Maximizing the performance and value of people in the workforce should be a primary focus for any business these days. It is a complex task, especially for larger organizations, and chances for success can be increased by investment in human capital management (HCM) applications. In this competitive software market SAP is making a strong push, aided by acquisitions in the last three years of SuccessFactors for talent management and more recently Fieldglass for contingent labor management. Recently I attended the SAP HCM analyst summit to hear about its direction and plans to grow its market share. The company has made progress since our last analyst perspective on it. Mike Ettling, SAP’s president for the HR line of business, discussed its newly refined strategy and organizational structure; the company has added executives from around the globe to emphasize its commitment to helping human resources organizations.
Topics: Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Compensation, Financial Performance, HCM, HRMS, Learning, Operational Performance, Performance, Recruiting, SAP, SuccessFactors, Vendor Management Systems, Workforce Analytics, Workforce Management, Workforce Planning, Human Capital Management
Human capital analytics used to be simple. It focused on compliance reporting, showed basic information and was an afterthought in most applications. Today analytics is the centerpiece of many human capital management applications and involves many sophisticated tools, because it delivers the some of the greatest value of any process in all HCM. Our next-generation workforce management benchmark research found that 61 percent of companies surveyed are planning to invest in improving their workforce analytics capabilities.
Gadgets be gone: That was one of my lighter tweetable sentiments from last week’s HRO Today Forum analyst summit, and you’ll see why below. At this gathering we industry analysts discussed the difference in perspectives on innovation, or the lack thereof, held by HR technology suppliers and the HR practitioners who buy and use their products, many of whom attended the HRO Today Forum.
Topics: Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, business innovation, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, HR technology, Human Capital Management, Operational Performance, Performance Management, Talent Management, Workforce Performance, Workforce Planning
Less than a week after attending ADP’s industry analyst day, I flew to Washington, D.C., to attend Mercer’s analyst forum, which gave me a chance to compare another human resources juggernaut. While ADP is known primarily for payroll and business process outsourcing, Mercer is known for HR consulting and benefits outsourcing. Mercer is not as big as ADP, with $3.5 billion in annual revenue and over 27,000 customers, most of which are large multinational and midmarket companies, servicing over 4.2 million employees. But it is just as influential because of the global benchmark research and market data it provides to clients.
Topics: Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Compensation, data mart, Financial Performance, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Human Capital Management, Metrics, Operational Performance, Performance Management, Talent Management, Workforce Analytics, Workforce Performance, Workforce Planning
Workforce planning is a business process that done right ensures an organization of suitable access to talent to ensure future business success. At a Mercer analyst summit I attended recently, which I wrote about in “Mercer Promotes Possibility of the New Empowered Workforce,” one of the sponsor execs kept challenging the HR industry analyst community to do more research on workforce planning, since her company and its customers are spending more time and money on just that.
Topics: Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Compensation, Customer & Contact Center, data mart, Financial Performance, Human Capital Management, Information Applications, Information Management, Metrics, Operational Performance, Performance Management, Sales Performance, Supply Chain Performance, Talent Management, Workforce Analytics, Workforce Performance, Workforce Planning