Deloitte in on the news.
How a simple Excel step saves time and prevents stress during audits (CFO Daily News | 05 Mar 2014)
While there's no way to eliminate audits, there are certain things you can do to make the process run more smoothly.
Accounting's Big Data Problem (CFO Magazine | 04 Mar 2014)
Reality is swiftly outpacing the ability of accountants to embrace Big Data. How can they catch up?
Microsoft extends Dynamics ERP; adds support for Azure cloud (Computerworld | 04 Mar 2014)
Microsoft is now ready to go head-to-head with Salesforce.com in the CRM market, analyst says.
The struggle to integrate data keeps users tethered to same old apps (SearchCIO.com | 03 Mar 2014)
Businesses' abiding love of Excel, the struggle to integrate data, the rising role of data temps and big data royalties: The Data Mill reports.
Week of 24 Feb 2014 Three Must Know Stats about Electronic Payments (Payables Place | 24 Feb 2014)
AP is increasingly under pressure to become a more strategic component of the enterprise's financial operations.
Is Your Applicant Tracking System Hurting As Much As It's Helping? (Staffing Talk | 26 Feb 2014)
Everyone -- candidates and hiring managers alike -- knows why Applicant Tracking Systems exist, and knows they are far from perfect.
Don't Let Jailbreaking Escape Your BYOD Policy (HR Examiner | 26 Feb 2014)
The freedom to purchase and use personal phones and tablets comes with a new set of challenges and, potentially, headaches.
Candidate Experience: Limiting the Negative (SmashFly blog | 26 Feb 2014)
Where should the focus be on improvement of the candidate experience?
Workday Beats Forecasts, Buys Analytics Startup (InformationWeek | 27 Feb 2014)
Workday wraps up fiscal 2014 with 71% gain, buys HR-oriented predictive analytics company.
Dell, NetSuite Partner on Cloud-Based ERP Solutions (eWeek | 25 Feb 2014)
The partnership will bolster Dell's enterprise efforts and give NetSuite access to Dell's extensive customer base.
Magic Quadrants focus on data discovery tools in this news recap (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 28 Feb 2014)
Data discovery tools are a high priority for businesses, but vendor products can be lacking, the latest Gartner Magic Quadrants say.
Big data analytics applications pull business value from info vaults (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 28 Feb 2014)
Just collecting pools of big data won't get you very far with business execs. Don't go into a big data project without a plan for analyzing that data.
Four tips to optimize workforce analytics projects (25 Feb 2014)
Workforce analytics managers at SAS, Time Warner and NCR recommend keeping the business strategy in mind and avoiding distractions.
Week of 17 Feb 2014 SAP news: SuccessFactors rolls out new HR 'Presentations' feature (SearchSAP.com | 18 Feb 2014)
In this SAP news roundup, SuccessFactors offers help with tedious HR presentations; SAP ditches TechEd and scores a UI touchdown.
Six steps for savvy social recruiting (18 Feb 2014)
Social recruiting is all the rage, but experts warn that recruiters need to plan and learn how to engage before jumping in.
Datafication of Compensation Distribution (Talented Apps | 23 Feb 2014)
Is your data science providing you enough indications that challenge your existing compensation strategy?
News roundup: FinancialForce debuts complete ERP suite (21 Feb 2014)
The vendor hopes the tagline "ERP at customer speed" will differentiate FinancialForce ERP from traditional ERP suites.
While experts say using big data in HR can have big payoffs, only a handful of companies today are achieving them.
At HCI's 2014 Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference, an NCR speaker demonstrated the company's workforce analytics process in action.
Week of 10 Feb 2014 Tangential financial systems seen as gateway to the cloud (13 Feb 2014)
Although some finance executives aren't ready to move core accounting to the cloud, they're deploying cloud-based tangential financial systems.
A mobile switcheroo: Oracle mobile play latest in relabeling trend (SearchConsumerization.com | 10 Feb 2014)
Oracle's new mobile strategy centers on products not previously packaged as 'mobile,' and it isn't the first company to try this approach.
Five critical factors to integrating SAP SuccessFactors with SAP HCM (SearchSAP.com | 11 Feb 2014)
There are five critical aspects to integrating SAP SuccessFactors with SAP HCM software or other technologies, writes HCM expert Luke Marson.
Week of 03 Feb 2014 Cloud-based ERP is coming to your company whether you like it or not (06 Feb 2014)
ERP vendors need to replace license revenue from fading on-premises suites, and social, mobile and analytics all need the cloud to thrive.
End users taking big risks with SaaS management, study says (SearchManufacturingERP.com | 07 Feb 2014)
In this Q&A, find out how users are falling behind on SaaS security management and what can be done about it.
Week of 13 Jan 2014 Exact Online gives small business a big boost (SearchManufacturingERP.com | 13 Jan 2014)
One very small business found a way to easily integrate QuickBooks and ERP through Exact Online.
February 13, 2014 Build a Business Case for Running Finance in the Cloud sponsored by Workday
Perhaps it’s not surprising that finance and IT executives are unhappy with their current financial management systems. These systems typically were not designed to deliver real-time, actionable information, nor do they have the agility to meet the rapidly changing compliance, usage, technology, and management requirements that are commonplace today.
February 13, 2014 How Finance Organizations Can Use Embedded Analytics to Improve and Inform Decision-Making sponsored by Workday
Embedded analytics is an important innovation within modern financial management systems that is proving to be extremely valuable in allowing business decision-makers to gain deeper insights to improve and inform decision-making for day-to-day business events.
February 13, 2014 Eight Top Considerations When Evaluating Cloud-Based Solutions for Finance sponsored by Workday
Approximately 65% of IT and finance executives are considering, planning or executing changes in their financial systems, and 57% believe that cloud systems will eventually replace on-premises solutions. The most commonly cited reasons for this shift are the impact of new regulations, changing business requirements, and business growth/expansion.
February 13, 2014 Know When It’s the Right Time to Upgrade or Replace Your Financial System sponsored by Workday
More than 80% of IT and finance executives are on record as saying that they are either considering changing their financial management system or have already changed it. One of the next important questions is: How do you know when it’s time to make the move?
February 13, 2014 Six Top Benefits of Unifying HR with Financial Management in the Cloud sponsored by Workday
Organizations of all sizes are discovering that they can achieve significant benefits by breaking down long-standing barriers between the finance and HR departments -- in particular, by managing these typically separated silos under the same cloud-based architecture. Among the myriad benefits: Lower costs, streamlined operations, increased productivity, and major improvements in managing the talent within their organizations.
February 13, 2014 Using Cloud-Based Financial Systems to Empower all Employees in their Jobs sponsored by Workday
In today’s rapidly changing business environment, the legacy financial systems that have long been the backbone of accounting departments are crumbling under the weight of heightened expectations and increasingly demanding requirements.