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Will AI Finally Connect The Enterprise? Just Ask ServiceNow, They Say Yes.

This week, ServiceNow held their annual user conference with more than 22,000 IT and technology professionals, and they announced some significant enhancements to their strategy. ServiceNow’s goal is to integrate the enterprise with a new layer of workflow software that can connect anything to anything, and then give employees, customers, and leaders access to information ... 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»

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SuccessFactors Delivers on HXM and The Promise of AI

SAP SuccessFactors, the largest HCM vendor in the market, has now delivered on their long-range promise of rethinking the way HR systems work. It has been a long and winding journey, but this week the company arrived in a very special place.

A Short History

The history of SAP’s HR software is complex. The company ... Read more»

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Generative AI Is A Massive Playground For Business

We just finished five weeks of in-depth discussions with companies about their Gen AI projects and it’s pretty amazing. Lots of playing around, pilots, experiments, and fears. In this podcast I describe what we’ve learned and give you lots of insights on how these systems work, how they will become “IT projects” pretty quickly, and ... Read more»

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The Evolving Role Of IBM In The HR Marketplace

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.

As I wrote about in the HR Technology 2021 ... 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»

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Reliance, One Of The Largest Companies In India, Takes HR Very Seriously

We just completed a two-day strategy meeting with Reliance Industries, one of the largest and most profitable companies in India.

The company runs the world’s largest oil refinery, operates the fastest-growing retail network (groceries, clothing, and electronics), and has launched the world’s biggest 4G VoLTE network Jio.

It’s a fascinating company that innovates, executes, ... Read more»

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Microsoft Formally Enters the HR Tech Space: And The Strategy Is Compelling

As many of you know, the HR Tech space got pretty hot and exciting this year.  Workday and ServiceNow each grew at over 30%, SAP acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion, ADP launched its NextGen HCM, and private equity players invested billions of dollars (Kronos, Ultimate Software, Infor, Saba, and others). 

Why all this investment? It’s ... Read more»

Why ADP’s Next-Gen HCM Is A Disruptive Force In HR Technology

A year ago I wrote a controversial article about ADP’s new core HCM system, code-named Lifion. Well here it is a year later, and it looks like ADP has done it. The company’s next-generation HCM and payroll system is now available, and could become one of the more disruptive systems on the market. While ... 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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Why Did SAP Pay $8 Billion To Acquire Qualtrics?

This week was a big one in the world of enterprise software: SAP announced plans to acquire Qualtrics, a fast-growing scrappy provider of survey and feedback software, for $8 billion. And this was not a small deal: Qualtrics’ revenues as of Q3 were $372 Million, and the company is growing at 42% YTY. This ... Read more»

CornerstoneOnDemand: Momentum Rising

CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the most successful cloud vendors in the market for integrated talent and learning management software. The company was founded in 1999 and over the last 20 years has steadily built a global business providing end-to-end HR software to meet the needs of large and mid-sized companies.

The company competes with a ... Read more»

SuccessFactors: Growth And Innovation Continues

Harvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail [1], often driven by an unclear strategy, lack of culture alignment, or poor execution on business integration. When SAP announced the acquisition of SuccessFactors in December of 2011, one could have expected a similarly disappointing result.

Well, over the last five and a half ... Read more»

A New Wave of HR Technology Consolidation Begins

As I describe in the article “The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself,” we have entered a new world in the $14 billion market for HR software and tools. While many large organizations have made the shift from licensed software to cloud-based HR systems (fueling growth by Oracle, SAP, Workday, ADP, Infor, Cornerstone and ... Read more»