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»
Category: LMS, LCMS
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»
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»
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»
Over the last ten years or so the talent management software providers have had a party building up a $3 billion, fast-growing marketplace. Now, starting in 2011 and 2012, the elephants from the markets of core HR have arrived – and they plan to come in and start making the party a lot messier.
Last ... Read more»
Here it is the even of the HR Technology Conference – and we eagerly await dozens of news releases, product introductions, tweets, and announcements of exciting new technologies in the areas of talent management, recruiting, HR management, and more.
We have briefings with more than 50 solution providers this week, and I promise to put ... Read more»
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»
Once again it’s time to start making plans to come to Las Vegas (not Chicago this year, thank god) to the annual HR Technology Conference. This conference (October 3-5, 2011) is by far the biggest and most educational place to go to learn about HR technologies of all shapes and sizes. Not only do ... Read more»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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
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»