HCM Partner Technology Updates

At HRComputes we partner with some great vendors to better understand the leading edge of HR Technology.  We stay independent yet up to date on some great products and companies.

Here's the latest from two great vendors!


Phenom has just announced its integration with Microsoft Teams increasing productivity and enhancing user experience. Many organizations leverage Teams for collaboration and to drive productivity; so, most employees are frequent users. Integrating the Phenom app into Teams allows employees to access the features of Phenom without having to separately access the Phenom platform. Features like identifying new job opportunities, recommending friends and colleagues for jobs, and collaborating with hiring managers.

From a hiring manager perspective, it is a great way to receive and review candidate information, approve candidates for the interview process, and even set up video interviews via Teams with candidates.

More information is available at  https://tinyurl.com/y3m8yp4p


 Onboarding has a new feature that provides a visual marker when a candidate is a rehire. A notification tag is displayed in the New Hires list view when a new hire is potentially a previously terminated employee. Additional details regarding eligibility for rehire and previous employment are found in the new hire’s information record.

 The functionality works for both U.S./ Canada and Global clients. This new feature is a great tool to help HR departments avoid mistakes when new hires are really "rehires".

At HRComputes, we help make HR Technology work for HR instead of the other way around! 

HRComputes is a UKG Partner Reviewed by Raven Intel

HRComputes is proud to be a  UKG partner reviewed in the Raven Intel partner report on UKG released this month. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of an organization's partner ecosystem is crucial to the success of your project. While implementation partners are crucial to getting your software tool configured and launched, so are Solution Delivery Partners (SDP). As an SDP, HRComputes provides client side implementation guidance and support to ensure that your organizations project is a success. With over 70% of digital transformations considered failures, it is vital to invest in project management, change management, training and adoption to ensure that your organization realizes the projected ROI for this digital transformation project.

Highlights from the report are:

Ultimate Software (UKG) is rapidly growing its partner ecosystem to implement and provide ongoing services and software extensions to its customers. Similar to the model that other Enterprise HCM Software vendors (SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Oracle) employ,UKG is increasingly using partners for a their system implementations and services work. 

UKG's services partner ecosystem of approximately 50 partners is primarily comprised of independent consulting firms versus Global Service Providers (e.g. "Big 5".) Their average partner has 25 full-time consultants or less and has been a partner for over 5 years. 

Service Partner Strengths

Implementations are typically less expensive and take less time than Enterprise Cloud HCM vendor peers(Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM). Projects are more likely to be delivered on-time / on-budget. Partner resources are highly-specialized HR consultants who have worked with the Ultimate Software product for several years and/or have previous experience as a customer and HR practitioner

Raven Questions for customers:

  • Did the project succeed?
  • What was the team like? 
  • Was the team consistent throughout the project?
  • Was the project delivered on-time? 
  • Was the project within budget?
  • Was the project scoped properly?
Digging into the client experience is crucial for evaluating consulting partners.

HRComputes is pleased part of the Raven Intel customer review process with a 5/5 rating for client excellence.  For more details please visit HRComputes profile page on Raven Intel.

A complete copy of the report is available from Raven Intel or directly from Kristina Kohl, managing Principal, Kris@HRcomputes.com.