TEC’s Take on Infor HCM Suite: ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘Smart’

United States – June 19, 2014, 13:00 PM

"Infor HCM is a formidable and complete HCM offering," concludes Technology Evaluation Centers principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic in a newly released product note, "Infor HCM Suite-Comprehensive HR and Smart Talent Science."

Here are excerpts:

"The human capital management (HCM) realm has been the vendor's hottest horizontal offering. This should not come as a surprise in light of the 2013 Conference Board's CEO survey, which found that human capital and operational excellence were the top two global challenges for companies. Infor offers a comprehensive array of capabilities for core human resource (HR) and talent management.

"Infor HCM can cover the combined scopes of Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, and Kronos. … This is good news, as any company these days would opt for as fewer vendor solutions as possible. … There are currently 2,000 core Infor HR/HCM suite customers plus a number of point solution customers.

"In addition to the foundational acquisition of former Lawson Software (now Infor HR Management) and Workbrain, Infor can now even offer shared delivery services for HR via Enwisen (read article), learning management via Certpoint (read article), and talent science via PeopleAnswers (read article). Specifically designed to support shared services organizations, Infor HR Service Delivery delivers tools that enable HR personnel to focus on strategic issues while empowering them with a self-service environment to take control of routine transactions.

"On the other hand, Infor Talent Science provides embedded predictive talent analytics to not only evaluate good (or high-risk, on the other hand) candidates, but also help them succeed throughout the employee life cycle and put the right people in the right roles. The acquisition appears to be a good snatch for Infor from the jaws of its competitors, which were also keen on PeopleAnswers.

"Most recently, Infor announced significant updates to Infor HR Knowledgebase and Infor HR Case Management, two applications that are part of the Infor HR Service Delivery suite of cloud solutions (former Enwisen). Both solutions are designed to support best-practice, global, and multitiered HR service delivery.

"Infor HCM is a formidable and complete HCM offering. We will likely hear more and more about this modern solution's success down the track."

Read the complete product note on TEC.com.

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