Gartner Research

Oracle Fusion HCM and Oracle Taleo Cloud Service Options Increase User Choice, Complexity

Published: 28 January 2013

ID: G00245956

Analyst(s): Thomas Otter, Ron Hanscome


Oracle has made the combination of Oracle Fusion HCM and Oracle Taleo Cloud Service its fundamental strategy for HCM market competition. This research depicts the application's current state, customer adoption and major factors HRIT managers and HR leaders must consider when evaluating alternatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Taleo acquisition and Oracle's coexistence strategy have increased choice, flexibility and complexity for Oracle E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft customers
    • Coexistence
    • Replacement
  • Oracle Fusion HCM applications have made steady progress in capabilities, user experience, and deal momentum, but live references remain limited; they should continue to be resourced as leading-edge adopter projects
  • Multiple deployment options for Oracle Fusion HCM have added complexity to Oracle's release management and integration processes, and may slow the pace of product innovation delivered to end users
  • Oracle's contrasting negotiation style has lengthened Taleo customer renewals, while current Oracle customers have experienced a smoother contractual transition to Oracle Fusion HCM

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