IDC MarketScape on Social Technology in Talent Shows HR Execs are Still Slow to Adopt

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its 2015 MarketScape report profiling and positioning the leading providers in the worldwide social technology for integrated talent management market. This new research indicates that although the importance of social technology is on a steady rise in the minds of HR buyers, mobile, cloud, and analytics are still seen as more important. Despite this, many talent management vendors are bringing forward good technology in support of compelling social use cases.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Social Technology for Integrated Talent Management 2015 Vendor Analysis (IDC #255616) evaluates the offerings and prospects of 11 vendors relative capabilities. These providers were evaluated using detailed criteria that IDC identified as key factors contributing to vendor success in the social technology for worldwide integrated talent management market. The vendors included in the analysis are ADP, Cornerstone OnDemand, Halogen Software, IBM, Infor, Peoplefluent, Oracle Talent Cloud, Saba, SilkRoad, SuccessFactors (an SAP Company), and SumTotal.

The IDC MarketScape methodology placed Cornerstone OnDemand, Peoplefluent, Oracle Talent Cloud, SilkRoad, SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, and SumTotal in the "Leaders" category.

"Results of IDC HR buyer research over the past three years show that the importance of social technology is on a steady rise in the minds of HR buyers," said Lisa Rowan, Research Vice President, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies for IDC. "However, mobile, cloud, and analytics are still seen as more important than social technology by HR executives. As a result uptake of social technology in talent is slow with an aggregate average penetration rate of just 15-20 percent."

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific 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, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

For more information about IDC MarketScapes, please contact Karen Moser at kmoser@idc.com.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

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Contacts

International Data Corporation
Lisa Rowan, 508-988-6998
lrowan@idc.com
or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
press@idc.com

Release Summary

IDC has released its 2015 MarketScape report profiling and positioning the leading providers in the worldwide social technology for integrated talent management market.

Contacts

International Data Corporation
Lisa Rowan, 508-988-6998
lrowan@idc.com
or
Michael Shirer, 508-935-4200
press@idc.com