The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

Posted on November 3rd, 2014.

techThe HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition, and ... Read more»

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The Talent Management Software Market Grows and Evolves

Posted on July 24th, 2014.

The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge. CornerstoneOnDemand just announced 39% YTY growth in revenues, and our discussions with Saba, SumTotal Systems, SAP, Oracle, ADP, Jobvite, and others show growth rates all in the double digits..

Our latest research shows that this market grew by 17% last year and is now over ... Read more»

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What the Splunk IPO Says about BigData in HR

Posted on April 21st, 2012.

BigData is Big News.

Splunk, a company that uses BigData technology to analyze huge amounts of customer and transaction data, just went public with a valuation at 28X revenue ($3.2 billion).  This valuation trumps the hot companies in social networking: Jive trades at 20X revenue, Google trades at 5X revenue, and Facebook, ... Read more»

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SAP’s Bold Move with SuccessFactors: Lots of Work to Do

Posted on February 24th, 2012.

This week SuccessFactors and SAP announced their integration plans. Simply stated, the combined companies plan to move all their strategic talent management investments from SAP HCM and Business ByDesign into SuccessFactors, and build Employee Central (SuccessFactors’ central directory product) into its core cloud-based HRMS offering.

This is a bold and somewhat risky strategy. Let ... 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.

And while all this is going on, CornerstoneOnDemand... 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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SAP to buy SuccessFactors: Major Shift in Talent Management Market (updated)

Posted on December 4th, 2011.

This weekend SAP announced plans to acquire SuccessFactors for approximately $3.4 billion (almost 10X 2011 revenues).

Just last week we delivered a webinar on trends in the Talent Management Systems market, and discussed the fact that this market is rapidly becoming commoditized and that the big vendors were starting to make a major impact.  Listen ... Read more»

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Workday 14: Amazing Enterprise Software for HR

Posted on August 17th, 2011.

Today Workday introduced release 14, the latest upgrade of the company’s SaaS HR and Financials application.  I rarely gush at enterprise software, but in this case I have to admit I was “wowed” by the progress the company has made.

Workday’s product now spans the range of ERP applications from financials to human resources, workforce ... Read more»

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

Posted on October 6th, 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»

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The 2010 HR Technology Conference

Posted on August 8th, 2010.

Our mission as a research and advisory services company is to help organizations “dramatically improve their business performance through their talent, learning, and HR strategies, processes, and systems.”  

In this never-ending quest, we continuously find that one of the most challenging (and important) parts of building a modern, high-performing company is the implementation of well ... Read more»

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