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Research Note: Enterprise Customers of SumTotal Share How Learning Supports Their Return-to-Work Strategies

For this investigation, 3Sixty Insights spoke with several enterprise-size customers of SumTotal. Specifically, these global organizations are users of the vendor’s learning management platform. The following pages focus on their strategies and tactics in supporting learning in general and a return to work specifically. Each has solved for significant challenges in protecting the employee experience and preserving productivity as the world of work moved through the initial stages of a pandemic that rattled these concepts to their core. What You Need to Know Learning plays an enormous role in organizational stability. Whether it is for training, upskilling, reskilling and, ultimately, career pathing, an employer’s learning platform is often the best vehicle for an organization to set goals for its people or have an effective impact […]

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Case Study: Allianz Global Investors Deploys Ceridian Dayforce to Modernize the Necessities of Employing People

What You Need to Know For well over a decade, employers have been ripping out legacy deployments of software for human capital management in favor of superior, cloud-based solutions delivered via software-as-a-service (SaaS). Providing the impetus for their decision to leave these often on-premises solutions behind is, typically, some combination of factors: the desire to emancipate HCM from pernicious inefficiencies, the business rationale to lower IT-related labor expenditure and eliminate expensive yearly maintenance fees, and more. Modern technology for HCM tends to deliver automation that greatly alleviates the administrative burden associated with the last generation of software for HCM. It is unacceptable today to accept highly manual processes in payroll or anything immediately surrounding it—e.g., the human resource information system (HRIS, a.k.a. core HR), time […]

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Market Alert: Ceridian Poised to Deliver Much-Needed Efficiencies in HCM to the Canadian Federal Government

What Happened On Sept. 21, 2021, Ceridian announced that Canada’s federal government selected the vendor to deliver a pilot program to co-design and deploy intelligent solutions for HR and pay. The country of Ceridian’s origin has chosen Dayforce to replace an on-premises, Peoplesoft-based platform known as Phoenix, launched 10 years ago. Background The vendor continues to build on recent success (3Sixty Insights 3SIMA2153 – Ceridian Displays Future-of-Work Savvy with Acquisition of Artificial Intelligence Startup Ideal, May 2021). Ceridian’s technology for human capital management, Dayforce, is a software-as-a-service platform in the cloud. Since acquiring Dayforce a decade ago, Ceridian has worked assiduously and methodically to build the solution into a first-class full software suite for HCM. From the start, part-and-parcel to Dayforce’s design and the vendor’s […]

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Case Study: Core-Mark International Empowers Its People with Centralized HR Operations Powered by UKG

Organizations employing thousands in staff and spanning thousands of miles in geographic footprint face a dilemma in human capital management. There is no way, really, for a centralized HR function to enjoy absolute, full command and control of every people-related nuance and idiosyncrasy at play at such a company’s many locations, let alone oversee everything from afar, back at headquarters. This should never be the goal anyway. Hardworking staff closest to the action always are in the best position to understand the day-to-day. This report explores an example. A large, dispersed company, Core-Mark International has long operated competitively as a decentralized organization. Even so, Core-Mark wanted greater centralization of HCM—not to exercise unnecessary control over the company’s many locations in North America (which were doing […]

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Tuning Up Your ERP/Finance Infrastructure

To judge the ultimate immaturity of the “Cloud” ERP/Finance solution market, look no further than the broad success of vendors offering MDM (Master Data Management) solutions. Ironically, one of the perennial leaders in the space is one of the biggest purveyors of “you only need one” ERP/Finance solutions talking out the other side of their mouth—the 800-pound gorilla that is SAP—calling into constant question whether there can ever be a single, central solution to any company’s ERP/Finance needs. This actually makes perfect sense: Even within a unicorn single-instance ERP/Finance implementation, there will always be utility in matching incoming and outcoming transactions/messages to the proverbial “Golden Record”—to/from suppliers and customers who so often represent the true source of the information contained therein. (How many times has […]

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