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Independent Research Firm Cites SAP as a Leader in Learning and Performance Management

December 8, 2016 by SAP News

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that SAP SuccessFactors* has been positioned as a leader in Forrester Research Inc.’s “The Forrester Wave™: Learning and Performance Management, Q4 2016.”

The report recognizes SAP SuccessFactors as a leader based on its current offering, strategy and market presence.

The Forrester Wave evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the top cloud-based learning and performance management offerings from HR software vendors. SAP solutions included in the report were SAP SuccessFactors Learning, SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals and SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development.

“SAP SuccessFactors is a long-time worldwide leader in performance management,” wrote Claire Schooley, principal analyst at Forrester, in the report. “SuccessFactors provides customers with a market-leading, well-integrated performance and learning offering. The Open Content Network enables users to easily access content developed for both consumer and corporate learning. SuccessFactors is looking to the future of performance as continuous with its continuous performance management (CPM) tool… Products support mobile throughout, including offline mobile access, a search capability that enables the users to find formal and informal content they need, and products with a user interface that is intuitive and adaptive. Customers are very satisfied with product integration and product flexibility.”

“This Forrester Wave supports our belief in providing an end-to-end suite to clients,” said Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors. “As businesses face the future of work, where today’s jobs are likely very different from those of five years from now, understanding how to support the development of your people is critical. Developing all-in people in a time of change requires access to modern, mobile, easy-to-consume apps that simplify and advance how we work. A few of the ways we are addressing this new reality is through continuous performance management and ongoing learning targeted to individual needs.”

Lauri Lipka, vice president of Global Human Resources at AGCO Corporation, shared why SAP SuccessFactors is the company’s preferred vendor: “We needed a partner that could provide an intelligent HR system that streamlined our performance, learning and succession management capabilities for better hiring, training, development and retention. Working with SAP SuccessFactors has laid the foundation for an integrated, strategic talent management program to help secure and retain high-performing talent for the future — and cut the time spent on succession planning by around 90 percent.”

To learn more about SAP’s leadership in learning and performance management, download the report here.

For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @SuccessFactors and @sapnews.

Media Contact:

Geraldine Lim, +1 (415) 418-0945, geraldine.lim@sap.com, PT

*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.
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