SuccessFactors Positioned as A Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites

Mar 18, 2013, 14:17 ET from SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessFactors, an SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) company and the global leader in business execution (BizX) software, today announced it has been positioned as a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites (TMS) across talent, compensation, recruiting and learning.


"For more than a decade, SuccessFactors has created and led this space," said Lars Dalgaard, founder and CEO of SuccessFactors and member of the Executive Board of SAP AG. "In the final analysis of collapsing at least four industries into one, we have clearly won in terms of total growth, customer experience and third-party endorsement. Our merge with SAP and the addition of 3,000 mainly engineers and people with intellectual property relevant to our customers in the cloud – allowing SAP to have 700 people specialized in core HRIS - meant that by the end of 2012, we also had the strongest, most global and comprehensive cloud system of record. This has been proven by the many large, global companies that are signing up on Employee Central; recently with the biggest core-HRIS cloud deal ever done with 300,000 users. Most importantly to me, our cloud solutions are the most beautiful and the easiest to use, and appear delicious! Most people's first reaction is 'wow' and this is just the beginning. We will continue to invest more aggressively in delighting our customers and leading in this field."

Gartner defines leaders in this Magic Quadrant as companies that "demonstrate a market-defining vision of how talent management technology can help HR leaders achieve business objectives. Leaders have the ability to execute against that vision through products, services and demonstrated, solid business results in the form of revenue and earnings. In talent management suites, Leaders show a consistent ability to win broad suite deals. They have significant successful customer deployments in North America, EMEA and the Asia/Pacific region in a wide variety of vertical industries, with multiple proof points. Leaders are often what other providers in the market measure themselves against."

"The speed of implementation, ease of use and cost savings associated with the SuccessFactors' solution have made all the difference to the experience and, in the long-term, to our ability to perform as a global company," said Phillippe Ferrie, worldwide employee relations coordinator and HRIS director, Vallourec.

"We believe being recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites is a reflection of the innovation and value we've brought to over 3,500 customers in 168 countries," said Shawn Price, president, People and Money, SAP Cloud. "Customers recognize that their people are their greatest asset and we will continue to strive to create the most beautiful, most exciting and data rich products in the industry to meet the end-to-end talent management lifecycle from recruit to retire."

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About SuccessFactors SuccessFactors 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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