IDC MarketScape Shows Worldwide Social Technology for Integrated Talent Management Market is Experiencing Rapid Change Due to Acquisitions and New Product Releases

Framingham, MA - 26 July 2012

International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its 2012 MarketScape report profiling and ranking the leading providers in the worldwide social technology for integrated talent management market. This new research indicates that the landscape may look quite different in 2013 as a number of vendors have made recent acquisitions or new product introductions with plans for rolling out new capabilities in social learning, workforce network analysis, and collaboration. IDC MarketScape vendor analysis reports utilize a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor's current market capabilities and strategies for competing in the future.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Social Technology for Integrated Talent Management 2012 Vendor Analysis (IDC #236025), evaluates the offerings and prospects of 11 vendors' relative capabilities. These providers were evaluated using detailed criteria that IDC identified as key factors contributing to vendor success in the social technology for worldwide integrated talent management market. The vendors included in the analysis are ADP, Cornerstone OnDemand, Halogen Software, Kenexa, Lawson (Infor), Peoplefluent, Saba, SilkRoad, SuccessFactors, SumTotal, and Taleo (Oracle).

The IDC MarketScape methodology placed SuccessFactors in the "Leaders" category this year with Cornerstone OnDemand, Lawson (Infor), Peoplefluent, Saba, SilkRoad, SumTotal and Taleo (Oracle) listed as "Major Players."

"The market for incorporating social technology in talent management is as yet nascent. IDC finds that while progress is being made, few leaders have emerged, but this is changing quickly," says Lisa Rowan, program director, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies and Services for IDC. "The landscape may look quite different in 2013 as a number of vendors have made recent acquisitions or new product introductions, with plans for rolling out new capabilities in social learning, workforce network analysis, and collaboration."

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