No marching bands, no flimflam, no sexy “futures” but lots of real progress that delighted customers. That was the FinancialForce show this week and it was a quietly solid show at that. Here are the six main takeaways to ponder.
Focusing on the problems between functional silos (and across the value chain and its non-employee constituents) is key to delivering new levels of customer satisfaction, productivity, etc. This is the space Workfront is targeting.
Ultimate Software will go private after all. The go-shop period has now passed and the deal can proceed. The debt load that Ultimate will get as a result of this deal is certainly material. How will this work out for employees, customers, etc.?
The Ultimate Software (ULTI) deal to be taken private was announced on February 4 and has a 50-day go-shop clause in it. No other suitors have come public yet. Now that a couple of weeks have passed, what else should we be looking at?
Many new HR products get funded every year. The overwhelming majority are launched by well-meaning sorts, but not every solution will succeed in the market. Consider Financial Wellness.
The most imperfect technologies out there might be in Recruiting. And some of the biggest problems are in job boards and social media sites as they operate opaque, low-value-add opportunities for jobseekers. Here’s the status and suggestions for change.
The most imperfect technologies out there might be in Recruiting. Here’s the status and suggestions for change.
Ultimate, a major HR vendor, is going private and many are speculating about how the deal will affect employees, customers and top executives. But shouldn’t we be discussing other factors, too (e.g., how the private-equity deal financing will affect things)?
While some talk about the Wild West of software implementation, it’s time to put some specificity around what’s going wrong out there. Unfortunately, a lot of the pain starts before a deal is even signed.