IDC MarketScape Shows Worldwide Integrated Talent Management Market Was Dominated by High Profile Acquisitions in 2012, Emerges as Hottest Submarket in HCM

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. April 23, 2012 – International Data Corporation (IDC) has published its 2012 MarketScape report profiling and ranking the leading providers in the worldwide integrated talent management market. The 14 vendors evaluated in the study fared well falling into either the Major Player or Leader categories on the basis of their increasingly comprehensive portfolios and across the board solutions offerings. 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 Integrated Talent Management 2012 Vendor Analysis (IDC # 234365), evaluates the offerings, capabilities, and prospects of 14 vendors. These providers were evaluated using detailed criteria that IDC identified as key factors contributing to vendor success in the worldwide integrated talent management market. The vendors included in the analysis are ADP, Cornerstone OnDemand, Halogen Software, Kenexa, Lawson Software, Lumesse, Oracle, Peoplefluent, Saba, SAP, SilkRoad, SuccessFactors, SumTotal, and Taleo.

The IDC MarketScape methodology placed Cornerstone OnDemand, Halogen Software, Lawson, Oracle, SuccessFactors and Taleo in the "Market Leaders" category this year.

"The vendors serving the market for integrated talent management have advanced their offerings in features and functions through both organic development and acquisition," said Lisa Rowan, program director, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies for IDC. "Through buyer research, IDC sees that buyers are generally pleased with the depth of their vendor offerings, however, they are seeking better integration among the functions and with core HR."

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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