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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Talent Management Suites


This updated Magic Quadrant assesses the market for talent management suites, which help enterprises manage the key processes of plan to source, acquire to onboard, perform to reward and assess to develop.

Published: 12 June 2014

ID: G00260027

Analyst(s): Ron Hanscome , Jeff Freyermuth , Yvette Cameron

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Adrenalin eSystems
    • Cornerstone OnDemand
    • Halogen Software
    • Haufe
    • HRsmart
    • IBM (Kenexa)
    • Infor
    • Lumesse
    • Meta4
    • Oracle
    • PageUp People
    • PeopleFluent
    • Saba
    • SAP (SuccessFactors)
    • SilkRoad
    • SumTotal
    • Talentsoft
    • Technomedia
    • Towers Watson
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • The Market Is Not Just About Talent Management Suites
  • Not All Components Are Created Equal
  • Cloud Deployments Predominate
  • Performance Management Is the Most Common Starting Point
  • Reporting Continues to Be an Issue
  • Ease of Use Trumps All
  • Integration Grows in Importance
  • The Hype Around Mobile Runs Ahead of Actual Usage for Most Talent Management Suite Functions
  • Social/Collaboration Usage Grows, but Is Not Yet Pervasive

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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