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Who’s going to win? Software Satisfaction 2008 HR & training nominees


More than 700 votes were cast in the HR and training categories in this year’s Software Satisfaction Awards, which see some of the larger, established software suppliers lined up against newer arrivals. John Stokdyk reports.

ASR (now part of COA Solutions) and SAP will contest the enterprise HR category against Vizual’s and Softscape Apex. ASR also features in the mid-range HR shortlist, where it is up against Cascade HR, Snowdrop and Octopus, a web-based challenger.

Confirming that web-hosted “self-service” systems are becoming the norm for HR, more than 75% of respondents in the talent management category used web-based systems.

All of the mid-range and enterprise HR software suppliers now offer web clients for their systems, so more than 50 of the mid-range respondents will use online systems and even if all the hybrids are left out of the equation, 10% of the enterprise sample went to on-demand programs.

Below is the full Software Satisfaction Awards 2008 HR & training shortlist. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on the evening of Thursday 30 October, at The Brewery in London. The Software Satisfaction Annual, containing the detailed results, will be published on the night of the awards and be available as a PDF download the next morning.

Visit the Software Satisfaction Awards 2008 website for further details.

Enterprise HR
HR Pro (Enterprise Edition) from ASR Computers from Vizual Business Tools
Softscape Apex

Mid-range HR
Cascade HR
HR Pro (Professional Edition) from ASR Computers

Talent management
apoint from networx
iRecruiter from iCIMS
OMT 360 from Couraud
SuccessFactors’ ULTRA
Taleo Enterprise Edition

OpenPeople from COA Solutions
Payroll Manager from Moneysoft
k-PAYE from KCS
Access Accounts
IRIS Payroll

Learning tools
Adobe Connect Pro
ForceTen from Eedo Knowledgeware
Kallidus LMS from e2train
Raptivity from Harbinger Knowledge Products

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