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SAP Benefit case study: Indus Motor Company

Indus Motor Company deployed SAP S/4HANA to take advantage of the new capabilities offered in the solution. By upgrading, the company eliminated information siloes and data islands that existed outside its legacy system, gaining a…

Prophix ROI case study: Lochmueller Group

Lochmueller Group deployed Prophix to improve the efficiency and accuracy of its financial budgeting.  By leveraging the flexibility of Prophix’s corporate performance management (CPM) solution, Lochmueller Group fits the software to its business needs.  In…

Salesforce ROI case study: VMWare

VMWare Inc. (VMW) deployed Salesforce Pardot, Marketing Cloud, and Sales Cloud to facilitate a new business-to-business (B2B) marketing strategy for its cloud portfolio, and to integrate its marketing data with sales to produce a more…

HCM Technology Value Matrix 2018

With the rising cost and complexity of managing one of the four pillars of every organization – its people – human capital management (HCM) vendors are accelerating their delivery of innovation, with cloud being a…

Microsoft Business Central Update

Microsoft recently announced the October ’18 release of Dynamics 365 Business Central. This release delivers the full functionality of the Dynamics NAV on-premise platform to a cloud-first solution. Features include enhancements to the user interface…

Contrast Security Value Drivers

As Cyber Security concerns increase, the sales cycle for cyber security solutions is focused on the concerns of a potential attack, and the technology used to prevent it. That said, while the technical jargon and…

First half 2018 market survey

Nucleus conducted a survey of 130 technology users in the human capital management (HCM), customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource management (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), content management (CM), and analytics marketplace to track market…

NexJ ROI case study: Anonymous

A global financial services firm deployed NexJ to replace its aging Oracle Siebel applications, which were no longer effective tools for the sales team. Nucleus found that the project enabled the bank to improve technology…

Ceridian HCM value drivers

As human capital management (HCM) vendors and decision makers have accelerated their move to the cloud, there’s still confusion about what cloud should actually mean in the HCM context. Much of this confusion is driven…

Anatomy of a decision: Alteryx Platform

In examining the experiences of Alteryx platform users, Nucleus determined that usability, analytics functionality, task scheduling and automation capability, and integration with common third-party data visualization and mapping tools were the primary reasons users selected…

Microsoft Dynamics 365 ROI case study: MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions (MMFS) deployed an integrated solution of Microsoft Dynamics 365 with Azure IoT Hub to improve operational efficiency, centralize company information and processes, and to modernize as an early adopter of Internet of…

SYSPRO launches new UI as part of SYSPRO 8

SYSPRO announced the availability of SYSPRO 8, the newest version of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Nucleus found that SYSPRO’s continued investments in combining new capabilities with the addition of Avanti’s enhanced UI usability…

Accelerating careers with Salesforce Trailhead

Salesforce Trailhead is an online learning platform where Salesforce developers, administrators, and users can learn Salesforce skills and earn certifications and badges. In a survey of Trailhead users, Nucleus found that one in four participants…

Ramco Systems expands globally

Ramco Systems, based in India, offers a suite of applications for much of the enterprise, including human capital management (HCM) and is expanding globally. In analyzing users’ experience, Nucleus found them reporting gains in productivity.…

Bpm’online ROI case study: Hershey’s Ice Cream

Hershey’s Ice Cream deployed Bpm’online to modernize its sales and account management practices and provide a consistent source of data for analysis and decision making. Moving from a largely paper-based system to Bpm’online and providing…

WorkBook offers agency management visibility and insight

WorkBook demonstrates how purpose-built solutions deliver value to customers with better visibility and collaboration across departments. Designed for agencies, WorkBook offers project-based operations management that can improve efficiency, project margins, and profitability. Nucleus found that…

Marketing Technology Value Matrix 2018

The holy grail of marketing automation is zero opt-outs. Technology vendors leading in this space are investing in integration across pillars and data silos, artificial intelligence (AI), and hyper-personalization that walks the fine line between…

JDA to buy Blue Yonder to extend AI

JDA announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, a supply chain software vendor focused on applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to retail. The announcement comes shortly after JDA…

Salesforce Service Cloud gets smarter with Einstein

On July 11, 2018 Salesforce announced new Einstein and Lightning capabilities for Service Cloud. Einstein Next Best Action leverages customer relationship management (CRM) data to enable business agents to make relevant, intelligent offers to customers…

Adaptive Insights ROI case study: Creation Technologies

Creation Technologies deployed Adaptive Insights to improve its financial reporting and forecasting. Moving from a legacy on-premise system has enabled Creation to increase the accuracy and consistency of its data, increasing productivity across all levels…

Saba ROI case study: Sunrise Senior Living

Shortcomings with the existing learning technology at Sunrise Senior Living complicated and slowed program administration, community management, and new-hire onboarding. In search of a replacement, the employer turned to Saba Software for integrated learning and…

Calculating the Value of Benefits Administration

Benefits administration remains a growing area of activity for corporations. In examining this expanding market, Nucleus assessed its recent human capital management (HCM) case studies and followed-up with users to determine the benefits delivered. Nucleus…

Salesforce Connections update

At Salesforce Connections, the company highlighted innovations focused on integration and artificial intelligence (AI), bringing together the pillars of sales, marketing, service, and commerce for end-to-end customer engagement. These advances are critical for marketers looking…

LLamasoft promotes platform at SummerCon

At its recent conference, SummerCon 2018, LLamasoft highlighted its platform and how it is looking to extend its capabilities with customer-built applications. With the focus on how supply chain design is delivering value to customers,…

Cloud payback comes in less than 8 months

Nucleus’s analyses of the return on investment (ROI) of modern cloud solutions replacing old, legacy systems in human capital management (HCM) show that payback on average comes in less than eight months. Moreover, most cloud…

Oracle Cloud HCM ROI case study: Shawnee State

Shawnee State University deployed Oracle HCM to modernize its human capital management (HCM) and provide a consistent source of data for analysis and decision making. Moving from a legacy system that was largely manual to…

SilkRoad Onboarding ROI case study: Accenture

To replace an outdated, primarily manual workflow for onboarding new hires, Accenture implemented and deployed SilkRoad Onboarding. Through automation, the organization eliminated faxing, scanning, printing, and mailing of compliance-driven and other documentation for hiring and…

Anatomy of a decision: Salesforce Pardot

How companies market and sell has evolved significantly in the past decade, as have their needs for digital marketing, from basic e-mail marketing to support for ongoing omnichannel engagement with prospects and customers. In examining…

GoodData ROI case study: ServiceChannel

2018 ROI AWARD WINNER! ServiceChannel, a facilities management software company, deployed GoodData to retire an ineffective legacy program and provide customers with accessible and actionable analytics. Moving analytics to GoodData, the company increased revenue, avoided…

Guidebook: Salesforce Field Service Lightning

Salesforce Field Service Lightning enables companies to streamline, automate, and optimize their field service operations. Nucleus found that Field Service Lightning customers were able to increase consistency and efficiency, reduce logistics and inventory costs, and…

QAD highlights Channel Islands at Explore 2018

At its recent conference, Explore 2018, QAD shed new light on its Channel Islands User Experience. With Industry 4.0 as a central theme to the event, QAD discussed the investments it has made in its…

Host Analytics looks to empower budget owners

At its recent conference, Perform 2018, Host Analytics announced plans to help finance departments engage with their customers and budget owners. With a focus on enabling greater collaboration between finance and other departments within an…

Gusto benefits for small business

Nucleus found that by using Gusto, a small business can save 2-3 hours per week on payroll. Additionally, Gusto helped smaller companies offer complete benefits packages without the need for a dedicated HR staff. These…

Epicor focuses on users at Insights 2018

At its recent conference, Insights 2018, Epicor announced multiple technology enhancements, new products, new partnerships, and a cloud-first focus. Since it was acquired by KKR Private Equity in 2016, Epicor has expanded its offerings, worked…

Apttus advances AI in the middle office

At its recent conference, Apttus Accelerate, the company announced advances to its Max artificial intelligence (AI) as well as its new Omni Middle Office Platform for revenue management. Although Nucleus estimates that fewer than 10…

Anaplan evolves with Connected Planning

At Anaplan Hub 2018, the company announced new user capabilities for its Connected Planning Platform, highlighting investments the company has been making in machine learning (ML), personalization, and collaboration. With significant changes in the leadership…

Assessing field service maturity

Edge customer relationship management (CRM) applications such as field service deliver 4.2 times the return on investment of core CRM – but Nucleus found that fewer than 10 percent of companies with field service operations…

DriveScale ROI case study: Clearsense

Clearsense deployed DriveScale, Inc. to move from the public cloud and dedicated instances service to an on-premises private cloud to decrease costs and improve service. Moving away from a well-known public cloud vendor’s subscription service…

JDA expands platform play at FOCUS 2018

At its recent conference, JDA FOCUS 2018, JDA looked to build on the value proposition of its solution platform with JDA Luminate product extensions. In order to help customers make the move to a digital…

IFS launches applications 10 at world conference

At its recent conference, IFS World Conference 2018, IFS shed light on the latest generation of its applications, Applications 10. The vendor has placed its new user experience as the centerpiece to its value proposition…

GoodData ROI case study: Bypass

Bypass embedded GoodData analytics onto its point-of-service (POS) platform to deliver back office management tools and real-time actionable insights to its customers. Nucleus found that Bypass’s decision to use GoodData rather than build a platform…

GoodData ROI case study: EmeraldCube Solutions

2018 ROI AWARD WINNER! EmeraldCube deployed GoodData to provide business intelligence (BI) services to its customers through a white-labeled solution, EmeraldVision. The company chose GoodData over a self-built solution, saving an expensive investment in capital…

Salesforce ROI case study: ICS+

2018 ROI AWARD WINNER! ICS+ deployed Salesforce Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud, Quip, and Inbox, to provide one integrated platform for all client-focused data and collaboration. Moving from NetSuite, e-mail, and a variety of…

Micro Focus Vertica 9.1 Release

Micro Focus announced major enhancements to its unified Vertica Analytics platform, expanding deployment options, improving security integration, and adding new features to in-database machine learning (ML) capabilities. Nucleus found that this release simplifies administration, captures…

WFM Technology Value Matrix 2018

This year’s Workforce Management (WFM) Value Matrix reveals that legacy players Kronos and ADP have little brand equity left to mask their users’ mounting dissatisfaction. Against this backdrop, Ceridian has gone public with the best…

Workforce shows evolution at vision 2018

WorkForce announced the launch of its new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation solution as part of its Absence Compliance Tracker (ACT) offering, as well as the launch of a new Crew Management solution, developed…

Bridging the ERP maturity gap

The concerns of many prospective enterprise resource planning (ERP) software customers are being overlooked by vendor marketing messages. Nucleus found that customers typically occupy one of the three stages of enterprise software maturity: operational, optimal,…

BlackLine ROI case study: Anonymous

A long-time BlackLine customer deployed additional capabilities to improve its account reconciliation and journal entry processes. Through a phased implementation, the company streamlined and automated multiple parts of its monthly close. Leveraging BlackLine’s automated journals,…

Desktop security is dead

For most organizations, the inflection points at which it makes more sense to dispose of a properly backed up computer rather than fix it is five hours. For smaller companies that must rely on outside…

Alexa is not ready for business

Amazon’s Alexa for Business, released in 2017, does not yet deliver a positive return on investment (ROI). With the current offering, Nucleus sees Alexa for Business as little more than a glorified light switch, phone…

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