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RFP’s in the Digital Age

by Marc Birnkammer | June 28th, 2012 | Blog, homepage | 0 Comments |

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a company who needed to write a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new HRIS.

Those were the days of on-premise systems where the likelihood of customization was high and vendors competed primarily on the basis of functionality. Clients and consultants toiled mightily to create endless lists of features that were deemed required, from the most basic new hire data to many complex and unique processes. In turn, vendors hired people whose full-time job was to respond to RFPs, which mostly consisted of putting an ‘X’ in the “Yes” box for each requirement whether it was completely true or not.

The whole process was time-consuming and labor-intensive, generally taking months to compose, distribute, collect, validate, analyze, synthesize, and review the final responses.  At the end of this herculean feat, few companies actually had a better idea of which products to pursue – and even if they did, the process did not narrow the field sufficiently to make the whole exercise worthwhile.

Fortunately, these days are now over. Jeitosa’s Odyssey takes you through an automated, data-driven vendor evaluation process to help you make the best decision for your organization. Our On-Demand Solution Evaluation (ODSE) service allows you to easily define your business and technology requirements. ODSE leverages our proprietary vendor database to produce a detailed and unbiased assessment of the top HCM products on the market that best-fit your needs, in terms of functionality and technology.

As Homer explains in the Iliad and the Odyssey, “Life is largely a matter of expectations,…so choose well!”  Start now by spending five minutes to complete our online, streamlined ODSE.  You may also listen to our podcast on “Leaving the RFP Behind” or read our Whitepaper “Software Evaluation in the Digital Age -Modernizing the RFP Process”.

If you’d like more information on the full Odyssey journey, please click here.


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2010-2011 Going Global Survey Report

by Karen Beaman | December 9th, 2010 | Articles, Blog, Globalization, HR Technology, Trends | 0 Comments |

To better understand the issues around “going global” with HR, Jeitosa Group International, in conjunction with the association for International Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM), conducted its third annual Going Global Survey. The goal of this survey is to better understand the strategies and tactics used by global organizations and to assess the evolution and growth of global HR and HR technology organizations.  This report presents the findings from the 2010-2011 Going Global Survey.

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Vendor Globalization Strategies

by Karen Beaman | October 23rd, 2010 | Blog, Globalization, GSD - Global Systems Deployment, HR Technology, Trends | 0 Comments |

Many vendors say they’re “global” and have deployed their product globally across any number of countries. This reminds me of what Gartner’s Thomas Otter said on my panel at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago a couple of weeks ago about being global.  He’s never seen a “global” or an “EMEAn”.  So what does one look like?  Many people throw the word “global” around without having a clear definition of what it really means.

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Continued Growth of SaaS for HCM

by Karen Beaman | October 9th, 2010 | Blog, BLP - Benchmarking Leading Practices, GSD - Global Systems Deployment, HR Technology, WSD - Workday Systems Deployment | 0 Comments |

Jeitosa’s 2010 Going Global Survey shows the continued growth of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) as a viable and effective delivery model for Human Capital Management Systems (HCMS). The preliminary findings from Jeitosa’s survey of over 100 global organizations shows that over the last three years, deployment of SaaS-based systems for Core HR has increased 80% — from 6% in 2008 to over 13% in 2010. Similarly SaaS for Payroll has increased 34% — from 4% in 2008 to 13% in 2010.  SaaS-based HCM vendors, such as Ultimate and Workday, and SaaS Payroll vendors, such as PatersonsSafeguardOneSource VHR, and Workday, are leading the pack!

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Jeitosa is Gold Sponsor of Workday Rising 2010

by Karen Beaman | October 4th, 2010 | Blog, homepage | 0 Comments |

Jeitosa is proud to be a third-time gold sponsor of Workday Rising 2010 that is being held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco this week.  Jeitosa has been working with Workday for over five years now — since the company’s inception!
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Globalization of HR Technology

by Karen Beaman | September 12th, 2010 | Blog, BLP - Benchmarking Leading Practices, Globalization, GSD - Global Systems Deployment, HR Technology, Trends | 0 Comments |

Bill Kutik, Co-chair of the HR Technology® Conference and Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive® and HREonline.com, asked me a couple of months ago just how global is the world really.  He was thinking that since Jeitosa works with many global companies, perhaps we have a skewed perspective on how global the world of HR Technology really is.  Well, the preliminary findings from Jeitosa’s 2010 Going Global survey substantiates that the world of HR Technology is becoming ever more global — and at a very fast pace!

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Looking Back: Impact of the 2008-2009 Recession on HR – Part 2

by Karen Beaman | January 17th, 2010 | Blog, General, Musings, Talent Management, Trends | 0 Comments |

Thank you to those of you who commented on my previous post on this topic. Continuing this theme with one last look back to some of the lasting impacts of the 2008-2009 recession on the HR function, I offer three additional perspectives:

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Looking Back: How the 2008-2009 Recession Changed the World of HR

by Karen Beaman | January 3rd, 2010 | Blog, General, Globalization, Trends | 0 Comments |

The end of the year is a time to look back and reflect on what we accomplished (or didn’t!) and look forward to what will be different (we hope!) in the new year.  So here are three things that I think have changed for HR and HR systems during this rough, recessionary year — the worse economic year for business since the Great Depression. And I think these are lasting changes. While the recession will abate and the economy will slowly recover, I think these are some fundamental things that have changed for HR forever.

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2009 Going Global Survey Highlights

by Karen Beaman | December 13th, 2009 | Blog, General | 0 Comments |

We have just completed the preliminary analysis of our second annual Going Global Readiness Survey. Over 100 global organizations responded to the survey with companies ranging from 500 employees to over 200,000 employees and covering a broad range of industries. Three-quarters of the organizations are North American multinationals and 14% are based in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Going Global on The Bill Kutik Radio Show®

by Karen Beaman | December 9th, 2009 | Blog, Business Strategy, Globalization, Trends | 0 Comments |

I have been honored to be selected to be among the many dignitaries to appear on The Bill Kutik Radio Show® to talk about going global with HR and HR technology.  Bill Kutik himself is quite the globalist… having traveled to such exotic places as the Arctic, Labrador, Galapagos… you get the idea… really nice vacation spots where they all speak English!  A true “globalist” in the making!

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