MarketSphere Consulting, LLC is an Oracle Platinum Partner that provides strategic advisory and technology experts to deliver integrated enterprise resource planning, human capital management (HCM), business intelligence (BI), and enterprise performance management solutions to optimize business performance. Its solutions address a broad range of process, technology, and organizational needs within the finance, human resources (HR), supply chain, and sales and marketing functions, with specialization in strategic business performance, technology integration, and enterprise transformation initiatives. Founded in 2002, the company has grown extensively over the past 10 years, expanding to 11 locations across the United States.
MarketSphere wanted an HR solution that could ensure its staff members were getting the feedback they need for personal growth, while providing management with an accurate view of available resources. Licenses for the company’s legacy HR software package were up for renewal, and the management team decided to evaluate leading solutions to identify the best fit for MarketSphere’s talent management needs. The team knew it wanted to implement a cloud-based solution to help it maintain a lean corporate back office, while providing HR staff with the business intelligence capabilities they required.
After an extensive review process, MarketSphere selected Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Base Cloud Service because the solution best met its functional requirements. It offered all the HR capabilities that the company needed―such as comparative annual reviews and resource management. Further, Oracle could deploy the solution in the cloud within MarketSphere’s aggressive eight-week timeline, so that the new system was in place before the legacy licenses expired. Further, Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Base Cloud Service offers features that complement the organization’s focus on talent management and provides the flexibility MarketSphere requires as it develops additional programs to attract and retain top performers. In addition, the product’s interface is user-friendly and enables nontechnical staff to drill down to staffing and talent-management process details.
MarketSphere has also implemented compensation, benefits, and performance management from Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management, as well as used the BI capabilities to gain further insight into staff development.
“We selected Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Base Cloud Service because it was the best fit for our vision of a next generation HCM solution. The solution was cost effective and offered functionality not available in other systems. We felt this solution could best meet our long-term needs,” said Steve Haden, co-founder, MarketSphere Consulting, LLC.
MarketSphere used a small internal team to implement Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Base Cloud Service beginning in December 2011, and met its goal of moving from its legacy system to the Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management cloud environment in about eight weeks.
“Oracle provided us with fantastic support throughout our internal implementation process. Further, this process has given our team great insight as to where the talent management market is going—knowledge that we can apply directly to our client services,” Haden said.