The scope of this Guide is HR Management System (HRMS) platforms or HR Systems of Record, and their providers. Thus, we did not include vendors that specialize in one area of HCM or specialize in analytics. Comparing an analytics vendor or niche Talent Acquisition software vendor with compelling predictive capabilities to an HRMS vendor does not make much sense, when the latter’s product suite has a much bigger and broader mission: serve as an enterprise’s main source of people data.
Finally, although the author coined the term "As-a-Service Economy" to originally refer to services providers leveraging such elements as on-demand operating models, enabling technologies, design thinking, intelligent automation, and real-time analytics to drive material business outcomes, you will also see the As-a-Service moniker in our software products evaluation grids. Many of the same core ideals that pertain to modern services companies are also critical success factors for enterprise software vendors, as the following chart shows.
- What You Need to Know About Predictive Capabilities in HCM Systems
- About This Blueprint Market Guide
- Trends and Themes
- Recommendations for Buyers
- Predictive Capabilities in HCM Systems Blueprint: The Grid
- Blueprint Guide Grid Summary
- HCM Systems Vendor Profiles
- What to Watch
- In Summary
- About the Author