Gartner Research

Technology Overview for Talent Management

Published: 16 January 2014

ID: G00259202

Analyst(s): Ron Hanscome , Jeff Freyermuth


Many human capital management and IT decision makers struggle with which vendor to use for their talent management application needs. By adopting a holistic view of HCM and following our decision framework, buyers can learn how to choose the packaged application that aligns with their requirements.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
  • Uses
  • Collaboration Drives Decision Framework
  • Types of Talent Management Packaged Applications
    • ERP Suites
    • HCM Suites
    • Talent Management Suites
    • Talent Management Point Solutions
  • Selection Guidelines
    • Functionality
    • Pace-Layered Application Strategy
    • Usability/User Experience
    • Maturity
    • Integration
    • Ability to Adapt/Evolve
    • Total Cost of Ownership
    • Vendor Management
  • Decision Framework
  • Next Steps

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