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10 Questions Every HCM Vendor Should Answer

This must-have checklist will provide you with the most relevant questions to ask HR or payroll vendors to ensure you're getting the most out of your HCM solution.

Whether you're looking for a new HR/payroll vendor now or in the future - or if you just want to evaluate your current vendor - you'll want this checklist.




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10 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

Moving an entire aspect of your organization's infrastructure to the cloud might seem like a daunting proposition. This paper will introduce several important questions HR and payroll professionals should ask when researching potential cloud providers for their organization's people management needs.

Use these must-ask questions and you can learn everything you need to know to make an informed, confident decision.




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25 Ways to Positively Impact Payroll

Payroll is more than a cost center that prints checks. The professionals in any payroll department can and should be an enormous strategic asset to your organization. Increased efficiency and streamlined processes will benefit not only your payroll workers but every employee in the workforce.

This checklist of best practices will offer 25 ways to positively impact payroll for businesses of any size. Unlock the true value of payroll at your company, from simple tips and tweaks like networking with industry peers and embracing paperless payroll, to broader corporate practices and the benefits of new cloud technologies.

Unleash the potential of payroll by giving it the attention it deserves.



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5 Tasks Your People Can Tackle From Anywhere with UltiPro Mobile

As of 2016, half of the full-time U.S. workforce (that's about 63 million workers) holds a job that is compatible with working from somewhere other than the office at least part of the time—and more than 80% of employees say they'd like to.

Employees and managers in today's workforce expect instant access to the tools and information they need to get the job done no matter where they are in the world or what kind of device they're using.

Download this white paper to learn more about how UltiPro Mobile can make work life easier for both employees and manager with the freedom to get the job done from anywhere.




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Applicant Tracking Systems Pricing Guide

This guide is based on extensive market research and is designed to help applicant tracking professionals:

  • Learn about relevant pricing models
  • Understand common price ranges
  • Account for additional cost factors
  • Budget by desired applications
  • Compare prices of popular systems
    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best applicant tracking resources software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!




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  • Application Performance Management (APM) for Dummies

    Application performance management helps deliver the application performance users and business demand. Effectively monitoring and troubleshooting application performance issues requires a comprehensive solution.

    Read the eBook Application Performance Management for Dummies to learn how to:

  • Understand real end-user experience monitoring — and why it's important
  • Apply big data techniques and analytics — to quickly triage problems and minimize downtime
  • Evaluate performance management criteria — and choose the best solution to meet your needs




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  • Are You Really "Ready" for the Cloud?

    Four Stages to Successful Cloud Adoption

    Forrester Research predicts 81% of companies expect to leverage the cloud for business-critical applications and services in the next two years.

    If you're planning to move applications to the cloud, watch this webinar to learn how Asurion, an insurance provider with 280 million customers worldwide, undertook their cloud migration. Join us as Juliet Orgain, Senior Manager of IT at Asurion and Riverbed's Krish Badrinarayanan walk through the stages of successful cloud adoption.

    You'll see how Asurion:

  • Prepared teams as they paved the way to the cloud
  • Prioritized and engineered applications for migration
  • Created standards and optimized resource utilization
  • Measured performance and embraced DevOps
  • Captured opportunities for greater innovation

    Presenters

    Krishnan Badrinarayanan
    Riverbed Product Marketing Director

    Juliet Orgain
    Asurion Sr. Manager of IT




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  • Business Intelligence Systems Pricing Guide

    This guide is based on extensive market research and is designed to help business intelligence professionals:

    • Learn about relevant pricing models
    • Understand common price ranges
    • Account for additional cost factors
    • Budget by desired applications
    • Compare prices of popular systems

    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best business intelligence resources software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!



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    Creating a Compelling Business Case for a New HR Solution

    The C-Suite at your organization holds the keys to true change—and embracing a comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution is the first and biggest change any company can make toward future-proof strategic growth. But how can they be convinced of the critical business value in this investment?

    The delicate balancing act of providing the best products and services, tending to the needs of existing customers, and aiming to grow while benefitting the bottom line can make the prospect of adopting any new processes seem daunting.

    It's time to start speaking their language.

    In this exclusive whitepaper, we'll look at creating an airtight business case for embracing an accessible, future-proof, data-driven HCM, including current industry challenges and the revolutionary features that best-in-class HCM can offer.



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    Customer Relationship Management Systems Pricing Guide

    This guide is based on extensive market research and is designed to help business professionals:

  • Learn about relevant pricing models
  • Understand common price ranges
  • Account for additional cost factors
  • Budget by desired applications
  • Compare prices of popular systems
    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best CRM software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!




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  • DevOps Field Guide: Practical Tips to Find and Fix Common App Performance Problems

    Performance issues today are compounded by increasingly complex infrastructures that IT teams must contend with when delivering applications. As a result, detecting and fixing performance problems is hard. Sluggish end-user transactions may present themselves as being slow due to the code. However, that slowness is often not the root cause, but rather a symptom of an underlying infrastructural issue hidden from view.

    Examine common, yet elusive application performance problems that reveal themselves only when you look at them from the right vantage point. This 44-page field guide includes:

  • Avoiding the flaw of averages - Enable application teams to look at the actual distribution for every transaction for every user
  • Decoding hidden messages in your data - Use a toolset that lets you slice and dice your dataset to reveal patterns not visible in the aggregate
  • Using the power of correlation analysis - Using AppInternals, you can monitor the behavior and resource utilization of the entire stack




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  • DevOps/Continuous Delivery Tooling: Launchpad for the Digital Enterprise

    The digital economy is characterized by a rapidly changing and fast-moving business climate. This “need for speed” has revolutionized application and software delivery, where DevOps and Continuous Delivery have become core competencies.

    However, yesterday's toolsets and practices—which relied heavily on human expertise and manual processes—are no longer viable. At the same time, developing and supporting modern applications requires collaborative decision-making supported by a new level of cross-functional skills, knowledge, and judgment.
    Read this report from EMA to explore:

  • The business impact of optimizing DevOps and Continuous Delivery in “real-world” IT
  • Primary DevOps and Continuous Delivery challenges and strategies for solving them
  • How tools, such as APM solutions, can address common gaps
  • Input from highly effective organizations on blueprints for success




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  • Employee Performance Appraisal & Review Software

    With the multitude of employee evaluation software solutions available today, selecting the right system for your organization can be challenging.

    Software AdviceTM is able to provide you with expert advice on thousands of software applications. Get free price quotes and relevant recommendations on systems that match your exact needs!

    The right employee evaluation software can help you:
    • Automate the performance tracking and annual reviews process
    • Create development and retention strategies for top talent
    • Share important information with authorized users across your organization

    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best employee evaluation software for your organization's needs. Request your free custom price quotes today!



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    Find the Best Applicant Tracking Software System
    With the multitude of Applicant Tracking Systems available today, selecting the right system for your organization can be challenging.

    Software AdviceTM is able to provide you with expert advice on thousands of software applications. Get free price quotes and relevant recommendations on systems that match your exact needs

    The right Applicant Tracking software system can help you:
    • Reduce the time and expense of hiring
    • Eliminate the need for paperwork
    • Support the growth of your business

    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best applicant tracking system for your organization's needs. Request your free custom price quotes today!

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    Find the Best Business VOIP Software

    With the multitude of business VoIP software solutions available today, selecting the right system for your organization can be challenging. Software Advice™ is a trusted resource for software buyers. We provide detailed reviews and research on thousands of software applications.

    The right business VoIP system can help you:
    • Increase flexibility and mobility
    • Save money by lowering costs
    • Grow employee productivity

    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best business VoIP system software for your organization's needs. Request your free custom price quotes today!



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    Find the Best Content Management System Software
    With the multitude of Content Management System solutions available today, selecting the right software for your organization can be challenging. Software Advice™ is a trusted resource for software buyers. We provide detailed reviews and research on thousands of software applications.

    The right Content Management System can help you:

    • Increased efficiency and digital recordkeeping
    • Streamline content management processes
    • Maintain a secure documentation system

    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best business software for your organization's needs. Request your free custom price quotes today!

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    Find the Best Help Desk Software
    With the multitude of Help Desk software solutions available today, selecting the right system for your organization can be challenging. Software Advice™ is a trusted resource for software buyers. We provide detailed reviews and research on thousands of software applications.

    The right Help Desk system can help you:
    • Streamline workflows
    • Automate issue management
    • Identify recurring problems

    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best business  software for your organization's needs. Request your free custom price quotes today!


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    Find the Best Marketing Automation Software
    With the multitude of Marketing Automation software solutions available today, selecting the right system for your organization can be challenging. Software Advice™ is a trusted resource for software buyers. We provide detailed reviews and research on thousands of software applications.

    The right Marketing Automation software can help you:
    • Identify and qualify more leads
    • Improved sales coordination
    • Improved campaign measurement
    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best business software for your organization's needs. Request your free custom price quotes today!


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    Find the Best Small Business CRM Software
    With the multitude of CRM software solutions available today, selecting the right system for your organization can be challenging.

    Software AdviceTM is able to provide you with expert advice on thousands of software applications. Get free price quotes and relevant recommendations on systems that match your exact needs! The right CRM software system can help you:
    • Consolidate customer information with database management tools
    • Organize and manage your relationships with interaction tracking and marketing automation
    • Improve productivity and performance with workflow automation and custom reporting

    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best business software for your organization's needs. Request your free custom price quotes today!

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    Find the best Workforce Management Systems

    With the multitude of Workforce Management Systems available today, selecting the right system for your organization can be challenging.

    Software AdviceTM is able to provide you with expert advice on thousands of software applications. Get free price quotes and relevant recommendations on systems that match your exact needs!

    The right Workforce Management software system can help you:

    • Streamline your operations throughout your organization
    • Create more efficient ways to schedule shifts
    • Minimize the margin for error in payroll

    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best business software for your organization's needs. Request your free custom price quotes today!



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    Four Dimensions of Performance Management Excellence for the Digital Era

    Modern businesses are powered by an increasingly complex and distributed assortment of apps, networks, systems, and services. As a result, IT organizations need performance management expertise to maximize business performance and enable successful cloud-first and digital transformation strategies.

    What do you need to become a performance management expert?

    Find out by joining Riverbed and analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group as we unveil some exciting new research, including a performance management maturity model that shows what behaviors contribute most to your success.

  • Explore the four dimensions of performance management maturity.
  • Hear from industry experts on best practices to advance your organization.
  • Gain CIO-level insights on Riverbed's own cultural transformation.
  • Learn how to assess your practices and receive actionable recommendations for improvement.

    Presenters

    Edwin Yuen Enterprise Strategy Group Analyst
    Rich Hillebrecht Riverbed CIO & CISO
    Mason Coffman Riverbed Solutions Marketing Manager




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  • Free Trial - Monitor Network Bandwidth with SolarWinds' Bandwidth Analyzer Pack

  • Comprehensive Network Bandwidth Analysis & Performance Monitoring
  • Take advantage of extensive security and encryption capabilities, including multiple authentication methods
  • Detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues
  • Track response time, availability, and uptime of routers, switches, and other SNMP-enabled devices
  • Monitor and analyze network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns
  • Identify bandwidth hogs and see which applications are using the most bandwidth
  • Graphically display performance metrics in real time via dynamic interactive maps



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  • Gartner Paper: APM Has to Change to Support DevOps

    As companies undergo digital transformation, many IT organizations are embracing DevOps to better align with evolving business requirements, foster rapid innovation, and deliver high-performing services. But what IT leaders are failing to grasp is that this cultural shift also requires modifications to the underlying application performance management (APM) technologies and processes that have historically been used to manage IT service delivery.

    Read this analyst paper to explore:

  • Key challenges IT organizations face as they roll out DevOps practices
  • Additional APM tools and capabilities needed to support DevOps
  • Recommendations for forming the right organizational structure and processes




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  • GNS3 Network Emulator & NPM Integration Guide
    Don't want to test on your production network? No worries! Integrate Network Performance Monitor with GNS3 to test drive in a risk-free environment.

    Multi-vendor support
    Easily detect, diagnose, and resolve performance issues

    Dynamic Network Maps
    Automatically map devices and display performance metrics

    Capacity forecasting
    Calculate exhaustion dates using custom thresholds



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    Hearing the Voice of the Employee

    Your people have something to say, but are you really hearing them?

    Organizations like yours have been putting an increased amount of time and money into employee engagement initiatives, all in the hopes of gaining better insights into what makes your people happy and motivated at work. However, as the workforce has changed, employee feedback methods haven't kept up.

    This guide offers a new approach to employee feedback and sentiment analysis. Inside, you'll learn the employee feedback faux pas to avoid, as well as new solutions to make gathering and acting on employee feedback easier and more effective than ever before.




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    Improving Profitability Through Better HCM

    Human capital accounts for 50-60% of variable costs within a company, but this area rarely gets the attention it deserves. Case studies have shown a 34% increase in sales per employee and 43% higher profits per employee as a direct result of leveraging a single best-in-class human capital management (HCM) solution for all aspects of the employment lifecycle.

    Industry leaders such as Texas Roadhouse, Pep Boys, First Horizon National Corporation and more have already harnessed comprehensive HR, payroll, and talent management to realize results like these along with reduced paper waste, more efficient workflows and fewer tech support calls.

    Discover how cloud-based people management can boost your profits.



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    Is It Really a Bandwidth Issue? Three Steps To Diagnose Bandwidth Complaints

    To non-technical employees and managers, bandwidth is synonymous with network performance. That's certainly one major determinant of network performance, but often an even bigger one is how efficiently that bandwidth is used.

    Read this whitepaper to learn how to:

    • Monitor network capacity & bandwidth usage
    • Identify which applications are generating the most traffic
    • Analyze traffic and inspect the timing & delivery of specific packets of data




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    IT Security Checklist: 9 Key Recommendations to Keep Your Network Safe

    Businesses are preparing for new network threats and phenomena such as ‘hacktivism.' Identifying the right areas to improve security measures, employee training, and gearing up with the right technology is the key to success for IT security teams.

    One great way to be prepared is to create a comprehensive IT security management checklist. Creating a comprehensive checklist will ensure that you are following the best practices for IT security. In this white paper, you'll discover 9 recommendations on how to set up your checklist. These 9 key recommendations will help you create a comprehensive IT security plan. IT security preparedness is all about getting equipped with the right tools for the right problem at the right time.



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    Key Considerations for Effective Data Loss Prevention

    Among the various vulnerabilities and potential intrusions that your network is subject to, a data breach is one of the most damaging and costly. It's not only about the data loss that happens due to a security breach, but also the impact of the loss.

    The sheer volume of data in a typical IT environment makes it difficult to control data loss through multiple endpoints. Typically, data loss happens when security is compromised and sensitive data is accessed. In other words, it is the unauthorized, intentional or unintentional, infiltration of confidential information on a secure network. To help you protect sensitive data and reduce the risk of data loss, we've compiled some key DLP considerations and tactics in this whitepaper. You'll discover:

  • What is Data Loss Prevention?
  • Where and How Does Data Loss happen?
  • Impact of Data Loss Download this white paper for more details.

  • Making Payroll a Strategic Asset

    Industry leaders worldwide have begun to realize payroll's potential, especially as payroll managers leverage exciting advances in human capital management (HCM) technology. Rather than simply serving as a glorified spreadsheet of paychecks to be printed, payroll data can be employed to paint a more robust and comprehensive picture of a company's workforce.

    Read this guide to discover how a unified, cloud-based HCM solution empowers payroll teams to prove their critical role as a part of an organization's overall strategic vision.




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    Mastering People-Centric Recruiting

    Are you leveraging your unique corporate culture in your recruiting? The benefits are too substantial to ignore.

    Your business needs a people-centric recruiting strategy to get the right talent at the right time. Discover how Conexus Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Canada, has emphasized its core cultural values and honed in on the people who have the drive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their customers and community.

    Read the Conexus story in this guide to people-centric recruiting now.




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    Network Management Software Buyers Guide

    Network management systems range from free, open-source tools, to complex and pricey applications. Balancing the trade-offs between price, features, and user preference can be challenging.

    To help with this challenge, Networkmanagementsoftware.com conducted a comparative study and six different solutions were reviewed: Open NMS®, SolarWinds, WhatsUpGold, Dartware, ManageEngine®, and Apparent Networks Pathview Cloud. In this guide, you'll discover:

    • What features to look for in a Network Management System
    • Comparison guide featuring the top six solutions
    • Tips on how to find a comprehensive network performance monitoring solution that fits your needs


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    Network Monitoring for Dummies

    Picture this scenario: You get to your desk at 9:00 a.m. sharp, having had a great morning workout, followed by a shower, a fantastic cup of coffee, and a frustration-free drive to the office. You're fresh and focused and ready to make a serious dent in that growing to-do list, which includes curious items like users complaining that “the Internet” gets really slow every so often, and the CFO thinks we're overpaying for WAN bandwidth. How much are we using?



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    Payroll Systems Pricing Guide

    This guide is based on extensive market research and is designed to help payroll professionals:

  • Learn about relevant pricing models
  • Understand common price ranges
  • Account for additional cost factors
  • Budget by desired applications
  • Compare prices of popular systems
    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best payroll resources software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!




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  • Project Management Systems Pricing Guide

    This guide is based on extensive market research and is designed to help project management professionals:

  • Learn about relevant pricing models
  • Understand common price ranges
  • Account for additional cost factors
  • Budget by desired applications
  • Compare prices of popular systems
    Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best project management software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!




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  • Software Strategies for the Digital Business: The Importance of APM for DevOps and Continuous Delivery

    DevOps is critical to accelerating digital business success. Research studies over the past several years consistently back this up, revealing benefits such as improved service delivery, increased customer satisfaction, and significant revenue growth.

    At the same time, DevOps practices are no longer bound to software deployment only, as many of today's most successful companies are taking a lifecycle approach. As part of this lifecycle, application performance management (APM) toolsets are becoming essential elements supporting modern delivery practices.
    Read this white paper from EMA to explore:

  • The top application delivery capabilities for the modern software lifecycle
  • How APM solutions support DevOps and Continuous Delivery by providing key capabilities other tools lack
  • Why Riverbed has one of the few APM solutions that supports the unique needs of today's digital businesses




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  • Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Network Bandwidth

    One of the biggest factors impacting your network performance is network traffic and bandwidth usage. With more personal devices hogging enterprise network bandwidth, network managers are deploying new policies to maintain the quality of service. Although there are multiple ways to manage your network, flow-based network monitoring is the most sought after approach to managing today's' networks. By understanding these technologies, network administrators can take advantage of the flow technology that's built into routers and switches.

    Read this whitepaper to learn how you can monitor, troubleshoot, and solve bandwidth related problems.



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    Why Every IT Practitioner Should Care About Network Change & Configuration Management

    Network administrators know that downtime can cost their company dearly. On average, businesses lose between $84,000 and $108,000 for every hour of IT system downtime, according to recent estimates from Gartner, Forrester and IT analysis firms. In most cases, service outages are caused by configuration errors, which could easily be prevented with better network change and configuration management tools. These tools allow administrators to easily reconfigure and change elements in their networks, backup device configurations, compare configurations and receive real time alerts when configurations change.

    In the past, network change and configuration practices required distinct knowledge of network devices, command line interface (CLI) scripting and long hours of often-tedious work. With today's toolset, however, network changes and configurations can be nearly effortless in terms of deployment and upkeep. Network change and configuration tools have a substantial and rapid return on investment - most businesses see a payback within months.



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    Why HR Technology Design Matters

    5 Things to Look for in a Solution Your Employees Will Love to Use

    Move beyond the user interface. User experience (UX) design is equal parts art and science, and more important to your people management solution than ever before. An outstanding UX is the difference between an employee getting the right information they need on the first try and a frustrated call to support.

    This brand new visual guide spotlights five UX features to watch out for in a solution your employees will love to use. From more information with fewer clicks to gamified elements that engage employees, these cornerstones of UX design will be found in the devices and software we rely on every day to “just work.”

    Look for these five things in an HCM solution your people will love.




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