This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of learning management capabilities offered as part of an integrated talent management solution through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain a vendor's success in this market.
"A year ago, there were four fewer vendors covered in this analysis because their talent suites lacked learning management. Vendors seeking to serve the talent management market realized that having a deep learning management module would be vital to success. "Performance management only goes so far before it begs for tight association with the means to improve performance. Buyers have driven this attention to learning as we see through IDC's survey of HR executives that learning rose to eclipse the importance of performance in their minds."
"Historically the exclusive realm of benefits and compensation analysts, the ready availability of compensation management modules has shown the light of day on the once-murky compensation process," says Lisa Rowan, research vice president, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies for IDC. "Managers now have tools where there once were none. Compensation specialists are no longer locked into cumbersome spreadsheets passed down through the generations. As a result, investments in compensation solutions are on the rise, and the importance to HR buyers is skyrocketing."