My Conversation with Paul Sparta: Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Today I had a chat with Paul Sparta , the founder of Plateau and one of the key product leaders at SuccessFactors and now SAP. Read more» The post My Conversation with Paul Sparta: Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. HR Systems LMS, LCMS Talent Management paul sparta Plateau successfactors

My Conversation with Paul Sparta: Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Today I had a chat with Paul Sparta , the founder of Plateau and one of the key product leaders at SuccessFactors and now SAP. Read more» The post My Conversation with Paul Sparta: Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. HR Systems LMS, LCMS Talent Management paul sparta Plateau successfactors

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SuccessFactors: Growth And Innovation Continues

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

When SAP announced the acquisition of SuccessFactors in December of 2011, one could have expected a similarly disappointing result. Enterprise Learning HR Technology Human Resources Oracle Plateau SAP successfactors workdayHarvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail [1], often driven by an unclear strategy, lack of culture alignment, or poor execution on business integration.

SuccessFactors: Growth And Innovation Continues

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

When SAP announced the acquisition of SuccessFactors in December of 2011, one could have expected a similarly disappointing result. Enterprise Learning HR Technology Human Resources Oracle Plateau SAP successfactors workdayHarvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail [1], often driven by an unclear strategy, lack of culture alignment, or poor execution on business integration.

Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Enterprise Learning HR Systems Learning Programs LMS, LCMS Talent Management CornerstoneOnDemand Oracle Plateau Saba SAP skillsoft successfactors sumtotal systemsLast month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems , held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended).

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Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Enterprise Learning HR Systems Learning Programs LMS, LCMS Talent Management CornerstoneOnDemand Oracle Plateau Saba SAP skillsoft successfactors sumtotal systemsLast month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems , held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended).

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The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

Old-school LMS companies (like SumTotal , Plateau , Learn.com , GeoLearning and Certpoint ) were acquired by much larger talent and HR-suite providers like SAP/SuccessFactors , Infor , Oracle and IBM. Your organization long ago settled on Cornerstone, Saba, SumTotal, SAP or another full-blown talent suite LMS and there is little chance of change.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Oracle's ( Learning Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management but less so it's iLearning ) and SAP Enterprise Learning score better than I would have expected. Over the past few years, they've been able to fend of Oracle, PeopleSoft and SAP through superior products. So large companies with Oracle or SAP implementations are going to start going more towards using those packages. Overall Rating Plateau Learning Managem. Plateau Systems, LTD 22 6.24

Good Habits Make Good Managers

CLO Magazine

For the past several years, the SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Management Research team has been conducting research on the topic of continuous performance management. We often hear from customers that the motivation to engage in coaching conversations seems to plateau over time. “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” Samuel Johnson.

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

The user interface is slick – way better than the days of Plateau – which some people still call it – uh, its not. While I still have some concerns on the game plan of SAP with SuccessFactors in the long term, there is just no way not to include them in the top ten systems. It is way better than anything Plateau ever did, but for the amount of money the system costs and the fact SAP now owns them, there is no reason that the UI should look like it does.

LMS & LCMS Directory

eLearning 24-7

SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle and HRIS systems; thus if you have one of those systems you are now open to a greater number of vendors, rather then staying with your ERP or HRIS provider. Two vendors – Plateau and GeoLearning products will be reviewed and presented to you in the next three weeks. Contains over 200 systems. To view the specific system, click on the system’s name and it will take you to the site or if possible, directly to the information on the system.

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2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Maybe, you own a Plateau Systems Rocks T-Shirt, and thus you just can’t toss it in the heap and move on. . Welcome. Welcome to the annual Turkey Awards. Last year’s 2018 Awards were all the rage.

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Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

12 SuccessFactors - Thankfully the ol’ Plateau design is long and gone, and replaced with a crisp user interface. My only concern with them is what role SAP will play in their future. #11 In an earlier post, I presented the top ten LMSs of 2013-14, but held back on announcing the top 20. Not anymore. Below are my top 20 rankings for 2013-14. Before the Top 20, here are the. Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14. One of these vendors is listed in my top 50.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

SuccessFactors – Just for those folks to remember, SF is owned by SAP and had acquired Plateau. They haven’t been Plateau for a few years, so stop calling them Plateau – a pet peeve of mine. It’s nearly here. In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase. This post isn’t so much a “buy, buy”, rather it is to give insight into the process, considerations, and factors.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

Taleo, which as many of you know, was purchased by SAP. Oracle then followed suit by acquiring SuccessFactors who had acquired Plateau in the past. I’m sure the people who had purchased Plateau or even SuccessFactors Learning system were delighted to hear the news. And now a brief announcement: Shocking news! SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Back in the days, the Plateau platform was ghastly awful. Not sure how SAP will eventually impact the system, but for today it stands strong. Well here it is, the final countdown. Other final countdowns: Europe – great song, but really how many times can you listen to “it’s the final countdown” Movie starring Kirk Douglas, Charlie Sheen – “The Final Countdown”, the navy goes back in time before Dec. 7, 1941 – great movie.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Plateau Talent Management System. SAP’s LMS. but cannot figure out what the “url address bar’ means or is located OR you are an expert in numerous SAP modules, but cannot figure out how to use formulas in Excel. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented.

2018 Turkey Awards for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I mean Plateau was really garbage and then SF took it over and made it way better. ” I get that SAP sees SF as an HCM (the product was initially ideal for recruiting, as I recall), but it is pitched to large companies as this amazing offering which includes learning. I should note that the SAP LMS (which as one exec years ago told me, is like a toss-in for folks who want to stick with SAP), is even worse. .

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Brainshark, Plateau/SF/SAP, Saba, Skillsoft) who suggest the mobile web app approach is superior to the native app approach have simply not made the necessary investments required in building the right teams and selecting the proper tools and methods that meet contemporary mobile learner and more general business app mobility expectations.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

SAP acquired SuccessFactors who had acquired Plateau. Learning management systems didn’t die. They evolved, and today we recognize them. Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. They were expensive to purchase, implement, maintain, host, upgrade and replace.

WORSTs E-Learning 2017 Awards

eLearning 24-7

SAP SuccessFactors Learning. For a powerhouse such as SAP to not really stun the world with an amazing learning product is hard to fathom, especially when you compare what Workday pushed out with their learning product (although you need Workday HCM as a requirement). One competitor purchased a VLP as a key component, SAP purchased SuccessFactors, a recruiting system initially turned HCM, who had acquired Plateau, a strong but awful UI/UX LMS. Happy Holidays!