Palo Alto, Calif., Dec. 8, 1999 – Acta Technology, Inc., a leading provider of data warehousing solutions for both internal decision support and business- to-business e-commerce, has announced the first customer shipment of Acta HR (human resources) RapidMart for SAP R/3. The new data mart enables companies to use ERP (enterprise resource planning) data to make better decisions about their people and organizations.

The HR RapidMart provides an environment for easy reporting and management by addressing specific challenges that ERP customers face when trying to gain insight into their HR information. The new RapidMart includes a data model for storing date-effective records for ease of reporting history and a way to combine employee attributes with numeric information to understand the organization characteristics, like-groups and trends in HR. The new RapidMart -- the company's fifth -- allows companies to capture and analyze current and historic HR data in subject areas such as personnel administration, organization deployment, and payroll and benefits. Managers can use key performance indicators across a variety of HR dimensions -- employees, benefit plans, EEO demographics -- with drill-down access to detailed information on employees.

Customers can use the ActaWorks tool to customize the HR RapidMart for specific needs. For example, customers can integrate additional data from SAP, enrich the data with information from other operational systems or load external data (for example, market research data on salaries). “With easy access to salary, payroll and benefits data, the new RapidMart will enable companies to stay competitive in a tight labor market,” said Acta president and CEO Carol Mills Baldwin.

For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Information Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access