Mark Smith's Analyst Perspectives

Beqom Simplifies Compensation in Sophisticated Ways

Posted by Ventana Research on Jan 15, 2015 10:00:51 AM

It is more important than ever for businesses to attract and retain the best talent, and managing compensation effectively is an essential tool for doing so. Obviously companies must pay well to compete, but managing salary, merit pay, variable pay and incentives for employees, tracking their hiring anniversaries and conducting accurate performance appraisals make total compensation management a complex process. All of this must be managed within budget and policy guidelines. As organizations grow and require more employees, the challenges multiply and the difficulty increases. Our benchmark research finds that inconsistent execution is the top impediment to effective compensation management for nearly half (47%) of organizations. Software designed for this purpose can help.

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Topics: Business Performance Management (BPM), CFO, Compensation, Customer Performance Management (CPM), finance, Financial Performance Management (FPM), HCM, HR, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Sales Compensation, Sales Performance Management (SPM), Talent Management, TCM, Workforce Performance Management (WPM), Human Capital Management

Total Compensation Is Hot in Human Capital Management

Posted by Mark Smith on Jun 29, 2012 11:17:50 AM

We have just released our 2012 Value Index for Total Compensation Management (TCM), in which we evaluate the competency and maturity of vendors and products. Our firm has been researching this category for many years, and our latest benchmark research in total compensation management found some improvement among applications in a field where many organizations still use outdated applications to manage an area with large financial and human capital impacts.

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Topics: Business Performance Management (BPM), Cloud Computing, Compensation, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Excentive, Financial Performance Management (FPM), HR, Human Capital Management, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Oracle, Peoplefluent, Sales Performance Management (SPM), SuccessFactors, SumTotal Systems, Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM), TCM, Value Index, Workforce Performance Management (WPM)

ADP Aims To Dominate Human Capital Management

Posted by Mark Smith on May 25, 2012 4:22:25 PM

Acquisitions and new product releases continue to make the market for human capital management a hotbed of activity, as organizations attempt to fully utilize and increase the value of their workforces as I have outlined in my research agenda. ADP, with more than $10 billion in revenues and more than 570,000 customers, is aiming for the top spot in this market.

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Topics: Business Analytics, Business Mobility, Business Performance Management (BPM), Cloud Computing, Compensation, Financial Performance Management (FPM), HCM, HR, Human Capital Management, Learning, LMS, Mobile, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Performance, Sales Performance Management (SPM), Social Media, TCM, Workforce Performance Management (WPM)