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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»

SumTotal Acquires Softscape:  The Gloves come Off in the Talent Management Market

SumTotal Acquires Softscape: The Gloves come Off in the Talent Management Market

Today SumTotal Systems, the largest provider of learning management systems, announced the acquisition of Softscape, the pioneering software vendor that started the market for integrated talent management software.  This move, another in a wave of consolidations taking place, creates a “gorilla” in the market for end-to-end talent management software.  (Recent acquisitions include Authoria’s ... 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»

Peopleclick Authoria – A New Talent Management Leader?

Peopleclick Authoria – A New Talent Management Leader?

Last week Bedford Funding announced its acquisition of Peopleclick and the immediate combination of Peopleclick with existing portfolio company Authoria, creating a combined talent management systems company with more than 2,000 customers and $100 Million in revenue.  The combined company (now named Peopleclick Authoria)  is now a significant player in the talent management systems ... 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»

Talent Management Software Market shows Signs of Life

Talent Management Software Market shows Signs of Life

Beats of LifeBeats of Life Even in this year’s terrible economy, the Talent Management Software market continues to show signs of life. We estimate this important market will reach around $2.4 Billion by the end of 2009 and continues to grow in size and importance.

How the Talent Management Software Market is Expanding

  • Total HR spending across all industries, including
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Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Today Softscape settled the lawsuit filed by SuccessFactors in March of 2008. This lawsuit, which we wrote about in a prior blog post, revolved around a contentious sales presentation which was developed by Softscape and leaked into the public domain. In the final settlement Softscape agreed that the presentation in question had some errors ... Read more»

Perspectives on the SuccessFactors and Softscape Lawsuit

Perspectives on the SuccessFactors and Softscape Lawsuit

On March 12, two of the leading talent management software vendors went to war.  SuccessFactors, a leading provider of performance management software,  filed a lawsuit against Softscape, a leading provider of integrated talent management software.

The lawsuit, and continuing press releases, claims that Softscape inappropriately logged into SuccessFactors’ internal systems, distributed false and misleading claims ... Read more»

Talent Management Suites:  Research Launched

Talent Management Suites: Research Launched

We just released the largest-ever research study on the market for talent management suites.  This research took place over the last 18 months and is the result of an exhaustive analysis of 20 vendors, 800+ HR managers, and in-depth meetings with more than 50 organizations.  Leighanne Levensaler, our principal analyst in this area, is ... Read more»