SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape Assessments for Integrated Talent Management


WALLDORF — Leaders not only win, they win consistently. For the third year running, SuccessFactors, an SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) company, has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Integrated Talent Management in all four categories published: recruiting, learning management, performance management and compensation management.

SuccessFactors has been recognized as a leader in this talent management series since its inception in 2012. The reports evaluated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions from SuccessFactors and recognized the company as a leader in cloud-based talent management software based on its product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies and current and future market success. SuccessFactors’ key strengths include market momentum, depth of its portfolio and global reach, and the company received praise from clients in the categories of features, technology and reporting.

“SuccessFactors Employee Central is garnering much new industry attention for both clients converting from SAP on-premise solutions and from clients new to SAP,” said Lisa Rowan, research vice president, Human Resources, Talent and Learning Strategies, IDC. “On the services side, SuccessFactors has dramatically grown the cloud support team.”

The IDC MarketScape reports assess vendors’ recruiting, learning management, performance management and compensation management solutions through the IDC MarketScape model. SuccessFactors was named a leader in each of the four reports:

  • The Recruiting MarketScape stated: “SuccessFactors has consistently thrived in the talent-only market. Recruiting is a newer market for SuccessFactors, but the module is evaluated well by clients.”*
  • The Learning Management MarketScape noted: “SuccessFactors has made many updates to learning management and continues to deploy SAP Jam throughout its talent to up social utility. […] The learning offering is full-featured and mature. There is very little to improve upon based on client feedback.”**
  • The Performance Management MarketScape highlighted: “The market for performance management solutions is beginning to mature. […] Performance management was SuccessFactors’ entry point, so the offering is mature and robust.”***
  • The Compensation Management MarketScape stated: “Client evaluations for the compensation module were very high. […] The challenge will be to retain market dominance in the face of stepped-up competitive pressures.”****

“Our leadership positioning in the IDC MarketScape series continues to highlight our success in delivering integrated solutions that companies of all sizes across all industries around the world can use to solve business problems today and plan for better business outcomes tomorrow,” said Mike Ettling, president of the HR Line of Business, SuccessFactors. “This continued recognition validates our commitment to providing market-leading end-to-end solutions and service that support innovation and the competitive advantages that companies derive from it.”

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About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of information and communications technology (ICT) 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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*IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Recruiting in Integrated Talent Management 2015 Vendor Assessment, #253855, January 2015
**IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2015 Vendor Assessment, #253853, January 2015
***IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Performance Management in Integrated Talent Management 2015 Vendor Assessment, #253854, January 2015
****IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Compensation Management in Integrated Talent Management 2015 Vendor Assessment, #253852, January 2015
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