Category: Core HR Systems

Core HR Systems refers to all the major HR technology platforms that handle employee systems of record, payroll, organization structure, job architecture, and other core HRMS (HR Management Systems) features.

Why I’m Bullish On Workday: News From The Innovation Summit

This week I attended the Workday Innovation Summit and there’s a lot to discuss. Having just celebrated its 19th birthday, the company is embarking on a major transformation. And it’s not just product innovation that’s happening, the company is greatly expanding its business model.

Workday Has Been A Product Led Company

Much of Workday’s success ... Read more»

EOR Provider Deel Expands Into HCM (and Payroll)

For many years companies with global employees have relied on “Employer of Record” (EOR) providers to help hire, manage, pay, and reward employees in remote countries. These EOR vendors, many of which started as service providers, set up business entities in different countries and enable companies to hire employees in these countries without ... Read more»

A Peek Under The Covers Of SAP SuccessFactors’ AI Strategy

This week I had an in-depth briefing with the SAP /SuccessFactors architecture team to dig into the company’s long term strategy for AI. I walked away very impressed, and starting to understand how AI does not “replace” an HCM platform, rather it “transforms it” in a very significant way. 

There are many “surfaces” for ... Read more»

How AI Is Disrupting The HR Tech Marketplace

I just completed more than 20 in-depth interviews with HR Technology vendors to understand their AI strategies. And as I describe in the video below, I believe the results will be dramatic. Not only are vendors reinventing their offerings, new AI-centric systems have a completely different architecture, user interface, and design.

While it’s still ... Read more»

Workday’s Response To AI and Machine Learning: Moving Faster Than Ever

This week we met with Workday at the company’s annual Innovation Summit and I walked away very impressed. Not only is Workday clear-eyed and definitive about its AI product strategy, the company is entering one of its strongest product cycles in years. I have never seen so many Workday features reach maturity and it’s clear ... Read more»

SAP SuccessFactors Launches Its Biggest Release In A Decade

In a flurry of new HR Tech products released this week, one definitely warrants attention. SAP SuccessFactors, the largest HCM vendor in the world, introduced its most significant release in a decade. While it doesn’t have a specific name, I call it SuccessFactors Next-Gen HCM.

Here’s what it’s all about.

As most of you ... Read more»

Update From The Workday Innovation Summit: Lots Of Growth Ahead.

I just finished a day with the Workday executive team at their analyst Innovation Summit (entitled “The Power To Adapt”). Let me share my perspectives.

Workday’s Growth Will Continue

Despite the pandemic and lots of changes in the tech landscape, the company is doing very well. With a 22% subscription growth rate and nearly $5 ... Read more»

Could Darwinbox Become The Next Workday?

This month Darwinbox, an HR Tech company you probably haven’t heard of,  received $72 Million in funding at a billion-dollar valuation. And while the company is still relatively new (founded in 2015), it may be the “next Workday” I’ve been searching for over the last few years.

First, a little history.

Workday, as many know, ... Read more»

Workday Vs. ServiceNow: The Big Shift

Every decade there’s a major shift in enterprise software. In the 1970s companies bought integrated financial systems; in the 1980s and 1990s it was ERP; now it’s a wild west of tools for digital customer experiences, digital employee experiences, and AI-enabled automation.

And thanks to the pandemic, every company is going through a digital transformation. ... Read more»

Research Reveals Secrets To Success With Human Capital Management Systems

We have been studying HR technology projects for years and they can be complex and risky. Companies tend to upgrade or replace of their core HCM technology every 7-8 years and when they do it’s a massive change. Not only is it expensive and time-consuming, but these projects can interrupt business growth and take attention ... Read more»

SAP To Spin-Off Qualtrics. Yes, The Experience Market Is That Hot

This week SAP, which is now worth nearly $200B, decided to spin off its $8 Billion acquisition of Qualtrics, which happened less than two years ago. Why? Here’s what’s going on.

First, under SAP’s ownership, Qualtrics has been growing like a rocket.

Today SAP sales teams all over the world sell and embed ... Read more»

HR Technology 2020: Disruption Ahead

It’s Fall again and I’m finishing up my biggest-ever report on HR Technology:  The HR Tech 2020 Disruptions Study.

hr technology disruptions bersinThis comprehensive study is done in partnership with LRP, the producers of the HR Technology Conference, so you can get your hands on it in one of two ways. 

  • First, you can sign up
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Learning Technology Evolves: Integrated Platforms Are Arriving

The enormous market for training and learning tools is very fragmented. Today there are more than 200 LMS vendors, more than 30 LXP vendors, and thousands of vendors who build collaboration tools, mobile learning tools, content development tools, and analytics tools. (Roughly 12% of the $240 Billion corporate training market is spent on tools.)

While ... Read more»

Microsoft Teams, Slack, Facebook Workplace Are Taking Over: And We Better Take Notice

Let’s face it, the paradigm of email is broken. Research shows that employees spend over 20% of their time on messages unrelated to their jobs, and in most companies, the email system has become real-time. The research I recently published shows that the highest performing employees respond to emails the fastest, which of ... Read more»

The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives

One of the biggest trends in employment is finding ways to make work easier. In this hot job market employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and studies show that the voluntary turnover rate is now over 15%. (This means almost one in six people are leaving their jobs voluntarily to look for another ... Read more»