Is Cloud The Way To Go?

So I had to upgrade my cell phone contract.  I used to be on this thing where I had a bucket of minutes and text messages to use, and now

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Fusion HCM Website is Up

Just an FYI since this appears to be about the softest launch we’ve seen in ages.  Considering we’ve been waiting for Fusion for a while.  Here’s an FYI that the

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Bill Kutik and the Direction of HR Technology

A recent Bill Kutik Radio Show featured Tom Keebler of Towers Watson.  Tom is the Global Practice Leader of the TW HR Service Delivery Practice, and each year they run

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It’s not mystery that Oracle’s Fusion Middleware product was really only a half baked cobbling of old products when it was released a couple years ago.  Much like Bush’s “Mission

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Oracle coded their compensation workbench so they could use it themselves.  It’s the best module in their HR suite.  What a novel idea to create an application you think is

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Perhaps this is in reaction to Oracles buying Hyperion.  I always thought that SAP’s Business Warehouse product was pretty good.  Then again, PeopleSoft EPM isn’t bad either, and Oracle felt

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Dave Lefkow asks “who will own performance management?” I have several responses. Finally, a talent acquisition guy who realizes that talent management is not just recruiting. For ages, the talent

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So Oracle continues its spending spree.  The ERP’s already have the best data warehouse products around.  Oracle has PeopleSoft EPM and their purchase of Siebel also included components they could

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Much of this is old news, but a few interesting tidbits crossed my path and I thought I’d do a fuller update. Of main interest and something I didn’t really

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Cedar recently released their 2006 HCM survey with some interesting results and interpretations. I’m not going to regurgitate their findings, but here are a few items I though worth thinking

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I’ve always been an advocate of getting the best in point solutions and integrating everything together on the back end. This has always meant SAP or PeopleSoft for the HRMS,

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SAP and Oracle have been taking different approaches to service oriented architecture (SOA) and this article by Mark Brunelli pinpoints some of those differences: Experts point out that Oracle is

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Similar to the enablement of applications to the web in the late 90’s, service oriented architecture (SOA) is a major paradigm shift in how we do and think about business

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I did a thing back in August about SAP versus PeopleSoft.  (Parts 1 and 2)  I really should have done an SAP versus Oracle.  To be honest, I have no

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So I don’t actually subscribe to any of the advertising hype that says you’ll be significantly more profitable one way or another if you’re running SAP instead of Oracle instead

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In the last entry I wrote “that the only HR departments that go on SAP are the ones that are forced to do so by their CEO.”  While there’s some

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There are lots of snobs out there: those that won’t outsource to anyone but ADP, those that think they are superior because they work in compensation, and consultants who think

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No content post today – I just wanted to introduce the readership to a resource I found. Actually, it’s an Oracle workflow primer, but it’s only chapter 1, and therefore

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Siebel Analytics is the first step to Fusion While the Siebel acquisition brought market-leading CRM to Oracle’s portfolio, executives have repeatedly referred to Siebel Analytics, technology that Siebel itself bought

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Given my last post, I’m not going to talk about ad hoc tools. Rather I’ll cover the true BI suites that also encompass ad hoc tools. Here’s my list of

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