Recent Research Suggests that Core Human Resource Systems Such as iVantage from Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation are Helping Companies Improve Performance, Save Money and Keep Employees Longer

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Recent research suggests that core human resource systems such as iVantage® from Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation are helping companies improve performance, save money and keep employees longer.

By putting everything into one system, iVantage gives companies a bird’s eye view of themselves

Recent research suggests that core human resource systems such as iVantage® from Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation are helping companies improve performance, save money and keep employees longer.

A September 2007 report, The Strategic Development of Core HR Systems, by Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks company (NYSE:HHS), found a common trend among best-in-class companies is the use of cutting-edge core human resource (HR) systems. The report touted these systems as improving efficiency and productivity while creating a greater level of satisfaction among employees. Spectrum's iVantage product is a best-in-class integrated HR tool that combines all HR functionality into a single system, something the company says without doubt gives organizations a strategic advantage.

"By putting everything into one system, iVantage gives companies a bird’s eye view of themselves," said Spectrum president and CEO Sybll Romley. "Not only can they more easily manage HR, they can use HR data to enhance strategic planning."

Recent advances have greatly increased functionality, transforming core HR systems into strategic as well as HR tools. With software like iVantage, companies can streamline their HR processes while, for strategic planning, they can leverage existing data that was historically difficult to collect.

"Best-in-class companies are recognizing the benefit of a superior HR system implementation sooner than other organizations," said Allison Stamm, research analyst for Aberdeen. "Increased productivity, streamlined operations and lower rates of error collectively provide a significant time savings, higher levels of performance and a much greater degree of satisfaction among users throughout the organization."

According to the report, only 9 percent of the best-in-class companies polled were somewhat or very dissatisfied with their HR systems, compared with 37 percent of all respondents of the survey. Best-in-class companies were also significantly more likely to rank their performance as "excellent" among ten critical HR system functions, according to Aberdeen.

To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410948&cid=4209.

To learn more about Spectrum and its products, visit http://www.spectrumhr.com.

About Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation
Spectrum, founded in 1984, is a leading provider of high functionality web and desktop-based HR and workforce-management software. As a full system and service provider, Spectrum delivers the full range of product-related services, including system planning, implementation, training, system customization, data conversion and system consulting. Spectrum, headquartered in Denver, Colo., can be reached toll-free at 800-477-3287.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks company
Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to AberdeenTM for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (information—opportunity—insight—engagement—interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen at http://www.aberdeen.com or call (617) 723-7890, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748 or go to http://www.harte-hanks.com.

Press Contact:
Jody Alweis
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation
303.592.3438

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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