Earlier this week SAP SuccessFactors announced its new capabilities in Performance Management, taking a first step at helping make Performance Management 'work'.


Cloud-Based Performance Management: Inside Anaplan

Cloud-Based CPM Supports Agile Planning for Digital Businesses 

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This report explores the features and functions of the Anaplan system and its suitability for needs including budgeting, planning, forecasting, modeling, analysis, reporting, financial consolidation and regulatory reporting. Constellation also explores the vendor’s target customer, industry specialization, geographic reach and pricing models. 

Cloud-Based Performance Management: Inside Host Analytics

Cloud-Based CPM Supports Agile Planning for Fast-Growing Digital Businesses

This report explores the features and functions of the Host Analytics system and its suitability for needs including budgeting, planning, forecasting, modeling, analysis, reporting, financial consolidation and regulatory reporting. Constellation also explores the vendor’s target customer, industry specialization, geographic reach and pricing models. 

Cloud-Based Performance Management: Inside Adaptive Insights

Cloud-Based CPM Supports Agile Planning for Fast- Growing Digital Businesses 

This report explores the features and functions of the Adaptive Insights system and its suitability for needs including budgeting, planning, forecasting, modeling, analysis, reporting, financial consolidation and regulatory reporting. Constellation also explores the vendor’s target customer, industry specialization, geographic reach and pricing models.

We had the opportunity to attend SAP’s SuccessFactors SuccessConnect user conference held in Las Vegas this week. The conference was well attended with a record of 2800 attendees. As we have seen often a lot of good things happen with an increased conference size, it’s an indicator a vendor is on the right track and the positive underlying vibes cross pollinate between attendees, prospects, partners and the vendor.

Here are my takeaways of the two weeks:



And here is the content:

[Analysis]On January 23rd Workday officially unveiled its Update 21 to the public in various webcasts, the details of the release can be found in the press release here. The new user interface was certainly the highlight of the release - but there was more ...

Many posts and articles have been written on how the HR function is somehow at a disconnect with the rest of the business. A perennial leitmotiv has been the question on how HR affects the business in a positive way - versus just trying to avoid that managers or the company do not get sued. So it all comes back to creating more value out of the HR function for the rest of the enterprise.