Enabling Technology

Spotlight on HRMS

 An inside look at the latest offerings in ERP-based human resources management systems.
 
By HRO Today Staff
 
Every few years, the HRO industry begins to describe a new generation of HRO deals. Technology generations occur every two to three quarters.  HRMS technology has evolved far past the simple early concepts of unifying information into single databases. The concept of employee and manager self-service portals has made the HR data collection and management process ubiquitous within large companies and facilitated globalization. 
 
As the new generations of HRMS technologies arise, HRO providers and global companies with multiple divisions seek true multi-tenancy capability.  Integration with partners who can support multi-language and regulatory needs for processes such as global payroll management, as well as HRMS in a “software as a service” or SaaS model offering.  In this issue, we check in on the newest generation of HRMS techology, based on a multi-question survey sent to vendors.
 
 
Lawson
Company description: Lawson delivers ERP software and implementation services to 4,000 customers across 40 countries. Under the Lawson Strategic HCM system there are three distinct suites, including Lawson Talent Management, Lawson Human Resource Management, and Lawson Workforce Management (for Healthcare and Gaming). Lawson’s strategic HCM solutions can help companies develop employees in ways that benefit both parties. Simply put, Lawson provides information to maximize employee potential. The software helps identify key talent and ensures that the right people are in the right position to maximize productivity. Lawson can also help with key pain points. For instance, many HR executives struggle to provide information that helps workforce-related decision making. Strategic HCM delivers actionable information about your people in support of your business strategy.
Home URL: http://www.lawson.com/shcm
Current version: Lawson Human Resource Management 9.0.1; Lawson Talent Management 3.1; Lawson Workforce Management 3.5.3
Modules offering HR Services (i.e. payroll, compensation planning, succession planning): Lawson Talent Management includes talent acquisition; goal management; learning and development; performance management; compensation management; and succession management.  Lawson Human Resource Management includes absence management; benefits administration; e-Recruiting; employee and manager self-service; human resources; payroll; performance management for healthcare; personnel administration; resource navigator; talentview of performance; teacher contract administration; and time management. Lawson Workforce Management includes scheduling and staffing; time-off planning and time and attendance.
Key clients: Commerce Bank; Sitel; Manitou; Spectrum Health; ProHealth; Geisinger Health; State of Michigan; and L.L. Bean.
No. of corporate clients installed: 1,400 HCM installs; 4,000 total installs.
No. of employees administered through your systems (including all releases): N/A
No. of countries in which product is deployed: 40 countries.
Newest additions to HRMS module(include all revisions and updates released for HR services in the past 12 months): Lawson Talent Management 3.1; Lawson Talent Management–Performance Management; Lawson Talent Management–Succession Management; Lawson Talent Management–Learning & Development (France).
 
 
SAP
Company description: SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions. With SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM), companies can maximize the value of their most important asset—their employees—aligning their skills, activities, and incentives with business objectives and strategies. SAP ERP HCM also provides the tools to manage, measure, and reward individual and team contributions.
Home URL: www.sap.com/services/bpo
Current version: SAP Business Suite 7, ECC 6.0, Enhancement Pack 4
Modules offering HR Services (i.e. payroll, compensation planning, succession planning): Core HR and payroll; employee and manager self-services; talent management suite; and workforce analytics.
Key clients: N/A
No. of corporate clients installed: More than 12,000 installations worldwide.
No. of employees administered through your systems (including all releases): More than 12,000 installations worldwide.
No. of countries in which product is deployed: More than 100 countries.
Newest additions to HRMS module(include all revisions and updates released for HR services in the past 12 months): Increased talent management functionality through enhancement pack strategy.
 
WORKDAY
Company description: Workday is a leader in enterprise-class, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for managing global businesses, combining the lower cost of SaaS with a modern approach to applications. Founded by PeopleSoft veterans Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, Workday delivers human resources, financial management, and payroll solutions for mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. Workday’s next generation system-of-record leverages standards-based integration and provides a new enterprise foundation for global companies. Workday’s innovative thinking, new technologies, and SaaS solutions provide a fresh alternative to legacy, on-premise ERP. More than 95 customers have selected Workday.
Home URL: www.workday.com
Current version: Workday 8. Customers will move to Workday 9 in October 2009.
Modules offering HR Services (i.e. payroll, compensation planning, succession planning): Workday Human Capital Management; Workday Worker Spend Management; Workday Payroll; Workday Financial Management; Workday Benefits Network
Key clients: Flextronics; Chiquita Brands International; and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
No. of corporate clients installed: 63
No. of countries in which product is deployed: 49
Newest additions to HRMS module(include all revisions and updates released for HR services in the past 12 months): Three annual updates incuding pay for business performance (performance reviews, team performance and company performance tied to compensation); worker spend management (spending activity is tied to worker in HCM and is linked to projects); worker payroll (leverages a global calculation engine and payroll framework, localizing payroll); mobility (supports iPhone, Blackberry by year’s end); and workflow and business processes (includes more than 145 built-in business processes that can be customized).
 
Oracle Corporation
Company description: Oracle’s business is information—how to manage it, use it, share it, protect it. For nearly three decades, Oracle, the world’s largest enterprise software company, has provided the software and services that let organizations get the most up-to-date and accurate information from their business systems. Today, Oracle is the world’s largest business software company, with more than 320,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe.
Home URL: www.oracle.com
*Oracle opted out of the rest of the questionnaire.

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