Human Capital Management

Our Research Expertise

In order for an organization to achieve its maximum potential and growth objectives, it needs a fully engaged and productive workforce. A new generation of human capital management systems and enabling technologies are allowing businesses to be more agile while continuously facilitating employee engagement and productivity. Digital and decision-support advances in compensation, learning, payroll and workforce management applications are allowing HR to improve responsiveness to business needs and stay in compliance with more complex regulations. And with organizations competing for a shrinking pool of available top talent at the same time baby boomers are exiting the workforce, new AI and machine learning capabilities can improve employer brand value by providing a personalized, relevant and rich experience to both candidates and employees.

Ventana Research offers research-based guidance on utilizing human capital management applications and information to ensure the maximum return on workforce investments and programs. Our insights will guide your organization to improved HR business processes, more actionable insights and an understanding of when to take advantage of emerging digital innovations across the HCM systems landscape.

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By the end of 2023, one-half of organizations will have realized they lack effective workforce analytics and will invest in a new technological approach that better predicts and guides actions and improves outcomes.

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Steve Goldberg

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of Human Capital Management Research

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Research Perspective
A New Era of Workforce Planning

People are the most valuable asset of every organization. To maximize their value; though; management must think carefully about how to use them. Workforce planning helps organizations address every aspect related to employees; from overall head cou

Research Perspective
Benefits of Total Compensation Management

Compensation management is one of the most important components of successful sales and HR strategies. A well-designed process; comprehensive; timely information and frequent communications can enable companies to perform optimally. They�ll be able

Research Perspective
Clarifying the Value of Human Capital for Finance Professionals

Today's CFO knows that human capital is an organization�s most valuable asset; but in practice most organizations rarely connect their investments in people to their overall financial performance. A primary reason for this gap is that business proce

Research Perspective
Creating a Social Enterprise for Managing Talent

Social collaboration now extends from people�s personal lives into their work. The tools that enable this collaboration are a natural fit for Human Resources; whose functions include communicating and engaging with employees. Our benchmark research

Research Perspective
Five Reasons to Use Social Recognition in Business

Engaging employees requires more than directing them in what to do; they also need to receive credit for their accomplishments. Such recognition helps improve the employee experience; according to our benchmark research on human capital analytics; a

White Paper
Five Ways to Improve the Employee Experience

The employee experience is comprised of the interactions that employees have with their organization over the duration of their employment. Innovative organizations are focusing on employee experience management to help all employees excel at their

Executive Summary
Human Capital Analytics 2013

The drive to connect employee performance and business success is leading organizations to apply analytics to a broad range of human capital management processes; including return on human capital investment; employee lifecycle management; recruitmen

White Paper - VOD
Human Capital Analytics 2013

The drive to connect employee performance and business success is leading organizations to apply analytics to a broad range of human capital management processes; including return on human capital investment; employee lifecycle management; recruitmen

Webinar
Human Capital Analytics 2013

The drive to connect employee performance and business success is leading organizations to apply analytics to a broad range of human capital management processes; including return on human capital investment; employee lifecycle management; recruitmen

White Paper
Human Capital Analytics Drives Strategic Business Decisions

In today�s intensely competitive markets; managers can�t rely on decisions based completely on gut feelings without running the risk of making wrong decisions that are costly in terms of both money and expertise. Instead they need high-quality infor

eBook
Human Capital Management: A New User Experience

Organizations no longer require their workforces to use complex business applications that force people to adapt their work habits to the design of the software. But the same isn�t true of the software they rely on to engage and retain employees. As

eBook
Improve Agility through Continuous Planning

A continuous planning approach that uses frequent portfolio analyses to evaluate new project demand against in-progress work will help organizations achieve greater agility; flexibility; coordination and accountability in their operations and project

Research Perspective
Managing Compliance with the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a complex law with many compliance requirements that entails significant effort and expenditures by almost every organization. Thus; having a strategy and plan but lacking the required processes; information and

Executive Summary
Next-Generation Human Resource Management Systems 2016

The changes in HRMSs and other human capital management systems and the introduction of new technologies are facilitating an evolution of HR processes. Key focus points of this research will be to examine the changing role of the HRMS in organization

White Paper - VOD
Next-Generation Human Resource Management Systems 2016

The changes in HRMSs and other human capital management systems and the introduction of new technologies are facilitating an evolution of HR processes. Key focus points of this research will be to examine the changing role of the HRMS in organization

Executive Summary
Next Generation Learning 2015

Learning management is increasingly vital to businesses for training; compliance; onboarding and performance management. The new research examined the impact of and interest in six next-generation technological advancements on business use of learnin

White Paper - VOD
Next-Generation Learning Management Systems 2015

Ventana Research has delivered the Benchmark Research into Next-Generation Learning Management. The research examined social learning in the broader context of human capital management; evaluated how and where social learning interacts with other HCM

Presentation - VOD
Workforce Management 2012

Over the past decade; workforce management has taken on aspects of workforce planning; assigning the right talent with the right skills to the right job at the right time and then managing the effectiveness of those employees in the tasks they�re ass

Executive Summary
Next Generation Workforce Optimization 2017

The ways organizations engage with customers have changed dramatically in recent years, but the need to meet customers’ expectations is more urgent than ever. Customers are using many channels of engagement, some self-service and some involving direc

Webinar
Next Generation Workforce Optimization 2013

To remain competitive in today's market; companies need happy customers. The quality of customer experience is dependent on the agent who handles interactions. Our recent research shows that organizations are actively deploying new channels of intera

Executive Summary
Next-Generation Business Planning 2015

Today; budgeting and operational planning effrots are typically only loosely connected. In contrast; Next-Generation Business Planning closely integrates unit-level operational plans with financial planning. Relying on information technology; it enab

Best Practices
Next-Generation Business Planning 2015

Next-generation business planning closely integrates individual operational plans with financial plans. Supported by dedicated software; it enables companies to plan faster with less effort to achieve greater accuracy and agility.

Webinar
Next-Generation Business Planning 2015

Business planning encompasses all of the forward-looking activities in which companies routinely engage; such as sales; production and head-count planning as well as budgeting. Among the several benefits it conveys; planning helps to get everyone ont

Executive Summary
Optimizing Payroll Management 2014

Payroll management has traditionally been in a domain of its own; occupied solely with ensuring correct and timely payment along with compliance with relevant regulations. As a narrowly focused and transaction-oriented process; payroll management has

White Paper - VOD
Optimizing Payroll Management 2014

Payroll management has traditionally been in a domain of its own; occupied solely with ensuring correct and timely payment along with compliance with relevant regulations. As a narrowly focused and transaction-oriented process; payroll management has

Value Index
Payroll Management 2015

In many organizations; routine functions can be overlooked as places for improvement; and payroll management is one of those areas. With the growth of integrated systems in human capital management; the once stand-alone function of payroll is being b

Research Perspective
The Business Case for Unified Talent Management

To retain skilled talent and attract new recruits; organizations must show clearly that the work these individuals do or will do has value � that it will align with and further the goals of the business. Creating this picture requires cohesive workf

Research Perspective
The Mobile Revolution in Talent Management

Smartphones and tablets began as consumer products; and revolutionary ones at that; giving users new ways to interact with information and each other. Thus; it was only a matter of time until employees insisted not only on bringing their devices to

Executive Summary
Total Compensation Management 2017

Compensation management is a key activity for supporting all workers and talent management processes. Determining and providing the appropriate compensation for each person; whether it involves base pay; merit pay or variable pay and incentives or bo

Presentation - VOD
Total Compensation Management 2012

Compensation management is a key activity for supporting all workers and talent management processes. Determining and providing the appropriate compensation for each person; whether it involves base pay; merit pay or variable pay and incentives or bo

Value Index
Total Compensation Management 2014

Compensation management used to address a very specific need; managing compensation. But as the information age has transformed how businesses utilize and leverage analytics; compensation management has grown in scale. While the main function is the

Research Perspective
Total Talent Acquisition for Today�s Job Market

Even when it is handled well; talent acquisition is an increasingly costly process in today�s job market. Hiring the wrong people or in the wrong positions wastes time; money and effort. The intense competition for scarce talent makes mistakes more

White Paper - VOD
Trends in Total Compensation Management 2017

Compensation management is a key activity for supporting all workers and talent management processes. Determining and providing the appropriate compensation for each person; whether it involves base pay; merit pay or variable pay and incentives or bo

Research Perspective
Why a Core HR System Is Mission-Critical

Many organizations find that their human resources information is riddled with inaccuracies; inconsistencies and duplications. A primary cause of these problems is the tool most often used to process; store and share the information: desktop spreads

White Paper
Work and Resource Management

As the pace of business innovation has picked up; many organizations have found it harder to keep up. Studies show that fewer than half of organizations have accurate project plans and only one-quarter can compare actuals to plans within three busine

Viewpoint
Work and Resource Management

Successful companies are able to generate the maximum value from their investments. But doing that is not necessarily easy. Balancing work efficiency and effectiveness withing business areas and processes is often difficult - and in many instances gr

Executive Summary
Workforce Analytics 2011

Our Maturity Index analysis places only 12 percent of organizations at the highest Innovative level of maturity. The research shows that overall businesses tend to rely on traditional cost- and budget-related metrics and use spreadsheets heavily.

Presentation - VOD
Workforce Analytics 2011

The findings offer fresh research-based information on companies' attitudes toward workforce analytics. They confirm that metrics and key indicators are important for workforce and talent management; used most often to evaluate performance and determ

White Paper - VOD
Workforce Analytics 2011

The Workforce Analytics benchmark assessed organizational  maturity by examining the adequacy of people; process; information and technology competencies required to make the most effective and efficient use of analytics. The findings offer

White Paper
Workforce Analytics Enables Smarter Decisions

To achieve success in today�s intensely competitive market environment; businesses must take all steps possible to enable their employees to perform at their best and must allocate their workforce as effectively as possible. In Ventana Research�s vi

Value Index
Workforce Management 2017

Workforce management goes beyond tracking time worked; it also needs to provide tools to understand employee productivity and help maximize their time. As such; the Ventana Research Value Index: Workforce Management in 2014 analyzes current products

Executive Summary
Workforce Management for Human Capital Management 2017

Historically workforce management has been centered on tracking time and attendance; absence and leave and interfacing with payroll processing.

White Paper - VOD
Workforce Management for Human Capital Management 2017

Historically workforce management has been centered on tracking time and attendance; absence and leave and interfacing with payroll processing.

White Paper
Workforce Management in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now well established as a viable platform for businesses to use in deploying and accessing applications; it has proven to be an appealing alternative to installing and managing them in-house. Cloud computing frees organizations fr

Research Perspective
The Digital Future of Human Capital Management

A new generation of digital technologies is extending human capital management (HCM) systems, making them simpler and more productive than ever before. Our benchmark research into next-generation human resources management systems (HRMSs) shows that

eBook
Best Practices in Human Capital Management

An effective human capital management strategy should focus on engaging workers at all levels. To make the strategy successful, innovative organizations use a software platform that brings together human resources and talent and workforce management

Viewpoint
Effective Compensation Strategies for Talent Management

Talent management processes have been steadily advancing over the last five years, along with organizations’ ability to efficiently manage hiring, performance reviews and compensation plans to achieve expected outcomes. But many organizations’ talent

White Paper
Modernizing Compensation Management

Human capital is a business’s most important asset. Most of the time it also is the largest operating expense, and thus can have a major impact on profitability and overall success. To keep employees engaged and productive, companies must of course c

Webinar
Predictive HCM: Gold Mines and Land Mines Along the Journey

Predictive HCM is a set of workforce-related programs and activities where technology-enablement has evolved faster and further than anyone could have imagined only a few years ago. Initially used to predict job fit and flight risk, predictive HCM us

Viewpoint
Pay Equity Benchmarking: Innovation in Talent Management

Blending external compensation insights with your organization’s compensation data is now easier than ever before. HR leaders can implement a more comprehensive approach to their compensation processes that is timely and up-to-date to help provide gu

Viewpoint
Creating Accountability in Work and Resource Management

If you are not confident in what your organization is doing in work and resource management, it is time to consider a better path to enabling accountability and optimal productivity. Over the past decade, our firm has seen this failure consistently u

Webinar
AI and Bots in HR

HR departments are like the proverbial kid in a candy store when it comes to selecting AI and bots “goodies” to lobby for and ultimately deploy. In the digital era, capabilities not even on the radar as recently as a couple years ago are getting incr

Viewpoint
The Rise of Talent Engagement for Managers

Engagement is essential to empower every employee to perform his or her best, which is a key priority among HR and business leaders. It’s critical for ensuring that the workforce – almost always an organization’s most valuable asset – is delivering m

Q&A
Empower Talent to Realize the Organization’s Full Potential

Businesses are moving to more service-based models, and finding and retaining top talent has become more mission critical than ever before. But as businesses compete to keep employee costs down and retain talent, many have turned to technology to fin

White Paper
Integrating People Data in the Cloud HCM Era

HR and payroll organizations that operate across multiple regions are keenly aware of the challenge of complying with country-specific business and regulatory requirements. They know that penalties for noncompliance can be severe. The situation becom

Viewpoint
Compensation Software: Game-changing ROI Opportunity

Organizations around the world valiantly try each year to make it through another compensation planning cycle relying on spreadsheets. However, increasingly complex compensation process requirements make it more and more difficult for organizations t

Q&A
Work and Resource Management

Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to address the changing demands of work in a way that optimally utilizes resources to deliver improved results while controlling levels of financial investment. C-level and executive teams must ensu

Viewpoint
Embracing Technology for ISO 45001 OHS Standards

The mission to assure the health and safety of workers is essential and requires policies and processes to help reduce risk and injuries in working environments across industries. Efficient certification in ISO 45001 brings challenges for organizatio

Self-Assessment
Achieving a Best-in-Class Employee Experience

2018 was the year for employee experience, but do businesses truly know what it means? The Ventana Research "Achieving a Best-in-Class Employee Experience" Self-Assessment is designed to help businesses evaluate their processes, technology, and more

White Paper
Five Ingredients for Next-Generation Business Planning

Companies do a lot of planning: They plan sales, determine what products and services they will offer, decide what they will charge and what these will cost. They plan the headcount they’ll need to run the business and how to organize distribution an

Infographic
Powering Total Rewards Management with Analytics

All organizations recognize the importance of effective compensation management in achieving enterprise business goals, but now the value of analytics across a range of compensation-related activities is also getting much more attention. In fact, acc

Research Perspective
Learning Management: The Key to Talent Management Effectiveness

This Research Perspective examines the relationship between learning management and talent management, specifically that enterprise learning serves as the foundation for strategic HR processes and value levers such as performance management, successi

eBook
From Employer Branding to Business Sustainability

This eBook covers the relationship between learning management and talent management systems and the value they can deliver by enhancing business agility to maximize sustainability. Core to this exploration is highlighting the role learning managemen

Infographic
Managing US and Canadian Employees

There are many strategic and operational benefits of having U.S. and Canadian employees in the same database. Beyond the ability to manage the workforce in a more unified way, benefits include the ability to operate with only one payroll department,

Dynamic Insights
Employee Experience

Ventana Research believes all employees should have the sense that they are doing meaningful, productive work that is valued, have a clear understanding of their career trajectory and the employer’s support for it, and have a good work experience sup

Value Index
Workforce Management 2019

As modern workforce management (WFM) takes hold, employees are seeing changes in how they account for their time and how they access information on payroll, benefits, time off, company policies and improving their knowledge and skills. Over time they

Research Perspective
Delivering a Superior Employee Experience

High levels of employee engagement are essential for an organization seeking to achieve critical HCM-related business outcomes, but engagement can be a transitory state. The key to sustaining it is a multi-layered HCM strategy involving the corporate

Dynamic Insights
Candidate Engagement

Engaging the best talent and enticing them to join your workforce is a critical endeavor; unfortunately, it isn’t always done well. Recruiting and retaining top candidates is always a challenge. To do it properly, organizations need to take a strateg

Viewpoint
Personalized Compensation for the Employee Experience

This viewpoint explores the importance of personalizing employee rewards to stay talent-competitive and offer a superior employee experience, thus yielding better retention, engagement and productivity, as well as and some of the ways organizations a

Research Perspective
The Employee Experience Train Keeps Rolling

The Employee Experience Train Keeps Rolling

Viewpoint
Personalizing Compensation in Smaller Organizations

Personalizing compensation is a strategy that is garnering increasing attention in very large organizations such as multinationals and is now an option for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees as well.

Research Perspective
The New Imperative for Employment Verification

Automated tools for employment verification can improve the quality of hire, thus reducing expenses associated with churn and improving overall productivity. Confirming a candidate’s work history continues to be an inconsistent manual process, which

Research Perspective
Next-Generation Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is integrated and cross-functional people planning that moves beyond traditional workforce planning. This process is integrated with financial planning, incorporates a wider range of inputs and relies on analytics capabilities enab

Viewpoint
The Essential Role of the LMS in High-Growth Organizations

A high-growth organization needs to move quickly to ensure employees, managers, leadership and external stakeholders such as partners, suppliers and even customers are pulling in the same direction. This level of agility applies to standard processes

Research Perspective
The Employee Experience Lens in HR Technology Selection

Focusing on the employee experience is the next important strategic objective in HR. Organizations must adopt an experience-centric mindset regarding their employees and that mindset should be reflected in the selection and deployment of HR Technolog

Analyst Perspective
A Superior Employee Experience

The employee experience is about more than just the technology an organization uses.

Analyst Perspective
Ultimate Software Finishes Strong in Validation for Compensation

Here are some insights on Ultimate Software drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors is a Product Leader in Total Compensation Management Value Index

Here are some insights on SAP SuccessFactors drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
ADP Provides a Reliable Total Compensation Management Offering

Here are some insights on ADP drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
beqom Offers Strong Total Compensation Management Product

Here are some insights on beqom drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
PeopleFluent Is a Value Index Leader in Total Compensation Management

Here are some insights on PeopleFluent drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workday Excels in Total Compensation Management Value Index

Here are some insights on Workday drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Leads Total Compensation Management Value Index

Here are some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Identifying the Leaders in Total Compensation Management

I am happy to share some insights from our latest Value Index research, which rates how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ performance requirements in seven categories, five relevant to the product (adaptability, capability, manageability, reliabil

Analyst Perspective
The Evolution in Total Compensation Management

Compensation management is a critical part of human capital and talent management processes.

Analyst Perspective
Payroll Software Value Index: Paychex Appears Poised for Growth

Here are some insights on Paychex drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workday is Reliable and Adaptable to Payroll Needs

Here are some insights on Workday drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Kronos a Leader in Customer Assurance in Payroll Software Value Index

Here are some insights on Kronos drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors is a Payroll Value Index Leader in Manageability and Usability

Here are some insights on SAP SuccessFactors drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Ultimate Software is a Value Index Leader in Payroll Software

Here are some insights on Ultimate Software drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle’s Payroll Software is a Ventana Research Value Index Leader

Here are some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Ceridian’s Dayforce is a Product Leader in Payroll Software Value Index

Here are some insights on Ceridian drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
ADP is a Leader in Ventana Research Payroll Software Value Index

ADP, a longtime leader in the payroll software market, ranks first overall in this Value Index evaluation.

Analyst Perspective
Ventana Research Unveils the Leaders in Payroll Software

I am happy to share some insights from our latest Value Index research, which rates how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ performance requirements in seven categories, five relevant to the product (adaptability, capability, manageability, reliabil

Analyst Perspective
The Employee Life Cycle is Dead, or It Should Be

Many decision-makers in HR believe the main function of an HCM system is to track and report on the sequence of events that form an employee life cycle.

Analyst Perspective
The State of the Payroll Software Market

The payroll preparation process has long been a labor-intensive set of administrative tasks designed to ensure that everyone is paid correctly and on time.

Analyst Perspective
Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Saba

On February 24th Cornerstone OnDemand announced their plan to acquire rival Saba Software for approximately $1.4 billion in cash and stock.

Analyst Perspective
Kronos and Ultimate Software Announce Merger

On February 20th Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software announced their agreement to merge in an all-stock deal. The companies’ boards have approved the deal, which is expected to close in late March.

Analyst Perspective
Human Capital Management in 2020: Ventana Research Agenda

Ventana Research recently announced its 2020 research agenda for human capital management, continuing the guidance we’ve offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from business technology and improve outcomes.

Analyst Perspective
Harnessing Cognitive Assets: A Hallmark of Agile Organizations

Organizations universally desire the business outcome of improved organizational agility — in other words, the ability to quickly and effectively identify and respond to business risks and opportunities, typically through workforce-related actions.

Analyst Perspective
The Business Continuity Imperative: The Work Experience and Workforce Engagement Agenda

The workforce is the center of any organization, no matter if the workforce consists of employees, contractors or what we call gig workers. It stands to reason that a black-swan event has an immediate impact on a workforce and thus an organization’s

Analyst Perspective
NOVATime Technology Has Opportunity for Growth in Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on NOVAtime Technology drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Reflexis Workforce Management Excels in Retail Store Operations

I am happy to share some insights on Reflexis drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Investments in AI Pay Off for Infor’s WFM

I am happy to share some insights on Infor drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workday Offers Manageable and Adaptable Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on Workday drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Candidate Engagement “Best Practices” Aren’t Always Best

Human resources and recruiting departments, and most job candidates, are well aware that we are firmly in a seller’s market when it comes to finding and hiring high-quality talent.

Analyst Perspective
SumTotal Systems Provides Strong Usability and Adaptability for Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on SumTotal Systems drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
JDA in Workforce Management: Solid Marks All Around

I am happy to share some insights on JDA drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Ultimate Software a Leader in Customer Assurance for Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on Ultimate Software drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors Offers Adaptable and Robust WFM

I am happy to share some insights on SAP SuccessFactors drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
ADP in Workforce Management: A Standout in Customer Assurance and Product Reliability

I am happy to share some insights on ADP drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle HCM Cloud Earns Solid Marks in Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Ceridian’s Dayforce Excels in Usability and Manageability

I am happy to share some insights on Ceridian drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workforce Software Delivers a Solid Workforce Management Offering

I am happy to share some insights on WorkForce Software drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Kronos Tops Leaderboard in Workforce Management Value Index

I am happy to share some insights on Kronos drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workforce Management Value Index Reveals Strong, Competitive Field

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Digital Innovations in Workforce Management

As modern workforce management (WFM) takes hold, employees are seeing changes in how they account for their time and how they access information on payroll, benefits, time off, company policies and improving their knowledge and skills.

Analyst Perspective
Technology to Improve the Engagement and Experience of Employees

It’s no secret that employees are overwhelmed. They’re having to use an array of systems and enterprise tools in the flow of work and deal with an explosion of email messages and other communications requiring some response or action and mountains of

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors Now Offering Kronos Workforce Dimensions

In January 2019 SAP SuccessFactors and Kronos announced a global reseller agreement under which SAP SuccessFactors will sell Kronos Workforce Dimensions under the name SAP Time Management by Kronos.

Analyst Perspective
Change Management Tips for Your Digital HCM Journey

Roughly half of my more than 30-year career in human capital management was spent as a line manager responsible for HR technology strategy, selection and deployment.

Analyst Perspective
IBM Blockchain Earns Our Innovation Award

Ventana Research has awarded IBM its 2019 Digital Innovation Award. This award recognizes the vendor’s support for identity management using blockchain technology through IBM Verify Credentials.

Analyst Perspective
The Promise and Perils of a Platform Strategy

“Platform,” as used in the world of technology, originally referred to an operating system on which one could construct software applications.

Analyst Perspective
The New World of Engaging Candidates

In this video I discuss strategies for effectively engaging candidates to win the war for talent, particularly “passive talent,” or those who are not seeking a new opportunity because they are likely well cared for where they are.

White Paper
One HCM System for One Workforce

There are many strategic and operational advantages to combining U.S. and Canadian employees into a single database and these benefits apply to all sizes of organizations.

Analyst Perspective
The Business Continuity Imperative: The Workforce Experience and Human Capital Management in 2020 and Beyond

The workforce is an essential part of an organization’s overall business potential because it ensures continuous operations, even in black-swan events.

Q&A
People Analytics for Competitive Advantage

What is the purpose of people analytics within an organization, and what are the typical challenges to deploying and maximizing the value of people analytics?

Analyst Perspective
The Steady Pace of Digital Innovation in Learning Management Systems

Over the last two decades, the learning management system (LMS) technology market has evolved more dramatically than any other HR or HCM technology area, and for good reason.

Analyst Perspective
The Vendor and Product Landscape for Learning Management Systems

I am happy to share some insights from our latest Value Index research, which rates how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ performance requirements in seven categories, five relevant to the product (adaptability, capability, manageability, reliabil

Analyst Perspective
Cornerstone OnDemand Takes Top Spot as LMS Value Index Leader

Here are some insights on Cornerstone OnDemand drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs

Analyst Perspective
Saba, Now Part of Cornerstone, Ranks as Learning Management Systems Value Index Leader

Here are some insights on Saba drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors Is a Leader in Learning Management Systems

Here are some insights on SAP SuccessFactors drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Offers a Robust Learning Management System

Here are some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
PeopleFluent’s Learning Management System Excels in TCO/ROI and Manageability

Here are some insights on PeopleFluent drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Docebo’s Learning Management System: A Leader in Customer Assurance

Here are some insights on Docebo drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Infor’s Learning Management System Advances Capabilities

Here are some insights on Infor drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

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Skillsoft’s Percipio: A Value Index Leader in Customer Assurance

Here are some insights on Skillsoft drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

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Workday is a Leader in Usability for Learning Management Systems

Here are some insights on Workday drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

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SumTotal Systems’ Learning Management Product Excels in TCO/ROI

Here are some insights on SumTotal Systems drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

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D2L’s Learning Management System: Good Investment and Satisfied Customers

Here are some insights on D2L drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

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Cegid Learning Management Provides Good Tools for Business Case

Here are some insights on Cegid drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

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People Analytics for HCM

Organizations are embracing analytics about their workforce to transform their operations and develop lasting competitive advantages. With more and more data available, organizations have much greater insight into their people-related business proces

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Achieving Success with People Analytics

An organization’s business objectives related to profitability, growth, continuity, risk and core values are all impacted by Human Capital Management (HCM) concerns and must be considered in the context of the people agenda. Improving performance aga

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Compensation Management in Today’s Operating Environment

This analyst perspective (presentation) covers how Compensation Management, related enabling technologies and data strategies continue to evolve, particularly in the context of prominent business issues facing all organizations today.

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