SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Talent Acquisition

WALLDORF SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution has been positioned as a Leader in “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide and U.S. Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Large Enterprise 2019 Vendor Assessment.”*

IDC defines talent acquisition as those functions that serve to attract, source, engage and assess candidates as well as to select, hire and onboard new hires. Vendor positions are determined by detailed surveys, interviews and end-user experiences based on many factors. Those include current capabilities, services and how well the vendor is aligned to customer needs today, as well as future strategies about offerings, customer segments, business plans and go-to-market plans for the next three to five years.

“Following major enhancements to the candidate experience, SAP SuccessFactors continues to invest in all areas of talent acquisition, with enhancements that automate talent acquisition processes to improve recruiter efficiency, enhance both the internal and external candidate experience to drive engagement, and provide contextual insights to help guide key decisions,” said Lisa Rowan, research vice president, HR, Talent and Learning Strategies, IDC. “Further, and in support of SAP’s strategy to enable the Intelligent Enterprise, the company has introduced updates in user experience, analytics, extensibility and support for key business initiatives, such as total workforce management and diversity and inclusion, by leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence.”

The leadership positioning of SAP in the IDC MarketScape report is based on customer satisfaction with the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting solution’s current depth and completeness, confidence that future releases will meet organizational needs, appropriateness of delivery model, comfort with upgrade release schedules, cost effectiveness, integration and customer service. Among the highlights cited in the IDC MarketScape report are:

  • Embedded candidate relationship management for dynamic, automated talent pools, landing pages, data capture and progressive profiling forms, e-mail marketing, one-to-one SMS and e-mail correspondence, and analytics
  • Career site builder for an intuitive, point-and-click and drag-and-drop experience for recruiting teams to easily build and maintain responsive career sites (internal and external), landing pages and e-mail templates
  • Job analyzer, which helps managers and recruiters proactively identify and eliminate gender-biased language from job descriptions, so they can be sure to reach the most qualified candidates for every position. The job analyzer feature also provides salary recommendations in job requisites by leveraging machine learning functionality that analyzes public and proprietary salary data to present average salary based on location as well as recommended salary based on difficulty to fill.

“Attracting and hiring the world’s best talent is top of mind for business leaders across the globe,” SAP SuccessFactors President Greg Tomb said. “We’re proud of our repeated leadership positioning in the IDC MarketScape series, including this latest report on talent acquisition for large enterprises. By delivering an inclusive candidate-first experience, and by embedding intelligence throughout the recruiting process, SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting enables companies to fill positions faster with diverse, best-fit candidates.”

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

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*“IDC MarketScape: Worldwide and U.S. Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Large Enterprise 2019 Vendor Assessment,” by Kyle Lagunas and Lisa Rowan, April 2019, IDC #US45016419.
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