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The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q1 2012

Workday Leads, Followed By Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS, And SAP

January 25, 2012

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  • By Paul D. Hamerman
  • with Connie Moore,
  • Emily Fowler-Cornfeld

Why Read This Report

Forrester's 69-criteria evaluation of human resource management system (HRMS) vendors found that Workday, Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), and SAP lead the pack; each has its own unique strengths. Workday's strong core HR functionality and advanced SaaS technology platform play well against perennial Leaders Oracle and SAP, which offer breadth and global reach with a more traditional on-premises or hosted deployment approach. Oracle's new Fusion HCM solution is a Strong Performer in its first release; we expect it to gain breadth and maturity in subsequent releases. Several other HRMS vendors have, like Workday, embraced SaaS as the deployment model of choice; SaaS-only vendors ADP, Ceridian, and Ultimate Software are Strong Performers. Ultimate shows solid functional depth and breadth and is a good choice for US-based companies of all sizes. ADP and Ceridian have embarked on complete HRMS makeovers, with ADP Vantage and Ceridian InView coming to market in stages in 2011 and 2012. Lawson Software, an Infor affiliate, is another Strong Performer and is moving to transition core HR functionality to its newer talent management platform.

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Table of Contents

  • HRMS Products Improve Talent Support As SaaS Gains Momentum
  • HRMS Evaluation Overview
  • HRMS Vendors Offer Product Depth And A Commitment To Innovation
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material