HR Software Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing human resources and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • T

    travel and expense software (T & E software)

    Travel and expense (T&E) software is programming that allows an organization to track and approve reimbursement for the cost of a business trip.

  • V

    video interview

    A video interview is a job interview that takes place through a video technology platform instead of in person.

  • Visier

    Cloud-based vendor Visier sells software for workforce analytics and workforce planning. Visier promotes its software's predictive analytics capabilities, data mining and visualization tools, and the software's ability to help match the number of workers with expected revenues.

  • W

    WePow

    WePow is a video interviewing and recruitment software vendor.

  • Workboard

    Workboard is an application for improving a company's strategic planning, boosting teamwork and collaboration, and tracking the goals and performance of employees.

  • Workday

    Workday is a cloud-based software vendor that specializes in human capital management and financial management applications.

  • workforce analytics

    Workforce analytics is a combination of software and methodology that applies statistical models to worker-related data, allowing enterprise leaders to optimize human resource management (HRM).

  • workforce management

    Workforce management (WFM) is an integrated set of processes that an institution uses to optimize the productivity of its employees on the individual, departmental, and entity-wide levels.

  • workforce planning

    Workforce planning is the strategy used by employers to anticipate labor needs and deploy workers most effectively, usually with advanced human resources technology.

  • X

    Xactly Corporation

    Xactly Corporation is a vendor that sells web-based compensation management software and services.

  • xAPI (experience API)

    The xAPI (experience API), also known as Tin Can API, is an open source software specification that provides a set of rules for representing the events a learner performs while interacting with a piece of learning content.

  • Z

    Zugata

    Zugata is a continuous performance management tool that allows co-workers to provide feedback on each other's work.

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