Ventana Research Analyst Perspectives

Ventana Research Rates Total Compensation Management Software in 2014 Value Index

Posted by Ventana Research on Aug 22, 2014 9:14:20 AM

Now available from Ventana Research is our Value Index on Total Compensation Management for 2014.  Total compensation management directly addresses one of an organization’s largest investments – employee pay. As such it is a critical activity for supporting other human capital management and talent management processes.

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Topics: Analytics, beqom, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Decusoft, Financial Performance, IBM, Kenexa, Mobility, Oracle, Pay for Performance, Peoplefluent, SAP, SuccessFactors, SumTotal Systems, TCM, Towers Watson, Value Index, Workforce Performance, Human Capital Management, Compensation

IBM Delivers New Talent Management Suite

Posted by stephanmillard on Mar 13, 2014 1:11:02 AM

At its recent Connect 2014 event IBM announced IBM Kenexa Talent Suite, an integrated talent management suite. The release strengthens its Smarter Workforce initiative by combining IBM and Kenexa products and services in one human capital management (HCM) offering. IBM Kenexa Talent Suite also addresses increasing efforts by human resources organizations to optimize their activities through more effective use of technology, a topic covered in our 2014 HCM research agenda. Specifically, the release integrates talent management process automation capabilities with collaboration and also can be complemented with its workforce analytics to help organizations be more efficient and productive; our benchmark research shows these are the leading benefits of using human capital analytics systems.

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Topics: Analytics, Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cognitive Computing, Collaboration, HCM, HR, IBM, IBM Watson, Kenexa, Oracle, Recruiting, SAP, Social, Social Media, Workforce Performance, Mobile

IBM Provokes Social Collaboration and Smarter Workforce Revolution

Posted by Mark Smith on Feb 1, 2013 7:19:36 AM

IBM held its 20th annual IBM Connect conference (previously known as Lotusphere) as part of its IBM Social Business efforts at the end of January. The conference focuses on business and social collaboration technology, which our business technology innovation research found to be the second-ranked priority for business innovation. At the conference IBM made a series of significant announcements, including a new version of its social collaboration suite, IBM Connections, and the ability to use the software on a cloud computing platform.

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Topics: Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Compensation, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, Human Capital Management, IBM, Kenexa, Learning, Operational Performance, Performance, Recruiting, Sales Performance, Smarter Analytics, Smarter Workforce, Social Business, Social Collaboration, Social Media, Supply Chain Performance, Workforce Performance

IBM Making Billion-Dollar Bet on Kenexa for Social Business and Talent Management

Posted by Mark Smith on Aug 29, 2012 11:00:36 AM

IBM has announced its intention to acquire Kenexa as part of IBM Smarter Workforce initiative and social business software division. It’s a billion-dollar-plus investment to bolster IBM’s social business and give the company more depth in the human capital management software market that comprises human resources, talent management and workforce management. A lot of surface-level analysis I’ve seen on this announcement is not worth reading, but the deeper review below may help Kenexa and IBM customers, along with the market at large, and understand the implications of this announcement.

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Topics: Business Collaboration, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Human Capital Management, IBM, Kenexa, Operational Performance, Recruiting, Sales Performance, Social Media, Supply Chain Performance, Talent Management, Workforce Performance

ADP Acquires Workscape to Consolidate Talent Management Market

Posted by Mark Smith on Nov 28, 2010 9:53:04 AM

Consolidation activity increased in the market for applications in talent management or what I call workforce performance management as ADP announced and now has closed the acquisition of Workscape. ADP is a $9 billion outsourcing provider that is well known for providing employer and payroll services; the company has been expanding its breadth of services for employers by responding to demand for software as a service (SaaS), a deployment model that does not require significant involvement from the customer’s IT staff.

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Topics: Business Performance, Financial Performance, Kenexa, Performance Management, Talent Management, Workforce Performance, Compensation