Enabling Technology

High Platforms

Winners of the 2011 HRO Today technology competition.
 

By the Editors
 
That technology has radically altered the human resources profession is a given. And it continues to alter the practice of human resources every day. Indeed, technology itself is changing every day.
 
As a practical matter, gadgets don’t affect how people think and how they manage. But systems and their supporters—cloud-based data storage and Software-as-a-Service providers—really can affect the structures of every day work. Their innovations can manifestly shift philosophy and operational models. They can disrupt and/or elevate an enterprise.
 
These are the innovations that we recognize as deserving of the HR TekTonic Awards.
The winners were determined by a process that included a written customer feedback survey, evaluations from industry analysts and independent third parties, and a review of each vendor’s software functionality. They were awarded in May at the HRO Today Forum in Las Vegas.
 
(Note: The 2010 awards were presented in December, so a review of the market for the 2012 TekTonics will happen next Spring.)
 
TALENT MANAGEMENT/RECRUITING
Winner: Kenexa
www.kenexa.com
Description: BrassRing is the only ATS allowing people to apply over a mobile platform such as IPAD.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
Winner: iCIMS
www.icims.com
Description: Employee Management Module in V10.2 offers the ability to track and manage historical data with a click of a button, allowing clients to easily track changes made to both standard and custom profile fields. iCIMS 10.2 also brings enhanced iForm capabilities that boast calculation functionalities, making performance review scores easy to process, compare, and analyze.

Compensation/Payroll/Benefits
Winner: ADP
www.adp.com
Description: GlobalView is a service-enabled software platform of the HRO division of ADP that is available in more than 40 countries and is the best platform available for global payroll in a single payroll software system. No software can alone solve global payroll complexity; this solution needs to be service supported, and ADP has the most countries on its tech platform today.

Learning
Winner: Halogen Software
www.halogensoftware.com
Description: Halogen offers the ability to customize learning plans to address specific skill gaps based on performance reviews and personal appraisals. The simple managerial tool provides the ability to manage and track goals, employee evaluations and assessments, succession plans, compensation adjustments, coaching, and employee development.

HR Social Media

Winner: LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com
Description: With some of the best recruiting products available, corporate communities and LinkedIn groups for team building and employee collaboration and engagement, you must acknowledge the argument that LinkedIn is in the HR software business in a sense and if not they are redefining the category.

Vendor Management Solutions
Winner: Fieldglass
www.fieldglass.com
Description: Fieldglass’s Visualizer application provides best-in-class data-cube-driven analytics and great flexibility in generating customizable reports on any variables in the database. The system transcends standard analytics with benchmarking of a client’s performance against all other clients in the Fieldglass customer database for true market analytics and real-time decision-making and performance analysis.

Workforce Management
Winner: Kronos
www.kronos.com
Description: Kronos brings the mobile revolution to workforce management with Workforce Mobile Manager and Workforce Mobile Employee. Many workers do not have access to computers, and time cards are paper based and wasteful. Most everyone has their phone all of the time. A great step forward.

Workforce Planning
Winner: Peoplestreme
www.peoplestreme.com
Description: A tool that budgets and plans the way executives think. The latest version allows forecasting by alternate business strategy and alternate scenarios under different sets of gap analyses and human capital risk assessments. The ability to set alternate strategies and scenarios is a next step in planning evolution for software to automatically offer the user compare and contrast functionality in the planning process.

HRMS Suites
Winner: Epicor
www.epicor.com
Description: A middle-market to enterprise-level HRMS available in a true SaaS format in a clean and uncluttered interface, it has some of the most advanced reporting tools with some of the easiest report builders. The Knowledge Mentor module is a highly advanced, customized learning platform with full language capability that can be used to deliver skills content and drive user adoption and compliance.

Overall
Winner: Workday
www.workday.com
Description: Workday still has the most innovative approach to HR as a business with the most streamlined software, and is the only company to repeat as a TekTonic Award winner. Since we issued the TekTonic Awards only five months ago, no one has been able to unseat Workday as the most innovative HR software company.

 

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