Category: LMS, LCMS

Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

SAP, the world’s largest application software company, just announced the best revenue and earnings growth the company has made in many years. The company’s quarterly revenues grew by 12% to over $3.4 billion Euros and profits rose by 23% to $1.6 billion. And now that the company has announced its plans to acquire SuccessFactors for ... 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»

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

We all know that talent management is a hot topic in business today.  SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion demonstrates how important this market is to businesses around the world.

But ultimately it isn’t software that drives business results: it’s the practices of talent management that matters.  Our research shows that companies which ... Read more»

Talent Management Software – Yes, It’s Still Hard to Select the Right Solution

Talent Management Software – Yes, It’s Still Hard to Select the Right Solution

The talent management software marketplace is now more than ten years old, yet it is still a daunting task to select the right solution.  This market is both consolidating and expanding at the same time – and let me explain why.

History of the Space

Originally these systems were designed as forms automation systems, often ... Read more»

SuccessFactors Q2 2011 Financials – Plateau Moves to SaaS Focus

SuccessFactors Q2 2011 Financials – Plateau Moves to SaaS Focus

SuccessFactors just announced another stellar quarter (48% YTY growth in revenues, 42% YTY growth in billings), and the CEO Lars Dalgaard talked extensively about the company’s progress with the acquisitions of Infohrm, Cubetree, Jambok, and Plateau.

First, from a financial standpoint SuccessFactors continues to grow at an amazing rate.  The talent management software market is ... Read more»

Blackboard to go Private:  Giving the Company Freedom to Invest

Blackboard to go Private: Giving the Company Freedom to Invest

Over the last ten years Blackboard has been one of the most successful learning technology companies in the market. Its platform is now the dominant system for secondary and university education and has been growing market share in primary education and in the corporate market. The company’s corporate LMS business is now in the top ... 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»

IMPACT 2011:  Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.

For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Organization?  Participate now…

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Organization? Participate now…

How do you build a high-impact learning organization?  As many of you know, it’s not as easy as it looks.

Back in 2008 we essentially wrote the book on this topic when we launched our extensive research on training teams, and published HILO, The High-Impact Learning Organization®.  That research has now been used by ... Read more»

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011:  The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.

Here is why.

1.  This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum – Now Truly a SaaS Company

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum – Now Truly a SaaS Company

This week Saba Software released one of its strongest financial results in many years. Saba, which pioneered the market for enterprise learning management systems, has now turned the corner in its transformation into a SaaS software company. Some of the highlights which I believe are important:

  • Saba’s total revenues grew by 14% year over year
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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»