HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Bullhorn Acquires The Code Works Inc. to Power Cloud-Based Data Integration and Intelligence

August 18, 2014

Bullhorn, the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software for the staffing and recruiting industries, today announced that it has acquired The Code Works Inc. – the makers of VMS Access, a cloud-based software product that integrates corporate procurement and vendor management systems (VMS) like SAP’s Fieldglass with CRM systems. VMS Access currently automates the data integration and workflow for filling job openings at over 350 of the world’s largest companies and enables staffing agencies to increase service levels, win more business, and improve productivity by reducing time-to-fill and data entry time.  As companies of all sizes migrate to SaaS-based services, Bullhorn will leverage The Code Works Inc.’s multi-national R&D team to develop integration solutions that will power new services enabling front office productivity improvements through the Bullhorn platform.

Key services offerings to be developed on the platform will include those for managed service providers (MSPs). Bullhorn currently provides client portals, candidate portals, and vendor portals to enable staffing agencies to act as MSPs or sub-vendors and operate different lines of business within Bullhorn, and the company will use The Code Works Inc.’s technology as a platform upon which to further develop technologies that enable agencies to operate and compete effectively in a world in which VMS usage is proliferating. The Code Works Inc. team’s much-valued industry knowledge in combination with considerable R&D resources from Bullhorn will help take Bullhorn’s existing MSP offering and accelerate it into an industry-leading suite of solutions to benefit staffing agencies of all sizes looking to capitalise on this rapidly-growing market.

Bullhorn acquires The Code Works Inc. as contingent labour demand is soaring thanks to increased globalisation, outsourcing, and the growing costs of hiring and retaining permanent employees. Addressing this trend, 70 percent of large buyers of temporary labour (including Fortune 500 companies) are now leveraging VMS solutions to streamline contingent workforce management. Spend flowing through VMS systems is growing at a rate of more than 20 percent per year – considerably faster than growth in overall staffing spend. The acquisition of The Code Works Inc. adds a proven, seamless integration between core recruitment system providers to enable agencies to take advantage of a market worth £24.1 billion in the UK alone.

“With this acquisition, we’re enabling companies to move their front office solutions to the cloud and to take advantage of Web-enabled services that power better decision-making and additional revenue opportunities,” said Art Papas, Founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “Bullhorn VMS Access will help drive Bullhorn’s growth in the VMS industry and beyond. This vendor neutral solution extends Bullhorn’s product portfolio and will allow us to develop new offerings to help improve customer productivity. Long-term, the Bullhorn VMS Access development team will help drive the development of Bullhorn’s data integration offerings, fundamental to our cloud-based Big Data offerings.  To drive better decision-making, companies are looking to integrate data from a variety of sources online; Bullhorn VMS Access will provide that engine for our customers.”

Jonathan Novich, Co-Founder and President of The Code Works Inc., will become Bullhorn’s new General Manager of Cloud-Based Integration Technologies. “I’m thrilled to be joining Bullhorn for several reasons,” said Novich. “First, they’re the clear market leader, so it makes good business sense to be aligned with them and to leverage their expansive resources to grow our offerings and provide better service to customers. Being a part of the Bullhorn family will enable rapid product expansion and accelerated platform development for customers of Bullhorn and The Code Works Inc. Beyond that, they have a strong vision for the future with Bullhorn providing a comprehensive set of cloud-based, front office services to help companies manage their customer relationships better. We’re excited to be part of that vision.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: WorkForce Software Announces Vision 2015

July 24, 2014

Workforce Management Conference Is Premier Event for Employers Using or Considering the Company’s EmpCenter Solution

LIVONIA, Mich. (July 22, 2014) – WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labor policies and stringent compliance demands, announced the date and location of Vision 2015, its upcoming user conference.

First held in 2010, Vision has fast become one of the premier workforce management conferences in the world. Spanning four days and bringing together workforce management professionals from dozens of industries, the event is one of the largest of its kind.

Vision 2015 will be held April 19 – 22, 2015 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada, easily accessible from McCarran International Airport. Attendees will benefit from three full days of educational sessions and material covering each aspect of workforce management, including timekeeping, attendance tracking, scheduling and leave management. The agenda also includes ample networking opportunities, which are a central draw for attendees to the world’s largest gathering of EmpCenter clients.

“Networking with fellow users at past Vision conferences has helped me expand my network of workforce management professionals,” said Michael Johnson-Maurello, payroll manager for the Art Institute of Chicago. “Those relationships – and the practice sharing that they foster – have helped us find new ways to fine-tune our workforce practices.”

Another strength of Vision is the diversity of perspectives. Practitioners and business executives share the stage with analysts, consultants and WorkForce Software experts throughout the general sessions and dedicated educational tracks. The blend of product education and peer collaboration can yield outstanding results.

Meghan Rees, manager of Scheduling for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, commented, “My team and I had a great experience at Vision 2013. It provided an excellent forum for learning about upcoming feature releases, which helped us to better plan for our own system improvements. In addition, there were many opportunities to connect with other EmpCenter users and share best practices, enabling us to make more effective use of EmpCenter. As a result, we’ve been able to take fuller advantage of existing and new system features and drive significant improvements in our scheduling processes in the months following the conference. We’re looking forward to learning even more at Vision 2015.”

“Workforce management practices directly shape the employee experience, are a centerpiece of regulatory compliance and risk management, and, when done right, can measurably improve business performance,” said Kevin Choksi, WorkForce Software’s CEO and co-founder. “These are tremendous opportunities for today’s business leaders and aspiring managers, and Vision 2015 is the best forum for working towards those goals. We look forward to hosting hundreds of current and prospective clients, as well as our valued partners, in Henderson next April.”

“Many employers are just starting to appreciate the potential of modern workforce management, an area that has seen fantastic interest in recent years – interest we see continuing in the years to come,” stated Mollie Lombardi, vice president, principal analyst, Workforce Management at Brandon Hall Group. “Workforce management encompasses both the ability to deploy the workforce to execute organizational strategy, and the tools to measure the impact of that strategy. Organizations need to understand how to not only deploy tools and technology, but intersect them with the right strategies and processes to deliver real business value, and Vision provides a forum for having those conversations.”

For more information, visit the conference’s official website at vision.workforcesoftware.com.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: SAP Named a Leader in Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites

July 9, 2014

SAP NEWSBYTE — June 18, 2014 — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been positioned for the second year in a row in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s “Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites (TMS).”* The report evaluated global cloud-based HR software solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, and recognized the company as a leading provider of talent management technology based on its “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.”

Gartner defines Leaders in the Magic Quadrant as those that demonstrate a market-changing vision of how talent management technology can help HR leaders achieve business objectives. SAP believes it exemplifies this vision by helping organizations increase employee engagement and improve their business performance with market-leading solutions, such as the recently released SuccessFactors Presentations, which offers a completely new and innovative approach to managing top talent. Coupled with the breadth of capabilities in the SuccessFactors HR portfolio that span the entire employee life cycle, businesses can now create deeper synergies between talent management functions and all of their HR processes and analytics.

“We are committed to building and strengthening companies’ capabilities to manage their entire workforce — both contingent and permanent staff — from initial recruiting and on-boarding to ongoing development, performance management, retention and retirement,” said Mike Ettling, global head of Cloud and On-Premise HR, SAP. “We feel our position in the Leaders quadrant is a direct result of our ability to offer global customers a choice of agile, scalable solutions that can drive employee engagement and fulfill organizations’ needs, while still building a comprehensive HR system blueprint.”

“One of the reasons we chose SAP is because we don’t want to own IT infrastructure since we’re not an IT company,” said David Bowes, chief people officer, WDS, a Xerox Company. “SAP gives us cloud-based HRIS and t alent m anagement solutions with a streamlined user experience — and no financial surprises .”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HRsmart Launches Latest Release of Award Winning Platform

June 16, 2014

RICHARDSON, TX – June 2, 2014 – HRsmart, a leading provider of global talent management solutions, announces the launch of version 12.1 of its Unified Talent Management Platform. This latest release is now available to all HRsmart Enterprise clients.

“The HRsmart team is very excited to provide this latest evolution of our Unified platform to our clients and the marketplace.” says Mark Hamdan, Chief CEO at HRsmart. “Our product and development teams have been working around the clock to provide, what we believe, is the most advanced architecture and solution suite in the industry.”

Gartner Group, McLean & Company, and Federys have all recognized the HRsmart Unified Architecture (HUA) as being a leading solution in the Talent Management industry. The platform has received the Cloud Showplace BoSS award for Best of SaaS, as well being named a finalist in the Network Products Guide for “Hot New Technology”. HUA is also the core platform for the Monster TMS and Empower Talent market offerings.

A few of the new features in the 12.1 Release are:

  • New and improved Compensation module complete with hard and soft rule creation, audit trails, completion monitoring & tracking and embedded compensation letters.
  • Expanded Conceptual Searching Capabilities using Monster SeeMore™ functionality, including the ability to run SeeMore searches directly from all phases of the recruiting workflow.
  • Apply with Monster feature that allows job seekers to use their Monster profile to complete the résumé/CV profile form when applying to your jobs.
  • Bulk Launch of appraisals of groups of employees by their hire or start date.
  • Employees will now have the ability to enter and provide input on goal weights when they enter their goals.
  • Both Employees and managers can enter final/overall performance appraisal comments, which are separate from any scoring/assessment or signature comments.
  • 9 Box expanded configurability allows administrators to freely determine defaults (performance & potential) within the 9 Box scales.
  • Read & Sign Course Type feature allows LMS administrators to upload course documents into the LMS that require tracking and verification of the employee actions.
  • Ad hoc Locations feature enables users to enter ad hoc locations when creating an internal class.

 

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: New JK Group White Paper Addresses Compliance Complexities of Corporate Philanthropy Programs

May 9, 2014

– Due Diligence When Investigating Charitable Organizations Is Critical

to Mitigate Legal, Financial and Reputational Risks –

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (April 23, 2014) – JK Group, the leading end-to-end solutions provider of software and value-added services for corporate philanthropy, today announced the availability of its newest complimentary white paper, “The Importance of Compliant Giving Programs.” With corporate giving on the rise – the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy reports that total giving increased for 59 percent of the companies it surveyed – the white paper outlines the complex issues that organizations must overcome to ensure a compliant and successful philanthropy program, both locally and globally.

 

According to the Charity Commission, fraud, financial abuse and financial mismanagement were featured in nearly 80 percent of its investigations into charities in 2013. Identifying the key elements related to mitigating legal, financial and reputational risk for corporations, JK Group’s researchers have provided critical insight, as well as recommended next steps, for companies interested in implementing an effective, compliant giving program.

 

With globalization continuing to connect the world and make it smaller, companies must think globally when developing philanthropic programs. According to the white paper, successful international giving programs must overcome differences in language, culture and currency, but most importantly, companies must ensure the non-profits are legitimate aid organizations with established reputations. Fraudulent groups, terrorists and scammers prey on the good intentions of giving programs. Due diligence, including compliance with international laws and tax legislation, is critical to mitigate legal and reputational risks for the giving corporation.

 

“Corporations can stimulate positive change throughout the world – and within their own workforce – with their philanthropic activities. And, while there are numerous challenges and complexities associated with establishing a giving program, companies should not be deterred; all of those challenges can be addressed with the right tools and information,” said Hesha Patel, director of Marketing for JK Group. “With the insights from our latest white paper, companies will have another resource to guide them in implementing a successful giving program.”

 

JK Group has made “The Importance of Compliant Giving Programs” available for download at: http://jk-group.com/wp_compliant_giving_programs.html.

To learn more about JK Group and how its solutions facilitate employee giving and corporate philanthropy initiatives, please visit: www.jk-group.com.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: WorkForce Software CEO Kevin Choksi Named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award Finalist

May 1, 2014

Choksi Recognized as Finalist in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region for the Vision, Personal Commitment He Brings to WorkForce Software

LIVONIA, Mich. (April 30, 2014) – EY today announced that Kevin Choksi, CEO and co-founder of WorkForce Software, a leading provider of workforce management solutions, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Choksi was selected as a finalist from more than 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 5 at the MGM Grand Detroit.

 

“It is a great honor to be recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, but it is our company’s success that stands as a testament to the talent and dedication of our employees,” said Choksi. “Kathy Cannon, Mike Knister and I founded WorkForce Software to help employers more effectively manage their teams. We also sought to create an environment where smart, talented, and focused individuals could thrive and build their careers. It is this combination of great people creating great products that has fueled our growth and enabled us to advance our position as one of the most trusted brands in workforce management technology.”

 

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

 

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

 

In the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region program, regional sponsors include: RBS Citizens Charter One, Foley & Lardner LLP., Tanner Friedman, Crain’s Detroit Business, NewsTalk 760 WJR, New Paradigm Promotional Marketing Inc., and Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business.

 

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

 

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice

EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

 

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

 

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

 

About WorkForce Software

WorkForce Software is the leader in workforce management software for organizations with complex policies and compliance concerns. Through its EmpCenter® and RosterLive workforce management suites, WorkForce Software enables organizations to fully automate time and attendance processes, effectively manage employee absence and leave, optimize staff scheduling, gain real-time visibility into labor costs and productivity, and mitigate the risks associated with employee fatigue. Hundreds of leading organizations rely on WorkForce Software solutions to streamline compliance, reduce labor costs, provide more intuitive tools to their employees, and achieve strategic HR on a global basis.

 

Founded in 1999, WorkForce Software has experienced tremendous growth in the evolving and expanding Human Capital Management (HCM) market. The company’s worldwide client base of customers uses its cloud-based workforce management suite to reduce costs, mitigate risks, and address the regulatory and HR complexities associated with managing a large or multinational employee base. In 2013, WorkForce Software increased revenues by 66 percent, sparked by rising demand for the company’s unique approach to time and attendance, scheduling, fatigue management and absence management requirements. In 2013, and for the second consecutive year, Inc. Magazine also recognized WorkForce Software as a top private industry job creator, and named the company to the Inc. 5000 list for a seventh consecutive year. WorkForce Software was also presented with the “Top Workplaces” designation from the Detroit Free Press for exceptional work environment, team culture, and growth opportunities.

 

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Cornerstone OnDemand Selected as Trustee Partner of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

March 25, 2014

Relationship positions Cornerstone to offer HERC member institutions proven technology for strategic and effective talent management

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19, 2014Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) today announced its selection by the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) as a Trustee Partner. With its integrated, cloud-based talent management software solutions and higher education expertise, Cornerstone’s selection as a Trustee Partner reflects the company’s ability to help HERC’s 600 member institutions in 25 states and the District of Columbia further their mission to support employee recruitment, diversity and dual-career couples in higher education.

Cornerstone works with higher education institutions to help them recruit, retain and develop their faculty and staff, and to equip that talent with the tools and technologies required to successfully compete with institutions within the higher education industry. Developed completely in-house with a proven product and services model, Cornerstone’s unified talent management suite enables higher education institutions to leverage the cloud for meeting the challenges they face in empowering and maximizing the productivity of their employees.

With recruitment and retention being key challenges for HERC members, HERC recognized the synergies between Cornerstone’s solutions and the needs of higher education institutions. HERC selected Cornerstone due to its ability to advance member institutions’ capabilities to recruit, develop and retain the most diverse and talented faculty and staff.

Comments on the News

“As a talent management thought leader, Cornerstone OnDemand’s solutions can help our member institutions not only meet their recruitment needs, but also grow and foster that talent,” said HERC Executive Director Nancy Aebersold. “We are excited by the potential of Cornerstone to serve as a true partner of our member institutions looking to expand their talent management initiatives beyond recruitment to development and retention of faculty and staff.”

“In the competitive higher education industry, recruitment is only the first step towards building an engaged, productive workforce,” said Patrick Devlin, vice president, public sector for Cornerstone OnDemand. “We look forward to working with HERC member institutions to help them find and grow their talent in a more efficient and sustainable manner, and to realize the full potential of integrated talent management solutions.”

 

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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