MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ceridian announces that Chris Salles, director of store labor at Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of musical instruments, has been honored with a Ventana Research Overall Business Leadership award for using Dayforce HCM. The Leadership Awards recognize organizations and supporting technology vendors that have achieved superior results through leveraging people, processes, information and technology.
“We’re extremely pleased that Guitar Center is being recognized by Ventana for incorporating Dayforce HCM into its business strategy and operations,” says David Ossip, CEO of Ceridian HCM. “Real-time access to schedules, timesheets and HR information provides Guitar Center’s team with valuable insight on how to best leverage a very talented group of brand ambassadors, positively influence customer engagement and grow revenue.”
“I’m thrilled to be accepting this award on behalf of the company,” says Chris Salles. “When you see technology applied to a business that serves the arts, it is truly a cool experience. When the two merge into an elegant compliment, that balance of art and science provides clear insight into what the right balance should be. After all, the main focus is on retail profitability. Improving profitability in application not only supports the pragmatic current day approach to systems, but also is cool in itself.”
“Guitar Center’s use of Dayforce HCM demonstrates the power of technology, operations, HR and sales teams working together to increase employee engagement and productivity while enhancing customer experience,” says Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer, Ventana Research. “Bringing all these areas together requires a great technology partnership, vision and meeting key performance metrics. I congratulate Chris Salles and his team for having achieved this.”
The annual Leadership Awards are delivered by the Ventana Research team, which through its benchmark research, on-demand advisory and education continues to pioneer new methods for organizations to become efficient and effective in their business.
Winners of this year’s Leadership Awards will be honored during the Awards Ceremony at the Ventana Research Business Technology Leadership Summit on May 29th and 30th, 2013 at The Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA.
About Ventana Research
Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. They provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and their research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Ventana Research’s unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and their best practices guidance are rooted in their rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus their market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means Ventana Research can deliver education and expertise to their clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk. Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of Ventana Research’s community and benefit from Ventana Research's insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Ventana Research’s views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations' use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit www.ventanaresearch.com.
About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Guitar Center’s retail store subsidiary presently operates more than 248 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. Guitar Center is also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through its wholly owned subsidiary, Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com. In addition, its Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.
Ceridian is a global product and services company delivering trusted results and transformative Human Capital Management technology. We help organizations save time and money, increase employee engagement and productivity. Our offering includes payroll, benefits, tax services, compliance, human resources including Dayforce Human Capital Management and Employee Assistance Programs. As the driving force in payment innovations, we are an industry leader in payroll outsourcing and corporate expense management. Our award-winning products and services deliver trusted results to more than 140,000 customers in 52 countries. Ceridian - Transforming Human Capital Management since 1932. For more information about Ceridian’s products and services, call 800-729-7655.
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