|[April 10, 2014]
Nucleus Research Value Matrix Finds Competition Intensifying for Human Capital Management Vendors as they Race to Deliver Integrated, 'End-to-End' HCM Platforms
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
In its first half 2014 Technology Value Matrix for Human Capital
Management (HCM), Nucleus Research finds leading vendors are
increasingly consolidating core Human Resources (HR), talent management
and workforce management (WFM) functions onto a single platform. Where
mid-market vendors are innovating to develop new functionality from the
ground up, larger, established vendors are looking to acquisitions and
integration of their existing point solutions to build out their
There is nothing 'magic' about the Nucleus Value Matrix, which
categorizes vendors according to usability and functionality. This
determines which solutions provide the most value to organizations.
While large vendors such as IBM, Oracle (News - Alert) and SAP have kept pace with each
other by acquiring smaller entrants in traditional and non-traditional
labor management since last year, flurries of new investments have
helped to establish smaller, mid-market vendors as capable challengers.
Ceridian, Infor and Ultimate arecompetitively positioned to potentially
overtake Oracle and SAP (News - Alert) as HCM leaders while Cornerstone and Sum Total
Systems continue to challenge, gaining ground in the leader quadrant.
"Competition is reaching a fever pitch as vendors shift from point
solutions to the end-to-end human capital management platforms customers
are demanding. And with the establishment squaring off against some
well-financed midmarket players, it's a battle of acquisition versus new
innovation, making HCM one of the most exciting and driven areas in
enterprise software," said Zachary Chertok, analyst at Nucleus Research.
The Nucleus Matrix additionally finds vendors are linking HCM with Big
Data analytics and business intelligence (BI) focusing their efforts on
providing integrated functionality across the core competencies of HCM
while integrating HCM into the bigger picture of operational analytics.
Many are integrating their data sets across multiple solution offerings
to compile analytics into common dashboards that make data more
accessible, and that provide new and adaptive insights and visibility
for real-time problem solving. Nucleus has recently seen increased
interest in new innovations and new strategies exploring cloud
capabilities and social collaboration.
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