Oracle is a serious enterprise software company. I competed with Oracle in the 1980s and it was brutal. The company generated $39 Billion in revenue last year and made $15 Billion in operating profit, a metric most CFOs would die for. And over my 40+ years in tech, I’ve seen Oracle adapt to every technology ... Read more»
Category: HR Technology
First, the HR Tech market is turned inside out – it’s entirely focused ... Read more»
Today Microsoft introduced an offering that is likely to transform the market for enterprise software: Microsoft Viva, a digital platform built on Microsoft 365 designed for the Employee Experience. Developed over several years and integrated with Microsoft Teams, Viva is an Employee Experience Platform carefully architected to leverage a company’s investment in existing ... Read more»
We’ve learned a lot in 2020 and many of us are happy to put it in the rearview mirror. But as we look ahead to the new year, I think there are a lot of positives to bring forward. (Our Predictions will be out in Jan.)
First, we learned to be humble.
The Virus is ... Read more»
As we enter 2021 and look at all radical changes in work, technology, and HR, it’s time to reflect on where we are. The world is responding to the Pandemic, technology is advancing at an incredible rate, and we are literally reinventing the workplace in real-time.
Every year for 18 years I’ve written an encyclopedic report on the HR Technology market. It takes thousands of hours and I talk with hundreds of vendors, buyers, and consultants. This year I feel like I went over the top – the report is 44,00 words (150+ pages) of detail on every part of the ... Read more»
Oracle has been in the HR software business a long time. The company had its original Oracle e-Business suite for years, then acquired both Taleo (recruiting) and PeopleSoft, and now has thousands of customers running it’s core HR and payroll software. When Workday and SuccessFactors launched their cloud strategies in the late 2000s, Oracle pivoted ... Read more»
Over my years as an analyst I run across a lot of HR technology companies. Some start life with a killer application, others start with a vision of creating a network or library of content, and others want to build a platform. Workday, for example, was a platform company from the start – they didn’t ... Read more»
The $240 billion corporate learning market is one of the most complex and fast-changing worlds in HR. There are dozens of platform providers, hundreds of content companies, and an army of new ideas and innovations every day.
And innovation is fast and furious. Whenever a new technology is invented, learning technologists quickly try to use ... Read more»
As I finalize my HR Technology report for 2021 I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about HR Tech for the year ahead, and among the many things going on, the biggest of all is what I’d call “adaptable HR platforms.”
Think about it this way. In the traditional world of enterprise software, companies build ... Read more»
It’s Fall and it’s HR Technology time. Not only is the big HR Technology Conference coming up, but I’m starting to finish up my big report for 2021. In the meantime, I want to highlight just a few important innovations in this critically important space.
1/ Amplify: Conversational Microlearning by Culture Amp
The first announcement ... Read more»
Skillsoft is one of the most fascinating companies in the marketplace. As the pioneering company in online learning (founded in 1998, originally focused on soft skills), the founders aggressively defined the market for web-based corporate training and rapidly dominated the landscape. During my years as an analyst I watched the company go from ... Read more»
I recently read an article in the WSJ (a magazine I am trusting less every day) that claims employee surveys are dead. Well, I really have to disagree, so let me explain what’s going on.
First, in today’s Pandemic and wildly changing work environment, it is essential to understand what employees think.
Employees today are ... Read more»
One of the hottest tech companies in the world is ServiceNow. The company’s Q2 earnings were a barnbuster (30% YTY growth, 40 deals over $1M, and now running at a $4B annual subscription runrate – at a 97% renewal rate). The stock is now trading at 23 times sales (more than twice the multiple ... Read more»
Over the last five years companies have been working to improve internal talent mobility. Not only does it save money on recruiting, it enables companies to find internal expertise which is often hidden in the organization. And it creates a strong sense of engagement and belonging in the workforce.
Why is this such a big ... Read more»