Gartner Research

Deciphering the Complex Compensation Management Solution Market

Published: 07 May 2018

ID: G00353710

Analyst(s): Ron Hanscome , Melissa Hilbert , Lily Mok


Application leaders transforming HCM often question if compensation processes are part of an HCM or talent suite, or if they should deploy point solutions. Understanding the main compensation functions and technology options is key to avoiding stakeholder dissatisfaction.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Major Compensation Management Functions
  • Beware of a Diverse, Fragmented Solution Landscape
  • Consider Organizational Strategies and Emerging Trends to Guide the Design of Compensation Management Programs
    • Manage Compensation as an Integral Part of Total Rewards
  • Create a Compensation Management Solution Inventory
  • Reduce Expectations That an HCM or TM Suite Can Handle Sales Incentive Plans
  • Take a Portfolio Approach to Meet Compensation Management Needs

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.