SAP SuccessFactors Recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Integrated Talent Management


WALLDORF — SAP SuccessFactors,1 a brand name of SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), has been positioned as a Leader for the seventh consecutive year in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment.

SAP SuccessFactors was also recognized as a Leader in the associated IDC MarketScapes for Recruiting, Learning Management, Performance Management and Compensation Management.

IDC MarketScapes evaluate integrated talent management, recruiting, learning management, performance management and compensation management capabilities. Vendor positions are determined by detailed surveys and interviews and end-user experiences on many factors, including depth and completeness of current solution, future releases, delivery model, cost effectiveness, integration and customer service. SAP SuccessFactors’ strengths were cited as robust research and development, market momentum, depth of portfolio, vendor viability and global reach.

“SAP SuccessFactors continues to innovate across the talent portfolio to ensure all modules remain relevant and in step with the latest trends and technologies,” said Lisa Rowan, research vice president of Human Resources, Talent and Learning Strategies at IDC. “The user experience has been unified across all modules with the adoption of the SAP Fiori framework. On the services side, SAP SuccessFactors has dramatically grown the cloud support team.”

The IDC MarketScape reports define talent management as those functions that serve to attract, develop, reward and retain the workforce. SAP SuccessFactors was named a Leader in each of the five reports. Among the highlights:

  • The Integrated Talent Management MarketScape: “SAP SuccessFactors has established significant relationships with the cream of the crop in industry sales, consulting and complementary business solutions through the acquisition by SAP and the SAP PartnerEdge program. By working together, SAP SuccessFactors and its partners develop, market, sell and deliver a comprehensive suite of HCM software solutions.”2
  • The Recruiting MarketScape: “The 2015 acquisition of European job posting provider Multiposting to extend talent acquisition capabilities. SAP SuccessFactors has also introduced dynamic organizational charting and has rolled out a new onboarding module.”3
  • The Learning Management MarketScape: “Extended gamification in learning through an alliance with Bunchball. SAP SuccessFactors has made many updates to learning management and continues to deploy SAP Jam throughout its talent solution to up social utility.”4
  • The Performance Management MarketScape: “Major movement to support continuous performance management.”5
  • The Compensation Management MarketScape: “Deepening of compensation modeling functionality.”6

“Building a competitive, future-oriented talent strategy and deploying the tools to support it are critical to success,” said David Ludlow, group vice president of Solution Management at SAP SuccessFactors. “This is about attracting, developing and retaining the right people in the right roles. Our leadership positioning in the IDC MarketScape series highlights our continued commitment to and success in delivering a flexible, intelligent, comprehensive talent management suite that enables organizations to successfully build motivated, all-in workforces.”

To learn more, download an excerpt of the reports here.

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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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1 SAP SuccessFactors is a new brand name launched in January 2016 and is used here to mean the offerings, employees and business of acquired company SuccessFactors, which continues to be our legal entity until integration with SAP is complete.
2 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment, #US40644116, May 2016
3 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Recruiting in Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment, #US40644516, May 2016
4 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment, #US40644216, May 2016
5 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Performance Management in Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment, #US40644416, May 2016
6 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Compensation Management in Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment, #US40644016, May 2016
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