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Human Resources: To Outsource or Not to Outsource, That Is the Question
As human resource outsourcing (HRO) becomes an increasingly popular option for many HR organizations, they must inform themselves about the benefits and

hcm resources for it consulting  strategies, human capital management (HCM), assessing benefit healthcare plans, and delivering a higher quality of service. Businesses can’t afford the rising costs. The world of HR is changing. Companies are no longer just managing employee folders and writing paychecks. With the addition of talent management and the point solutions and suites offered by a wide variety of software vendors, companies that already have a core HR system in place suddenly have to make very complex decisions about what

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Human Capital Management

Human Capital Management (HCM) encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees from the point of hire to the point of retire. This HCM model includes functionality for recruitment and staffing management, human resource management, career development, succession planning, learning management, performance and compensation management, and workforce management and planning.  

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Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets


Economic activity in emerging markets is growing at around 40 percent—as compared with 2 to 5 percent in the West and Japan. Businesses all over the globe are competing for people who have numerous options and high expectations. How can your company attract and retain talent in emerging markets in Brazil, Russia, India, and China—offering new employees what they want, while ensuring your bottom line is met? Find out.

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PeopleSoft Joins The Hunt For SMEs


There has been significant hubbub in the mid-market, with all Tier 1 players delivering solutions tailored for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). PeopleSoft joins the fray with its recent announcements.

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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution


SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.

From a business requirements perspective, the defining characteristic of wholesale and distribution (W&D) organizations is that they operate as intermediate agents between manufacturers and retailers. Their top business needs thus focus on requirements for:

  • processing high volumes of transactions,
  • maintaining constant communication between upstream and downstream collaborators (manufacturers and retailers/customers, respectively), and
  • managing products for multiple competitors within the same warehouse or distribution center

In this guide we will explore considerations for W&D organizations that are considering adoption of the SaaS delivery model, and examine the particular business issues that arise from this change.Specifically, we will address the following considerations:

  • the differences between SaaS and on-premise delivery models
  • SaaS architectures
  • SaaS pros, cons, and other considerations
  • selection criteria for SaaS-based applications
  • viable wholesale and distribution SaaS vendors

Later in this guide, we’ll provide examples of SaaS delivery model success stories, as well as a SaaS IT directory, segmented according to business area.


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Preface

Software as a Service: A Buyer’s Guide


Spotlight on Adaptability and Agility

Thought Leadership from SAP
SAP’s Perspective on Software as a Service

SAP Case Study
Johnson Products Capitalizing on New Sales after 30-day SAP Deployment


Spotlight on Manufacturing and Distribution

Thought Leadership from Epicor
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TECSYS Case Study
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Spotlight on Growing Your Company with SaaS

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NetSuite Case Study
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NetSuite Case Study
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Spotlight on Distribution Centers

Thought Leadership from Bond International Software
Cloud Computing for Your Distribution Workforce

IBS Case Study
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Vendor Directory


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What Are the Differences between the SaaS and On-premise Delivery Models?



Defining the on-premise delivery model is relatively straightforward:

  • The software is acquired by the customer up-front.
  • The software is installed, deployed, managed, and maintained at the customer’s site, generally with a great degree of involvement by the customer.
  • The customer provides the in-house infrastructure (e.g., servers, hardware, networks) to support the software.


Defining the SaaS model is slightly more complex, since different SaaS vendors offer different definitions. We’ll explore these variations in more detail shortly, but for now we’ll note the following SaaS characteristics:

  • The software vendor provides customers with access to the software via the Internet.
  • The customer pays for this service on a subscription basis (normally per user, per month, or per number of transactions).
  • The vendor is responsible for maintenance, upgrades, and software support, as well as the supporting infrastructure.

The major difference between the on-premise and SaaS delivery model lies in the ownership of the software. In the on-premise model, once the software is purchased, the customer owns it. In the SaaS delivery model, the software is not owned by the customer: it is provided to the customer in the same manner as any other service.


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Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management


This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all phases of talent management to onboard, review, develop, motivate, and retain employees. It also shows the valuable contribution competencies can make in managing change and defusing turf battles that arise during downsizings, consolidations, and business reengineering.

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The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the ERP software based on a demonstration provided by Glovia International. The review identifies the features of GLOVIA G2 that distinguish it from other ERP for discrete manufacturing solutions, including its ability to grow with expanding manufacturing businesses, its extensive data processes capabilities, and its code comparison and modification functions. The analyst also outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

GLOVIA G2 achieved TEC certification status for its ERP software solution by completing TEC’s certification program which includes a demonstration of the ERP software’s support for specific real-world business processes and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

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