Ventana Research Analyst Perspectives

Making Better Use of Ratios in Analytics

Posted by Robert Kugel on Aug 17, 2012 12:01:52 PM

For the past several years Ventana Research has focused more on analytics and their importance to improving business performance. We’ve done extensive benchmark research in business analytics, detailing how they are used generally in business and in major functional areas of companies as well as their application in specific industries. We adopted this focus  because technology advances are changing the landscape of analytics. Its use in business management, for example, is getting new scrutiny these days because of three important changes in information technology.

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Topics: Big Data, Performance Management, Planning, Sales Performance, Supply Chain Performance, Modeling, performance indicators, Budgeting, driver-based, ratio analysis, Operational Performance, Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Performance, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, In-memory, Workforce Performance, Applications, best pracices, business value, cash flow, challenge, financial planning, spreadsheet

The Unofficial Business Technology Guide for HR Technology Conference

Posted by Mark Smith on Oct 3, 2011 12:42:35 PM

The HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas that begins today will showcase an array of new business technology innovations for human capital management and talent management. The business technology to help human resources professionals is evolving dramatically, and this is a place for HR and workforce management professionals to find new methods that help increase productivity and optimize business outcomes. Early this year our firm defined five business technology innovations that will be vitally important in this decade for HR as well as other lines of business: They are cloud computing, social media, mobility, analytics and collaboration. Each of these when integrated with business and workforce processes can improve worker/manager interactions, and when combined they can have a widespread impact across the enterprise.

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Topics: Mobile, Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, performance indicators, Recruiting, Operational Performance, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, Compensation, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, Workforce Analytics, workforce software

The Unofficial Talent Management Guide for HR Technology Conference

Posted by Mark Smith on Oct 3, 2011 12:33:15 PM

The HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas that begins today will showcase an array of new applications for talent management. The array of applications and advancements to help human resources professionals is evolving dramatically, and this is a place for HR and workforce management professionals to find new methods that help increase productivity and optimize business outcomes. The five business technologyinnovations that will be vitally important in this decade for HR as well as other lines of business: They are cloud computing, social media, mobility, analytics and collaboration. If you want to read what is new in these areas, you can read my business technology guide to the conference.  Each of these when integrated with talent management processes can improve the potential of your workforce and help recruit and retain talent.

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Topics: Mobile, Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, performance indicators, Recruiting, Operational Performance, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, Compensation, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, Workforce Analytics, workforce software

The Unofficial Talent Management Guide for HR Technology Conference

Posted by Mark Smith on Oct 3, 2011 11:22:13 AM

The HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas that begins today will showcase an array of new applications for talent management. The array of applications and advancements to help human resources professionals is evolving dramatically, and this is a place for HR and workforce management professionals to find new methods that help increase productivity and optimize business outcomes. The five business technologyinnovations that will be vitally important in this decade for HR as well as other lines of business: They are cloud computing, social media, mobility, analytics and collaboration. If you want to read what is new in these areas, you can read my business technology guide to the conference. (URL FROM OTHER BLOG) Each of these when integrated with talent management processes can improve the potential of your workforce and help recruit and retain talent.

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Topics: Mobile, Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, performance indicators, Recruiting, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Operational Intelligence, Workforce Performance, Compensation, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, Workforce Analytics, workforce software

Dayforce Engages Workforces for Higher Productivity

Posted by Mark Smith on Sep 30, 2011 2:44:49 AM

Improving worker/manager collaboration becomes a top priority as organizations realize the impact of such collaboration on workforce productivity and profitability. One way to enhance that collaboration is to make tasks such as scheduling, time and attendance and task management accessible through smartphones and tablets. The management team at Dayforce has experience with workforce management applications and now into the next generation of collaboration and mobility. The company uses innovative Web technology to make its workforce management applications easy to use, and is able to demonstrate the value of the monthly and annualized time its approach saves over that of others.

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Topics: Mobile, Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, performance indicators, Operational Performance, Apple, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Financial Performance, Workforce Performance, Compensation, dayforce, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, Workforce Analytics, workforce software