SuccessFactors Named a Leader for the Fourth Consecutive Year in the IDC Integrated Talent Management MarketScape

SuccessFactors recognized for its continued innovation and market momentum

Apr 23, 2012, 15:30 ET from SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, is positioned as a Leader in IDC's Integrated Talent Management MarketScape report (IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2012 Vendor Analysis, doc #234365, April 2012) for the fourth year in a row. The report analyzes talent management vendors and delivers an overview of competitive capabilities that highlight SuccessFactors' continued leadership in the market.


"SuccessFactors is a leader again this year," said Lisa Rowan, program director, HR and talent management services, IDC. "The company's ability to innovate and build on its initial offering of employee performance management software resulted in high marks for richness of the solutions."

The IDC report highlights that in addition to talent management, SuccessFactors broadened its perspective and potential reach with its Business Execution (BizX) strategy. The report also notes that SuccessFactors has extended beyond people performance to tackle business performance, which is a natural extension to individual employee goal-setting.

IDC called out SuccessFactors' Employee Central saying that it is, "...targeted to employers of all sizes and will likely become SAP's cloud entrant for core HR." SuccessFactors' Employee Central is a next generation core HR System that provides an enterprise-class system-of-record and delivers true business impact through integration with talent, powerful analytics, enterprise collaboration and an intuitive user experience.

"It's clear that IDC recognizes the steps SuccessFactors has taken to build the most robust suite for our customers. In the past 18 months we've worked aggressively to build new solutions and quickly integrate products from acquisitions to provide our customers with unmatched benefits from the breadth and depth of the combined offerings," said Jeff Kristick, vice president of global product marketing, SuccessFactors. "To be named as a leader in the report for the fourth consecutive year speaks volumes for our dedication to innovate and integrate quickly so that our customers could deliver on their business goals."

SuccessFactors is the only talent management vendor that provides a complete SaaS-based set of talent solutions, core HR, collaboration, recruiting, learning, workforce analytics and workforce planning.

About SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, is the leading provider of cloud-based Business Execution Software, and delivers business alignment, team execution, people performance, and learning management solutions to organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries. With approximately 15 million subscription seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, we have more than 3,500 customers in more than 168 countries using our application suite in 35 languages.

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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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