Human Resources

August 05, 2020 IBM Raises Price on Software Support; Shoves Customers Toward the Cloud

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

July 23, 2020 Organizations Report Higher Satisfaction When Switching to Software With an Info-Tech Award

Thinking about choosing a new software vendor but don't know where to start? Narrow down your shortlist by focusing on software that has received an Info-Tech Research Group award. New data from SoftwareReviews shows that organizations reported higher satisfaction when they switched to software that had received an Info-Tech award.

July 22, 2020 Noncompliance in O365 or M365 With Microsoft Is as Easy as Counting From One to Three

With lots of functionality being provisioned/deployed at the tenant level, Microsoft is happy to sit back for now, watch, and start auditing in the future.

July 10, 2020 When Rightsizing Your Microsoft Agreement, Beware of the Consequences of Firstline Worker Licenses

Firstline worker licenses can be a cost-effective licensing vehicle but could reduce your discount tier or disqualify you from an Enterprise Agreement.

April 24, 2020 Satisfaction With Software Drops With COVID-19 Uncertainty

The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.

March 30, 2020 D2L Enabling Rapid Transition to Online Learning Through Quick Start Care Package

Configuring online learning can take time and resources not all organizations have, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. D2L is assisting with this through a Quick Start Care Package to help organizations rapidly transition to online learning.

March 29, 2020 Breezy HR Makes Video Interviewing Tools Free Amid Pandemic

Breezy HR has made video assessment and interviewing tools free for business clients for a minimum of 60 days, in light of efforts to prevent COVID-19 pandemic spread.

March 29, 2020 Impact of COVID-19 on HR Technology

What is changing in the HR technology space as a result of COVID-19? Some organizations are seeing an uptick in interest and customer support, while others are providing free access to their product.

March 26, 2020 Running Critical Enterprise Applications Efforts During COVID-19

An enterprise application selection or implementation has most likely been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Do not hit the brakes; stopping and restarting projects increases the risk of failure. Slow down or speed up? Which is the right strategy for your organization?

March 25, 2020 Prepare for Virtual Interviews – COVID-19

Business continuity during COVID-19 will mean leveraging online technologies for all departments, including human resources. IT departments can assist in recruiting efforts by ensuring virtual interviewing technologies are in place and supported.

March 17, 2020 Culture Amp Implements New Confidentiality Protections

Culture Amp has enabled a new feature to increase employee confidentiality. With this launch, administrators can no longer identify participants indirectly.

March 16, 2020 Great Potential in Recruiting and HCM Software for Small Businesses

The HCM Technology Report indicates there is opportunity for HCM and recruitment software vendors to target small businesses. Research by JazzHR and Verified First demonstrate that small-medium businesses are increasing reliance on recruiting software, despite dissatisfaction.

March 16, 2020 Kronos and Ultimate Software Merge Under Private Equity Firm Hellman & Friedman

On February 21, Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software announced the merger of the two entities. Both entities’ controlling stockholder is the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. The merger was approved by both boards and is expected to be completed by the end of March.

March 12, 2020 Cornerstone Continues to Invest in Learning Suite With Acquisition of Saba

Cornerstone is acquiring Saba, a learning management system, to further invest in its learning offerings and gain reach in the market. With this acquisition, the organization intends to accelerate product development.

March 11, 2020 Cornerstone Acquires AI-Powered Organization to Advance Its Learning Suite

Cornerstone acquires Clustree to incorporate AI into its learning solutions. As a result, Cornerstone’s Learning Suite displays deep knowledge of employee skills, which can inform promotions or job changes, areas for learning, and recruiting decisions.

February 25, 2020 SAP’s 2025 Support End of Life Date Delayed…As Predicted Here First

The math did not add up for SAP to sunset license support for legacy ECC/Business Suite 7 clients, as we predicted. I’ve fielded numerous calls asking, “Will SAP hold firm on its 2025 end-of-support date?" We finally have SAP’s answer: a resounding “NO.”

February 24, 2020 Merger of Kronos and Ultimate Software – A Strategic Joining of Forces

Hellman & Friedman LLC (H&F), the controlling shareholder of both Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software, will merge the two entities to create one of the world’s largest HCM cloud companies.

February 13, 2020 SAP’s S/4HANA License Models – The Perpetual License Path

SAP customers seeking to move to S/4HANA must navigate four distinct license models, each tied to a separate deployment model (perpetual license, subscription via HEC, S/4HANA Cloud Single-Tenant, or S/4HANA Public Cloud). This note explores the license characteristics and commercial options available when choosing to procure perpetual licenses for S/4HANA.

February 10, 2020 Bullhorn Acquires Erecruiter

Bullhorn, a cloud-based staffing and recruiting solution provider, has acquired Erecruiter, an applicant tracking and pay and bill software company.

February 10, 2020 Leader Spotlight: Jobvite

The Jobvite Platform, made up of Jobvite Refer, Engage, Hire, and Video, is a comprehensive recruitment solution focusing on sourcing, hiring, and onboarding talent.

February 10, 2020 JazzHR Partners With Planted, Inc.

JazzHR, an application tracking solution provider, and Planted, Inc., a smart career platform, have partnered to streamline the recruiting process for mutual customers.