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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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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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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In case you missed it, HRO Today recently reported the following: “A former president of national accounts at competitor ADP, Jay C. Rising, 50, has been named president of Hewitt’s

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Who’s paying attention?  Did the value of HRO deals go down in 2006?  Sure, there were much fewer $1B deals, but what was the cause of that?  Were there overall

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ADP’s product and vertical mix of multiple products to multiple market segments has always been problematic. Combine this with their philosophy that they can seel everything HR from payroll and

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Actually, ADP was ranked 2nd.  This however, is quite impressive considering they are an HR company and just a scant 5 years ago they barely knew what XML was. The

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Next in our “How did they get here” series, I take a look at ADP, perhaps the most acquisitive organization in the payroll / HR / benefits space.  As such,

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It’s interesting that only several vendors hold a large majority of the market share in the HRO world – almost an 80/20 rule.  If you look at the top 3

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In a great move by ADP, they finally got their hands on a great talent acquisition system. Truthfully, they have been on the hunt for several years, but the deals

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Outsourcers:  This is a rather boring category as there are only 2 traditional outsourcers worth mentioning.  However, the last several years have been interesting for both of them, but I’ll

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Last week I promised to write about measuring risk related to group benefit plans and techniques on evidence based cost avoidance (when I put it that way, it sounds so

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OK, as ths Employease press release says, they only agreed to do so, but it’s a great move assuming it gets past all the regulatory stuff. ((Got this through Phoenix

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Accenture: Accenture is like ExcellerateHRO and Hewitt. With a great HR consulting group and an ability to execute the technology, Accenture was in the market early enough to capture great

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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’ve long ignored mid market HRMS – to some of your dismay as many of you have e-mailed to me. Here’s my list of players in no particular order: Abra

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After writing about the #1 and #2 factors for successful implementations last week, I received this comment from Eric on the ability of smaller organizations to understand and focus on

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Back to the ADP portal discussion, I was invited to take a look at cFactor’s self service portal and came away pretty impressed. A very clean user interface that is

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ADP’s benefit TCO study presented some very interesting numbers as well as a few questions: First, I’m not at all surprised that outsourced benefit administration is less costly from a

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