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HCM System APIs: Selling Point or Hidden Cost?

Let’s say you’ve got a prospect who is thinking about purchasing your HCM solution. They’re close to buying, but the big hangup is their existing application that needs to exchange data with your platform. Your default solution is to provide your API data dictionary, but they were hoping your implementation team could handle the integration. You know that Time Bank™ …

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Working With APIs: DIY or Use a Trusted Integrator?

APIs (application program interfaces) allow different systems to communicate with each other. APIs are an alternative to using files such as .txt or .csv, XML or database connections for data transfer. Many HCM vendors are opening up APIs or web services to allow clients or vendors to exchange information with their modules. However, a common misperception is that APIs complete the …

Legal Risks Government Construction Contractors Take with Payroll

Messer Construction is a regional general contractor and commercial construction manager that provides leadership for complex building projects in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky. Messer’s staff includes a wide range of labor types, such as foreman, laborer, paver and others. As a government construction contractor, Messer was constantly tied to three requirements that dragged down its productivity and put the …

Case Study: Wink Engineering Integrates Payroll with Project Management

Wink Engineering, LLC is a professional consulting firm that provides engineering and design services to the industrial sector. Wink performs these services across several disciplines, including land surveying/high definition scanning, project and construction management, project controls, and procurement. Business Challenge Wink Engineering has over 300 employees, including many licensed professionals who work on different projects involving multiple vendors and clients. They use Microsoft Dynamics-SL for managing their vendors, projects, …

Building Your Own Integration App? The Questions You Won’t Ask — But Should

Thinking about integrating your disconnected employee data applications? You’ve probably heard that you can cut costs by building your own program to integrate your systems instead of buying a third-party application from someone who doesn’t even know your setup. It’s a good question worth considering. It would be foolish to spend more money on a simple solution that you could …