Tagged: Plateau

Update on Saba:  Turnaround In The Making?

Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

sabaLast month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems, held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended).  I had a chance to meet with the management team, talk with many customers and employees, and talk with Saba’s new owners (Vector Capital).

My conclusion, ... Read more»

My Conversation with Paul Sparta:  Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors

My Conversation with Paul Sparta: Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors

Today I had a chat with Paul Sparta, the founder of Plateau and one of the key product leaders at SuccessFactors and now SAP.  Paul, who’s current title is Chief Integration Officer, shared some important thoughts with me which I felt were worth publishing.

1.  As a result of the acquisition, the SuccessFactors ... Read more»

SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau:  Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Today SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Plateau, enabling the company to enter the learning management systems market with a bang.  At the same time the company announced Q1 revenue growth of 51% year-to-year, raised its guidance for the year, and announced its first-ever profitable quarter.  This is a company with tremendously strong momentum.

Let me ... Read more»

New Internet Bubble hits Talent Management Market

New Internet Bubble hits Talent Management Market

Remember the dot.com bubble of 1995-2000? I do, and it’s back again. But this time it has a new face, it talks about SaaS, highly connected social applications, mobile apps, and talent management software. Talent management software? Yes, SaaS-enabled talent management apps have become one of the hottest investment areas in enterprise software.

The proof ... Read more»

Taleo Firmly Establishes itself in the Learning Management Systems Market

Taleo Firmly Establishes itself in the Learning Management Systems Market

The ever-changing market for Learning Management Systems (LMS) continues to evolve.  Last year, Taleo, the largest provider of recruiting software, spent $100 million acquiring mid-market LMS vendor Learn.com.  The company’s strategy, which we supported in earlier blog posts, is to expand across all elements of the talent management domain and develop an offering which ... Read more»

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning:  LMS Market Consolidation Continues

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of  GeoLearning.

Background:

SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems).  In our LMS 2011 research we show that before this acquisition SumTotal had ... Read more»

The Evolution of HR Systems:  Update from HR Technology Conference 2010

The Evolution of HR Systems: Update from HR Technology Conference 2010

We just returned from the 2010 HR Technology Conference in Chicago, where we met with 30+ solution providers and more than 60 different corporate buyers and implementers of HR technology and solutions.   We also introduced a preview peek of our 2010-2011 Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research, which is now available to research members.... Read more»

Taleo Acquires Learn.com:  A Shoe Drops in the LMS Market

Taleo Acquires Learn.com: A Shoe Drops in the LMS Market

Today a shoe dropped in the Learning Management Systems Market:  Taleo announced plans to acquire Learn.com.

Let me discuss this announcement from three perspectives: first, the impact on the market; second, the impact on Taleo and Learn.com customers; and third, the impact on you as a prospective LMS buyer.

(ps.  Kenexa also announced the ... Read more»

Workday 10:  Talent Management and HRMS Converge

Workday 10: Talent Management and HRMS Converge

Over the last five years, one of the fastest markets for enterprise software has been “talent management.”  Talent Management Suites, now offered by more than 30 different providers, deliver a set of features and functionality which allow human resources and line managers automate, monitor, plan, and analyze all the “people-related” processes in a company.  This ... Read more»