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  • OSVAtmosphere: Removing the Mystery from HR & Payroll Service Delivery

    Oct 07, 2020, by Pete Tiliakos

      The recent impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic exposed many HR and payroll service delivery models as being unequipped and unprepared to pivot to remote work, access the data needed to obtain government support, and move money to employees in a timely and compliant fashion. The pandemic also accelerated an already intensifying push toward digital HR and payroll adoption, particularly as[...]

  • Global Employer of Record Services: Outsourcing’s Best Kept Secret

    Sep 21, 2020, by Pete Tiliakos

      This past month, NelsonHall released the first market analysis dedicated to the Global Employer of Record (EoR) Services space, an emerging yet largely unknown HR outsourcing service model that enables growing multinational firms to compliantly employ foreign workers in support of global expansion initiatives. While co-employment service models have historically been U.S. centric,[...]

  • Ceridian Fuels International Growth Plans with Acquisition of Excelity Global

    Jul 06, 2020, by Pete Tiliakos

      Since its IPO in early 2018, Ceridian has remained focused on reaching its goal of achieving $1bn in revenues. A key pillar of its growth strategy toward achieving that goal is the continued adoption of its Dayforce HCM platform by large multi-national buyers across key verticals, and expanding its adoption globally by enabling and offering integrated core HR, workforce management, p[...]

  • Payroll Services a Gateway to Broader HCM Tech & Service Adoption by U.S. Small Businesses

    Apr 21, 2020, by Pete Tiliakos

      NelsonHall recently published a new U.S. SMB Payroll Services marketing analysis specifically focused on how HR service and technology providers are meeting the increasing demand for technology-based payroll and HR solutions from emerging small-mid sized businesses (<250 employees). The SMB picture Payroll services adoption remains steady amongst buyers of all sizes and stil[...]

  • Ultimate Software: Growth Accelerated by Merger With Kronos

    Mar 17, 2020, by Pete Tiliakos

      Ultimate Software recently held its annual Ultimate Connections client event in Las Vegas, drawing over 4.5k client and partner attendees from across the UltiPro HCM ecosystem. Attendees’ interest had been piqued by the announcement a few days before that Hellman & Friedman-owned Ultimate Software and Kronos plan to merge, forming one of the largest global cloud technology [...]

  • 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 [...]

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