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Big Fish, Little Fish—What Does HR Tech Consolidation Mean for Workday Clients?

Aggressor, Omnipoint, Jeitosa, Kloud, Meteorix, CPSG, DayNine, Appirio. One-by-one these boutique Workday implementers have been picked off and swallowed up by the big fish: Deloitte, Aon, Mercer, IBM, Accenture and Wipro, the first India-heritage company to acquire its way back into the ecosystem.…

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Julie Fernandez

Latin America: Gaining Ground in HR and Payroll

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Human Resource (HR) strategy work in Latin America is trending very hot, with payroll as the primary area of interest. A growing number of global and regional companies are consolidating administration or moving to shared services to achieve efficiencies in their existing Latin American (LATAM) operations.…

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Julie Fernandez

Global Topics Raised with HR Meeting of the Minds

Last week marked ADP’s 24th Annual Meeting of the Minds conference, attended by nearly 1,400 HR and Payroll practitioners. It was a pleasure to provide the first of twelve topics dedicated to global materials pre-approved for Recertification Credit Hours (RCH) in International Management.…

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ADP and Ceridian – Latest Acquisitions During a Busy Month

Heritage HR/payroll providers ADP and Ceridian appear to be on a buying spree – but what are they buying, and why? Last week’s announcement of ADP’s acquisition of SHPS HR services business is followed by this week’s confirmation of Ceridian’s purchase of Dayforce, best known for its workforce planning business.…

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HR/Benefits Contract Renewals: Is Time On Your Side?

David WallIn the 1964 classic song, the Rolling Stones lament “Time Is On My Side.” Far too frequently, that’s the mindset clients hold about outsourcing contracts. After the often-lengthy process of contract negotiation and implementation, there’s an inherent tendency to “settle in” to vendor management and service delivery mode.…

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Oracle Acquires Taleo: The ISG Point of View

Stanton JonesMaribeth-SivakThe shift toward delivery of human resources (HR) applications via Software as a Service (SaaS) in the cloud continues with Oracle announcing its planned $1.9 billion acquisition of Taleo, a leading SaaS talent management and applicant tracking software provider.…

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SAP Acquires SuccessFactors: Forecast Calls for More Clouds

The shift toward delivery of Human Resources (HR) applications via Software as a Service (SaaS) in the Cloud continues with SAP AG announcing its planned $3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors, a talent management software provider.

The fact that SAP agreed to pay a 52% premium for SuccessFactors indicates both the urgency it felt to increase its Cloud and SaaS credibility and its lag in internal product development.…

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Julie Fernandez

Global Payroll Providers Creating a Track Record of Success

Part one of this series focused on recent developments in payroll administration in North America. Now we turn our attention to the global payroll market.

In 2010 and 2011, global payroll outsourcing opportunities continued to draw the attention of large, mid-size, and small clients alike.…

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North America Payroll Market Fans Out to Offer New Solutions

The North America payroll administration outsourcing market is constantly evolving. Different types of clients require different solutions, and providers continue to refine their offerings to meet the diverse needs.

In recent years North America payroll providers have been stretching their outsourced payroll services so that what was once a specialized “service bureau,” fulfilling functions such as tax filing and check printing, is now broadened in scope to include traditional payroll processing as a basic package.…

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing Trends: Let’s Get Together

Al GrimaldiEarlier this week, ADP announced the acquisition of The RightThing, one of the leading providers of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services. The RightThing will continue to operate as a separate business unit, The RightThing, an ADP Company. ADP continues investing to bolster its HRO capabilities following the acquisition of Workscape last summer and VirtualEdge, a pure Applicant Tracking System (ATS), in 2006.…

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