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What is Benefits Administration?

Benefits Administration refers to the umbrella of establishing, managing and updating benefits for the employees of an organization. Benefits Administration solutions are the responsibility of a Human Resources (HR) Department, itself usually overseen by Operations and closely maintained by IT. Corporations depend on Benefits Administration to oversee payroll, medical and other insurance choices, HIPAA, IRAs, 401ks, extra-curricular benefits, vacation time, sick time and maternity/paternity leave.

Software for Benefits Administration can be labor intensive for IT due to employee special needs, the ACA, taxes, compliance and ever-changing Federal, State and Municipal regulations. IT Central Station users are looking to maximize productivity through technology, saving time and improving collaboration and transparency.

Benefits Administration is one of the most “tech-heavy” segments of an organization, often running software that interacts with other software platforms, and depends on the extended enterprise. In order to make information more accessible in spite of organizational boundaries, Benefits Administration should have good extensibility, SAAS, mobility and web platforms.

Benefits Administration partners with IT to deliver analytics for strategic management decision-making. Actionable data and systems should allow IT Central Station users specific and secure points of access and integration. Overall, Benefits Administration needs IT to provide accurate data analysis to keep track of employee contracts and metrics. There should be agile, updates of employee details regarding date hired, marital status, dependents, hours worked and attendance. There is the part-time and temporary hires piece and maintenance of detailed records in case of an audit.

IT Central Station users look for Benefits Administration that syncs with overall organization strategy, culture and existing technology. Raw data search should be easy and tech leaders such as IT Central Station will offer useful integrated and related data to any search. This adds value and ROI to IT professionals.


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Real User
Head Of Culture & Engagement at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 30 2017

What is most valuable?

We chose Kenexa for a number of reasons. One was because of the science that sits behind our survey approach. What we liked specifically was the high-performance engagement model and then, over the course of the relationship, in helping us to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using Kenexa and the conversations I think that we have now had, we have focused and worked really hard with the team in London. They've been great. I think what they've done as well is they've really challenged the thinking. What we've... more»

What needs improvement?

Looking at IBM, it's working really well at the moment and we're just about to embark on another kind of agreement or contract with them as well that will take us up until the time at which the workplace would have changed again. It's right... more»
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Real User
Partner - Digital People Practice at Digital Works Group

What is most valuable?

Of all the current talent analytics offerings on the market today, IBM Kenexa Talent Insights is the most comprehensive end-to-end, data-agnostic analytics tool. It has instant infographic and dynamic dashboarding capabilities. You can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This tool is not a 'quick fix' bit of magic, but rather a sophisticated statistical package that utilizes machine learning (think of it as self-driven insight and pattern matching – one step short of true artificial intelligence). It does... more»

What needs improvement?

I would say that it could likely be made slightly easier to consume and work with - less scientific or engineering oriented - but IBM Kenexa Talent Insights is about the most powerful and useful tool I've seen. You quickly get used to the... more»
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Real User
Associate Manager of Employee Services at Best Buy

What is most valuable?

I think the feature that really stands out for us, at least lately is, the fully responsive experience for applicants. We have our end-to-end application experience fully mobile responsive. They also host our career site, so having that be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

First of all, it has improved the applicant experience. We went from, last winter, if an applicant went on through a mobile device, they would actually be told, "Stop, now you have to go to a computer to finish your application." If they did... more»

What needs improvement?

We have about 50 requests for enhancements in the system right now. We're a little anal. To be honest, it's smaller things. It's making sure that the responsive recruiter experience includes all the functionality that the non-responsive... more»
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Senior APEX Consultant at Insum Solutions Inc.

What is most valuable?

The benefits of APEX and EBS is that APEX actually lives outside of EBS. When you develop customizations you don't have to embed them inside EBS. Now when you upgrade EBS or apply patches to it generally everything gets overwritten. If your customizations are inside EBS they get overwritten. In order to upgrade EBS you have to take those customizations out, park... more»

What needs improvement?

There's a new version of APEX coming out to very, very soon, APEX 5.1 and that contains probably the last pieces of my wish list. Which would be very intuitive and easy to use, declarative set of tabular forms where's it's like a spreadsheet. You can see a lot of rows and update them simultaneously. That is a big step forward. Typically when we do conversions... more»
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Real User
Chairman at Certus Solutions

What is most valuable?

Oracle have been spending a lot of time developing the HCM Cloud product, and it's now a full-featured product set as far as I'm concerned. It covers the core lifecycle of an employee, all the way through from hiring somebody, managing their... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With the product being in the cloud, that means that the users don't have to worry about having servers on premises, they don't have to worry about all the infrastructure, all the upgrades. They have to test upgrades, but Oracle Cloud... more»

What needs improvement?

I think Oracle HCM is a full-feature product. It's perhaps that some of the parts of the product need expansion. I come from the UK and we deal a lot with people who want a UK-based, legislatively-based payroll service. There are certain very... more»
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Consultant
Financial Business Process Consultant at DeKalb County

What is most valuable?

At Dekalb County, the most valuable feature of E-Business Suite is the integration of all the different modules. It's truly become our financial database from a projects and procurement point of view. It's all connected and logical. Oracle... more»

How has it helped my organization?

What sub-ledger accounting allows me to do is recreate the accounting structure, so I could still have my primary books, which is in US GAAP, but I could have secondary books. Now that I'm working in county government, where E-Business Suite... more»

What needs improvement?

I am fine with where E-Business Suite is now. From a county standpoint, I would like to see them integrate fund accounting into fixed assets and cash management. Right now, E-Business Suit really isn't 100% public sector. I guess we're not... more»
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Consultant
Principal - OATC "Oracle Applications and Technology Consulting" at OATC, Inc.

What is most valuable?

Probably one of the most valuable features that we've seen has been around the E-Business Suite change, as far as the UI is concerned. As far as the E-Business Suite 12 2.5, the look and feel has drastically changed from 11i to 12.1, to 12.2.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are around ease of use, trying to make those end users lives easier, to be able to make transactions, point-and-click transactions, having the ability for drop-down lists to be much easier. As far as the UI is concerned, over the... more»

What needs improvement?

As far as additional features of the E-Business Suite, I would like to see more of the framework applications in use. Oracle is slowly transitioning there. We do realize that the older form's version of the technology has a lot of... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Finance Professional at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are straight-through processing because we need to make sure that we have a good end-to-end process. The biggest thing that we also look for is the ability to easily research invoices, where you can attach to the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest thing that we utilize EBS for is mainly Finance and HRMS. Those are our two biggest modules that we utilize within EBS. So we want to make sure that whatever we are utilizing it for will be easy for the employee to gain access to... more»

What needs improvement?

It is still a little outdated as far as what we consider a twenty-first century software. You're still using Oracle forms, that sort of thing. Payables is a prime example: there's the web interface and then the forms interface and we hate... more»
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Real User
Senior Director Of Human Resources at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the standardization of all of the basic aspects of recruitment process management. I think it's the idea of opening and closing requisitions, and the workflow to enable efficient movement of a mass number of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization require large volumes of hires on an annual basis. It's the nature of our industry. We bring in 35,000 people a year, so it's a necessary thing for us to have technology in place to do that in an efficient way with as few... more»

What needs improvement?

If you look at Kenexa's direct competitors – and we always look at the landscape of who's doing what in the ATS space – for a company like ours that does high volume hires of relatively low skilled workers, simplification's important;... more»
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Real User
VP Human Resources at Independent Bank
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The integrated business intelligence tool (IBM Cognos) is by far the absolute best reporting tool I have ever used in my 15 years of being in HR. The tasks that can be accomplished in Report Studio, plus the delivered reports that Ultimate... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The UltiPro application's configurability allowed us to create a more impactful and meaningful performance review process, allowing us to align competencies with the company's core values, as well as each individual position. The built-in... more»

What needs improvement?

The Time Management module currently lacks the same look and feel of the UltiPro application and the other modules that Ultimate provides its clients. While the functionality is there, and it gets the job done, it is the only area that I feel... more»
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Real User
Director of HR Operations and HRIS at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

It has the ability to manage international postings. You can also move the candidate through the selection process. Kenexa does an extremely adequate job with this.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed for truly global listing for all open positions. That is about it.

What needs improvement?

There are tremendous opportunities for improvement. Unfortunately, it would require a total scrapping of the existing system and completely building a new system from the ground up. Kenexa BrassRing (2xB) is a completely mediocre system that... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Vice President, Talent at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I think, for us, the most valuable feature is obviously beginning to understand the various components of our employees – how they're feeling, how engaged they are – in addition to obviously being able to attract the right talent to our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

First of all, for Kenexa in particular, the tell-it-as-it-is survey has improved our organization. We acquired a pharmacy retailer three years ago. Kenexa enabled us to actually standardize our employee engagement across both of those... more»

What needs improvement?

I think for us it's still really early days. We're getting the survey settled in. At a recent conference, I was looking forward to the employee voice regional user group because I really wanted to understand the employee voice piece.... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Sr. Director (Technical) at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The functional knowledge is the most valuable feature. Oracle EBS has many different problems, but I think the main feature is the functionality, how it works together. You can probably find other products that work with Oracle database, but... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We needed to use financial software, anyway. I think it comes from the historical fact that we had Oracle software; we always had Oracle Database. So, from a licensing point of view, it made perfect sense. It integrates well. We have a very... more»

What needs improvement?

Their UI is not the best. It is an area with room for improvement, big time. I think they can go completely out of Java, the applet version. If they make it completely browser driven, like HTML and so on, that will be the best. Today, once in... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Finance Business Systems Manager - Sr. Principal at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The integration of all the various modules is definitely the most valuable feature for us. We're a business outfit, so we have customers, we pay bills, and we look to Oracle primarily for products that can integrate into our existing system.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For simplicity's sake, we like to cut down on the number of interfaces that we need. It makes upgrading easier because of the integration and it helps me to oversee things from a functional perspective. We are doing an upgrade right now, but... more»

What needs improvement?

We have project contracts for government customers, and that has been a little bit tougher to implement, because I don't think Oracle has a lot of clients on that. We implemented that about two or three years ago, but we haven't found a lot... more»
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Real User
HRIS Business Process Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

For us in particular, I love how configurable the system is; I can use the same technology for different parts of my business. I can run a unique process for store hourly hiring as I do, and then create a different and separate process to use... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has given us the ability to have a unified platform. Previously, we had more than one technology that we used for applicant tracking, so it's given us the ability to have one technology, ensure that we're compliant, consistent and... more»

What needs improvement?

I think additional features or improvements will be all about mobile and responsive design, continuing to see what the possibilities are there and anticipating what could be next. I don't know what's next, and it's great because they help us... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Project Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
Aug 08 2017

What is most valuable?

* Business intelligence is integrated with the product. * Gives real time information about employees and processes for managers. * A self-service BI to key business users. * Managers can have their analysis delivered in any way: Dashboard,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before the solution implementation, our bonus compensation policy was based only on profit and loss results. We believe that this approach is not the best. In the end, you put all your employees at the same level, increasing the difficulty in... more»

What needs improvement?

The recruiting process needs work. This is the only module that is provided by other applications and it is not integrated. You need to ask Oracle to "integrate" both applications. This is done with no additional cost, but it is still an... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Director, People Intelligence at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of valuable features in Kenexa: being able to bring a lot of data together quickly; to be able to join the data; and then to be able to get insights in a time-frame that's a lot shorter than the regular SAS or process like that.

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest improvement for us is it's made us think; the outcomes coming out are something that we possibly wouldn't have thought about. The idea is to be neutral going into it, understand the types of insights that come out and to be able... more»

What needs improvement?

We're still putting our notes together on where we’d like to see improvements. We haven't got a detailed list yet, but the cool thing is we've got a process to document what we want changed, to promote that and show it to IBM. Most cases when... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Sr Manager, HRIS at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

As a system administrator, the automation tools via RAM are probably the biggest bonuses for us to facilitate automation and to reduce the manual workload on our end user internal customers. We rely heavily on RAMs to automate activity in... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think one of the biggest benefits that Kenexa brings is the scalability. As an organization, we are an extremely high-volume organization and what we found is Kenexa is one of the few platforms that can effectively manage the amount of... more»

What needs improvement?

I think a lot of the things that are already on IBM's roadmap are what we're looking for: better candidate engagement tools, better social media tools, the responsive platforms, making the candidate experience that much better. If there was... more»
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Real User
Sr Advisor, Delivery Executive ERP at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the continuous roll-out of bug fixes, new features, and functionalities. Oracle really listens to the customers and provides valuable content for when those PUMS come out.

How has it helped my organization?

It empowers users to perform ad hoc analyses themselves rather than having to go to IT or somewhere else. That makes it much more efficient for our users to do their jobs because they have access to data analysis in front of them instead of... more»

What needs improvement?

We struggle with release notes. There's a lot of information, and I would love to see release notes broken down into compartments. For example, here's security, this is what you need to do; or, here's the business side or the functional side,... more»
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Real User
Program Manager at T-Mobile

What is most valuable?

Great value and flexibility in an ATS, mainly through the automation and the configuration through Workbench you can do to manipulate the candidate experience to really be something that candidates like and allows them to apply to your site... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We've really used Kenexa to, at this point, look at the application process, make sure that it is as clean as possible and be able to get that time down, so candidates don't walk away from the experience, as well as automate a lot of things... more»

What needs improvement?

I think IBM is working with a lot of analytical tools and with Watson and analytics, diagnosing system pain points, problems, queues, those types of issues to enhance the system. I really like the roadmap where they’re going. Also, the... more»
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Sr. SAP HCM Consultant
Certified SAP HCM Consultant SAP Certified Application Associate – SuccessFactors Employee Central Q2/2015 - Plan and justify global SAP HR roll outs. Design and deliver due diligence and blueprint, change management plan. - Manage SAP HR implementations: configuration, security, reporting,... more>>
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Principal - OATC "Oracle Applications and Technology Consulting"
Bill is a very well known Oracle Applications and Technology consultant having worked with Oracle products since 1985, and Oracle eBusiness Suite Applications since 1991. His extensive experience with Oracle applications and technology makes him a trusted adviser to many clients throughout the... more>>
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Senior APEX Consultant
GENERAL: Patrick Cimolini is a senior computer professional who reaches project goals by understanding and leveraging the relationship between people, procedures and technology. Formal training in engineering, business administration and project management are complemented by experience and... more>>
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Vice President, Senior Applications Consultant
I am currently a member of the HR Information Systems Applications Team at Northern Trust Corporation. Our team supports and consults on various PeopleSoft HCM applications including HR, Benefits, Payroll, Talent Acquisition, Position Management, Performance Management, Training, Time and Labor,... more>>
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Project Manager / Oracle Peoplesoft HCM Functional Consultant
Experienced in HCM and ERP system implementation. Holds work experience as Project Manager, Functional Consultant and Key User roles in Enterprise System Implementation Functional proficiency in general HCM applications Excellent analytical, organization, inter-personal, and communication... more>>

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