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  • Kronos Doubles Down on HCM Platform Development

    Nov 27, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      Earlier this month, Kronos held its annual client event, KronosWorks, in Las Vegas, drawing >3k attendees from around the globe.  Much of the attention at KronosWorks centered on the launch of InTouch DX, an intelligent time clock offering that incorporates advanced digital capabilities including an LCD with touch-enabled access, facial recognition, and integration with Kr[...]

  • Machine Learning at the Heart of Workday’s Next Wave of Innovation

    Oct 24, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week Workday held its 13th Workday Rising client event in Orlando, Florida. The platform’s annual event continues to grow substantially, with more than 13k in attendance this year, up from ~10k attendees in Las Vegas at the 2018 event. The growth in attendance points squarely to the continued steady adoption of the Workday platform, which is now supporting >2.8k[...]

  • ADP’s Next-Generation Platforms Have Arrived

    Sep 19, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week ADP held its annual analyst day event at its innovation lab in Chelsea, NY, where its executive leadership provided updates on the progress of its latest portfolio of next-generation HR and payroll solutions. The event was noticeably more crowded than in previous years, not only from a strong analyst community turnout but also from the growing ADP product leadership te[...]

  • OneSource Virtual’s RPaaS: Progress & Future Plans

    Sep 16, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      Last October at Workday Rising in Las Vegas, OneSource Virtual (OSV) introduced RPaaS, a Robotic Process as a Service offering, and the first HR-focused robotic process automation as a service solution targeted toward the mid-market buyer. RPaaS is a 'turnkey RPA solution’ that eliminates the need for adopters to make substantial investments in developing advanced automa[...]

  • Alight Solutions Boosts Global Presence & Cloud HR Capability with Acquisition of NGA HR

    Aug 30, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week the payroll services market experienced yet another consolidation of major vendors, with Alight Solutions (‘Alight’) announcing its intent to acquire multi-country payroll specialist NGA HR. Although the deal terms were not disclosed, once approved (expected by Q4, possibly Q1 2020 at the latest), the acquisition will bring together two leading HR BPaaS [...]

  • Safeguard Global Fuels its Future with Acquisition of Workfor

    May 08, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week I had the opportunity to attend a private event hosted by Safeguard Global at Crewe Hall in the U.K., where the company celebrated its continued success in the global payroll space and made a major announcement that aims to fuel the company’s continued growth and support its vision for enabling simplified, compliant global expansion for multinational businesses. [...]

  • CloudPay: Changing the Performance Mindset with Payroll Efficiency Index

    Apr 24, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past month, NelsonHall published its annual Next Generation Payroll Services report, which found that buyers and clients of managed payroll services are keenly focused on engaging ‘next generation’ technologies that can enable payroll operating model transformation. Thus, organizations are increasingly seeking out managed payroll services providers that can provide a[...]

  • Excelity Global’s Digital HR Plans for 2019

    Mar 21, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      With the digital economy pushing businesses to pivot and reimagine the way they operate, HR is under considerable pressure to support new business models and shifts in strategic direction.  Further, the workplace and the way we work is rapidly evolving, adding to the complexities and challenges HR must navigate to compete for today's top talent. As a result, organizations of[...]

  • Global Payroll Steals the Show at ADP rethink 2019

    Feb 01, 2019, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week I had the opportunity to attend ADP rethink, its global HCM client event in Berlin, where the theme was "Transforming the Way the World Works." With many organizations undergoing massive change and transformation brought on by digitalization, the selection of Berlin as the backdrop seemed fitting given the deep history and massive change the city has experien[...]

  • OneSource Virtual Delivers Turnkey RPA with RPaaS.com

    Nov 06, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      Organizations of all sizes continue to pursue digital HR transformation to achieve an optimized HR delivery model – one that enables their leaders to focus their efforts on strategic activities associated with attracting, developing, and retaining top talent for the business rather than spending valuable time on repetitive administrative tasks. To a large extent, this is being [...]

  • HCM & Payroll Integration: A Look at CloudPay Connect 2.0

    Oct 09, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      As organizations of all sizes continue to re-evaluate and address legacy HR and payroll systems and processes en route to enhanced digital operating models, cloud-based applications are increasingly being selected as the vehicle for HR transformation. With the introduction and increasing prevalence of advanced APIs, buyers are being afforded the ability to leverage a “best of c[...]

  • Highlights from Workday Rising 2018 (vlog)

    Oct 08, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      Pete Tiliakos presents a round-up of the latest developments from Workday and the key discussion points from the Workday Rising annual user conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada.[...]

  • Advances in HR Tech: The View from The Strip

    Sep 19, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past week, I attended two HR events at opposite ends of the Las Vegas strip: HR Technology conference and SuccessFactors’ SuccessConnect client event. Together, they attracted ~14k HR leaders, practitioners, vendors, analysts, thought leaders, and clients, and had the common theme and purpose of showcasing the latest HR technologies and innovations that are enabling employ[...]

  • Payroll Services Clients’ Transformation & Innovation Expectations Not Being Met

    Aug 21, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      As part of NelsonHall’s recent Next Generation Payroll Services market analysis, in addition to interviewing 20 of the leading payroll services providers globally, our research extended to a survey of the vendors’ clients. We met clients of different sizes, from a variety of geographies and industries, and covering a range of services in-scope and levels of payroll sourci[...]

  • Neeyamo: Easing the Move to the Cloud with UnBox HR for SuccessFactors

    Jun 22, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      I recently attended Neeyamo’s analyst event in Atlanta, where I discussed the company’s cloud transformation practice with its leaders, and specifically the announcement of UnBox HR for SuccessFactors. Over the past 10 years, Neeyamo has developed its HR offering with the goal of “addressing the white spaces” in HR technology and services and focusing [...]

  • Cornerstone Convergence 2018 Highlights

    Jun 11, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      Pete Tiliakos reports from Cornerstone Convergence 2018 on topics including the talent management company’s strategy, latest product developments, and extreme focus on CX.[...]

  • SGWI’s GEO Employment Model: Enabling Agile Global Expansion

    May 22, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      As businesses today are increasingly operating at a global level, they face inherent complexity and compliance hurdles. Indeed, a recurring finding in NelsonHall’s annual payroll market analysis is that compliance is a key driver for organizations outsourcing payroll. And new regulatory directives such as GDPR are placing yet more compliance pressure on the HR and payroll leade[...]

  • Next Generation HCM Technology: Report Overview

    Apr 27, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      Pete Tiliakos, Principal HR Technology & Services Analyst, talks about his recently completed global research project on ‘Next Generation HCM Technology’, which features analysis of 18 cloud-based HCM platforms from 16 leading vendors.[...]

  • CloudPay’s Automation Roadmap for Optimizing Global Payroll

    Mar 07, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      NelsonHall’s most recent Next Generation Payroll Services market analysis reveals that payroll service buyers are focused on access to transformation-enabling technology. The use of automation has become commonplace, with payroll vendors leveraging RPA, AI, and machine learning capabilities to eliminate manual effort in the payroll process. And payroll service providers are inv[...]

  • ADP Updates on UX, Talent Management & Automation

    Feb 09, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      Last week I attended ADP’s 14th annual ReThink multi-national client event in Monte Carlo, where the theme was ‘Transform the Way the World Works’. The lineup of guest speakers included journalist and media figure Tina Brown, who shared themes from Davos (including the importance of restoring trust and gender equality in the workplace), former British Prime Minister[...]

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