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#hrwins: Salesforce Just Made Things Really Interesting In The HCM Game

Salesforce.com has been toying with the HR technology market for four years via acquisitions, partnerships, and substantial investments (the most recent being the HUGE round for FinancialForce in April 2015). In 2011 I called Salesforce the possible dark horse for HCM.  Along the way I’ve chronicled Salesforce’s moves in HCM here. Now they’re here. In our […]

Platform or Point Solution?

Platform or point solution? It’s a dilemma shared by both those using HR technology and those creating it. For HR technology customers, the wrong decision can mean a terrible user experience, limited adoption, and myriad of issues related to that downstream in the business. For an HR technology vendor, the decision can make or break […]

#hrwins Vendor Brief: Ceridian Reaps Benefits of Its Dayforce HCM Acquisition With A True HCM Platform In The Cloud

In late 2012, Ceridian made a bold move. The company announced that it would stop selling its existing HCM and payroll technology and moving 100 percent to the cloud via its newly acquired Dayforce HCM product. This is the kind of strategic move that is clearly the best thing for your customer and your business […]

2014 #hrwins HR Companies To Watch

The results of the 2014 #hrwins program are in.   The next installment of the first ever complete look at truly innovative HR Technology products across all categories. The 2014 program spanned more than 12 months, and consisted of comprehensive HR Technology research and briefings where more than 150 vendors were evaluated on their solution’s […]

#hrwins Trend Report: Redefining Engagement, Starting With Business Outcomes and HR Analytics That Really Matter

Employee Engagement is a lightning rod for debate in HR and HR Technology circles.  It’s no wonder.  For decades firms have been measuring workforce engagement.  They’ve spent billions of dollars on myriad of products, consulting services and technologies that span the range of career path-ing, incentives, wellness, performance, learning, training, HR/People Practices, surveys and assessments, […]

#hrwins Trend Report: HR Technology, It’s Not Just for HR Any More

A few of the trends we recently looked at in the #hrwins should start you wondering who the buyer of HR Technology will be in the not-too-distant future. HR Tech’s continued growth in the SMB.   Until recently, other than payroll, we just haven’t seen the traction in the heart of SMB segment that we’ve seen […]

#hrwins Trend Report: Kelly Services and oDesk Partnership A Sign of Things To Come?

  Last week, I looked at the Fortune 100 workforce growing from 30% to 50% contingent as an #hrwins Trend that could shake up #hr and #hrtech more than just a little. This week Kelly Services and oDesk have announced a partnership where Kelly will make oDesk freelancers available to their  Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) […]

#hrwins Trend Report: As The Workforce Shifts To Contingent, HR Tech Vendors May Lead The Way

There’s a shift happening in the workplace.  Recent reports from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and MBA Partners predict that 50% of the Fortune 500 workforce will be contingent by 2020.  SIA further reports that today 30% of the Fortune 100, and 18% of the total workforce, is already contingent. We’re used to seasonal labor, shop […]

#hrwins Trend Report: The Next Enterprise HR Tech Success Story Could Emerge From The SMB

Last year we were pleasantly surprised at the growth HR Technology firms were experiencing in the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB) segment.  (Read more here)  Over the last year that growth has continued.  We’re seeing SMB-focused HR Tech solutions across nearly all segments in the HR Tech maket   As we noted last year, […]

Salesforce and Oracle, wait Workday, Partner!

This summer the big news was Salesforce partnering with Oracle. Today the big news is Salesforce REITERATING it’s partnership with Workday. File this one under, “Let’s confuse the hell out of the HR Buyer.” The Oracle partnership points to a 9 year agreement where the Oracle ERP and HCM solutions will integrate with Salesforce.com, allowing […]