10 Reasons Why HR Is Red Hot Right Now


HR technology is fast becoming the system where talent actually gets work done, rather than a clunky tech location where they just enter their names, addresses, benefit elections, and anonymous gripes. And HR is handling it well, managing the inputs with an appropriate touch, rather than the outputs with a heavy hand. Top talent is… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

Join us at TCO14 – The Next Generation Developer Conference


From the time I was young I loved two things above almost all others - tinkering with technology and the Boston Red Sox (as anyone who hears me talk can guess). In the last decade I feel lucky to have experienced not one, but two miracles - the first was watching my beloved Red Sox… Read More

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10 Genuinely Good Reasons to Visit Appirio at Workday Rising


You can learn the story of how Appirio was named, and what the word Appirio really means. Is it an animal, vegetable, or mineral? Is it an acronym, for example All People Prefer Interesting, Relevant, Inspiring Occupations? Or is it a portmanteau word, perhaps combining application with aria, connoting the sublime, lyrical, radiant quality of… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

Who Is the Real Buyer of Your Next HR System?


Much to our credit, the HR profession is fond of oversimplified answers to persistent problems. A decade ago we tried to find that one magic metric that could tell us everything we needed to know about the value and effectiveness of our HR investments. Imagine if there was something equivalent to a stock price for… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

Diving into Salesforce Wave


You have probably heard the announcement at Dreamforce that Salesforce was getting into the Analytics business. You may not yet have taken a good look at the product. Appirio consultant Dustin Weaver has created a demo where he navigates over 6-million rows of FAA flight data. The demo shows a lot of the features that… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

Nonprofit Excellence on the Cloud


by Neil Jensen and Ray Rivera There is hardly a part of our lives that not touched by nonprofit organizations. They provide emergency services in times of distress, disaster, and destitution. Nonprofits facilitate educational access in youth, and professional development opportunities in our career years. Philanthropic nonprofits support scientific research that makes our lives less… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

Dont Bring Me HR Solutions, Bring Me HR Problems! Thoughts Before Workday Rising


There has been a lot of talk in 2014 about precision in defining HR technology solutions, and and I fear that a lot of it is taking us in the wrong direction. Any discussion about precision in HR technology has to begin and end with the problems HR is trying to solve, and not the… Read More

Ray Rivera     @rayjrivera

Strategic CMOs Use Crowdsourcing to Win – Here’s How and Why


Strategic CMOs Use Crowdsourcing to Win - Here's How and Why “The CMO becomes accountable down to the dime. Light dawns on marketing spend. Transparency is powerful when quarters are turning into dollars for the business -- but potentially perilous when the opposite is the case.” -- Jake Sorofan, The Rise of the Digital CMO… Read More

Ben Kerschberg     @BenKerschberg

Finding Impact: How Nonprofits can use Salesforce Analytics Cloud


There are young people in cities across America who have the desire and raw talent to grow into business leaders. There are businesses hungry for a new generation of leaders. Between these two groups lies a chasm so deep it can seem uncrossable. Year Up is a nonprofit dedicated to building a bridge across this… Read More

John Gorup     @appiriojohn

A Keynote to Remember – Return of the Platform


"Even the very wise cannot see all ends." Gandalf, Return of the King   In 2004 I started at SAP in the Office of the CEO, at the time one of the foremost influential companies in enterprise technology. Over lunch a member of the executive board told me that the market was going towards the… Read More

Narinder Singh     @singhns
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