Subscribe

Archive | salesforce.com

#hrwins: Update – Salesforce invests in SmartRecruiters

  Smartrecruiters announced today that Salesforce, through its Salesforce Ventures fund, has invested an undisclosed amount.  The announcement was 2 paragraphs deep in a new customer announcement. An undisclosed amount and less than top billing suggest it wasn’t a large amount. Especially when you consider that both Smartrecruiters and Salesforce haven’t been shy in releasing […]

#hrwins: Salesforce Just Made Things Really Interesting In The HCM Game

Salesforce.com has been toying with the HR technology market for four years via acquisitions, partnerships, and substantial investments (the most recent being the HUGE round for FinancialForce in April 2015). In 2011 I called Salesforce the possible dark horse for HCM.  Along the way I’ve chronicled Salesforce’s moves in HCM here. Now they’re here. In our […]

#hrwins Trend Report: HR Technology, It’s Not Just for HR Any More

A few of the trends we recently looked at in the #hrwins should start you wondering who the buyer of HR Technology will be in the not-too-distant future. HR Tech’s continued growth in the SMB.   Until recently, other than payroll, we just haven’t seen the traction in the heart of SMB segment that we’ve seen […]

Salesforce and Oracle, wait Workday, Partner!

This summer the big news was Salesforce partnering with Oracle. Today the big news is Salesforce REITERATING it’s partnership with Workday. File this one under, “Let’s confuse the hell out of the HR Buyer.” The Oracle partnership points to a 9 year agreement where the Oracle ERP and HCM solutions will integrate with Salesforce.com, allowing […]

2012 #hrwins HR Companies To Watch Vendor Report: Jobscience

  For some of us that have been in the Cloud Computing Revolution from its start in the 90s it’s easy to overlook the fact that this trend isn’t old news.  When you roll up the forecasts and market estimates for  the Cloud (here’s a really good roll up from Louis Columbus) you suddenly realize […]

#hrwins 2012 HR Companies To Watch!

The results of the 2012 #hrwins program are in.   The first ever complete look at truly innovative HR Technology products across all categories. The program spanned 9 months, and consisted of comprehensive HR Technology briefings, where more than 120 vendors were evaluated on their solution’s innovation, the value their technology delivers to the Human […]

#hrwins Woot! Woot!

#hrwins Woot!  Woot!

Innovation.  Lots of buzz going on these days about it.  Our economy is becoming more and more driven by knowledge discovery or new ideas.  Businesses are looking for a new breed of leaders and staffers –  there is a new type of company filled with professionals that can drive results while exponentially increasing business value […]

As SuccessFactors and Taleo Assimilate, More Nimble Vendors Innovate

I haven’t had much to say since Oracle acquired Taleo.  It just wasn’t a surprise, or even all that interesting to me.  Even analyzing what the acquisition would mean from a product perspective was anti-climactic.  We all knew that Oracle already has competing Talent Management Platforms, Strategies, and resulting struggles internally.  We all knew that […]

Salesforce.com Rattles Its Saber in the HCM Market

On September 22 I called your attention to what seemed like an obvious move for Salesforce.com in this post Today, salesforce.com (SFDC) announced it’s intent to acquire Rypple.  Rypple is a small Ontario, Canada based performance management vendor.  This is SFDC’s first formal move in the Human Capital Management (HCM) space.  But, in my opinion, […]