Kenexa vs SuccessFactors

Last updated: August 12, 2014

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Kenexa
IBM Kenexa delivers talent management solutions across the entire employee lifecycle that are backed by behavioral science insight and the unique combination of content, technology and services. Where other companies focus on just one piece, we bring them all together to create the best picture for each company’s success.
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SuccessFactors
SAP SuccessFactors’ time-tested, analyst-recommended solutions drive goal execution across your business from top-to-bottom like no other alternative. By focusing on the three pillars of Business Execution excellence—Business Alignment, Team Execution and People Performance—SuccessFactors Business Execution Software delivers real business impact. It provides the foundation for organizational success by giving you the tools to put the right people in the right place to work on the right things.
Kenexa vs SuccessFactors in our news:

2014. IBM adds more business intelligence to its Kenexa talent management suite



IBM announced three new cloud-based predictive HR services, all of which include consultative engagements from Kenexa workforce scientists. IBM Kenexa Predictive Hiring helps to model high-impact roles such as sales associates in retail, brokers and advisors in finance, researchers in the pharmaceutical industry, or production line workers in manufacturing. Then the system tests for those skills by creating assessments that are embedded into the cloud-based recruitment platform. IBM Kenexa Workforce Readiness assesses the skills that organizations have in place and then predicts the crucial job families required for a customer-driven organization geared to emerging market conditions. IBM Kenexa Predictive Retention has three components. First, it offers senior HR leaders a predictive understanding of the people who are at risk of leaving. With the rollout of a new Talent and Change consulting practice, IBM also introduced four consulting services aimed at companies in transition.


2012. IBM acquires social HCM Kenexa, outpaces Salesforce in the Social Enterprise race


Last week IBM acquired (for $ 1.3 billion) the SaaS talent management system Kenexa. After all, all software giants are now buying SaaS talent management systems (Salesforce acquired Rypple, SAP acquired SuccessFactors, Oracle acquired Taleo). Therefore, IBM management thought that it's a good decision. Moreover, Kenexa is not just a SaaS talent management system, it's the Social SaaS talent management system (it allows to use Twitter and Facebook for attracting talents and building relationships with them). And all Social is very appreciated in our days. Even despite of the fact that since 2007 Kenexa has posted losses totaling about $150 million. (It's very interesting, how it can be loss-making, having 8.900 customers, including Starbucks, Walmart, Verizon).


2011. SAP acquires SaaS-champion SuccessFactors



(SuccessFactors CEO Lars Dalgaard)


2011. Top 5 largest SaaS implementations. SuccessFactors vs WorkDay



It wasn't so easy to create a list of the largest SaaS projects. Because though SaaS vendors would like to promote themselves, they often have no clearance from customer to go public on their deployments. Sometimes, when a dispute on the largest projects starts, they claim that they have a customer with XXX users, but don't tell what customer and provide no proof. Therefore, our rating is based on unverified information. However, it is interesting that neither Salesforce nor Google Apps are included in it. And four out of five deployments - are talent management (or human capital - HRM) systems:


2010. Talent Management 2.0: SuccessFactors vs Taleo



Everyone knows that "talent is everything". Everyone knows that 80% of his time boss should  devote to employees and their motivation. But in practice, boss remember about an employee only when he did something wrong and proved once again that his salary is too high. However, as competition in all areas is growing and business becomes more and more dependent of its talents, this outdated practice will only lead to deadpool. That's why talent management software and services are now experiencing a rapid growth. In the recent SaaS tool ratings talent management (and related technologies - HRM and e-Recruting) - are among most demanded. In this talent management market two gorillas have emerged: Taleo and SuccessFactors. And both these companies provide SaaS solutions.