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Oracle has tacked a suite of cloud analytics tools onto its human resources platform with the aim of helping HR teams and line-of-business leaders do some number crunching without outside help. Emphasising pre-defined metrics and Key Performance Indicators, and reliant on Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse on the Oracle …

  1. HildyJ Silver badge

    In Larry we trust?

    So basically if you buy everything Big Red is selling, you're golden.

    Sounds like Big Blue's sales pitch. From years ago.

    1. AMBxx Silver badge

      Re: In Larry we trust?

      Wasn't it Larry who said 'if you're not involved with selling or writing our software, explain really slowly what you do so I can automate it'

      Something like that any way.

      1. Julz Silver badge

        Re: In Larry we trust?

        I would have thought it would be more likely to be along the lines of "explain really slowly why I shouldn't sack you".

      2. Jim Mitchell

        Re: In Larry we trust?

        I'm sure Oracle would love to automate the selling as well. Software can't sue you for retroactively changing the commission structure!

  2. LeoP

    What's more frightening ...

    ... than being pulled into the cloud that noone wants by a desperate billionaire?

    Can only be: The results of this being used to do "analytics" on human beings.

    There is no icon for disgust, please add one.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What's more frightening ...

      Oh I don't know.


      As long as such analytics includes those at the top, who knows? Maybe the reports will show just how little value for money they really are?


  3. AMBxx Silver badge

    HR Analytics

    I've been doing nothing but Business Intelligence/Analytics for over 20 years. HR is the 3rd rail. Far too easy to pull out strange results and confuse causality and correlation.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: HR Analytics

      The only purpose of HR analytics is to create a pretty report to claim support of whatever it is you wanted to do anyway.

      Torture the data enough and it'll say whatever you want.

      And if the company is big enough, it might even survive you doing this.

  4. arthoss

    sounds useless

    since it's for Oracle's suite first and only through integration for the others.

    Researching my answer I just saw the section in Wiki on "post ERP era" saying how all software parts from different solutions are, in these times, "easily interchangeable". Yeah, if you call 6-12 months integration work easy! Nah this approach hasn't convinced me. I want back to the monolithic ERP!

  5. not.known@this.address Silver badge

    We wouldn't be called a 'Human Resource' if we weren't meant to be strip-mined.

    The old Personnel departments were (usually) there to help the Personnel in the company.

    Human Resources departments are there to help the company get the maximum out of the personnel.

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