HRO Today and Alexander Mann Solutions Release Quarterly HR Technology Report
SharedXpertise, publisher of HRO Today Magazine, and Alexander Mann Solutions, a global provider of talent acquisition and management services, have released a report about new technology in human resources for the first quarter of 2019.
In the first quarter of 2019, there were 68 major technology announcements, nearly double the 36 announced in the first quarter of 2018. Private equity and venture capital firms continue to invest heavily in HR technology, and major merger and acquisition activity took place throughout the quarter. Investment deals for the quarter hit over $2.2 billion dollars, with $1.5 billion dollars of the total funding going to Infor, whose services include a cloud-based ERP and HCM systems. The $2.2 billion dollar figure excludes SAP's acquisition of Qualtrics for $8 billion dollars and Ultimate Software's transition from publicly held to a private company, which was a transaction of $11 billion dollars.
"In the first quarter of 2019, there were six product or funding announcements related to enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology, which includes human capital management (HCM)," says Larry Basinait, vice president of market research at SharedXpertise. "Forward-
With new technologies being developed and features being added to existing technology, there appears to be less friction between departments to allow for greater cross-collaboration. In addition, the increased use of machines and artificial intelligence has opened the door for greater automation of employee positions, which allows for certain functions to be done digitally.
"In today's technology-driven economy, HR can't afford to fall behind in getting their workforce prepared for digital transformation,"
To read the full overview of first quarter developments and learn about where HR technology is predicted to advance in 2019, click here to download the full report: https://form.jotform.com/
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About HRO Today
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