|Employees on LinkedIn:||1,758; total count is 79,962 according to the vendor|
SAP SuccessFactors was founded in 2001 and went public in 2007. The company made several acquisitions, buying CubeTree and YouCalc in 2010, just before being acquired by SAP for $3.4B in 2011. CubeTree gave the SuccessFactors platform social capabilities including collaboration and sharing, team workspaces and executive dashboards. The YouCalc acquisition provided cloud-based business intelligence and visualization capabilities. It allows customers to do real-time analysis on data from the SuccessFactors platform and also from third-party applications.
Since being acquired by SAP, the SuccessFactors platform has been folded into SAP's Cloud Business Unit and the focus had been on integrating the platform with SAP's on-premise Core HCM technology. Because SuccessFactors not only includes the standard talent management capabilities, but also has its own Core HR capabilities called Employee Central, some SAP customers not currently using Core HCM are buying the complete cloud platform for both Core HR and talent management. (Note, however, that users on TrustRadius rate Employee Central much lower than other Core HR point solutions; it falls near the very bottom of the Core HR Software TrustMap.) Though SuccessFactors continues to have very strong goal and performance management capabilities, some reviewers commented that in general the product has not kept up with the pace of innovation from other talent management and HCM competitors.
Based on user feedback, reviewer demographics, and buyer research patterns on TrustRadius, SuccessFactors Talent Solutions is:
A good fit for: Enterprises that want to standardize their talent management processes globally and use a single system of record for the entire employee lifecycle. It is also important that the company have a substantial HCM budget, to account for training and the cost of new modules/updates.
Most compared to: Workday HCM, Cornerstone OnDemand, and Oracle PeopleSoft HCM and HCM Cloud
Find detailed user ratings of SuccessFactors' talent management features here.
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We continue to make major investments in Performance Management bringing to market new technology innovations that help our customers improve the productivity and development of their workforce and increase employee engagement.
Earlier this year we launched Continuous Performance Management as part of SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals. Continuous Performance Management solves many of the frequently cited issues of performance management initiatives by facilitating ongoing check-ins between employees and managers to ensure activities, accomplishments and goals stay on track throughout the year. With Continuous Performance Management, managers have a simple way to provide continuous feedback and coaching to help employees constantly grow in their roles and drive ongoing improvements in performance. Employees stay motivated and engaged to perform at their best.
We're committed to helping organizations advance their performance management transformation with comprehensive, simple to use, and engaging solutions. Feedback from 36+ million end users tells that by reducing complexity and making it easier to evaluate and recognize top talent, you can achieve even greater business results.
We have much more planned as we continue to evolve our Continuous Performance Management capabilities with future releases, adding more features and functionality to our web and mobile applications that meet the needs of customers. At the same time, we are constantly enhancing the user experience, and look forward to ongoing improvements in this area.