WALLDORF, Germany, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been positioned for the second year in a row in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites (TMS)."* The report evaluated global cloud-based HR software solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, and recognized the company as a leading provider of talent management technology based on its "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision."
Gartner defines Leaders in the Magic Quadrant as those that demonstrate a market-changing vision of how talent management technology can help HR leaders achieve business objectives. SAP believes it exemplifies this vision by helping organizations increase employee engagement and improve their business performance with market-leading solutions, such as the recently released SuccessFactors Presentations, which offers a completely new and innovative approach to managing top talent. Coupled with the breadth of capabilities in the SuccessFactors HR portfolio that span the entire employee life cycle, businesses can now create deeper synergies between talent management functions and all of their HR processes and analytics.
"We are committed to building and strengthening companies' capabilities to manage their entire workforce — both contingent and permanent staff — from initial recruiting and on-boarding to ongoing development, performance management, retention and retirement," said Mike Ettling, global head of Cloud and On-Premise HR, SAP. "We feel our position in the Leaders quadrant is a direct result of our ability to offer global customers a choice of agile, scalable solutions that can drive employee engagement and fulfill organizations' needs, while still building a comprehensive HR system blueprint."
"One of the reasons we chose SAP is because we don't want to own IT infrastructure since we're not an IT company," said David Bowes, chief people officer, WDS, a Xerox Company. "SAP gives us cloud-based HRIS and talent management solutions with a streamlined user experience — and no financial surprises."
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*Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites" by Ron Hanscome Jeffrey Freyermuth and Yvette Cameron, June 2014 Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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