Monthly Archives: March 2014

HCM SaaS Tools – Solutions Ressources Humaines – Paris Expo

HCM SaaS Tools at “Solutions Ressources Humaines” trade fair in Paris

List HCM SaaS CompaniesOn March 18th during 3 days the “Solutions Ressources Humaines” trade fair was taking place in Paris.

HCM Professional exhibition in Paris
This professional exhibition in Paris allowed the HR community to meet
with most popular HCM software providers. The exhibition regrouped more
then 100 software or service providers.
The below listing is an extract of software or service providers offering HCM SaaS solutions with links to their Web site and their most important features.

Name Web
Time Talent LMS Comp.
& Ben.
Recruit. WFP/
Succ. Collab. Other
Aragon-eRH Link X Interface X X X X X
Cantoriel Link X Local X X X X X
CEGID Link X Local X X X X X Travel
Link X X X X
CrossKnowledge Link X X
E-Paye Link X Local X X X X Travel
EasyRecrue Link X
Equitime Link X X
Eurecia Link X Interface X X Travel
Foederis Link X X X X X
Link X Local X
HrSmart Link X X X X X
HumBrain Link X X X X
Inpact Link X X Outsourcing
Inser Link X X X
Meta4 Link X X X X X X Outsourcing
NovRH Link X X X X X
NuagePeople Link X X X Travel
QuarkSup Link X X X X
SuccessFactors Link X X X X X X X X X X
Link X X X
TalentSoft Link X X X X X X
Workday Link X X(US, CA, UK. FR in 2016) X X X X X X X X Business
Process Management

If you represent a company listed above and the features are not complete or incorrect you can contact me by email.
Updated on March 28th 2014.

From On-premise tools to SaaS and BPaaS

Below is a very good summary about how On-premise tools evolved to SaaS (Software as a Service) and BPaaS (Business Process as a Service) tools. It shows all features and services now included in these offering:

CloudHistoryHere is the link to learn more about this software (r)evolution.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

With SaaS tools for HCM you will reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) because:

  • You won’t need in-house infrastructure anymore
  • Implementation is rather easy and faster than ERP systems.
  • You can use business processes and form templates
  • Tool upgrades are transparent: all clients will access to newest versions when made available by the provider.

This is a good summary of all benefits you can expect with SaaS tools:

hcm-technology-total-cost-of-ownership(Source: SuccessFactors)

Please refer to this article to learn more about SaaS tools TCO.

With the Cloud new HCM Tools & Services are becoming available for fast implementation and new benefits

First what is Cloud?

Cloud computing allows many customers to connect to a single point of access in order to use internet based tools without having to install them on their own server infrastructure. These tools made available on the Internet are managed and upgraded by the provider. In other terms you will avoid to do complex and costly upgrades like you did with in-house based ERP systems. By definition storage capabilities are flexible and infinite because providers can extend their capabilities and use the powerful Internet environment.

Many Cloud based tools are “multi-tenants” meaning multiple clients are using the same environment and therefore all new features or new versions are accessible for all customers at the same time.

Cloud can be Public, Private or Hybrid.

Private Cloud won’t allow you to benefit from the providers’ upgrade. Hybrid cloud is usually a mix of Public Cloud connected to in-house tools or as said “On-Premise” tools.

Tools like SuccessFactors (SAP), Workday or Oracle Fusion are located in Public Cloud. Public cloud doesn’t mean unsecured! Your data are secured with many security layers and programs.

You can find additional information regarding Cloud computing on Wikipedia.

What are the services available in the Cloud?

There are multiple layers that compose an end user service. Basically you will find the following services or layers:

Cloud Services

SaaS (Software as a Service) and BPaaS (Business Process as a Service) are layers available for end users whereas IaaS (Infrastructure as as Service) and PaaS (Plateform as a Services) are technical layers respectively servers or storage capabilities and middleware systems or softwares.

You will sometime see DBaaS services as well (Data Base as a Service) but they usually are part of the PaaS layer or directly embedded in the SaaS tool.

SaaS HCM tools?

Many Human Capital Management (HCM) tools are now available in Software as a Service (SaaS) mode, like:

  • SuccessFactors (SAP)
  • Workday
  • Oracle Fusion
  • Kenexa
  • SilkRoad

BPaaS tools and services?

Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) outsourced services performed by third parties based on the SaaS tool you are using. Usually these services are provided from resources within a Shared Services Center.

The Business Processes and activities performed by the BPaaS provider are defined by contract which includes Service Level Agreement (SLA).

These services can be customized if the SaaS tool you are using includes “Business Process Modeling” (BPM) capabilities. The BPM module allows you to design the Business Processes with all activities that need to be performed and who is responsible for execution.

If not embedded in your SaaS HCM tool many external “Business Process Modeling” softwares are available on the market but you have to make sure they are compliant with your SaaS HCM tool. Some external BPM tools:

  • Blueworks Live (IBM)
  • Tibco Spotfire
  • iWay

This document gives you very detailed information about BPM Technologies.