SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

November 09, 2011 10:05 ET

Aberdeen Publishes BI, Manufacturing, Human Capital Management, Global Supply Management Research

Research Examines SMB Leveraging BI, Safety Compliance and Operational Productivity, RPO, and Spend Management

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2011) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Human Capital Management, and Global Supply Management research practices.

"The Analytical SMB: More Data, More Users, Less Time" prepared by Michael Lock, Senior Research Analyst for the Aberdeen Group Business Intelligence (BI) research practice, examines the increasing volume of data flowing into organizations every day; the increasing number of business roles needing access to this data; and the shrinking decision windows organizations face. These challenges, while typically associated with enterprise-level companies, are just as prevalent within Small to Midsize Businesses (SMB). To better manage these issues, many SMBs are leveraging Business Intelligence (BI) and analytical ideologies to boost overall decision quality. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report made available in part by Birst and LogiXML, visit:

"Integrated Safety Systems: Ensuring Safety and Operational Productivity," authored by Nuris Ismail, Senior Research Associate for the Aberdeen Group Manufacturing research practice, indicates enterprises are adopting new strategies and technologies to comply with safety regulations and create programs to ensure the safety of people, processes and products. This report provides a roadmap for organizations attempting to better understand how an integrated safety system, and other enabling technologies, can best be deployed in a plant environment. To access a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by ABB and Rockwell Automation visit:

"RPO 2011: Rethink Recruitment," authored by Mollie Lombardi, Research Director for the Aberdeen Group Human Capital Management research practice, examines how companies are innovating hiring practices through the use of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) to solve critical talent challenges. In today's competitive marketplace businesses are rethinking recruiting and using every available solution to gain an edge in recruiting top talent, moving beyond the traditional end-to-end definition of RPO to improve key steps in the hiring process, to accelerate hiring in key roles or projects, or even to access new hiring skills and technology. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, made available in part by Advantage xPO, The Right Thing (an ADP company), Kenexa and Adecco RPO, please visit:

"Spend Analysis: "The Nexus of Spend Management" is one of the latest research reports on spend management leadership prepared by Constantine G. Limberakis, Senior Research Analyst for the Aberdeen Group Global Supply Management research practice. Based on the report, 51% of enterprises stated the poor quality of spend data generated from enterprise systems as a top pressure for spend analysis initiatives. This challenge underscores the need for improving spend analysis through process standardization and increased use of automation in areas such as data cleansing, enrichment and extraction. As a result of such actions, Best-in-Class organizations are 33% more likely to achieve visibility into enterprise-wide spend and 21% more likely to collect spend data from multiple sources. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report made available due in part by Iasta, PRGX and Spend Radar, visit:

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