The Launch of Zuora Secure Data Share for Snowflake Is Only Logical

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” isn’t quite the original, but The Borg absolutely deserve a place in the Pantheon of Sci-Fi nemeses right beside Klingons, Tribbles, and Harcourt Fenton Mudd. It’s impossible to work with enterprise application software and not be fascinated by The Borg. Advances in automation are constantly and inexorably being assimilated back into the enterprise collective. (Resistance is futile.) General ledger achieves automated input from accounts receivable (financials). Next, AR becomes connected to sales (CRM). Eventually, sales bills directly from the catalog (procurement) and automatically feeds commissions (payroll), which pays employees (human capital management, HCM) via bank accounts (treasury), and it all eventually becomes “ERP.” Or so we’d like to think… The first rule of assimilation (sorry, that’s Deep Space 9) is […]

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The Opaqueness of Corporate Culture

Hat tip to The Economist‘s Bartleby column (and its unnamed author, Philip Coggan) for continuing to shine the light on possibly the most powerful business force on the planet — “corporate culture.” In my earliest career, “corporate culture” both built, and then savagely destroyed, the two then-world-leading enterprise application software companies, McCormack & Dodge and MSA: In 1983, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation bought McCormack & Dodge for what The Wall Street Journal suggested was around $50 million bucks In 1990, the inelegantly renamed “Dun & Bradstreet Software” bought its biggest competitor, MSA, for around $330 million bucks In 1996, the whole sorry mess of incompatible corporate culture was cleaned up and taken off D&B’s red-ink-bleeding books by GEAC for a fire sale valuation of around […]

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Anatomy of a Decision: Family Service Rochester Elects to Partner With AssetHR and Implement isolved

What You Need to Know Many industries have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic: supply chain issues, the Great Resignation, and ongoing shifts between remote and on-site work have plagued the majority of companies in nearly every field. The healthcare industry has had it worse than most. There are simply not enough qualified medical professionals to meet the global need. Ironically, just as work-life balance is gaining broad acceptance as a critical element of mental health, it has become nearly impossible for anyone working in healthcare to attain. With rampant burnout industry-wide, healthcare organizations are struggling with retention, and even the most well-intentioned are hard-pressed to improve the employee experiences they’re able to provide in the circumstances. A recent study conducted by isolved found that 36 […]

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Analyst Insight: Legion Leverages Future-Of-Work Technology to Empower Hourly Workforces

What You Need to Know Hourly wage industries such as retail, food service, and hospitality — which comprise a majority of the U.S. workforce — have historically struggled with attracting and retaining good workers. Pandemic-fueled attrition in this sector has intensified the need to improve employee satisfaction. Companies seek efficient ways to plan and account for labor costs even as they comply with state and federal workforce regulations — all while creating a positive experience for employees, which impacts both productivity and repeat business from customers. By implementing capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), organizations are solving challenging problems and automating increasingly complex recurring tasks. AI, ML and other technology-powered solutions can manage concrete workforce management (WFM) issues such as compliance, budget […]

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Infographic: Outsourcing Global Payroll: Getting Ahead on Employee Experience, Data Security, and Compliance

Getting global payroll right is mission-critical, and a significant share of the responsibility for it falls on CIOs, naturally. Absent order for the enterprise software ecosystem touching global payroll, so much can go wrong. This profoundly affects an organization’s people. The infographic here delves into the specifics around outsourcing global payroll—the seven warning signs that you should do, the three major upsides for your organization, and more. Read the full Research Note here: Research Note: Outsourcing Global Payroll: The Impact on Data Security & Compliance. Read the full Research Note here: Research Note: Outsourcing Global Payroll: The Impact on Data Security & Compliance.

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Market Alert: Immedis Pay Reengineers the Way Companies Remit Cross-Border Payments to Employees, Tax Authorities, and Statutory Third Parties

What Happened In mid-July 2021, Immedis announced the availability of Immedis Pay, an automated solution for organizations to manage cross-border payments to their beneficiaries, including employees, tax authorities, and statutory third parties. Built on the foundation of everywhere-local expertise in global payroll, Immedis Pay gives companies local payments expertise across the globe to simplify payments, increase accuracy, and eliminate challenges with compliance. Cost savings from the use of Immedis’ network of API-connected local payment network providers and banking partners are significant. Immedis Pay currently delivers 99.98 percent error-free payments in 145 currencies across more than 200 countries. Background As part of its global payroll offering, Immedis has been expediting payments for customers since the vendor’s inception in 2016. The coincident expertise and global reach put […]

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Channel Fish Anatomy of a Decision SAP Business One

The first decade of the 2000s saw a sea change in IT  spending. Until about 2009, spending oversight was starkly different from what it has become at most companies today. Chief Information Officers were generally happy to sign off on anything that stayed within their budget, so IT departments were free to make the technological and system decisions they thought would be best since they would be supporting that technology should anything go wrong. In the last decade or so, however, there’s been a shift. It’s far more common today for every purchase decision to go through finance and other departments, involving colleagues who may be unfamiliar with the provider or the ultimate use of the system and potentially slowing the adoption process (3Sixty Insights […]

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