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»
Category: Core HR Systems
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»
This week Taleo held their annual user conference and attracted more than 1,600 customers. As part of the event Taleo introduced two new product enhancements – one called Taleo Radar and the other a major announcement with LinkedIn. In this blog I will discuss Taleo’s strategy and talent intelligence story, and overview the Radar and ... Read more»
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»
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 year we’ve observed the “gamification” of various web-based systems. Social learning systems now have “leaderboards” to show who uploaded the most highly ranked content. Sales training applications in pharmaceutical companies give employees “virtual money” for making the sale. Feedback and social recognition systems like Rypple and ILuvRewards encourage employees to ... Read more»
Today SumTotal Systems, one of the largest (privately held) providers of learning and talent management software, announced the acquisition of both Accero (global complex payroll provider) and CyberShift (mid-sized provider of time and attendance, expense management, and contingent workforce management software).
(Research members can read our detailed bulletin on SumTotal and this acquisition tomorrow.)
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Talent Management software comes to the iPad: PeopleClickAuthoria (which just changed its name to PeopleFluent®) today released a preview of an iPad solution currently called Mobile Talent Management.
PeopleFluent (it will take a little while to get used to this name) is one of the largest providers of talent management software, with revenues ... Read more»
Today Taleo announced the acquisition of JobPartners, a small European provider of talent management software, for $38M in cash. JobPartners is a small (~100 employees, around $15M-17M in revenues) but well established talent management software provider which has built an end-to-end talent management system primarily focused on the large enterprise market. The company has 68 ... Read more»
This last few weeks has been a season of meetings with talent management software providers. As we work to complete our 2011 Talent Management Systems research (which should be published in June), I want to mention an important trend which seems to have radically changed this market: redefining the category itself. The independent markets for ... Read more»
Today Stepstone Solutions, one of the largest providers of talent management software solutions, changed their company name to Lumesse. While everyone has their own opinions of naming and branding strategies, I personally believe that this is a very valuable move.
Stepstone, a company with more than 1,700 licensed customers, is a large global software ... 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»