October 31, 2014
Use of talent management systems is by no means widespread. While a handful of early adopters, like Pitney Bowes, are embracing integrated suites, a good portion of American industry is just now buying enterprise-wide learning management systems.
Major HR technology players Oracle and SAP have learning or talent management, but aren't market leaders. PeopleSoft, for example, was a major competitor in the LMS market and was developing a talent management suite, but that work has been on hold since the company was acquired by Oracle, which is updating its own LMS, analysts and competitors say. "That gives us a window to run while those larger entities are busy with" other things, says Paul Sparta, Plateau Systems' chairman and CEO.