Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) is a multi-dimensional model that can be used to understand the relative position of solutions and providers in the UK/European Cloud HCM market.

Transforming HR in the Cloud

5 Minute Read Transforming HR in the Cloud June 2016 Moving your HR systems to the Cloud transforms HR’s operating efficiency and business impact The Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment models have been popular for specialist HR applications such as recruiting, learning and talent management for a number of years. But now the Cloud is a major force in core HR too. In our research, 78% of organisations are already implementing or planning to implement Cloud-based HR systems. For big and small companies alike, moving HR to the Cloud is a smart move that lowers operating costs and enables better integration with strategic HR processes. But it needs to be about more than that. […]

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SaaS Impact on Talent and Learning Systems

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Core Insights

SaaS Impact on Talent and Learning Systems

April 2009

Why SaaS is the critical deployment option for enterprise organisations

How are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or on-demand applications shaping the market in learning and talent systems? What will their impact be longer term? What are the barriers for SaaS in Enterprise customers? What are the key questions to ask potential suppliers?

This Core Insights paper explores how SaaS became the major force in the business applications market, impacting new and existing providers alike, and increasingly dominating corporate decisions on a range of business application decisions from accounting and customer relationship management through to video conferencing.  The learning and talent systems market has been no exception to the above trend, but how significant is SaaS in this specific market, and what are the implications for both suppliers and customers?

As Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst, Fosway Group has been tracking the learning and talent systems market for many years. Here we examine the significant shift in the attitude of corporate decision makers towards adopting SaaS/Cloud solutions to their learning and talent management needs.

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Talent Market Consolidation

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Core Insights

Talent Market Consolidation

May 2012

What is the impact of consolidation within the talent systems market on corporate strategies and supply-side options?

Taleo buys Learn.com. SuccessFactors buys Plateau. Lumesse buys Edvantage. SAP buys SuccessFactors. Oracle buys Taleo. Kenexa buys Outstart…What’s driving these big market changes and what do they mean for their customers? What’s the likely impact on the market, on competition between the vendors, and the supply side options available to corporates?

Within little more than 12 months the talent management market has changed beyond recognition, and that’s just looking at the bigger guys. Recruiting software companies and performance management companies acquire and merge to become talent management companies. Talent companies acquire to become bigger talent companies. And the 800 pound gorillas, the HRMS/ERP providers called SAP and Oracle, finally wade into the ring and take out two of the biggest talent management companies with one swing for a cool $3.4 billion and $1.9 billion respectively. Something is definitely up!

What’s driving these big market changes and what do they mean for their customers?

What’s the likely impact on the market, on competition between the vendors, and the supply options available to corporates? What will it mean for the specialist providers still standing in the market? What do you do if you’re a customer of one of the acquired companies, or have commited to products now owned by competing ERP vendors? How are these changes going to impact talent system decision making in the future?

Here’s our take.

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HR: The Critical Realities Research – Released

After the second year of the HRN and Fosway Group independent survey with over 400 responses, the realities of HR in Europe are becoming much clearer. Whether it’s the top levers for success, the top HR priorities, the drivers behind Cloud HR or changing HR systems – our data is telling some interesting stories. We’ve [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Cloud HCM, HR Research, Next Gen HR, Talent Management|2 Comments

Has the European Court of Justice Rained on the Cloud HCM Parade?

With the European Court of Justice ruling that Safe Harbour is invalid, you could think that they have well and truly rained on the Cloud HCM parade – which is dominated by US providers.  But the likelihood is, that although it is disruptive in the short term, it is more of a momentary inconvenience than [...]

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