Tagged: SAP

ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

This week ADP, the largest HR company in the world, introduced its integrated talent management solution (and its own learning management system). This announcement has the potential to significantly impact the human capital and talent management software markets.

Background on ADP

You probably think ADP is a payroll company. Tt is much more.  In ... Read more»

New Research:  BigData in HR as Huge Opportunity.

New Research: BigData in HR as Huge Opportunity.

The topics of BigData in HR is white hot.  This week we launched our BigData in HR research study, which describes precisely how world-class organizations build high performing talent analytics functions.  This research represents the culmination of many years of work, talking with hundreds of companies and many vendors in the market.

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SAP’s Bold Move with SuccessFactors: Lots of Work to Do

SAP’s Bold Move with SuccessFactors: Lots of Work to Do

This week SuccessFactors and SAP announced their integration plans. Simply stated, the combined companies plan to move all their strategic talent management investments from SAP HCM and Business ByDesign into SuccessFactors, and build Employee Central (SuccessFactors’ central directory product) into its core cloud-based HRMS offering.

This is a bold and somewhat risky strategy. Let ... Read more»

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately.

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors, followed by Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo, and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia.

And while all this is going on, CornerstoneOnDemand... Read more»

LinkedIn is Disrupting the Global Recruiting Market

LinkedIn is Disrupting the Global Recruiting Market


Last week LinkedIn reported amazing financials (stock jumped almost 20% in one day). The company reported 105% YTY growth in quarterly revenues to $167.7 Million, putting the company on a 2012 plan of $860 Million.

But the real story is the huge jump in revenues from LinkedIn’s recruiting services (“Hiring Solutions”). Revenues in this segment ... Read more»

Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

SAP, the world’s largest application software company, just announced the best revenue and earnings growth the company has made in many years. The company’s quarterly revenues grew by 12% to over $3.4 billion Euros and profits rose by 23% to $1.6 billion. And now that the company has announced its plans to acquire SuccessFactors for ... Read more»

Talent Management Software Vendors get a C+ in Customer Satisfaction

Talent Management Software Vendors get a C+ in Customer Satisfaction

We just completed a year-long research study on the customer experience with talent management software. Despite the sky-high market valuations for these companies and the growth rate of the market, these products are not fully meeting customer needs. In fact, among the 1,146 companies we surveyed, their average overall satisfaction is 3.65 on a scale ... Read more»

SAP to buy SuccessFactors:  Major Shift in Talent Management Market (updated)

SAP to buy SuccessFactors: Major Shift in Talent Management Market (updated)

This weekend SAP announced plans to acquire SuccessFactors for approximately $3.4 billion (almost 10X 2011 revenues).

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»

Talent Management Systems:  What Drives Customer Satisfaction?

Talent Management Systems: What Drives Customer Satisfaction?

This winter we launched our second annual Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research.  Now, after surveying more than 1,500 organizations over the last two years, we have a very deep understanding of how this market has evolved.  We will be continuing this research on an ongoing basis, so if you are interested in participating please ... Read more»

The Evolution of HR Systems:  Update from HR Technology Conference 2010

The Evolution of HR Systems: Update from HR Technology Conference 2010

We just returned from the 2010 HR Technology Conference in Chicago, where we met with 30+ solution providers and more than 60 different corporate buyers and implementers of HR technology and solutions.   We also introduced a preview peek of our 2010-2011 Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research, which is now available to research members.... Read more»

The 2010 HR Technology Conference

The 2010 HR Technology Conference

Our mission as a research and advisory services company is to help organizations “dramatically improve their business performance through their talent, learning, and HR strategies, processes, and systems.”  

In this never-ending quest, we continuously find that one of the most challenging (and important) parts of building a modern, high-performing company is the implementation of well ... Read more»

Workday 10:  Talent Management and HRMS Converge

Workday 10: Talent Management and HRMS Converge

Over the last five years, one of the fastest markets for enterprise software has been “talent management.”  Talent Management Suites, now offered by more than 30 different providers, deliver a set of features and functionality which allow human resources and line managers automate, monitor, plan, and analyze all the “people-related” processes in a company.  This ... Read more»

SuccessFactors vs. Taleo – The Gorillas for 2010

SuccessFactors vs. Taleo – The Gorillas for 2010

As we recap 2009 and look ahead to 2010 in the market for talent management software, two gorillas have emerged:  Taleo and SuccessFactors.   While together these companies make up less than 20% of the total market, their size and growth has made them companies to watch as this market continues to grow and mature.

In ... Read more»