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.
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»
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»
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»
This week I’m in Paris at the Unleash HR Tech conference and I was having dinner with a large room of HR executives, hosted by ServiceNow and Deloitte. The person next to me handed me his phone and I saw the news: Bill McDermott, the former CEO of SAP, just took over as CEO of ... Read more»
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»
It’s Fall again and I’m finishing up my biggest-ever report on HR Technology: The HR Tech 2020 Disruptions Study.
This 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
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 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»
Harvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail , 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»
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»
For more than 35 years Oracle has been a player in the software market. Founded in 1977 as a database and technology company, Oracle is now one of the largest players in all areas of business software.
I recently spent a day with Oracle’s HR software product team and this article details Oracle’s history and ... Read more»
Last month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems, held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended). I had a chance to meet with the management team, talk with many customers and employees, and talk with Saba’s new owners (Vector Capital).
My conclusion, ... Read more»
The HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation. We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition, and ... Read more»
This week I attended three client conferences – SuccessFactors Successconnect, the Achievers Customer Experience, and the Glassdoor Employment Brand Summit. All three of these companies are introducing amazingly powerful new offerings, so in this article I’ll highlight some of them – with full knowledge that a barrage of announcements will becoming at ... Read more»