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Next-Generation Human Resources Management Research Launched by Ventana Research

Benchmark research will investigate the use of innovative technologies to improve the productivity and value of workforces worldwide

Bend, OR / Dec 05, 2014 / by Ventana Research

SAN RAMON, CA, December 5, 2014 - Ventana Research today launched its newest benchmark research, on Next-Generation Human Resources Management Systems. The research will examine how organizations’ use of the HRMS are evolving and determine the business drivers for and benefits of adopting a new approach. It will build upon recent benchmark research findings that show that optimal use of talent management and workforce management systems is critical for organizations’ operations and competitiveness and that this impacts the HRMS. The research also will explore how next-generation technologies are changing the way organizations operate and to identify the best practices used by innovative companies.


Changes in HRMSs and other human capital management systems and the introduction of new technologies are facilitating an evolution of HR processes. The research will identify the new technologies being incorporated into or applied to HR applications as well as the specific HR processes they will impact and determine the perceived value of each to the organization. It will examine the HR-related use of analytics, big data, the cloud, collaboration and mobile and wearable technologies and the value of each for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes.

"The dramatic technological shifts we’ve seen recently have introduced significant new methods to enable Human Resources to improve the processes it uses to support the needs of the business,” said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer at Ventana Research. "With this shift comes an opportunity, if properly assessed and deployed, to use the new and innovative technologies to address the needs of managers and employees while helping engage and retain talent across the organization."

This benchmark research will identify trends, market opportunities and organizational requirements associated with the adoption, use and perceived value of a more broadly focused HRMS and new technologies being integrated into HR applications. It will examine whether, why and how organizations are choosing to embrace these new technologies in their HR functions and across business. It also will assess how adopting an advanced approach to using an HRMS impacts and organization’s people, processes, information and technology requirements as well as its productivity.

Those interested in learning more about or participating in this benchmark research can do so at The research is being sponsored by Ceridian.  Ventana Research, a leading business technology research and advisory services firm, provides qualified research participants with an incentive and complimentary report of the research findings as well as access to a free educational webcast on best practices from the benchmark research.

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Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

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