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 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 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.
Two Challenges in Moving to Cloud-based HCM Technology (Perceptive HR Technology | 10 Feb 2014)
Prior to implementation, your company must prepare for the new world.
What To Do When Data Says You're Wrong (HR Examiner | 11 Feb 2014)
As a researcher I often run into data that tells me that I was simply wrong in my original opinions. And that's OK.
HCM World: Transforming HR With Technology (Steve Boese's HR Technology blog | 10 Feb 2014)
Last week I had the pleasure to attend and moderate a panel at the inaugural Oracle HCM World event in Las Vegas.
Working with accounting data in Excel: Excel 2013 charts (AccountingWEB | 14 Feb 2014)
Simon Hurst goes back to basics with a tutorial on the spreadsheet program's enhanced charting features.
Five Ways to Tie IT Spending to Business Growth (CFO Magazine | 13 Feb 2014)
Currently, just 30 percent of IT spending is focused on improving the business.
Berkshire Hathaway Exec's Firm Faces Delisting Risk (CFO Magazine | 13 Feb 2014)
Sloppy financial reporting and executive role-sharing raise questions about a company chaired by Warren Buffett's longtime business partner.
BYOD Is Like Botox (InformationWeek.com | 11 Feb 2014)
Nothing is as powerful as a successful BYOD program, but that power becomes toxic when BYOD is treated as a cosmetic fix.
Although some finance executives aren't ready to move core accounting to the cloud, they're deploying cloud-based tangential financial systems.
Find out why UnitedHealth Group encourages workers to drive their own employee development and ICF International revamped its onboarding system.
SaaS core financial systems deliver results (13 Feb 2014)
Experts say interest in cloud-based core financial systems is on the rise -- and with good reason.
Week of 03 Feb 2014 IBM Joins the Shifting Talent-Management War (Human Resource Executive Online | 04 Feb 2014)
Without a core HRMS, the new IBM Kenexa Talent Suite will go to market with some very flashy technology (including parts of Watson) and a distinctly modern notion of what "integrated" applications...
3 Essential Data Points for Mobile Recruiting (Smashfly blog | 05 Feb 2014)
Mobile is quickly becoming a prerequisite to bake into your recruiting strategy.
Ellison's Oracle HCM Chat Turns To Rivals, Hawaii (InformationWeek.com | 07 Feb 2014)
Larry Ellison's Oracle human capital management keynote leads to questions about IBM, SAP, video games, and island real estate.
Oracle's HCM software is 'all about the people,' Ellison says (Computerworld | 07 Feb 2014)
Oracle is in fierce competition with the likes of SAP and Workday in the human capital management market.
ERP system 'difficulties' delay quarterly filing (Computerworld | 07 Feb 2014)
Aviat Networks says it couldn't complete the filing on time "without unreasonable effort or expense."
Inside the tech talent wars: Dropbox CEO talks how to recruit top talent (SearchCIOAU.com | 05 Feb 2014)
How to recruit top talent, what engineers want, and Dropbox for Business: The Data Mill reports.
Allstate's tech leader on communicating vision, honing leadership skills (SearchCIO.com | 05 Feb 2014)
Leadership skills: Allstate's Pat Coffey climbed the ranks from programmer to SVP. We asked her what it takes to get ahead.
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.
ERP vendors need to replace license revenue from fading on-premises suites, and social, mobile and analytics all need the cloud to thrive.
Week of 27 Jan 2014 The Year's Hot New Job Hunting Tool? The 10-Second Video (HumanCapitalist | 30 Jan 2014)
This year's avant-garde recruiting tool may just be the burn-after-reading video.
Big Data For HR & Recruiting: 2 Use Cases (Systematic HR | 29 Jan 2014)
If the last decade was about the shift from HR administration to talent management, the next decade will be about creating insights about our people and making them own their own development.
Excel Tip: The Missing Link (CFO Magazine | 29 Jan 2014)
When pasted URLs don't become hyperlinks, try this solution.
The Role of Intuition in a World of Big Data (CFO Magazine | 29 Jan 2014)
Running a business solely on "gut feel" is not sustainable, but neither is basing all decisions on the data.
IBM Kenexa Helps Orgs Tap Top Talent, Grow Social Business via Big Data (eWeek | 27 Jan 2014)
IBM's Kenexa Talent Suite helps companies find and retain top talent and become more social through big data analytics.
HR software helps healthcare system improve talent management, cut costs (Computerworld | 27 Jan 2014)
Ellis Medicine rolled out a human resources software suite to rein in costs, put talented people where they are most needed and make managers more than babysitters.
ERP vendors are getting a 'good kick' from users (Computerworld | 29 Jan 2014)
Users are increasingly replacing parts of ERP systems with SaaS and BPO, says Gartner.
Experts expect cloud finance technology to accelerate as more CFOs get comfortable with moving financials -- even ERP -- to the cloud.
Week of 20 Jan 2014 IT Change-proof Your Organization (BusinessFinance | 24 Jan 2014)
Organizations are being swamped by soaring transaction volumes, escalating amounts of data, proliferating forms of storage, incessant compliance mandates, and more.
Week of 13 Jan 2014 Talent management tools essential in Standard Life transformation (13 Jan 2014)
Oracle Fusion HCM Talent Management underpins Sandy Begbie's push to align employee performance with Standard Life's customer-driven business strategy.
IT's Famous Last Words: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It (InformationWeek.com | 14 Jan 2014)
In the digital age, if you persist with an inflexible IT strategy until something breaks, your business could break.
Week of 23 Dec 2013 Spreadsheet governance tools make corporate finance Excel use feasible (23 Dec 2013)
But be warned: A user of spreadsheet governance software clarifies that feasible isn't the same as desirable, or even good.
Week of 09 Dec 2013 From SAP Business Suite on HANA to BOBJ 4.1: SearchSAP reviews 2013 (SearchSAP.com | 12 Dec 2013)
From questions about SAP Business Suite on HANA, to perceptions that BW and HANA are merging, here are the most-read SearchSAP stories of 2013.
Week of 02 Dec 2013 Background check software lessens manual labor and reduces risk (05 Dec 2013)
What are job candidates not telling you? Learn about the benefits of background check software.
Nokia Solutions Networks HR rejects best of breed for best of platform (ComputerWeekly.com | 06 Dec 2013)
Nokia Solutions and Networks has chosen a ‘best of platform’ approach for its global HR programme in the wake of a reduction in staff from around 80,000 to 50,000, consequent to a restructure in 2011
Week of 25 Nov 2013 Successful ERP system integration relies on the right ERP philosophy (SearchOracle.com | 27 Nov 2013)
Better integration is a main reason for ERP installations. But that doesn't mean the problems will miraculously end at go-live.
Three rising trends in employee development initiatives (26 Nov 2013)
Discover why corporate learning professionals at Facebook and Google are focusing on millennial employee development and peer-to-peer learning.
SAP to announce simplification drive in January, says Hagemann Snabe (ComputerWeekly.com | 26 Nov 2013)
SAP will, in January 2014, announce a new simplification initiative, co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told the UK and Ireland SAP user group conference yesterday
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.