About This Constellation ShortList™

Talent management suites focus on the strategic aspects of human capital management (HCM). These suites help chief human resources officers and chief people officers with recruitment, onboarding, performance management, learning, succession planning and compensation management.

Key HCM business processes include planning to sourcing, acquiring to onboarding, assessing to developing and performing to rewarding. These processes reflect the four pillars: recruitment, performance management, learning and development, and compensation management.

The market has seen consolidation over the past decade as vendors shift from best-of-breed solutions to integrated talent management suites and integrated talent management. Today’s solutions break through the functional fiefdoms of HR and bring together modern user experiences paired with the latest cloud delivery models. Prospects have elevated the need for talent analytics and people analytics over the past 12 months.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Talent acquisition
  • Onboarding
  • Performance management
  • Workforce planning
  • Career development
  • Goal planning
  • Compensation management
  • Succession planning
  • Ongoing learning management and development
  • Analytics and reporting
  • Machine learning and artifical intelligence

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 35 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research. Vendors must have four or more of the criteria to qualify.

  • ADP Talent Management
  • Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Namely
  • Oracle
  • PageUp
  • PeopleFluent
  • Saba Software
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • Talentsoft
  • Workday

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList will be updated at least once per year. There could be an update after six months, should the analyst deem it necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this Constellation ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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