Creating a global process platform Core HR: Why and how

Many organizations today need to manage talent globally. Is yours one of them? The cultural, geographic, linguistic, and structural silos that divide global enterprises are smaller obstacles than ever if you have the right technology. Cloud technology — especially talent management systems integrated with core HR systems — can bridge differences and break down boundaries

Six questions to ask before moving core HR into the cloud

Globalization is putting enormous pressure on HR to standardize systems and processes.1 The lack of a single global system of record for core HR data — such as name, payroll, benefits, talent, and contact information, as well as legally required documentation — prevents companies from operating effectively and efficiently. As companies race to expand into

Racing for Results or moving in circles

Today, there’s lots of talk about moving core HR into the cloud. Sure, you can benefit from making the move, but it’s not a race you should begin without knowing what you’re getting into. Some vendors may pressure you to quickly rip and replace your current system. Going fast is fine, but you don’t want

SAP Crystal Solutions What’s New In 2011

SAP® Crystal solutions offer an open, self-serve approach to entry-level business intelligence that enables business users to explore, view, report, visualize, and manage actionable information in a secure environment. SAP Crystal solutions include SAP Crystal Server software, designed for data exploration, report viewing, dashboard viewing, management, and delivery; the SAP Crystal Reports® family of offerings,

Self-Service: An Essential Capability Of BI

There are major forces at play that are changing how business operates: Business processes are becoming more integrated and complex, economic pressures are forcing companies to do more with less, and the amount of information available is becoming more overwhelming. To meet these changing conditions, companies of all sizes are progressively more dependent on increasing

Forrester: Assess Your Enterprise Agility

Firms and government organisations are constantly buffeted by changes in their business environment, which they must respond well to in order to survive and thrive. While firms have used different business strategies to insulate themselves from the effect of change, CEOs are beginning to recognise the need for their firms to become more agile in

Tightening the Chain: Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies

Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This document defines

Responding Quickly to Market Changes: Anticipate, Adapt, Excel

The fastest way to respond to change is to anticipate it. Many companies can’t predict changes simply because they can’t see “the big picture” within their own organisation. With critical business information locked in different departments and systems, it’s hard to have enough accurate insight, let alone foresight, to anticipate rising demands. Information technology such