Flying under the Radar SilkRoad raises $35M in Round C

Posted on May 14th, 2012.

Despite the recent acquisitions of Taleo by Oracle and SuccessFactors by SAP, the talent management software market is far from mature. Today SilkRoad, one of the more quiet (not for long) talent management software vendors, announced a $35 Million Series C round of funding.

The new investors include Keating Capital (Nasdaq: KIPO) and NTT … Read more»

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The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Posted on February 22nd, 2012.

The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately.

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors, followed by Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo, and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia.

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Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

Posted on February 7th, 2012.

This week Kenexa, one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions. This represents a major move for Kenexa, putting the company firmly into the market for training tools, … Read more»

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The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

Posted on February 3rd, 2012.

The LMS market remains very hot, and so does Facebook (below). Comments on both.

This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and Peopleclick) announced the acquisition of Strategia, a small but very successful enterprise learning management systems company. Strategia was a Canadian enterprise LMS company with … Read more»

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Talent Management Software Vendors get a C+ in Customer Satisfaction

Posted on January 3rd, 2012.

We just completed a year-long research study on the customer experience with talent management software. Despite the sky-high market valuations for these companies and the growth rate of the market, these products are not fully meeting customer needs. In fact, among the 1,146 companies we surveyed, their average overall satisfaction is 3.65 on a scale … Read more»

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Mobile Talent Management: PeopleclickAuthoria aka PeopleFluent Introduces iPad Solution

Posted on June 27th, 2011.

Talent Management software comes to the iPad: PeopleClickAuthoria (which just changed its name to PeopleFluent®) today released a preview of an iPad solution currently called Mobile Talent Management.

PeopleFluent (it will take a little while to get used to this name) is one of the largest providers of talent management software, with revenues … Read more»

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