At SAPPHIRE, the SAP company, SuccessFactors, announced a series of new upgrades as part of its human capital management (HCM) offering. Aiming at businesses that want to go beyond basic human resources (HR) functionality, SuccessFactors also enhanced its talent management tools. Read the rest of this entry »
Kronos Incorporated and SuccessFactors, an SAP company, have partnered to combine SuccessFactors’ cloud and talent management technologies with Kronos’ workforce management capabilities.
Together Kronos and SuccessFactors will be able to support labor rules and pay policies stemming from Kronos Workforce Central, which focuses on time and labor tracking, advanced scheduling, analytics, and complex absence management. Also, talent management will be ensured by SuccessFactors’ extended capabilities for compensation, learning, onboarding, and performance and goals. Read the rest of this entry »
Peoplefluent has announced the acquisition of KZO Innovations by Bedford Funding, adding a new tool to its talent management suite. KZO video on-demand is a collaborative video technology that supports user engagement in contexts such as training, education, and communication. The KZO solution includes audio tagging, content searching, video tabbing, discussion threading, live chat, and interactive dialogue. In addition, the solution provides support for building and maintaining a library of viewer contributions. Read the rest of this entry »
At its annual TotalConnections 2013 customer summit, SumTotal Systems LLC announced a new ambitious human capital management (HCM) platform called elixHR, a virtual single source of truth for an organization’s human resources (HR) data. With elixHR, companies will be able to extend and link disparate HR information and processes, as well as external enterprise systems and information, to access comprehensive employee data, processes, and analytics. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the lesser talked about business divisions of Kronos Inc. is Montreal, Canada–based AD OPT, a provider of crew planning optimization solutions for the airline industry, which Kronos acquired in 2004. The company has been in this space for more than 25 years and its core focus is to deliver customized solutions for the tricky task of flight crew planning and scheduling for airlines whose aim is to increase operational efficiency.
Most recently, transavia.com, a Netherlands-based airline with services to leisure destinations as an independent part of the Air France-KLM group, selected the Altitude Rostering Footprint Generator application from Kronos AD OPT. The solution is expected to more fairly distribute work based on pre-defined equalization criteria and creating optimal monthly schedules for cockpit crew members.
At the NRF BIG Retail Show 2013, a new relationship was announced between Kronos and Manhattan Associates to help retailers profitably integrate their physical stores into their digital selling strategy. The idea is to allow retailers to increase customer satisfaction and drive sales by freeing up trapped inventory in the store and elsewhere in the upstream supply chain, while managing labor costs.
The enterprise knowledge sharing software vendor, Triple Creek, launches the social tool River. The tool offers competency-based learning networks across an organization. Read the rest of this entry »
Human capital management (HCM) software is traditionally understood as addressing human resource (HR) plus talent management business requirements. While HR software is now quite affordable and adopted by many businesses, a comprehensive HCM suite that includes talent management modules is not equally accessible. Talent management products are relatively new on the market. Some of them, especially niche solutions, carry high integration costs, and others are expensive due to the novelty of the technology that they employ. However, talent management is attractive for almost all businesses regardless of their size, industry, or workforce particularities. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, Vana Workforce introduced Vana HCM Release Update 9, developed on the Force.com platform. Available stand-alone or through integration with salesforce.com, Version 9 includes new human resources and talent management features delivered in the cloud and accessible via mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »
Peoplefluent announced a new version of its Social HCM Software Platform. The release aims to bring a better picture of the organization to human resources (HR) decision makers and help them match their employees’ developmental needs with the appropriate educational resources. Furthermore, this version advances features that support talent management processes such as talent acquisition, compliance, and workforce planning and management while also providing improved analytics capabilities. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the major announcements at the recently held Workday Rising 2012 conference was that Workday will develop its own talent acquisition suite from scratch and deliver it in early 2014. This is a major departure from the vendor’s signature policy not to announce any vaporware. But, during the Workday Technology Summit (which preceded the conference), Workday executives said they needed to make the announcement out of consideration for their existing customers as to what to do about their recruiting software plans. To be fair, Workday has always delivered its solutions as promised on time. Read the rest of this entry »
Halogen Software and SHL announced their partnership in an attempt to provide improved customer experience in key talent management areas. SHL’s talent measurement tools combined with Halogen’s talent suite aim to complement each other in talent acquisition, leadership development, career development, and succession planning. Read the rest of this entry »
Oracle announced the acquisition of SelectMinds, a company that developed a cloud-based social referral engine. SelectMinds’ tool was “designed to leverage the social connections of current and former employees to generate referral applications.” The addition of SelectMinds to Oracle’s recruitment and talent management solutions aims to ensure high-quality referrals to organizations interested in benefiting from the social intelligence of their employees. This acquisition confirms, once more, that the social component is no longer optional for major software solutions. It remains to be seen how Oracle will integrate this new solution into its already complicated HCM offer.
Part 1 of this blog series started by expressing the “New Infor” sentiments (backed up with concrete examples and rationale) following my recent attendance of Inforum 2012. Then the article provided some historical background and described the lineage of the products that currently form the Infor10 HCM portfolio.
The article also detailed some technical and organizational issues on both the former heritage Infor and Lawson Software’s human resource (HR) and talent management products’ side. In light of these issues, which were discussed in Part 1, it is small wonder that some market observers have wondered whether Infor can make sense out of this daunting inheritance of a portfolio. Read the rest of this entry »
What TEC’s recent in-depth article Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor hinted, my attendance of Inforum 2012 in late April confirmed. Namely, Infor started out as a traditional acquirer and market consolidator, but that is old news now.