Last year, Towers Watson found that one in three organisations planned to increase spend on their HR function by more than 20 percent, and HR data and analytics tools rated as one of the top areas for investment. However, just looking at HR data in isolation does not represent the best opportunity to make an impact.
Southard Jones is vice president of product strategy at Birst, a Cloud Business Intelligence company. He started his software career at Siebel, where he ran its performance management and workforce analytics product lines. He has also held the role of vice president of products at SCIenergy.