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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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Not sure how SAP will eventually impact the system, but for today it stands strong. Here are #25 to #11 for 2012. 2012 e-learning e-learning vendors education human captial management learning learning management system LMS m-learning mobile learning TinCan learning management systemsWell here it is, the final countdown. Unlimited portals. TinCan with online/offline synch.

SAP To Buy SuccessFactors: Major Shift In Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

This weekend SAP announced plans to acquire SuccessFactors for approximately $3.4 Why did SAP acquire SuccessFactors? The big message from SAP is cloud computing. SAP has a stated goal to generate $20 billion in the cloud by 2015, and SAP management sees SuccessFactors as a key to this strategy. What about SAP's other business on demand software?

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012. If you had to decide which of the following: AR or Kinect technology will be more widely used in 2012, I’m betting on Kinect technology. Thus, your competition expands: Large size vendors such as Saba, Cornerstone On Demand, SumTotal, Taleo, SuccessFactors – recently acquired by SAP. This is my major hot trend for 2012. Boring.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

The Gamification Of SAP. On behalf of the entire Upside Learning team, I wish you a joyous and prosperous 2012. One week into the New Year it’s the right time to look back on the year gone by. So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. Read them. Reflect on them. Debate them. Enjoy them! January. 1.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012. So, that’s a wrap for 2012. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Bullseye.

The Snowball Effect: Documentation and Training for Global ERP Systems

Social Learning

Once upon a time, a major manufacturing company implemented SAP to handle all of their North American operations. Several years passed and the company implemented new SAP modules and fine-tuned existing modules. Finally, it was time to start bringing the wonder of SAP to the company’s global operations. But alas, the screen shots were still in the 1 st language! So, what to do?

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012. agree the technologies to create, deploy and manage HTML5-based mobile web apps will greatly improve in 2012 but I don't feel they will mature to the point they can replace all native apps – at least in most of the primary enterprise use cases for learning that’s managed and tracked. Happy New Year 2012! Summary.

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Social Learning

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Ensuring that end users learn the new system, embrace it as part of their daily work routine, and use it effectively is a daunting task. In a recent blog post Using Storytelling to Add the [.]

ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP paid $3.4 While SAP , Workday , and Oracle (Fusion HCM) are now selling the same message (along with NorthgateArinso and others), these companies don't have the combination of payroll, benefits, and other HR services that ADP provides. This announcement has the potential to significantly impact the human capital and talent management software markets. Background on ADP.

Evolving Training Into the Perfect Hole

Living in Learning

Then comes something called GoLive, and heads and hearts that were “certified as ready”, struggle with crippled recall knowledge; some users settling for feelings of success when they can remember enough to sign-on to SAP or the EMR the first time. Deployment gets you to the end-of-training celebration party and the three-bite shrimp, the balloons, the creepy clowns, and the face painting. Now our learners are in their downstream, post-training environment called the work context. Now they are outside of the scope and charter of most training organizations. Now they are most dangerous.

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BigData in HR: Why it's Here and What it Means

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today nearly every major HR software vendor (Oracle, SAP, ADP, Ceridian, Workday as well as specialty companies like SumTotal, Cornerstone, Lumesse, Silkroad, Ultimate, and hundreds of others) are building and buying end-to-end HR suites, very similarly to the evolution of customer relationship marketing. SAP's offering, built of years of experience from InfoHrm, will do the same.

Why IBM Acquired Kenexa

Learning on the Leading Edge

After SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors and Oracle's acquisition of Taleo, it was just IBM's turn. Over the years IBM has stayed out of the HR applications business and today provides consulting services around Saba, SAP, Taleo, and other HR software products. Ever play a game of musical chairs? Today IBM announced the acquisition of Kenexa for $1.3 Likely yes.

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Systems of Engagement vs. Systems of Record - About HR software, design. and Workday

Learning on the Leading Edge

" If you look at SAP's new Employee Central or Oracle's Fusion and compare it to older SAP and Oracle applications, it's like night and day. CIO Magazine, Aug 10, 2012). View my IMPACT 2012 keynote for more details.). There's an ongoing discussion in the enterprise software world about "systems of record" vs. "systems of engagement."

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

The market grew by around 20% in 2012 and we expect 22% growth in 2012, reaching over $4 billion for this entire segment (this does not include the market for core HRMS and payroll software). This week we introduced our fifth annual research study of the explosive talent management software market. Let me give you a few highlights about this very important market space.

The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

The market grew by around 20% in 2012 and we expect 22% growth in 2012, reaching over $4 billion for this entire segment (this does not include the market for core HRMS and payroll software). This week we introduced our fifth annual research study of the explosive talent management software market. Let me give you a few highlights about this very important market space.

Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP-SuccessFactors is now actively marketing Jam (a mobile, social sharing system) and Salesforce is aggressively selling Chatter as the infrastructure for the "social enterprise." Only SilkRoad, Saba, PeopleFluent, SAP, and Oracle have any sort of well-developed integrated social features available. Social networking tools have transformed our lives. Which makes sense.

Oracle buys Taleo

Learning on the Leading Edge

Following SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors, this gives Oracle a tremendously powerful suite of products in the HR market, one of the fastest-growing markets for enterprise software. A few initial comments. 1. This move directly undermines SAP's strategy with SuccessFactors. I guess we saw this coming. billion. The integration will go quickly. Register Here

It’s about value creation

Learning and Working on the Web

Spending time on merely managing data flows saps our energy and drive for doing creative work. There’s always something thought-provoking on Sigurd Rinde’s blog. His latest post, The information age fallacy , looks at the amount of time wasted in managing information flows, instead of creating anything new. The Adapting to a networked economy and workplace takes time.

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LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

Learning on the Leading Edge

Despite the recent wave of mergers (Oracle-Taleo, SAP-SuccessFactors, IBM-Kenexa), a flurry of small innovative companies are reinventing this market. Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. And this market grew at over 14% last year, despite the global recession.

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Getting to the Analytics Crystal Ball: SAP to Acquire KXEN

Learning on the Leading Edge

IDC, “Worldwide Business Analytics Software 2012-2016 Forecast and 2011Vendor Shares,” June 2012). Another such company, KXEN is the target of an SAP announced acquisition (the sale should close in Q4). Shekhar Iyer, SAP GVP and GM of Analytics & Business Intelligence, reports that the KXEN technology is being integrated on SAP’s HANA platform to help users derive actionable predictive information from the big data they are harnessing. The business implications are huge. But how? Enter “predictive analytics.”

Tornadoes & Strawberry Yogurt

Aaron Silvers

Companies like SAP and Oracle have offered such end-to-end solutions for years now, and the largest supply chain organizations in the world have already bought-in. Potentially big platforms like SAP and Oracle can adopt the Experience API. Aggregating data across multiple enterprise systems isn’t something new. And that brings us to today’s post. Learning Featured SCORM

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Stefan Stenzel, a senior HR expert and manager of learning programs for global leadership development at SAP, said “each of them has her/his own immunity to change, which has to be analyzed. A top manager who has had a meteoric career trajectory is sometimes the biggest hurdle to change because of the ‘I have made it, guys!’ Emphasizing dialogue, data, respect and patience can make change happen. Change is hard. The brain is wired to detect any change in the environment as a threat. First, the person must see a need for change. 2. ” 3. ’ attitude.”

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Social Learning

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. And then there are the new procedures – many, many new procedures. I’ve seen week-long SAP training courses covering over 100 procedures for people who plan and scheduled production in a manufacturing plant. Really? That’s a lot to ask people to remember…. Oh-oh! Grass!

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ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP paid $3.4 While SAP , Workday , and Oracle (Fusion HCM) are now selling the same message (along with NorthgateArinso and others), these companies don't have the combination of payroll, benefits, and other HR services that ADP provides. This announcement has the potential to significantly impact the human capital and talent management software markets. Background on ADP.

BigData in HR: Why it's Here and What it Means

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today nearly every major HR software vendor (Oracle, SAP, ADP, Ceridian, Workday as well as specialty companies like SumTotal, Cornerstone, Lumesse, Silkroad, Ultimate, and hundreds of others) are building and buying end-to-end HR suites, very similarly to the evolution of customer relationship marketing. SAP's offering, built of years of experience from InfoHrm, will do the same.

Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects

Learning on the Leading Edge

Workday, the “built for the cloud” challenger to Oracle and SAP for the $133 billion dollar ERP market, made several major announcements this week. Workday, like Oracle, SAP, and any other system, manages and stores vast amounts of financial, HR, and business process information. Under the covers the product is quite innovative. Workday BigData Analytics.

Corporate Executive Board acquires SHL: Heating Up the Market for HR Services and Data

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP, through its acquisition of SuccessFactors, is focused heavily on building deeper talent data services and the company already delivers one of the world's leading talent analytics systems. Why wouldn't SAP, Oracle, Workday, ADP, and every other software provider offer benchmarking data from its customers along with it's systems? SHL is also an innovative organization.

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors , followed by Oracle's acquisition of Taleo , and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia. In the past of course both Oracle and SAP were far too busy with other things to really put the innovation muscle they needed into talent management.

Going for a Global Reach

Learning on the Leading Edge

•HCM application providers with 50 percent or more of their revenue from other than North America include Lumesse, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Fusion, Taleo and E-Business product suites, SAP and SAP SuccessFactors. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today? And how many new boundaries will it likely cross over the next decade? Where do you or will you be conducting business: North America only?

Going for a Global Reach

Learning on the Leading Edge

•HCM application providers with 50 percent or more of their revenue from other than North America include Lumesse, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Fusion, Taleo and E-Business product suites, SAP and SAP SuccessFactors. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today? And how many new boundaries will it likely cross over the next decade? Where do you or will you be conducting business: North America only?

Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects

Learning on the Leading Edge

Workday, the “built for the cloud” challenger to Oracle and SAP for the $133 billion dollar ERP market, made several major announcements this week: BigData Analytics, Workday Recruiting, and Extensible Objects. (To get a good understanding of BigData, read our new market brief.). Third, Oracle, SAP, and Mercer already have highly mature products in this market.

Corporate Executive Board acquires SHL: Heating Up the Market for HR Services and Data

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP, through its acquisition of SuccessFactors, is focused heavily on building deeper talent data services and the company already delivers one of the world's leading talent analytics systems. Why wouldn't SAP, Oracle, Workday, ADP, and every other software provider offer benchmarking data from its customers along with it's systems? SHL is also an innovative organization.

Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP-SuccessFactors is now actively marketing Jam (a mobile, social sharing system), and Salesforce is aggressively selling Chatter as the infrastructure for the "social enterprise." Only SilkRoad, Saba, PeopleFluent, SAP, and Oracle have any sort of well-developed integrated social features available. Social networking tools have transformed our lives. Which makes sense.

Using Storytelling to Add the Why to ERP Training

Social Learning

Many, many new procedures. I’ve seen week-long SAP training courses covering over [.] Let’s face it…ERP training is typically boring at best and utterly overwhelming at worst. The systems are complicated, users have to learn new terminology, new codes and numbers for products, vendors, accounts and everything in between. And then there are the new procedures. 

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Update from Masie Learning Conference and HR Tech Europe

Learning on the Leading Edge

I just finished a marathon travel-week which included a few days at Elliot Masie's Learning 2012 conference and several days at the HR Tech Europe show in Amsterdam. Masie Learning 2012 Conference : Energizing and Informative as Ever. Slightly long blog post, but filled with information I hope.). think the whiteboard below pretty much sums it up. Here's an example.

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Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

It became a foundation for the work at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), which continues today and has been adopted by many global organizations — including IBM, SAP, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Farmers Insurance and American Express. The 70-20-10 model for professional development is a valuable but dated approach in need of a checkup. There is a core set of frameworks that support the way organizational learning and development is conducted. The Kirkpatrick framework made sense in a world based on courses and classrooms. Consider the ADDIE model today. David C.

CornerstoneOnDemand Explodes With Growth

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP buys SuccessFactors. Our new market research, which comes out in October, will show that while the big ERP vendors (Oracle, SAP, ADP) have all jumped into this space, lots of mid-sized vendors are growing rapidly as well. Today you will find big companies like Oracle, SAP, ADP, Salesforce.com (coming soon) as well as companies like CornerstoneOnDemand, Halogen Software , SilkRoad , PeopleFluent , SumTota l, Lumesse , Saba , and fast-growing companies like JobVite all serving the market. Oracle buys Taleo. We thought the talent management market was consolidating.