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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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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So I took a brief 3 week pause from writing in December and quite a bit happened.  Here is a brief summary of the news: December 4:  Reuters reported a

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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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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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One of the reasons I write so much about the user interface (UI), portals and SOA is that I believe HR technology’s future is very much about how we engage

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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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Is Software as Service in the realm of possibility for SAP? Probably not. Even though I’ve written about SAP in a vanilla, hosted model, I don’t think much of this

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Is ERP dead? Well, not really. At least not in the enterprise HR market. Net yet anyway. cryptic enough?) The truth is that there isn’t anyone out there looking to

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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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I always have my list of top vendors, but it’s nice to see what the surveys are saying as well. For HRMS, this lines up 100% with what I always

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I ran across this company offering a mid market SAP offering. The HCM LaunchSuite™ solution provides essential SAP HR functionality for SMB clients including: managing HR master data, integrated whole-enterprise

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Over at the Parallax blog, a wonderful evaluation of Oracle Fusion and in it, some nice comparisons between Oracle Fusion and SAP NetWeaver. Myth #1: Fusion is a Bad Idea:

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