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4 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged via Talent Management Applications

Posted by Julie Bowers on Dec 27, 2017 9:22:00 AM

Organizations and HR Managers must continually take steps to ensure employees feel valued to not only keep them onboard but also engaged and happy throughout their term of employment. After all, happy employees not only lead to increased retention but also a more productive workforce.

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Topics: .HR, Talent Management, Oracle HCM Cloud, employee engagement

5 Reasons Why a Managed Services Provider is the Best Bet for Enterprise Application Support

Posted by Dhiraj Gadia on Dec 14, 2017 11:57:14 AM

Many enterprise software vendors offer basic support services for their products. These services can help reassure organizations that they won’t be left out on a limb when it comes to the implementation, training, and support of the complex software they are looking to purchase.

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Topics: Managed Services, .HR, .IT

Three Tips for a Successful Transition from FBL to HDL Data Loading Tools

Posted by Brian Kim on Oct 17, 2017 11:26:00 AM

HCM Data Loader (HDL) is a modern, powerful tool that organizations can use to bulk load data from any source to Oracle HCM Cloud software. The new technology supports both one-time data migration if an organization is, for example, moving from on-premise source system such as PeopleSoft or E-Business Suite applications to a cloud-based environment, as well as incremental load transfer for companies wanting to maintain legacy and cloud applications in a hybrid environment.

Long-time Oracle users who started on the HCM Cloud prior to version 9, however, will first have to migrate from the previous File-Based data Loader (FBL) data transfer tool before they can begin using HDL.

As is the case with most data integration or migration projects, proper planning for the transition from FBL to HDL can prevent a host of problems with the data and systems in the future.

Emtec recently participated in an Oracle HCM Talk Radio podcast about the transition.

Here are three tips—and how to use them properly—for ensuring a successful FBL to HDL migration.

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Topics: .HR, .IT, Oracle HCM Cloud

5 Legal Risks Professional Services Organizations Face – and How to Manage Them

Posted by Adrienne Bouleris on Oct 9, 2017 9:06:22 AM

Professional services organizations, especially those providing app dev and IT consulting services, provide intangible expertise and therefore face a unique set of legal risks.

This blog describes 5 legal risks professional services organizations often face and how their C-level leaders, legal team and other departments should work together to help mitigate them.

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Topics: ERP, .HR, .Finance, .Sales and Marketing, Oracle HCM Cloud

Niche Accelerators for Oracle HCM Cloud Save Payroll Headaches

Posted by Richard Marko on Aug 28, 2017 8:23:00 AM

In addition to integrating Oracle HCM Cloud with ADP to better manage the Affordable Care Act reporting requirements as discussed in a previous post, there are other ways businesses can configure the software to better manage various payroll functions. 

Emtec has built specific accelerators designed to extend Oracle’s guidance about local employer tax configurations and how to pay terminated employees. These two configurations, which can be set up quickly in an organization’s Oracle HCM Cloud system, are the most common requests we receive.

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Topics: .HR, .Finance, .IT

Accelerator Integrates Oracle HCM Cloud with ADP Systems

Posted by Sarju Shah on Aug 14, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Many organizations are seeking a more direct interface between their HCM and payroll systems to get a better handle on managing all their employee data. However, Oracle HCM Cloud toolsets currently does not offer an out of the box integration with ADP's HCM and Payroll systems like GlobalView, Streamline, or Workforce Now.

Working with numerous clients that have this challenge, Emtec developed an accelerator specifically within the Oracle HCM Cloud system that enables organizations to send data to an ADP payroll system. While potential use cases for this type of accelerator are limitless, we’ve worked with numerous clients that had one specific challenge in mind that could benefit from such integration.

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Topics: .HR, .Finance, .IT, Oracle HCM Cloud, ADP

How AI Chatbots Can Extend Your HCM, ERP & CRM Systems

Posted by Jennifer Basco on Jul 5, 2017 9:06:00 AM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbots have become a broad technology initiative for many organizations.

The emerging platform has unlimited potential for business applications as it can analyze information from various sources to create efficiencies, improve processes and increase revenue—all with limited human intervention.

Chatbots integrate with legacy systems and use natural language processing to create real-time information exchanges with users. According to a study conducted for Oracle last October, 80% of executives at responding organizations indicated they already have or are planning to use chatbots in their sales and marketing initiatives by 2020. *

While some organizations have implemented externally facing chatbots as a new way to interact with customers, the technology can be integrated into HCM and ERP systems to facilitate vast internal business applications as well.

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Topics: HCM, .HR, .IT, AI, Chatbots

4 Reasons Why Co-existence (Cloud and On-Premise) Makes Sense

Posted by Jennifer Basco on May 31, 2017 10:17:00 AM

HCM systems have come a long way in the last five years.  With expansive cloud-based functionality and enhanced mobile and social capabilities, these new platforms help HR teams become powerhouses of efficiency, and create amazing candidate and employee experiences.

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Topics: .HR, Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle HCM, Cloud Computing Solutions

Four Organizations with Diverse HCM Challenges Move to the Cloud

Posted by Jennifer Basco on May 24, 2017 2:47:00 PM

More organizations are moving to cloud-based platforms across their enterprise systems for enhanced functionality, greater efficiencies as well as a better employee experience. Human Capital Management Systems are an important part of this paradigm shift.

Research from Gartner shows that spending in the worldwide cloud market will increase 18% this year, to $246.8 billion. It also predicts software as a service to grow 20.1% to $46.3 billion in 2017. *

At Emtec, we are seeing a sharp uptick in interest in cloud, mobile and other digital technologies. Human Resources teams, specifically, are looking to modernize their HCM applications and processes to provide an enhanced user experience and better compete for talent.

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Topics: .HR, PeopleSoft HCM, Oracle Cloud, HCM Challenges, Oracle HCM Cloud, Cloud Computing Solutions

Considerations for Success in Cloud Coexistence

Posted by Danielle Carey on Apr 11, 2017 4:48:38 PM


Cloud coexistence, the strategy of using cloud applications alongside conventional on-premise legacy systems, has been a tactical approach for businesses to successfully embark on their move to the cloud.
While organizations realize the cloud offers best-in-class talent management and workforce reward solutions, they may not want to lose the comfort of their legacy applications that provide a stable environment with well-established data and business processes that may have been customized over time. 

A move to the cloud using a coexistence model allows companies to adopt the advantages of the cloud gradually while still maintaining the custom requirements of legacy systems.  It truly is the best of both worlds. 

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Topics: .HR, Oracle Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, Application Development Services, Cloud Computing Solutions

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