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The Forrester Wave™: Integrated Performance And Compensation Solutions, Q3 2007

Authoria, Plateau, Softscape, And SuccessFactors Lead The Market

August 17, 2007


  • By Zach Thomas
  • with Paul D. Hamerman,
  • Sharyn Leaver,
  • Elisse Gaynor

Why Read This Report

Forrester evaluated leading integrated performance and compensation vendors across 95 criteria in a product evaluation and found that Authoria, Plateau Systems, Softscape, and SuccessFactors established early integrated performance and compensation leadership, thanks to their depth of functionality and in most cases heritage as performance vendors and organically built products that are inherently integrated. SumTotal Systems is a Strong Performer. Both Plateau Systems and SumTotal Systems augmented their learning management offerings by recently acquiring other pieces of the strategic human capital management (HCM) application suite, with some work ahead to complete integration road maps. Kenexa is a Strong Performer with a nice blend of services and software but lacks deep compensation functionality. Halogen Software is a Strong Performer targeted toward the midmarket; it has shown considerable traction despite its limited marketing and sales force. Oracle, Oracle's PeopleSoft, and SAP are Contenders that provide functional breadth that spans the strategic HCM footprint. But they only offer on-premise solutions and still have work ahead to build the depth and usability offered by the best-of-breed providers.

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Table of Contents

  • Performance And Compensation Is The Linchpin Of Strategic HR
  • The State Of The Market: Growing, Acquisitive, SaaS, On Demand
  • Integrated Performance And Compensation Solutions Evaluation Overview
  • Functional Depth Trumps Process Coverage Breadth
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material